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Credit bureau Centrix says business debt demand is starting to rise, suggesting improving business confidence
3rd May 22, 5:00am
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Credit bureau Centrix says business debt demand is starting to rise, suggesting improving business confidence
Latest Reserve Bank figures show net credit growth in the March quarter was the slowest since the third quarter of 2020
28th Apr 22, 3:51pm
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Latest Reserve Bank figures show net credit growth in the March quarter was the slowest since the third quarter of 2020
The country's banks see potential falls in house prices and inflationary pressures as factors that will continue to dampen demand for mortgages. Tighter lending standards will remain
26th Apr 22, 1:56pm
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The country's banks see potential falls in house prices and inflationary pressures as factors that will continue to dampen demand for mortgages. Tighter lending standards will remain
A closer look at how the interest rates banks use to stress test mortgage applicants are due to rise, and possibly be set by the Reserve Bank
25th Apr 22, 8:30am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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A closer look at how the interest rates banks use to stress test mortgage applicants are due to rise, and possibly be set by the Reserve Bank
Latest Kiwibank household spending data shows that the March quarter spending was 'especially weak'
11th Apr 22, 1:11pm
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Latest Kiwibank household spending data shows that the March quarter spending was 'especially weak'
Latest Reserve Bank figures show slowing mortgage growth, but business lending is growing at its fastest rate since before the pandemic
31st Mar 22, 4:00pm
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Latest Reserve Bank figures show slowing mortgage growth, but business lending is growing at its fastest rate since before the pandemic
Reserve Bank figures show February mortgage borrowing rose strongly from January's figures, but first home buyers are getting a smaller share of the lending
24th Mar 22, 3:57pm
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Reserve Bank figures show February mortgage borrowing rose strongly from January's figures, but first home buyers are getting a smaller share of the lending
The Credit Contracts & Consumer Finance Act - the case for a more 'principles-based' approach to affordability requirements
18th Feb 22, 9:34am
by admin
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The Credit Contracts & Consumer Finance Act - the case for a more 'principles-based' approach to affordability requirements
Business credit demand drops 7.3% during the December 2021 quarter, fueled by the sectors most beaten up by Covid-19 restrictions
8th Feb 22, 2:06pm
by Toby Allen
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Business credit demand drops 7.3% during the December 2021 quarter, fueled by the sectors most beaten up by Covid-19 restrictions
MBIE review of new lending rules to report back by April; David Clark suggests impact of CCCFA changes may be exaggerated because some banks weren't complying with the old rules
31st Jan 22, 11:27pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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MBIE review of new lending rules to report back by April; David Clark suggests impact of CCCFA changes may be exaggerated because some banks weren't complying with the old rules
Financial consultant Geof Mortlock calls for independent reviews of the CCCFA and LVR changes that are tightening credit conditions
30th Jan 22, 6:00am
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Financial consultant Geof Mortlock calls for independent reviews of the CCCFA and LVR changes that are tightening credit conditions
Economists worry government faces 'tough gig' supporting the economy and plugging the infrastructure deficit without exacerbating inflation
21st Dec 21, 11:30am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Economists worry government faces 'tough gig' supporting the economy and plugging the infrastructure deficit without exacerbating inflation
Treasury slashes its debt issuance forecast, but commits to keeping a cash buffer of at least $15 billion
15th Dec 21, 1:08pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Treasury slashes its debt issuance forecast, but commits to keeping a cash buffer of at least $15 billion
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 housing market remains amazingly buoyant even as interest rates are getting cranked up
24th Nov 21, 3:20pm
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The housing market remains amazingly buoyant even as interest rates are getting cranked up
Auckland spending has bounced after the loosening of Covid restrictions, but services spending is still well down, according to Kiwibank credit and debit card data
18th Nov 21, 11:30am
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Auckland spending has bounced after the loosening of Covid restrictions, but services spending is still well down, according to Kiwibank credit and debit card data
Governments will have to ramp up spending on environment and climate protection to get to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, the Institute of International Finance says
18th Nov 21, 10:05am
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Governments will have to ramp up spending on environment and climate protection to get to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, the Institute of International Finance says
Commerce Commission finds lenders and car dealers not always upfront about vehicle add-ons
10th Nov 21, 5:41pm
by Toby Allen
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Commerce Commission finds lenders and car dealers not always upfront about vehicle add-ons
Credit bureau Centrix reports rising levels of business debt stress in Auckland and Northland
2nd Nov 21, 6:12pm
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Credit bureau Centrix reports rising levels of business debt stress in Auckland and Northland
Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show $6.9 billion of mortgages were advanced - which is just $400 mln short of a then record total recorded in September last year
27th Oct 21, 3:39pm
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Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show $6.9 billion of mortgages were advanced - which is just $400 mln short of a then record total recorded in September last year
'The rebound is looking less like last year’s Red bull-powered hill sprint, and more like a herbal tea inspired jog uphill'
12th Oct 21, 10:31am
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'The rebound is looking less like last year’s Red bull-powered hill sprint, and more like a herbal tea inspired jog uphill'
David Hargreaves says all the language is around further interest rate rises - but his crystal ball is looking very murky when it comes to our now Covid-hit economy
6th Oct 21, 2:56pm
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David Hargreaves says all the language is around further interest rate rises - but his crystal ball is looking very murky when it comes to our now Covid-hit economy
The NZIER's latest 'Shadow Board' review ahead of this week's OCR decision shows businesses going cooler on interest rate rises
4th Oct 21, 11:31am
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The NZIER's latest 'Shadow Board' review ahead of this week's OCR decision shows businesses going cooler on interest rate rises
Stephen Roach thinks financial markets are right to worry about China's economic prospects, but for the wrong reasons
28th Sep 21, 9:13am
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Stephen Roach thinks financial markets are right to worry about China's economic prospects, but for the wrong reasons
The Reserve Bank is widely expected to raise the Official Cash Rate to 0.5% from the current 0.25% next week
27th Sep 21, 2:52pm
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The Reserve Bank is widely expected to raise the Official Cash Rate to 0.5% from the current 0.25% next week