Net profit across registered banks rose to $4.84 billion in calendar 2014 from $4.02 billion in 2013.
Despite a week of rate cuts from some of the bigger banks, SBS banks still has the lowest rate in the market.
Shares are up 16.8% for January and 55.3% for the year to date.
ASB rejects findings of impropriety in case brought by former Pioneer Insurance directors.
What happens when a taxpayer accidentally adopts a correct but disadvantageous tax position?
Heartland is targeting expansion through niche lending markets.
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