New figures show a significant pick up in first-home buyer activity
The key name has been with the major bank for over 13 years
A public forum seems an appropriate step, says chairman
New chief financial officer will "bring quality to the table as a member of the executive team"
No evidence of systemic issues has been found yet, but a review on financial service providers "may test this view"
Current subdued lending growth needs to be sustained before rules can be eased, according to RBNZ's Financial Stability Report
Survey reveals most improved and preferred banks
The partnership will bring eight new mortgage and home loan products to the market
Advisers discuss how public perception is still a hurdle to be overcome