Interest rates

24 May 18, 3:52pm
New monthly mortgage borrowing figures show a strong continuation of the relative honeymoon period first home buyers are enjoying after the Reserve Bank clampdown on lending to investors
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24 May 18, 7:56am
RBNZ says possibility of needing unconventional monetary policy tools 'higher than it ever was in history' meaning it needs to be ready just in case
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22 May 18, 10:28am
First home buyer affordability little changed in April, but those who bought a first home five years ago may be wise to assess whether it is time to move on and up
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22 May 18, 5:02am
ASB Housing Confidence Survey finds expectations in the housing market have improved sharply after a post-election slump, and Auckland house price expectations have hit a 12-month high
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21 May 18, 8:24am
A relief bounce following the Budget comes as hedge fund book squaring stops the slide in the NZD and other selling forces run out of steam at US$0.6850
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20 May 18, 10:05am
Two banks announce special term deposit offers, both for terms less than one year, and both with rates that compare well with an 18 month term
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16 May 18, 3:35pm
ASB economists expect Fonterra next week to give a 'healthy' milk price forecast of $6.50 or better for the new season
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15 May 18, 5:52pm
Only the major Aussie-owned banks now have a one year fixed home loan rate above 4.30%, as challenger banks set the pace for this popular term
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14 May 18, 8:29am
Interpretation of Orr's first MPS has been unrealisticaly conservative, ignoring the realities of our economy, says James Riley. The most likely direction of the NZD is up
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10 May 18, 1:07pm
The Reserve Bank Governor has already won over the bank economists with his new style of upfront and simple communication
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10 May 18, 9:10am
Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75%; new Governor stresses that the next move could go either way
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10 May 18, 9:05am
ASB reduces two fixed home loan rates, taking its fixed three year offer to a market leading 4.79%. The Co-operative Bank also trims some rates
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8 May 18, 7:25am
Mercer's David Scobie says inflation may be lying low at the moment - but it is lurking
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7 May 18, 9:02am
Roger J Kerr analyses the likely range of trading for the Kiwi dollar in coming months and the reasons why
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7 May 18, 8:22am
Roger J Kerr says NZ bonds are at risk of being sold off by foreign investors - and next week's Budget may be a trigger point
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7 May 18, 7:19am
Although no one expects a change to the OCR, Thursday’s MPS will be the first for Governor Adrian Orr meaning even more tea-leaf reading than usual will go on during & after his press conference
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30 Apr 18, 5:31pm
ANZ pulls out of its low one year home loan rate special, settling back into the middle of the pack. But it did reduce its highish two year rate, but to an undistinguished level
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30 Apr 18, 3:40pm
The annual growth rate in the amount of mortgage money outstanding remained at 5.8% for the third month in a row, while non-bank lenders are experiencing a perceptible rise in mortgage lending
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30 Apr 18, 1:42pm
Westpac economists see Govt policies as acting to rein in household debt and providing scope for the Reserve Bank to further loosen lending restrictions
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30 Apr 18, 11:16am
The amount borrowed by first home buyers topped $900 mln last month - the first time this figure has been reached since the RBNZ started releasing mortgage borrower by type information in 2014
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