BNZ has cut its two-year rate for owner-occupiers to a market-leading 3.79%, and has also slashed rates for investors.
National Australia Bank has appointed New Zealander Ross McEwan, the former boss National Mutual, as its new CEO.
Economists at Kiwibank predict interest rates will remain low "for a very long time", and say the Official Cash Rate could drop to 0.75%.
Loan Market's number one team in Australasia, Highland Park, is looking for a new team member.
Australia's ANZ Bank has taken another hit, with the international credit rating agency Fitch downgrading the bank's operations in both Australia and New Zealand from a 'stable' to a 'negative' outlook, citing "material shortcomings in operational risk management, which were not aligned with the assessment Fitch had previously incorporated into its ratings".
Non-banks have expressed concerns about the Reserve Bank's potential extension of loan to value ratio restrictions and the impact it could have on smaller lenders.