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Mortgage calculators come in many styles, but it is best to use one that can handle multiple options and solve for the answers you need when family budgets get tight
28th Feb 24, 8:21am
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Mortgage calculators come in many styles, but it is best to use one that can handle multiple options and solve for the answers you need when family budgets get tight
ASB cuts 18 month fixed home loan rate by 26 basis points, ahead of the Reserve Bank's OCR decision, and in the face of a stuttering real estate market
27th Feb 24, 7:56am
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ASB cuts 18 month fixed home loan rate by 26 basis points, ahead of the Reserve Bank's OCR decision, and in the face of a stuttering real estate market
CEO Steve Jurkovich says Kiwibank's margins have been stable as it grows home lending in weak market
23rd Feb 24, 10:03am
CEO Steve Jurkovich says Kiwibank's margins have been stable as it grows home lending in weak market
Another major bank tweaks its mortgage rate card lower as doubts spread about an OCR hike next week. Competition is rising as the real estate market hasn't really fired yet in its crucial selling season
22nd Feb 24, 8:06am
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Another major bank tweaks its mortgage rate card lower as doubts spread about an OCR hike next week. Competition is rising as the real estate market hasn't really fired yet in its crucial selling season
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ASB CEO Vittoria Shortt says bank's lending contraction evidence of an unusual, challenging time
15th Feb 24, 5:17pm
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ASB CEO Vittoria Shortt says bank's lending contraction evidence of an unusual, challenging time
The Red Bank becomes the first major to break out of the tight range of mortgage rates being offered by the majors, cutting both fixed home loan rates modestly (and term deposit rates by more) even as wholesale rates rise
9th Feb 24, 6:04am
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The Red Bank becomes the first major to break out of the tight range of mortgage rates being offered by the majors, cutting both fixed home loan rates modestly (and term deposit rates by more) even as wholesale rates rise
Latest Reserve Bank figures indicate New Zealand's home owner-occupiers are increasingly focusing on shorter term fixed mortgage rates - presumably in the assumption that rates will come down sooner rather than later
8th Feb 24, 3:51pm
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Latest Reserve Bank figures indicate New Zealand's home owner-occupiers are increasingly focusing on shorter term fixed mortgage rates - presumably in the assumption that rates will come down sooner rather than later
Heartland Bank slices its fixed home loan rates with big cuts to all terms, opening up a big differences to main bank rates
8th Feb 24, 8:46am
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Heartland Bank slices its fixed home loan rates with big cuts to all terms, opening up a big differences to main bank rates
ASB moves both home loan and term deposit rates lower but only for the less popular longer terms. Still, they can claim a competitive three year home loan rate. But they can't claim unique term deposit offers
25th Jan 24, 9:48am
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ASB moves both home loan and term deposit rates lower but only for the less popular longer terms. Still, they can claim a competitive three year home loan rate. But they can't claim unique term deposit offers
The next bank to trim home loan rates is Westpac. Their adjustments take them into line with their main rivals. But they did make a +10 bps rise to their six month term deposit rate to a somewhat unique level
18th Jan 24, 6:17pm
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The next bank to trim home loan rates is Westpac. Their adjustments take them into line with their main rivals. But they did make a +10 bps rise to their six month term deposit rate to a somewhat unique level
Latest Reserve Bank figures indicate that New Zealand's home owner-occupiers appear to be betting that interest rates will start coming down again sooner rather than later
17th Jan 24, 11:05am
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Latest Reserve Bank figures indicate that New Zealand's home owner-occupiers appear to be betting that interest rates will start coming down again sooner rather than later
Both Kiwibank and TSB trim home loan rates to match the big Aussie banks. They also reduce some longer term deposit rates
15th Jan 24, 9:47am
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Both Kiwibank and TSB trim home loan rates to match the big Aussie banks. They also reduce some longer term deposit rates
The Co-operative Bank becomes the first mover on home loan and term deposit rates in 2024, even if most of its changes mirror those made by the majors at the end of last year
10th Jan 24, 2:49pm
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The Co-operative Bank becomes the first mover on home loan and term deposit rates in 2024, even if most of its changes mirror those made by the majors at the end of last year
We analyse the the recent changes in mortgage market share and find that while the big five banks' dominance isn't challenged, there are interesting shifts between them
7th Jan 24, 8:00am
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We analyse the the recent changes in mortgage market share and find that while the big five banks' dominance isn't challenged, there are interesting shifts between them
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BNZ responds to the end of year thin slice to some carded fixed home loan rates by ANZ, making some of its own. But BNZ did not trim its term deposit offers as ANZ did
21st Dec 23, 9:12am
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BNZ responds to the end of year thin slice to some carded fixed home loan rates by ANZ, making some of its own. But BNZ did not trim its term deposit offers as ANZ did
In a pre-Christmas move, our largest bank trims some key mortgage rates, and some not-so-key term deposit offers. Given where wholesale rates have been trending, this may be the start of a move down across the board
19th Dec 23, 5:55pm
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In a pre-Christmas move, our largest bank trims some key mortgage rates, and some not-so-key term deposit offers. Given where wholesale rates have been trending, this may be the start of a move down across the board
Mortgage brokers expect new government to have a positive impact on the housing market
13th Dec 23, 9:20am
Mortgage brokers expect new government to have a positive impact on the housing market
Mortgage brokers on customers' borrowing capacity, refinancing with new lenders and more
12th Dec 23, 9:15am
Mortgage brokers on customers' borrowing capacity, refinancing with new lenders and more
Which banks are the most & least competitive with mortgage interest rates & offers?
11th Dec 23, 9:35am
Which banks are the most & least competitive with mortgage interest rates & offers?
The time it takes lenders to respond has grown in importance for home loan borrowers over the course of the year
8th Dec 23, 10:26am
The time it takes lenders to respond has grown in importance for home loan borrowers over the course of the year
Latest Reserve Bank figures show 18 month fixed term mortgages are suddenly seeing increased popularity, while one-year terms are becoming less popular
5th Dec 23, 3:49pm
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Latest Reserve Bank figures show 18 month fixed term mortgages are suddenly seeing increased popularity, while one-year terms are becoming less popular
Westpac adds to the sense the home loan market may be about to u-turn and start offering lower fixed rates
23rd Nov 23, 5:15pm
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Westpac adds to the sense the home loan market may be about to u-turn and start offering lower fixed rates
David Cunningham examines the disparity between fixed and floating mortgage rates in New Zealand
23rd Nov 23, 9:06am
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David Cunningham examines the disparity between fixed and floating mortgage rates in New Zealand
Westpac NZ 'onshores' about 200 jobs from Australia as it meets new RBNZ outsourcing requirements, fights financial crime
7th Nov 23, 9:16am
Westpac NZ 'onshores' about 200 jobs from Australia as it meets new RBNZ outsourcing requirements, fights financial crime
Latest Reserve Bank figures show that fixed term mortgages have gained their highest share of the total new mortgage monies advanced on record
6th Nov 23, 3:56pm
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Latest Reserve Bank figures show that fixed term mortgages have gained their highest share of the total new mortgage monies advanced on record