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New Zealand has fallen behind Australia and Britain in using contactless payments and retailers are revolting. The Government may have to regulate fees directly. By Bernard Hickey. Audio
A solo mother now works two jobs to keep on top of her debt, with only one day off every two weeks.
Spending using electronic cards has risen and is expected to hold up in the short- to medium-term . Audio
A new code to promote responsible lending is starting to have an effect, but a lobby group says its not enough to stop dodgy lenders targeting vulnerable households.
Consumers are calling on credit card rates to drop and reflect the country's lowest ever interest rates.
Banks are being criticised for keeping credit card interest rates at nearly 20 percent despite general interest rates being at their lowest in decades. Audio
New Zealand's consumer watchdog says it's keeping a close eye on bank credit card rates. Audio
An increasing number of New Zealanders prefer using cards to pay for everything and half don't expect to be using cash at all in ten years time. Audio
Visa says merchants and consumers can expect a high level of protection against fraud as card payment transactions become increasingly faster to process at the point of sale, but there is a cost. Audio