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BNZ, Kiwibank cut 3-yr home loan rates

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Cuts to three-year, fixed-term home loan rates from BNZ and Kiwibank; Kiwibank ends five-year 'special'

Westpac launches new 18 mth home loan 'special'

The Red Bank rejigs its home loan offers; targets 18 month, 3 year and 5 year terms for lower conditional rates

ASB offers NZ's lowest 4 year mortgage rate

A new set of home loan rate offers from ASB & cousins sees a more aggressive and lower position by one of our biggest mortgage banks

Methinks they doth protest too much

Gareth Vaughan argues the RBNZ's LVR 'speed limit' policy stacks up favourably against its hysterical opposition

RBNZ changes tack in rental property push

RBNZ mulling income based rule in push for banks to hold more capital against loans to investors who own multiple rental properties

1st home buyers account for 10% of new mortgage lending

First home buyers account for 10% of new mortgage lending while investors account for less than 30%, according to new Reserve Bank figures

LVR restrictions on borrowed time?

RBNZ may signal increase to low equity mortgage lending 'speed limit' in Financial Stability Report

More reductions in mortgage rates

BNZ drops all Standard rates for terms 18 months to 7 years reflecting a flattening bias in home loan fixed rates

Interest only mortgages, the new high LVR loans?

The big banks have nearly 25% of their mortgage books paying interest only. Gareth Vaughan asks whether this is good for financial stability

Kiwibank slices 80 bps off 5yr mortgage rate

State-owned bank pitches its new longest fixed home loan rate well below its rivals, setting a dramatic new benchmark