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About the same.
24% (56 votes)
Better off.
21% (50 votes)
Much worse off.
19% (45 votes)
Much better off.
18% (43 votes)
Worse off.
17% (40 votes)
Total voters: 234

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Mortgage rate drop

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

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

Property - NZ’s drug of choice

Updated
Geoff Simmons says National is encouraging first home buyers to get up to their necks in debt. Your view?

Roost Home Loan Affordability report for July

NZ home loan affordability improves again in July after more house price falls, Roost Home Loan Affordability Reports show. But Auckland missing out on affordability gains

Banks can withhold proceeds of property sales

Banking Ombudsman warns investors to check with their bank before selling properties to release capital

BNZ NIM up in June quarter

BNZ June quarter profit drops with income lower and expenses higher

Two banks cut home loan rates

Kiwibank beats all with market's lowest 2 yr fixed rate; Westpac slices its 3 yr fixed rate

Westpac repays taxpayer backed debt

Westpac NZ quarterly profit boosted by sale of Visa shares and lower loan impairments

Friday's guest Top 10

David Whitburn on patriotic property investors, asks if house prices are really rising, says capital shouldn't be taxed, outs 'outrageous lie,' calls for a Bright-line test & more

ASB breaches bank registration

ASB breaches RBNZ imposed conditions of banking registration through single high LVR home loan