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ANZ first out of blocks, again

ANZ increases floating and flexible home loan interest rates and 'Serious Saver' rate by 25 basis points following OCR increase

ASB lifts variable home loan rates

ASB passes on the full OCR rise to floating mortgage customers; also raises some short term deposit rates

'A disruptive play against the banks'

Banks' personal loans and credit card business in the sights of peer-to-peer lending applicant Harmoney

ANZ targeting borrowers with 10% deposit

ANZ increases low equity fixed interest rate threshold from an 80% loan-to-value ratio to 90%

Kiwibank lifts 1-3 yr mortgage rates

Kiwibank increases 1 to 3 year fixed-term home loan interest rates

Home loan affordability worsens by most since 2002

Home loan affordability worsens by most in 12 years as interest rates and house prices rise, Roost Home Loan Affordability reports show

'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

Updated
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