HOT TOPICS:  Foreign buyers   |   Housing affordability  |  NZ$                                                       KEY RESOURCES:    Economic calendar   |  Rent ratio


'All power to the borrowers!'

ANZ economists see banks offering 'fierce' discounts to advertised mortgage rates as high LVR lending picks up pace. What are you seeing?

New credit cards from ASB, Westpac

ASB drops MasterCard product range, launches low rate Visa card with no account fees for early adopters; Westpac & MasterCard target 29% of population that's 'affluent'

Here comes peer-to-peer lending

Online dating services for borrowers and lenders are almost upon us, so what will they mean?

How revolving credit works

Why revolving credit might be a smarter home loan arrangement than switching to a fixed rate mortgage

BNZ raises many home loan rates, keeps fighting rates unchanged

BNZ raises five fixed mortgage rates as wholesale money costs creep steadily higher, but holds the line on 2 and 3 year offers

ANZ launches 2 yr fighting rate

New Zealand's biggest home loan lender gives itself a competitive mortgage rate; wholesale rates rise; Co-op raises two rates

New higher ASB lending rates

ASB follows ANZ and Westpac in adopting higher fixed rate mortgage pricing; it raises two TD rates too, and their Savings Plus bonus rates

Mortgage borrowers taking risks they do not need to take

Roger J Kerr says because mortgage holders aren't fixing long, OCR increases this year and next will bite the retail and housing sectors earlier and harder

New higher Westpac lending rates

Westpac finally shifts its fixed rate offers up, matching ANZ on most; keeps a 5.95% two year special

1 month interest free on 3 year ASB mortgage

ASB piggybacks on 'Like Loan' marketing campaign with interest free month offered on 3 year home loan 'special'

Who has the best home loan & deposit rates?

An overview of banks' post OCR rate hikes shows ANZ both gave & took the most; Plus which banks have the lowest home loan rates & highest term deposit rates