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High LVR rules derisking bank balance sheets

Banks' net high LVR residential mortgage lending down nearly $5 bln in 1st year of 10% 'speed limit'

BNZ NIM drops in September quarter

BNZ records decline in quarterly net interest margin but improvement in cost to income ratio

ANZ's auditor aboard Kiwibank

Kiwibank edging cautiously back into high LVR home loan market

RBNZ not planning more Macro-Pru

RBNZ scotches talk it may develop new Macro-Prudential measures to control Auckland house price inflation; says Auckland now just a big supply-side problem

'Things will get raucous'

Westpac doubles forecast for 2015 house price inflation to 7%, says financial markets will probably start speculating on potential for OCR cuts

Why NZ regulators won't follow Aussie lead

Could the RBNZ and FMA and/or Commerce Commission follow APRA and ASIC's one-two combination attack on risky home lending?

Westpac NZ NIM on the rise

Westpac net interest margin rises in September quarter, home loan book grows a net 1%

Housing asking prices hit new high

High asking prices & a surge of listings on point to a hot summer for the housing market; ASB sees potential for additional macro-prudential tools

RBNZ could use LVRs again-English

English says Reserve Bank could use high LVR limit again or other Macro-Prudential tools to slow Auckland housing boom again, but supply remains key; Notes Australian moves on foreign buyers

Barfoot's prices continue to surge

Barfoot & Thompson prices & sales volumes both rise, $1mln-plus market particularly buoyant; Westpac sees potential for macro-prudential tightening