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With wholesale interest rates on the rise as the markets expect an OCR rise soon, we check where term deposit rates are now and how they compare to Aussie rates, where no rate rises are on the horizon
19th Sep 21, 6:00am
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With wholesale interest rates on the rise as the markets expect an OCR rise soon, we check where term deposit rates are now and how they compare to Aussie rates, where no rate rises are on the horizon
Economists see the very strong second-quarter GDP figures as providing a green light for the Reserve Bank to begin raising interest rates
16th Sep 21, 3:11pm
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Economists see the very strong second-quarter GDP figures as providing a green light for the Reserve Bank to begin raising interest rates
The 2.8% June quarter GDP rise beat market expectations of 1.2% and was up from a revised 1.4% in March
16th Sep 21, 11:01am
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The 2.8% June quarter GDP rise beat market expectations of 1.2% and was up from a revised 1.4% in March
ASB sets a new tone in the mortgage market with 30 basis points rate hikes for the most popular fixed home loan terms, takes 18 month and two year rates above 3%. Westpac has matched them
16th Sep 21, 9:30am
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ASB sets a new tone in the mortgage market with 30 basis points rate hikes for the most popular fixed home loan terms, takes 18 month and two year rates above 3%. Westpac has matched them
Are we about to go back to the future fast with as much as a sudden 100 basis points rise in fixed mortgage rate offers? The wholesale cost of money suggests that is a live possibility
15th Sep 21, 6:51pm
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Are we about to go back to the future fast with as much as a sudden 100 basis points rise in fixed mortgage rate offers? The wholesale cost of money suggests that is a live possibility
A $41 billion reason for why the Government needs to stop avoiding debate over its spending by dismissing the topic as supposedly niche
14th Sep 21, 1:43pm
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A $41 billion reason for why the Government needs to stop avoiding debate over its spending by dismissing the topic as supposedly niche
Another big lockdown has once again changed the economic picture enormously, but GDP figures for the past quarter will still tell us some important things
13th Sep 21, 10:35am
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Another big lockdown has once again changed the economic picture enormously, but GDP figures for the past quarter will still tell us some important things
Hobbled by the pandemic and rising rates, banks respond to the Spring real estate selling season with restrained rises rather than outright rate cuts
13th Sep 21, 8:58am
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Hobbled by the pandemic and rising rates, banks respond to the Spring real estate selling season with restrained rises rather than outright rate cuts
ASB chief economist expects house price growth to be 'dead in the water' next year
12th Sep 21, 5:39pm
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ASB chief economist expects house price growth to be 'dead in the water' next year
HSBC trims its three year fixed home loan rate as it raises term deposit rates. This new 3yr rate gives it a substantial advantage over all the main banks
8th Sep 21, 11:08am
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HSBC trims its three year fixed home loan rate as it raises term deposit rates. This new 3yr rate gives it a substantial advantage over all the main banks
The Red Bank raises both mortgage rates and term deposit rates, with a couple with a special position, but most little different from its rivals
6th Sep 21, 6:59pm
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The Red Bank raises both mortgage rates and term deposit rates, with a couple with a special position, but most little different from its rivals
ASB and Westpac to waive debit card contactless merchant fees for SMEs until the end of October
3rd Sep 21, 10:00am
ASB and Westpac to waive debit card contactless merchant fees for SMEs until the end of October
The second largest mortgage lender raises fixed home loan rates for terms three years and longer, responding to recent wholesale rate rises
2nd Sep 21, 9:29am
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The second largest mortgage lender raises fixed home loan rates for terms three years and longer, responding to recent wholesale rate rises
The level 4 lockdown last year was followed by a 30% rocketing of house prices. This year's won't be
31st Aug 21, 2:27pm
The level 4 lockdown last year was followed by a 30% rocketing of house prices. This year's won't be
New Zealand's major banks record major year-on-year profit turnaround in the June quarter
26th Aug 21, 7:30am
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New Zealand's major banks record major year-on-year profit turnaround in the June quarter
Caught out by the rapid changes wrought by the sudden onset of delta covid, ANZ has back-tracked some of its home loan rate rises pushed through a week ago just before the RBNZ MPS
24th Aug 21, 6:53pm
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Caught out by the rapid changes wrought by the sudden onset of delta covid, ANZ has back-tracked some of its home loan rate rises pushed through a week ago just before the RBNZ MPS
NZ-based economists still think as long as the Covid outbreak here can be contained reasonably quickly, interest rates will still go up this year - but one international economics firm reckons hikes are off till May next year now
23rd Aug 21, 2:43pm
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NZ-based economists still think as long as the Covid outbreak here can be contained reasonably quickly, interest rates will still go up this year - but one international economics firm reckons hikes are off till May next year now
Reserve Bank decides to leave the Official Cash Rate unchanged due to the uncertainty the new outbreak of Covid brings
18th Aug 21, 2:07pm
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Reserve Bank decides to leave the Official Cash Rate unchanged due to the uncertainty the new outbreak of Covid brings
ASB & Westpac economists no longer see the RBNZ hiking interest rates on Wednesday; Finance Minister comments it's the RBNZ's job to look to the 'medium-term'
17th Aug 21, 8:53pm
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ASB & Westpac economists no longer see the RBNZ hiking interest rates on Wednesday; Finance Minister comments it's the RBNZ's job to look to the 'medium-term'
UPDATE: Four new community cases of COVID-19, including an Auckland City Hospital nurse - all linked to Tuesday's case
17th Aug 21, 2:42pm
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UPDATE: Four new community cases of COVID-19, including an Auckland City Hospital nurse - all linked to Tuesday's case
A kick higher in ANZ's raised term deposit offers may just be the start of rising rates for savers even if they are starting from an under-water position, below inflation
17th Aug 21, 12:14pm
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A kick higher in ANZ's raised term deposit offers may just be the start of rising rates for savers even if they are starting from an under-water position, below inflation
With swap rates rising relentlessly and an expected OCR hike due on Wednesday, New Zealand's largest mortgage lender has hiked fixed home loan rates across the board
17th Aug 21, 8:10am
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With swap rates rising relentlessly and an expected OCR hike due on Wednesday, New Zealand's largest mortgage lender has hiked fixed home loan rates across the board
ANZ economists point to a 'sharp disconnect' between what NZ analysts and offshore pundits believe the Reserve Bank will do on interest rates this week
16th Aug 21, 2:49pm
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ANZ economists point to a 'sharp disconnect' between what NZ analysts and offshore pundits believe the Reserve Bank will do on interest rates this week
Former ASB CEO Barbara Chapman joining BNZ's board as an independent non-executive director from October 1
13th Aug 21, 9:46am
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Former ASB CEO Barbara Chapman joining BNZ's board as an independent non-executive director from October 1
ASB CEO Vittoria Shortt talks up financial resilience after blockbuster annual results for the bank
12th Aug 21, 9:15am
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ASB CEO Vittoria Shortt talks up financial resilience after blockbuster annual results for the bank