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90 seconds at 9 am: NZ$ watch

NZ dollar and RBNZ watch; Police vs pro-democracy protesters in HK; Bill Gross leaves Pimco; Restrictions on UK banks' mortgage lending come into force

BNZ offers advice on 'avoidable' loan interest

BNZ Auckland marketing gimmick advises homeowners on how to 'shred' thousands of dollars in home loan interest

ANZ NZ 'leverages scale'

ANZ NZ tells Australian analysts of market share gains, plans to use its size advantage

Another spring mortgage rate reduction

Kiwibank slices 20 bps off its standard one year fixed home loan rate, reducing it to 5.79%

ANZ opens Albany 'home centre'

ANZ NZ launches its first 'home-away-from-home' mortgage, business and seminar centre 

5.75% is the new benchmark

HSBC sets the spring mortgage season tone with three new market leading home loan rates

How to think about fixed vs floating

Bernard Hickey looks at how to think about whether to fix or float and what bank economists are saying about interest rates now the RBNZ is 'on pause'

What the RBNZ decision means

Bernard Hickey looks at what the RBNZ's decision to pause OCR hikes (maybe until mid-2015) means for mortgage rates & house prices

'You are going to see monetary policy working'

RBNZ Governor says the rising OCR will hit borrowers in their pockets given the short duration of NZ home loans; Says OCR still 100 basis points below a neutral level

NZ consumer credit markets 'lightly regulated'

Commerce Commission says Responsible Lending Code should be flexible & adaptive to innovative products and practices from lenders