The latest from Investment Editor Frances Cook

Frances has a master's degree in media studies from Victoria University of Wellington and a level 5 certificate in financial services specialising in investments. She has worked as a journalist for 12 years, first specialising in crime, before moving into politics, and finally business and finance. She is the author of two books on personal finance and is best known for the personal finance podcast, ‘Cooking the books’.
She is also a regular commentator on business and personal finance matters, including on the AM show, NewstalkZB, the Hits, and Flava. You can follow her on Twitter here or connect with her on LinkedIn here.

Desperate first home buyer? Here's everywhere you can find help
Frances Cook | Tue, 24 May 2022

There are places to get help to get your home buying dreams over the line, and these days, most first home buyers will need to look into every option.

Cooking the Books: mortgage wars – how to beat the banks at their own game
Frances Cook | Mon, 25 Apr 2022

In this week's episode: with the toughest mortgage lending rules in years, how do you get on the bank's good side?