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What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; mortgage rate cut, improved affordability, immigration record, consumer confidence up, swap rates rise

Another spring mortgage rate reduction

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

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; best growth since 2007, US Fed impacts NZ, low crude, high petrol, swap rates zoom higher

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; dairy payout in focus, BOP deficit improves, farm sales weak, swap rates fall

5.75% is the new benchmark

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

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; Super Fund's high returns, new NZIER boss, red meat prices rising, more council deficits, swap rates fall

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; mortgage rate cuts, new fair dealing rules, service sector humming, $400 mln KiwiSaver 'loss', rise and rise of swap rates

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; Housing market weakens, factories expanding strongly, momentum in the Akl Housing Accord, rural borrowing all for dairy

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; RBNZ changes its mood, Greens push 100% renewable, Herbert convicted, Nats to double rural exports, NZD 'unjustified, unsustainable'

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; new BNZ incentive, guest nights up strongly, fast start to dairy season, land release enquiry, swap rates rise

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; SBS Bank slashes its 3yr rate, Truckometer reduces speed, card spending mellows, used imports surge, swap rates rise

SBS Bank reclaims market leading position

Two days out from the next RBNZ OCR review, SBS Bank cuts its three year mortgage rate to 5.89%, the lowest in more than a year

What happened Monday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; extended cash-back offers, credit union merger, reduced ACC levies, Transmission Gully sod turned, strong China exports, strong Aussie job ads

Heartland buys into Harmoney

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Heartland Bank to lend 'meaningful' sum through Harmoney; Likes P2P lender's technology & sees access to young customers

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; Kiwibank cuts mortgage rates, wholesaling strong, impressive vehicle sales levels, swap rates rise, NZD down

New low 4 and 5 year 'specials'

Kiwibank to offer market leading four and five year mortgage rates; all new lending above $100K qualifies for the $2,500 voucher incentive

What happened Thursday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; UDC raises call rate, weaker housing data, quake anniversary, core finding compliance, Pacific Edge's new patent

'Going smoothly isn't about people not suffering loss'

FMA director of compliance Elaine Campbell says peer-to-peer lending is for investors with a good understanding of risk & an appetite to take that risk on

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; ANZ launches hot rate, NZ 7th best, Q1 no building fluke, Rents bounce up, Akl house prices fall, swap rates steepen

Who is better off ?

We compare home loan and term deposit interest rates on either side of the Tasman, seeking to find where the rate advantages for bank clients are