Interest rates

23 Feb 18, 5:41pm
With a new two year rate of just 3.95% HSBC restores its substantial market-leading position for a key mortgage rate offer
23 Feb 18, 11:30am
Owning a home is now more within reach for first home buyers in Auckland as prices tumble and interest rates remain low
21 Feb 18, 1:26pm
Treasury says involving external experts in setting monetary policy will 'promote a diversity of perspectives' while the RBNZ has said it could create a 'circus'
20 Feb 18, 8:29am
NZ rates outperform US equivalents. Markets price next RBNZ hike in May 2019. Eyes on FOMC minutes seeking signals on how inflation signs are being read
19 Feb 18, 7:39pm
SBS Bank launches a market leading 5.55% fixed five year home loan rate while reducing three other fixed rates, the latest bank to cut their mortgage rates
19 Feb 18, 3:15pm
ANZ economists see house prices being capped by affordability constraints and new Government measures
19 Feb 18, 11:14am
Westpac economists say many are getting it wrong expecting interest rates to rise soon; they don't see a rise till late next year; a subdued housing market will be a key reason why
19 Feb 18, 9:26am
Roger J Kerr says world markets are now clearly focusing on the long term economic determinants of the US dollar's value
19 Feb 18, 9:07am
Roger J Kerr outlines why our short term interest rates will rise over the next 12 to 18 months
16 Feb 18, 1:48pm
TSB opens the low-rate competition to the two-year fixed term with a rate sharply lower than just about everyone else
15 Feb 18, 6:42pm
Mortgage rate competition gets fiercer around the fixed one year offer with ASB now offering 4.30% as a carded 'special', below rivals who cut rates earlier in the week
14 Feb 18, 8:22pm
Kiwibank matches the (almost) market-leading 4.35% one year home loan rate and adds their $2,000 cash-back offer to qualifying borrowers
14 Feb 18, 3:30pm
Influential RBNZ Survey of expectations shows anticipated inflation of 2.11% in two years time, up from 2.02% in November; house price inflation expectations rise from a low base; wage rise expectations increase
12 Feb 18, 5:14pm
New Zealand's largest mortgage lender makes a relatively unusual move (for them) to price its one year fixed rate below all its main rivals
12 Feb 18, 2:53pm
John Mauldin ponders last week's sharemarket ructions & US government debt and suggests what has happened so far may be just a hint of what is coming
12 Feb 18, 8:13am
Roger J Kerr sees external factors turning against the New Zealand dollar
12 Feb 18, 8:04am
Roger J Kerr believes employers will be confident enough in the economy to put through 'significant' wage increases for employees this year, therefore stoking higher general inflation
9 Feb 18, 1:48pm
Westpac makes second home loan rate change this week, matches BNZ with 4.39% for one year fixed. Rivals seek new ways to be competitive
8 Feb 18, 12:51pm
Hard on the heels of changes by Westpac and TSB earlier in the week, BNZ strikes with a market-leading low one year 'special' home loan rate
8 Feb 18, 12:10pm
Acting RBNZ Governor Grant Spencer isn't ruling out the possibility of an OCR cut, given the downside surprise of December's CPI data - he says the 'risks are two sided'


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