Days to the General Election: 21
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Financial Stability

24th Sep 20, 3:24pm
Latest Reserve Bank monthly mortgage figures show that the housing market continued to run hot in August
Latest Reserve Bank monthly mortgage figures show that the housing market continued to run hot in August
24th Sep 20, 3:24pm
24th Sep 20, 11:03am
The decision of the Reserve Bank to give cheap funding directly to the banks possibly as soon as November means even lower mortgages may be fuelling the pre-Christmas housing market
The decision of the Reserve Bank to give cheap funding directly to the banks possibly as soon as November means even lower mortgages may be fuelling the pre-Christmas housing market
24th Sep 20, 11:03am
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17th Sep 20, 2:00pm
Reserve Bank stress testing of NZ banks shows them able to maintain required regulatory capital levels and continue lending in a scenario significantly worse than what the regulator expects COVID-19 to cause
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Reserve Bank stress testing of NZ banks shows them able to maintain required regulatory capital levels and continue lending in a scenario significantly worse than what the regulator expects COVID-19 to cause
17th Sep 20, 2:00pm
16th Sep 20, 2:31pm
Reserve Bank review of its bank stress testing framework delayed by Covid-19 pandemic
Reserve Bank review of its bank stress testing framework delayed by Covid-19 pandemic
16th Sep 20, 2:31pm
15th Sep 20, 11:42am
David Hargreaves tries to make sense of recent developments in our never-dull housing market
David Hargreaves tries to make sense of recent developments in our never-dull housing market
15th Sep 20, 11:42am
15th Sep 20, 9:00am
Banks, insurers, NZX-listed companies and fund managers among those to be required to report on climate risk under new regime to be overseen by the FMA 
Banks, insurers, NZX-listed companies and fund managers among those to be required to report on climate risk under new regime to be overseen by the FMA 
15th Sep 20, 9:00am
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14th Sep 20, 5:44pm
RBNZ says it's 'imprudent' for insurers to pay dividends at the moment; Announces major insurance capital review to resume in October
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RBNZ says it's 'imprudent' for insurers to pay dividends at the moment; Announces major insurance capital review to resume in October
14th Sep 20, 5:44pm
13th Sep 20, 6:02am
Those both pro and anti the way the RBNZ has done its QE programme acknowledge it had no choice but to intervene to calm the bond market back in March
Those both pro and anti the way the RBNZ has done its QE programme acknowledge it had no choice but to intervene to calm the bond market back in March
13th Sep 20, 6:02am
7th Sep 20, 3:11pm
David Hargreaves says the country should never again be allowed to fall as far behind with its housing supply as it did in the wake of the global financial crisis
David Hargreaves says the country should never again be allowed to fall as far behind with its housing supply as it did in the wake of the global financial crisis
7th Sep 20, 3:11pm
6th Sep 20, 6:02am
As of July 31 a total of $73.7 billion of bank loans were receiving some form of COVID-19 related relief. Gareth Vaughan speculates on what might happen to banks' non-performing loan ratios when the deferral scheme eventually ends
As of July 31 a total of $73.7 billion of bank loans were receiving some form of COVID-19 related relief. Gareth Vaughan speculates on what might happen to banks' non-performing loan ratios when the deferral scheme eventually ends
6th Sep 20, 6:02am
1st Sep 20, 2:11pm
What are we supposed to invest in now that interest rates have disappeared?
What are we supposed to invest in now that interest rates have disappeared?
1st Sep 20, 2:11pm
31st Aug 20, 3:33pm
Reserve Bank statistics show New Zealanders increased the amount in their bank accounts by another $1.2 billion last month and the annual rate of saving is now at its highest level in nearly three years; business lending, however, has dried up
Reserve Bank statistics show New Zealanders increased the amount in their bank accounts by another $1.2 billion last month and the annual rate of saving is now at its highest level in nearly three years; business lending, however, has dried up
31st Aug 20, 3:33pm
27th Aug 20, 10:10am
David Hargreaves says the Reserve Bank should seriously reconsider reintroducing LVR limits - at least for investors
David Hargreaves says the Reserve Bank should seriously reconsider reintroducing LVR limits - at least for investors
27th Aug 20, 10:10am
26th Aug 20, 3:19pm
Latest Reserve Bank monthly mortgage figures show that the post lockdown bounce back in activity continued at hot pace in July
Latest Reserve Bank monthly mortgage figures show that the post lockdown bounce back in activity continued at hot pace in July
26th Aug 20, 3:19pm
25th Aug 20, 2:48pm
Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr walks through the concept of a negative OCR, what it will mean for borrowers, savers, lenders, the government and the NZ$, and where we might go from there
Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr walks through the concept of a negative OCR, what it will mean for borrowers, savers, lenders, the government and the NZ$, and where we might go from there
25th Aug 20, 2:48pm
20th Aug 20, 9:04am
David Hargreaves tries to make sense of swirling and contradictory facts and figures around the current mortgage market
David Hargreaves tries to make sense of swirling and contradictory facts and figures around the current mortgage market
20th Aug 20, 9:04am
13th Aug 20, 3:43pm
Latest Reserve Bank figures on household debt to income ratios show that still more house buyers are borrowing more than five times their annual income
Latest Reserve Bank figures on household debt to income ratios show that still more house buyers are borrowing more than five times their annual income
13th Aug 20, 3:43pm
3rd Aug 20, 4:09pm
Reserve Bank statistics show New Zealanders increased the amount in their bank accounts by $10.6 billion in the four months to the end of June; separately an RBNZ survey shows Kiwis are becoming less worried about losing their jobs
Reserve Bank statistics show New Zealanders increased the amount in their bank accounts by $10.6 billion in the four months to the end of June; separately an RBNZ survey shows Kiwis are becoming less worried about losing their jobs
3rd Aug 20, 4:09pm
29th Jul 20, 1:52pm
David Hargreaves says the recent buyer trends in housing may just represent the way the market should look when freed from the distortions visited by the Reserve Bank's LVR rules
David Hargreaves says the recent buyer trends in housing may just represent the way the market should look when freed from the distortions visited by the Reserve Bank's LVR rules
29th Jul 20, 1:52pm
27th Jul 20, 11:22am
People borrowing to buy their first homes outstripped the amount of money borrowed by investors during the last month
People borrowing to buy their first homes outstripped the amount of money borrowed by investors during the last month
27th Jul 20, 11:22am
Days to the General Election: 21
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