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9th Jun 21, 9:15am
Concerned about any consumer harm from buy now, pay later services, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark says government to consult on possible regulation
Concerned about any consumer harm from buy now, pay later services, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark says government to consult on possible regulation
9th Jun 21, 9:15am
8th Jun 21, 11:09am
Credit bureau Centrix says consumers are continuing to take advantage of record low interest rates; mortgage applications still strong but down from peak in February
Credit bureau Centrix says consumers are continuing to take advantage of record low interest rates; mortgage applications still strong but down from peak in February
8th Jun 21, 11:09am
3rd Jun 21, 8:00am
A crunch of bank lending figures over the past 20 years shows an ever increasing share of bank-borrowed money is going into houses rather than businesses or agriculture
A crunch of bank lending figures over the past 20 years shows an ever increasing share of bank-borrowed money is going into houses rather than businesses or agriculture
3rd Jun 21, 8:00am
31st May 21, 3:46pm
The surge in mortgage borrowing in the second half of 2020 saw annual growth in the total amount of mortgages outstanding in New Zealand top 11% - the highest figure since March 2008
The surge in mortgage borrowing in the second half of 2020 saw annual growth in the total amount of mortgages outstanding in New Zealand top 11% - the highest figure since March 2008
31st May 21, 3:46pm
31st May 21, 10:33am
The Commerce Commission's Anna Rawlings explains some of the latest changes to our credit law, and what it means to be a Fit and Proper director or senior manager
The Commerce Commission's Anna Rawlings explains some of the latest changes to our credit law, and what it means to be a Fit and Proper director or senior manager
31st May 21, 10:33am
31st May 21, 8:39am
Economist Brian Easton says if you know the answer to how much public debt New Zealand should bear, you do not understand the issue
Economist Brian Easton says if you know the answer to how much public debt New Zealand should bear, you do not understand the issue
31st May 21, 8:39am
26th May 21, 3:26pm
April mortgage borrowing has slowed, but is still running at historically high levels; first home buyers have strongly increased their share of the borrowing, while investor figures are down
April mortgage borrowing has slowed, but is still running at historically high levels; first home buyers have strongly increased their share of the borrowing, while investor figures are down
26th May 21, 3:26pm
21st May 21, 2:12pm
Budget 2021/22 - Summary of all spending plans
Budget 2021/22 - Summary of all spending plans
21st May 21, 2:12pm
15th May 21, 9:23am
Institute of International Finance's Global Debt Monitor shows global debt down slightly in the March quarter
Institute of International Finance's Global Debt Monitor shows global debt down slightly in the March quarter
15th May 21, 9:23am
11th May 21, 10:22am
Credit bureau Centrix says there's been a 10% increase in the number of households in hardship since the end of the Reserve Bank's mortgage deferral scheme
Credit bureau Centrix says there's been a 10% increase in the number of households in hardship since the end of the Reserve Bank's mortgage deferral scheme
11th May 21, 10:22am
10th May 21, 1:42pm
Credit firm Equifax says the surge in mortgage activity by the big banks has driven a more than 100% rise in credit inquiries
Credit firm Equifax says the surge in mortgage activity by the big banks has driven a more than 100% rise in credit inquiries
10th May 21, 1:42pm
10th May 21, 11:03am
Grant Robertson commits to increasing the amount of money allocated towards new operational and capital expenditure in next Thursday's Budget, all the while reducing debt faster than planned
Grant Robertson commits to increasing the amount of money allocated towards new operational and capital expenditure in next Thursday's Budget, all the while reducing debt faster than planned
10th May 21, 11:03am
4th May 21, 2:14pm
Investors accounted for over a third of the growth in the country's bank mortgage stock in the six months to the end of March; meanwhile, on the farm, dairy lending is falling fast
Investors accounted for over a third of the growth in the country's bank mortgage stock in the six months to the end of March; meanwhile, on the farm, dairy lending is falling fast
4th May 21, 2:14pm
3rd May 21, 9:22am
David Hargreaves looks at the all-night mortgage borrowing bender Kiwis are going on while lending to 'productive' parts of the economy withers
David Hargreaves looks at the all-night mortgage borrowing bender Kiwis are going on while lending to 'productive' parts of the economy withers
3rd May 21, 9:22am
29th Apr 21, 3:25pm
Kiwis have again been borrowing up large, with nearly $10.5 billion loaned by the banks in the past month for mortgages; first home buyers borrowed a record amount; investors borrowed close to record levels
Kiwis have again been borrowing up large, with nearly $10.5 billion loaned by the banks in the past month for mortgages; first home buyers borrowed a record amount; investors borrowed close to record levels
29th Apr 21, 3:25pm
21st Apr 21, 2:58pm
ANZ economists say after the recent housing policy changes by the Government there's a greater chance that interest rate increases could cause investors to sell up; RBNZ may wait too long to raise rates
ANZ economists say after the recent housing policy changes by the Government there's a greater chance that interest rate increases could cause investors to sell up; RBNZ may wait too long to raise rates
21st Apr 21, 2:58pm
19th Apr 21, 3:33pm
Kiwibank economists say housing supply should be able to meet demand by 2024 and we could even see an over-supply, leading to improved affordability; house price growth to fall to 1% by end of 2022
Kiwibank economists say housing supply should be able to meet demand by 2024 and we could even see an over-supply, leading to improved affordability; house price growth to fall to 1% by end of 2022
19th Apr 21, 3:33pm
13th Apr 21, 8:31am
Credit bureau Centrix says buy now pay later demand has fallen to its lowest level in nearly a year, but elsewhere credit demand has recovered
Credit bureau Centrix says buy now pay later demand has fallen to its lowest level in nearly a year, but elsewhere credit demand has recovered
13th Apr 21, 8:31am
10th Apr 21, 10:00am
Westpac economists say landlords might be better off selling their property to the tenants rather than trying to push through large rent hikes
Westpac economists say landlords might be better off selling their property to the tenants rather than trying to push through large rent hikes
10th Apr 21, 10:00am
9th Apr 21, 10:10am
Air New Zealand defers capital raise plans until later in the year, as the Crown increases a loan facility for the airline by $600 million to $1.5 billion
Air New Zealand defers capital raise plans until later in the year, as the Crown increases a loan facility for the airline by $600 million to $1.5 billion
9th Apr 21, 10:10am
8th Apr 21, 11:46am
Kiwibank economists say according to the bank's own transaction data, spending slumped 9% in the March quarter
Kiwibank economists say according to the bank's own transaction data, spending slumped 9% in the March quarter
8th Apr 21, 11:46am
6th Apr 21, 1:23pm
ASB economists says rent controls benefit incumbent renters, regardless of their financial circumstances, but 'pretty much everyone else' bears costs
ASB economists says rent controls benefit incumbent renters, regardless of their financial circumstances, but 'pretty much everyone else' bears costs
6th Apr 21, 1:23pm
6th Apr 21, 8:43am
Economist Brian Easton says the government’s recent housing package may work; will it do enough?
Economist Brian Easton says the government’s recent housing package may work; will it do enough?
6th Apr 21, 8:43am
29th Mar 21, 3:35pm
David Hargreaves assesses some of the more intemperate suggestions being made about what might be ahead in the wake of the Government's housing policy package
David Hargreaves assesses some of the more intemperate suggestions being made about what might be ahead in the wake of the Government's housing policy package
29th Mar 21, 3:35pm
29th Mar 21, 12:09pm
Westpac economists say the Govt's housing taxation changes will 'dramatically tilt' financial conditions in favour of owner-occupiers and 'cashed-up' investors, who will now determine the market price of houses
Westpac economists say the Govt's housing taxation changes will 'dramatically tilt' financial conditions in favour of owner-occupiers and 'cashed-up' investors, who will now determine the market price of houses
29th Mar 21, 12:09pm

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