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Westpac Bank's annual profit has slipped amid low interest rates, intense competition and higher expenses.
Residents who had been using Ranfurly's only bank every week for four decades were there for its last day. Audio
Should some government pressure have been put on Westpac to not close small town banks? Audio
Protests, petitions and public meetings have failed to stop Westpac from going ahead with its plan to close 19 of its branches around the country.
Protests, petitions and public meetings are all in vain as Westpac decides to shut regional branches. Audio
Westpac has confirmed it will close 19 branches around the country, in a move described by one mayor as a kick in the guts for rural New Zealand. Audio
Mayors across the country are learning Westpac branches in their towns are due to close. Otorohanga District Mayor Max Baxter joins Checkpoint. Audio
Many Westpac employees face uncertain futures after the bank announced it would close 19 branches in some of the country's smallest towns. Audio
First union Otago Southland Organiser Ken Young joins Checkpoint to discuss how the closure of Westpac's Ranfurly branch will affect staff and the community.
At least 16 of 19 Westpac banks earmarked for closure will definitely close, First Union's Tali Williams tells Checkpoint. Audio
Two more default KiwiSaver providers are ditching their investments in companies that make cluster bombs, landmines or nuclear weapons.
The MP for Waitaki is taking up the proposed closure of Fairlie's only bank with Westpac's national managers.
Waikanae locals gathered outside their local Westpac today. Kapiti resident Jack Penman and other locals spoke with Checkpoint about their concerns. Video, Audio
The Central Otago town of Ranfurly has a population of just 700. Three hundred of them gathered today to protest against Westpac's proposal to close their local bank. Video, Audio
More than 200 protesters gathered in Fairlie today to protest the proposed closure of their Westpac bank. McKenzie District Mayor Claire Barlow says the elderly rely on the bank. Video, Audio
Nineteen Westpac branches could be set to close, leaving some towns with no banking facilities. The proposed closures would affect many rural areas across the country. Residents in the Canterbury town… Audio
Nineteen rural branches - from Kamo to Ranfurly - could be set to close, putting 72 jobs at risk, First Union says. Video
Other New Zealand banks could be about to tighten up their lending rules for foreign buyers Audio
The attention now turns to whether other banks will introduce the rules, and just what impact the move will have on the housing market - especially in Auckland Audio
The Government says it's not shirking its responsibility to control the housing market, after two banks moved to limit lending to foreign home buyers. Audio