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Harcourts sales a mixed bag in August

Harcourts sales and listings were up in Auckland and the central North Island in August, but down around the rest of the country

SBS Bank reclaims market leading position

Two days out from the next RBNZ OCR review, SBS Bank cuts its three year mortgage rate to 5.89%, the lowest in more than a year

RBNZ says no to debt-to-income limit

Lenders should ensure borrowers will be able to service mortgages if interest rates rise significantly, RBNZ says in Responsible Lending Code submission

New low 4 and 5 year 'specials'

Kiwibank to offer market leading four and five year mortgage rates; all new lending above $100K qualifies for the $2,500 voucher incentive

The 'dead rubber' OCR review

RBNZ set to leave OCR at 3.50% on Thursday, but there's still plenty of interest in what it says and what it forecasts

QV says housing market slowing

QV says property values are still rising in most places except Wellington, but the rate of growth is slowing

ASB picks house prices to keep rising

ASB says house prices are likely to start rising again but at a slower pace than previously seen

Mortgage rate drop

After withdrawing its cash incentive, ANZ launches a new one year 'special' home loan rate of 5.75%, a market low

TSB NIM up, CTI down in June quarter

TSB June quarter profit rises 6.4% with lending growing but deposits shrinking

Raising the stakes by lowering the rate

TSB Bank ups home loan ante by launching market leading 2yr rate, raises cash incentive, adds a home makeover draw