Latest Commerce and Consumer Affairs News

Preliminary issues and proposed scope for residential building supplies study
Govt to review high cost of residential building supplies in market study
Consumer benefits at forefront of Buy-Now, Pay-Later consultation
Govt considers regulatory safeguards for three waters services
NZ passes world-first climate reporting legislation
Lower card fees good for businesses, consumers
Latest KiwiSaver Annual Report shows promising benefits for members
Lower card fees to benefit Kiwis and small businesses
Commission releases preliminary issues and proposed scope for grocery study
New rules to protect Kiwis from unaffordable loans
Government extends business debt relief to October 2021
Commission opens market study into grocery sector and publishes process paper
Supermarkets announced as Government’s second market study
Economic recovery guides Govt response to retirement income policy review
Help to get Kiwi travellers’ cash back
Combating debt in wake of COVID-19
Government makes further inroads on predatory lenders
New appointments to Commerce Commission
Driving prompt payments to small businesses
Budget 2020: Focus on jobs – Kiwi businesses supported to respond, recover and rebuild
Hospitality to open under ANZAC Day-style rules in COVID Alert Level 2
Insolvency relief in sight for businesses affected by COVID-19
Government fast-tracks new protections against loan sharks due to COVID-19
Further measures to support businesses
Tariff concessions on COVID-19 related products
Government statement on commercial cooperation during COVID-19
Default KiwiSaver changes support more responsible investment
Important step for new financial conduct regime
Government considers retirement income policy review recommendations
Better access to books for blind and low vision citizens on World Braille Day
Legislation to stamp out unfair business practices introduced
Government takes bite out of loan sharks
Government to improve competitiveness and transparency in retail fuel market
Insurance contracts to become easier to understand and fairer for consumers
Clamp down on wheel clamping passes third reading
Government improving protections for consumers and workers when businesses fail
New Retirement Commissioner appointed
New financial conduct regime makes banks and insurers treat their customers fairly
Government to strengthen law against unfair commercial practices
Consumers deserve better from life insurers
Government welcomes Capital Markets 2029 Report
Two new Financial Markets Authority Board members appointed
Green Party welcomes interest rate caps on loan sharks
New measures added to protect against loan sharks
Stronger links to global financial markets to benefit economy
KiwiSaver changes provide savings access for people with shortened life expectancy
New advice safeguards will protect consumers
Insolvency Practitioners Bill brings new protections for consumers and creditors