Borrowing

The stakes are high

The home loan market is set up for an intense bout of competition. Low rates and slow-growing mortgage books putting pressure on all banks to 'grow'

Harmoney eyes mortgage market

Harmoney CEO Neil Roberts 'getting excited' about potential move into mortgage market, says would-be 1st home buyers among Harmoney's investors

The mortgage times they are a changin'

Bernard Hickey challenges the near universal belief (in NZ at least) that a 10yr mortgage at 5.89% is as good as it gets & is a good thing  

Australia toughening foreign investor rules

Labour suggests PM Key takes a leaf out of Abbott's book when it comes to regulating foreign investment 

A Friday rate reduction

TSB Bank cuts two 'special' home loan rates further, adds a new 'special' for five years

How to think about how long to fix

Bernard Hickey looks at how to think about whether to fix or float, how long to fix, and what the Reserve Bank may do about house prices

Any term you want - 5.29%

HSBC trumps nearly everyone in the mortgage market with a very low rate for their Premier home loan offer. Only SBS Bank retains a 2yr toehold

Beware the bank gift

Elizabeth Kerr says you should always take the money when banks offer you non-rate home loan incentive choices

ASB cuts 5yr rate to market leading 5.75%

Updated
Westpac and ASB both announce fixed rate reductions. ASB gets very competitive with long term rate offer. Kiwibank responds

Big banks not jumping on TSB bandwagon

ASB's Barbara Chapman sceptical on 10-year home loans saying 'locking yourself up isn't attractive for everyone'