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Job ads end 2021 on a high note with the years, says BNZ/Seek Employment Report, but some Omicron clouds may be on the horizon
13th Jan 22, 12:22pm
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Job ads end 2021 on a high note with the years, says BNZ/Seek Employment Report, but some Omicron clouds may be on the horizon
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
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
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
BNZ says increase in Auckland electronic card spending since bricks and mortar retail reopened pushed it above where it was at when the city's lockdown began in August
19th Nov 21, 1:01pm
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BNZ says increase in Auckland electronic card spending since bricks and mortar retail reopened pushed it above where it was at when the city's lockdown began in August
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
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
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
Westpac raises mortgage rates again, unafraid of having the highest 1, 2 and 3 year fixed rates of any bank, probably confident others will follow
4th Nov 21, 8:23pm
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Westpac raises mortgage rates again, unafraid of having the highest 1, 2 and 3 year fixed rates of any bank, probably confident others will follow
The direction and speed from here of higher mortgage rates now depends on a set of official data and statistics being released over the rest of November
3rd Nov 21, 10:21am
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The direction and speed from here of higher mortgage rates now depends on a set of official data and statistics being released over the rest of November
Ahead of some major public policy set pieces, New Zealand's largest mortgage lender follows its rivals with higher rates, pushing its 3 year fixed rate to the highest of any bank for that term. ASB goes even higher
1st Nov 21, 7:16pm
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Ahead of some major public policy set pieces, New Zealand's largest mortgage lender follows its rivals with higher rates, pushing its 3 year fixed rate to the highest of any bank for that term. ASB goes even higher
A whiff of instability and broken deal making stalks wholesale money markets, suddenly raising the stakes for indebted homeowners, especially those who need to roll over soon
28th Oct 21, 8:54pm
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A whiff of instability and broken deal making stalks wholesale money markets, suddenly raising the stakes for indebted homeowners, especially those who need to roll over soon
All the main banks have now moved fixed mortgage rates up so we can assess where they settled, who has the lowest, and note the non-rate inducements being offered by som
26th Oct 21, 9:21am
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All the main banks have now moved fixed mortgage rates up so we can assess where they settled, who has the lowest, and note the non-rate inducements being offered by som
Economist Brian Easton says if we want to minimise the impact of the Covid virus we are going to have to think about social class
26th Oct 21, 8:07am
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Economist Brian Easton says if we want to minimise the impact of the Covid virus we are going to have to think about social class
More banks jump on the fixed mortgage rate rise bandwagon as background wholesale rates push up both locally and internationally
22nd Oct 21, 9:08am
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More banks jump on the fixed mortgage rate rise bandwagon as background wholesale rates push up both locally and internationally
The Red Bank follows ANZ with a range of interest rate increases for both home loans and term deposits
21st Oct 21, 1:25pm
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The Red Bank follows ANZ with a range of interest rate increases for both home loans and term deposits
Following the sharp wholesales rate rises, NZ's largest home loan lender takes fixed mortgage rates up to another level. It also raises term deposit rates
21st Oct 21, 8:36am
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Following the sharp wholesales rate rises, NZ's largest home loan lender takes fixed mortgage rates up to another level. It also raises term deposit rates
With Auckland's lockdown reaching day 62, Gareth Vaughan argues it's time for more carrot and less stick, at least for vaccinated rule followers
18th Oct 21, 12:39pm
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With Auckland's lockdown reaching day 62, Gareth Vaughan argues it's time for more carrot and less stick, at least for vaccinated rule followers
Not only are wholesale rates rising, but banks are coming out of a period where their mortgage margins have been suppressed. Expect the new round of rate hikes to do some catch-up
15th Oct 21, 4:23pm
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Not only are wholesale rates rising, but banks are coming out of a period where their mortgage margins have been suppressed. Expect the new round of rate hikes to do some catch-up
Wholesale rate pressure has pushed one of our largest home loan lenders to raise some key fixed rates and setting their market offerings as the highest available
14th Oct 21, 12:29pm
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Wholesale rate pressure has pushed one of our largest home loan lenders to raise some key fixed rates and setting their market offerings as the highest available
Ministry of Health reports 55 community Covid-19 cases, Northland and areas of Waikato in alert level 3 to remain there. Govt looking at MIQ settings
13th Oct 21, 1:09pm
Ministry of Health reports 55 community Covid-19 cases, Northland and areas of Waikato in alert level 3 to remain there. Govt looking at MIQ settings
Economist Brian Easton says the elimination of Covid strategy is not so much defeated but changing circumstances means that policy has to evolve
11th Oct 21, 10:59am
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Economist Brian Easton says the elimination of Covid strategy is not so much defeated but changing circumstances means that policy has to evolve
Are the Prime Minister’s formidable communication skills equal to the task of getting her government’s anti-Covid campaign back on track?
11th Oct 21, 10:05am
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Are the Prime Minister’s formidable communication skills equal to the task of getting her government’s anti-Covid campaign back on track?