Jan 28 2021
Money laundering, international trade sanctions, bribery, corruption and modern slavery.
In our globalised digital economy, it is becoming increasingly difficult for New Zealand law enforcement agencies to prevent criminals from using sophisticated money laundering schemes, despite the authorities’ best efforts.
This raises an alarming dilemma for New Zealand company boards and management.
How can they adequately ensure the […]
Jan 28 2021
With regulatory pressure ramping up globally, a new partnership between Acuris Risk Intelligence and illion will deliver new opportunities for financial entities to tailor their AML CTF compliance program and avoid reputational risk.
With AUSTRAC’s recent AUD9m+ penalty enforced against Westpac in Australia, it is now clear that regulators are determined to make sure financial entities […]
Nov 30 2020
Forecasting spending after one of the most volatile trading periods for a generation is no mean feat.
We’ve crunched the numbers on recent spending patterns and the results may surprise you.
In the weeks following the election, the wealthy have shown more frugal spending habits compared with lower income earners.
But it’s good news overall: green shoots are […]
Sep 29 2020
Drawing on anonymous real data from the actual banking transactions of about 9,000 Kiwis, we can disclose for the first time the detailed spending habits of New Zealanders in March as they prepared for the nationwide lockdown.
So too, we can show how those spending habits changed during the lockdown itself in April and how they […]
Aug 25 2020
For more information on what we are seeing in the New Zealand economy, join our next webinar on Wednesday 30 September at 2PM.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern last week publicly rebuked US President Donald Trump after he claimed New Zealand was suffering a ‘big outbreak’ of COVID.
“We are still one of the best-performing countries in […]
Aug 11 2020
Join our next webinar to hear from illion CEO Simon Bligh about the latest insights we are seeing in the New Zealand economy.
Wed, Aug 19, 2020 1:00PM – 2:00PM NZST
Data from illion shows Millennial New Zealanders have been driving the country’s economic recovery, defying global pessimism to set up new homes in larger numbers than […]
Jul 29 2020
New Zealanders have been financially shaken by COVID and are changing their spending habits to safeguard themselves against a possible economic crash later in the year, new analysis has found.
Previously unreleased data shows Kiwis are avoiding new debt, with applications for personal loans that fund major purchases such as cars and holidays, down to 70 […]
Jul 20 2020
New Zealand has returned to pre-pandemic levels of consumer sentiment, while Australia lags behind, according to our latest numbers.
Credit enquiries are an important indicator of economic recovery and consumer confidence.
When levels of enquiries pick up – whether that’s nabbing a new mobile phone contract, applying for a mortgage, or entering a new internet contract – […]