News releases

Family business: Taking control without breaking it

[16 April 2014]

Passing control from one generation to the next can make or break a family business; and as New Zealand’s ‘baby boomers’ hand over to ‘millennials’, the risks of getting it wrong have never been greater.

PwC named a leader in Four IDC MarketScape Reports for Business Consulting Services

[11 April 2014]

PwC US today announced the firm was selected as a leader in four IDC MarketScape reports on Business Consulting Services in the following regions: Worldwide, Americas, EMEA and Asia/Pacific.

PwC New Zealand Partner and Advisory Leader Craig Rice says, "These findings recognise that our Advisory services continue to head in the right direction.

PwC welcomes progress on FATCA agreement with the US Treasury

[3 April 2014]

The US Treasury today announced it has reached an ‘agreement in substance’ with New Zealand on the terms of an inter-government agreement (IGA) for the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) rules. This will provide greater certainty to New Zealand financial institutions preparing for the rules going live on 1 July 2014.

Chasing hard to keep pace with Kiwis’ digital needs

[28 March 2014]

Digitisation is the biggest transforming trend impacting New Zealand business, yet PwC’s 6th Annual Digital IQ Survey suggests New Zealand companies’ technology investments may not be paying off.

Settlement reached for Bridgecorp claims

[12 March 2014]

PwC Partner Colin McCloy, Receiver of Bridgecorp Limited (In Receivership and In Liquidation), has announced an $18.9 million settlement with the Bridgecorp directors and their liability insurers.

Eight expectations of the global shopper

[26 February 2014]

With consumers increasingly shopping via tablet and smartphone, over half (55%) of internet shoppers globally say they now buy online because they get better deals than in-store, according to new research from PwC.

The report Achieving Total Retail: Consumer expectations driving the next retail business model shows how retailers need to develop a new, customer-focused business model to deliver on expectations for the store of the future.

The performance of New Zealand’s banks indicate a confident and growing economy

[26 February 2014]

New Zealand’s five major banks (ANZ Bank New Zealand, ASB, Bank of New Zealand, Kiwibank and Westpac) have continued to show good growth in the second half of their 2013 financial years (2H13).

Settlement reached for Lombard (In Receivership) claims

[24 February 2014]

PwC Partners John Fisk and Colin McCloy as Receivers of Lombard Finance & Investments Limited (In Receivership) (Lombard) today have announced they have reached a settlement agreement with the Directors of Lombard, their insurers, and a third party for $10 million.

Economic crime: what you don’t know can hurt you

[20 February 2014]

One third of New Zealand respondents report their workplaces being victimised by economic crime in the past two years (33%), lower than the global average at 37% and significantly below our neighbours in Australia at 57%.

While business confidence is high and the economic outlook looks bright, fraud is an unfortunate downside for businesses, finds PwC’s 2014 Global Economic Crime Survey.

Survey finds New Zealand CEOs more positive than global peers

[14 February 2014]

New Zealand CEOs are significantly more positive about the outlook for the global economy over the next 12 months than their global peers: this is one of the key findings from PwC’s Annual Global CEO Survey.

PwC is calling for NZ & Chinese businesses to harness the Year of the Horse

[31 January 2014] | View this page in:简体中文版

Today marks the start of the Chinese New Year. We are entering the Year of the Horse which is characterised by its grace, hard work and dedication. PwC New Zealand is calling for New Zealand and Chinese businesses to harness these qualities and enhance their business relationships and develop stronger engagement between the two countries.