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Latest Reserve Bank figures show that while first home buyers are hanging tough, May saw the lowest total number of mortgages approved for a May - barring the pandemic affected May 2020 month
28th Jun 22, 3:28pm
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Latest Reserve Bank figures show that while first home buyers are hanging tough, May saw the lowest total number of mortgages approved for a May - barring the pandemic affected May 2020 month
Latest RBNZ lending figures show business borrowing growth is rising as housing borrowing growth is slowing
31st May 22, 3:31pm
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Latest RBNZ lending figures show business borrowing growth is rising as housing borrowing growth is slowing
Latest Reserve Bank figures show the average-sized new mortgage hit a new record high of over $400,000 in April - while far fewer people were scrambling to borrow
26th May 22, 2:06pm
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Latest Reserve Bank figures show the average-sized new mortgage hit a new record high of over $400,000 in April - while far fewer people were scrambling to borrow
Kiwibank economists see mortgage rates ranging as high as 7.5% even though they don't see the OCR going as high as currently forecast
23rd May 22, 3:03pm
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Kiwibank economists see mortgage rates ranging as high as 7.5% even though they don't see the OCR going as high as currently forecast
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
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
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
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
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
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
Latest KPMG Financial Institutions Performance Survey shows the second highest number of first home buyers ever in the June quarter - but with fewer borrowing on high LVRs
23rd Sep 21, 8:44am
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Latest KPMG Financial Institutions Performance Survey shows the second highest number of first home buyers ever in the June quarter - but with fewer borrowing on high LVRs
David Hargreaves says the likely ongoing presence of Covid in the community poses further questions for our central bank as it looks to 'normalise' interest rates
21st Sep 21, 2:16pm
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David Hargreaves says the likely ongoing presence of Covid in the community poses further questions for our central bank as it looks to 'normalise' interest rates
The RBNZ appears to have run out of live ammo to tackle the housing market right now. But David Hargreaves argues that with the housing market, it is the years ahead we need to be worrying about
8th Sep 21, 2:13pm
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The RBNZ appears to have run out of live ammo to tackle the housing market right now. But David Hargreaves argues that with the housing market, it is the years ahead we need to be worrying about
The continued surge in mortgage borrowing has seen the country grow its mortgage debt by over 12% in the past year
31st Aug 21, 3:48pm
The continued surge in mortgage borrowing has seen the country grow its mortgage debt by over 12% in the past year
Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show $8.8 billion of mortgages were advanced last month, easily a record for a July; $100 billon borrowed in last 12 months
25th Aug 21, 3:27pm
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Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show $8.8 billion of mortgages were advanced last month, easily a record for a July; $100 billon borrowed in last 12 months
David Hargreaves looks at some of the issues ahead - particularly for first home buyers - as the Reserve Bank mulls tighter lending rules by October this year
22nd Aug 21, 6:01am
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David Hargreaves looks at some of the issues ahead - particularly for first home buyers - as the Reserve Bank mulls tighter lending rules by October this year
ANZ economists point to a 'sharp disconnect' between what NZ analysts and offshore pundits believe the Reserve Bank will do on interest rates this week
16th Aug 21, 2:49pm
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ANZ economists point to a 'sharp disconnect' between what NZ analysts and offshore pundits believe the Reserve Bank will do on interest rates this week
ASB economists say the Reserve Bank 'should consider' starting lifting interest rates with a 50 basis-point rise and say the central bank could use interest rates to 'douse the housing market'
9th Aug 21, 12:56pm
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ASB economists say the Reserve Bank 'should consider' starting lifting interest rates with a 50 basis-point rise and say the central bank could use interest rates to 'douse the housing market'
The extraordinary resurgence of the New Zealand economy will require a very measured approach from our central bank
5th Aug 21, 3:04pm
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The extraordinary resurgence of the New Zealand economy will require a very measured approach from our central bank
The Reserve Bank's announcement of new more punitive measures against the housing market takes some pressure off it to be the first cab off the rank in terms of hiking interest rates
3rd Aug 21, 2:40pm
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The Reserve Bank's announcement of new more punitive measures against the housing market takes some pressure off it to be the first cab off the rank in terms of hiking interest rates
David Hargreaves looks at the Reserve Bank's options ahead of next month's Monetary Policy Statement and whether the bank will do more to try to dampen the housing market
28th Jul 21, 12:35pm
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David Hargreaves looks at the Reserve Bank's options ahead of next month's Monetary Policy Statement and whether the bank will do more to try to dampen the housing market