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What happened Friday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; Housing consents disappoint but other construction booming, Co-op Bank knocked back, flush bank accounts, higher consumer debt

HSBC offers one year mortgages at 5.39%

Home loan rates continue to fall with more reductions today; rates re-set lower for terms of three years and less, for Premier clients

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; mortgage approvals rise, IAG gets dominance to pay, more RBNZ currency intervention, swap rates steepen, full replacement cover returns

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; companies confident, more real estate agents, more water policy, Tesla's for the Govt?, Co-op Bank cuts rates

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; more mortgage rate reductions, NZME float salesmen chosen, more research funding, paying for results

Kiwibank matches 2 yr market

State-owned bank follows mortgage market down with new 'special' offer, reprises its cash incentive for lending over $100,000

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; BNZ special, record deficit, unhappy staff at ANZ, Heartland loses a top official, high LVR lending jumps, swap rates rise and steepen

BNZ cuts its 3yr home loan rate

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The mortgage rate reductions keep coming with another bank pitching its latest change near the bottom of the range as wholesale rates droop

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; FMA warning, massive housing value surge, another housing Accord, expanding dairying, sharp falls in swap rates and the NZD

What happened Wednesday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; more mortgage rate cuts, seeking more migrants, fatter home loans, more rail riders, Cullen fund managers underpaid

Harmoney attracts New York backer

Blue Elephant Capital Management to lend US$50 mln through NZ P2P lender Harmoney over 2 years, Says NZ in need of well-priced capital

Mortgage competition heats up

Two major banks come late to the mortgage rate reduction party but bring some of the lowest rates with them, boosted by falling swap rates

What happened Tuesday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; record migrant arrivals, higher credit card debt, China growth still strong, swap rates fall

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; mortgage rates drop, LGFA rating support, housing politics, jump in rentals, jump in swaps, NZD holds

ASB reduces rates then Kiwibank trumps them

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Bank's vie for lowest-rate claim in rapid-fire mortgage rate reductions in the key one and two year terms, following wholesale rates down

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; cleaner trucks, fewer on benefits, swap rates rebound, bankruptcies drop

BNZ raises term deposit rates

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A rise of four key term deposit rates by BNZ brings them more into line with other banks, but none are market leading. Cuts some key saver account rates

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; drama in the interest rate swap markets, jobs lost and gained, factories humming, NZD strengthens

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; BNZ cuts mortgage rates, Chinese inflation slows, Aussie mortgage risks low but rising, wholesale interest rates sink further

Ombudsman sees rise in credit card cases

Banking Ombudsman sees big rise in AML, KiwiSaver cases as annual payouts to bank customers drop 40%