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We track which banks had the lowest home loan carded rate offers through 2021 and saw how low rates juiced up a housing market where values now threaten to exceed five times our annual economic activity
3rd Jan 22, 12:08pm
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We track which banks had the lowest home loan carded rate offers through 2021 and saw how low rates juiced up a housing market where values now threaten to exceed five times our annual economic activity
Despite recent interest rate rises, Kiwi home loan borrowers are still getting a good deal compared to those offered to Australians. We update our trans-Tasman comparison and find we are batting on even terms still
30th Dec 21, 11:53am
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Despite recent interest rate rises, Kiwi home loan borrowers are still getting a good deal compared to those offered to Australians. We update our trans-Tasman comparison and find we are batting on even terms still
Country sees second largest ever quarterly fall in GDP - but the result shows increasing resilience in the face of lockdown restraints
16th Dec 21, 11:00am
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Country sees second largest ever quarterly fall in GDP - but the result shows increasing resilience in the face of lockdown restraints
ANZ economists are the last major bank to tip that house prices will drop - now picking a 4% decline next year
15th Dec 21, 9:01am
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ANZ economists are the last major bank to tip that house prices will drop - now picking a 4% decline next year
This week's GDP figures expected to show a drop - but by nothing like the sort of drop economists earlier expected
13th Dec 21, 10:18am
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This week's GDP figures expected to show a drop - but by nothing like the sort of drop economists earlier expected
RBNZ runs double whammy of bank liquidity and solvency stress tests, says ​there's more work to do for banks to withstand a one-in-200 year event
8th Dec 21, 10:36am
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RBNZ runs double whammy of bank liquidity and solvency stress tests, says ​there's more work to do for banks to withstand a one-in-200 year event
ASB trims its two year fixed home loan rate by 20 basis points to 4.15% as wholesale swap rates make a similar move down. And the CCCFA rules start to bite at loan demand
7th Dec 21, 9:12am
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ASB trims its two year fixed home loan rate by 20 basis points to 4.15% as wholesale swap rates make a similar move down. And the CCCFA rules start to bite at loan demand
Latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey shows respondents at odds with ASB's economists over the direction of house prices
6th Dec 21, 5:00am
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Latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey shows respondents at odds with ASB's economists over the direction of house prices
Reduced capital requirements for SME lending, Australasian banks lead way in housing exposure, Aussie bank shareholders can breathe easy, and as safe as houses?
2nd Dec 21, 10:42am
Reduced capital requirements for SME lending, Australasian banks lead way in housing exposure, Aussie bank shareholders can breathe easy, and as safe as houses?
Economists at three of the four largest banks now see house prices dropping in 2022
1st Dec 21, 1:49pm
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Economists at three of the four largest banks now see house prices dropping in 2022
The RBNZ’s message to financial markets was that, 'yes – interest rates do need to go up, but how high remains uncertain so don’t get too far ahead of yourselves', ASB economists say
29th Nov 21, 1:37pm
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The RBNZ’s message to financial markets was that, 'yes – interest rates do need to go up, but how high remains uncertain so don’t get too far ahead of yourselves', ASB economists say
September quarter combined financial performance from the big 5 NZ banks comfortably outstrips September 2020 quarter on a range of measures
29th Nov 21, 12:06pm
September quarter combined financial performance from the big 5 NZ banks comfortably outstrips September 2020 quarter on a range of measures
Suddenly, the rise and rise of fixed mortgage rates looks less certain as financial markets recoil at Omicron. Maybe that opens up an opportunity for borrowers to seek discounts off the new higher carded rates
29th Nov 21, 9:33am
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Suddenly, the rise and rise of fixed mortgage rates looks less certain as financial markets recoil at Omicron. Maybe that opens up an opportunity for borrowers to seek discounts off the new higher carded rates
ASB the first bank to increase floating home loan rates following the 25 basis points OCR rise, but only by 15 basis points, ANZ adds 20 basis points, Kiwibank, Westpac and BNZ add 25 bps
24th Nov 21, 2:14pm
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ASB the first bank to increase floating home loan rates following the 25 basis points OCR rise, but only by 15 basis points, ANZ adds 20 basis points, Kiwibank, Westpac and BNZ add 25 bps
ANZ offers 3% pa for a three year term deposit term, the first time in this cycle a 3% offer for three years has appeared. But banks are raising term deposit rates slower than mortgage rates, and the difference is the widest on record
23rd Nov 21, 10:11am
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ANZ offers 3% pa for a three year term deposit term, the first time in this cycle a 3% offer for three years has appeared. But banks are raising term deposit rates slower than mortgage rates, and the difference is the widest on record
Following ASB and Westpac, ANZ as the largest home loan lender raises its carded offers, pushing some rates to new higher territory. One year rates now have a 70 bps advantage
22nd Nov 21, 8:37am
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Following ASB and Westpac, ANZ as the largest home loan lender raises its carded offers, pushing some rates to new higher territory. One year rates now have a 70 bps advantage
Reserve Bank set to increase the Official Cash Rate on Wednesday in the last scheduled review of its key monetary policy tool for three months
21st Nov 21, 6:00am
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Reserve Bank set to increase the Official Cash Rate on Wednesday in the last scheduled review of its key monetary policy tool for three months
Westpac joins ASB in pushing through higher fixed mortgage rates, as rising inflation expectations push up wholesale rates, and all eyes turn to how the RBNZ will react
18th Nov 21, 4:06pm
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Westpac joins ASB in pushing through higher fixed mortgage rates, as rising inflation expectations push up wholesale rates, and all eyes turn to how the RBNZ will react
Kiwibank pulling plug on pre-approvals for low deposit home loans as banks strive to meet new RBNZ LVR restrictions
17th Nov 21, 7:44am
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Kiwibank pulling plug on pre-approvals for low deposit home loans as banks strive to meet new RBNZ LVR restrictions
ASB raises all its fixed home loan rates giving it the highest rates on offer for most fixed terms. Options under 4% are shrinking fast, especially at the main banks
16th Nov 21, 9:02am
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ASB raises all its fixed home loan rates giving it the highest rates on offer for most fixed terms. Options under 4% are shrinking fast, especially at the main banks
Gareth Vaughan mulls whether our banks' strong profits in a time of Covid-19 induced upheaval warrant a one-off Covid tax
14th Nov 21, 6:00am
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Gareth Vaughan mulls whether our banks' strong profits in a time of Covid-19 induced upheaval warrant a one-off Covid tax
Big bank annual financial results confirm BNZ as NZ's biggest business lender, albeit CEO Dan Huggins says he's 'not too caught up on the size of the book'
11th Nov 21, 6:56pm
Big bank annual financial results confirm BNZ as NZ's biggest business lender, albeit CEO Dan Huggins says he's 'not too caught up on the size of the book'
NZ's extremely high current levels of housing construction cannot be sustained without a large and sharp recovery in net migration over 2022 and 2023, ASB economists say
11th Nov 21, 1:37pm
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NZ's extremely high current levels of housing construction cannot be sustained without a large and sharp recovery in net migration over 2022 and 2023, ASB economists say
ANZ raises its mortgage rates but only to take up the space beneath its main rivals. It also raised its term deposit rates a minor amount
10th Nov 21, 7:17pm
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ANZ raises its mortgage rates but only to take up the space beneath its main rivals. It also raised its term deposit rates a minor amount
ANZ NZ, ASB, BNZ and Westpac NZ set to post record combined annual profit as the Reserve Bank talks up reduced levels of market concentration
6th Nov 21, 9:45am
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ANZ NZ, ASB, BNZ and Westpac NZ set to post record combined annual profit as the Reserve Bank talks up reduced levels of market concentration