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NIMBYs by a different mother

Terry Baucher says the lack of a capital gains tax makes tax policy illogical, and unfair to those priced out of the housing market

Lawyers want visual diagrams for borrowers

NZ Law Society calls for visual diagrams to help borrowers understand fees and interest over the life of a credit contract

Who should savers vote for?

Gareth Vaughan takes a look at what the main political parties are offering savers ahead of the September 20 election

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'

NZ consumer credit markets 'lightly regulated'

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

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

Consumer NZ zeros in on 'interest free'

Consumer NZ targets weekly and monthly interest rates, trigger points, interest free and fees in responsible lending submission

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

4 funders stump up $100m for Harmoney

Peer-to-peer lender Harmoney launches, "officially," with $100 million to lend

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