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13th Aug 20, 5:44pm
Adrian Orr on how a second Covid-19 outbreak will affect the RBNZ's QE programme, why he likes a negative OCR/term lending duo, and what the side-effects of all this stimulus could be
Adrian Orr on how a second Covid-19 outbreak will affect the RBNZ's QE programme, why he likes a negative OCR/term lending duo, and what the side-effects of all this stimulus could be
13th Aug 20, 5:44pm
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
13th Aug 20, 8:58am
RBNZ makes way to front load bond-buying, but recognises quantitative easing has its limits, so prepares to use a new combo of monetary policy tools
RBNZ makes way to front load bond-buying, but recognises quantitative easing has its limits, so prepares to use a new combo of monetary policy tools
13th Aug 20, 8:58am
12th Aug 20, 4:16pm
RBNZ to help banks enable their customers to defer mortgage repayments beyond 6 months; Details expected next week
RBNZ to help banks enable their customers to defer mortgage repayments beyond 6 months; Details expected next week
12th Aug 20, 4:16pm
31st Jul 20, 12:25pm
RBNZ's Geoff Bascand doesn't want cliff end to mortgage repayment deferrals; Says the implementation of 'aspects’ of new bank capital rules shouldn't be further pushed out
RBNZ's Geoff Bascand doesn't want cliff end to mortgage repayment deferrals; Says the implementation of 'aspects’ of new bank capital rules shouldn't be further pushed out
31st Jul 20, 12:25pm
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
23rd Jul 20, 3:15pm
Andrew Coleman looks at the options facing the Government for funding the Covid-related public debt
Andrew Coleman looks at the options facing the Government for funding the Covid-related public debt
23rd Jul 20, 3:15pm
19th Jul 20, 6:02am
David Hargreaves hopes the banks won't be too guarded with their lending because of preconceived expectations of what will happen with the economy - rather than just seeing what does happen
David Hargreaves hopes the banks won't be too guarded with their lending because of preconceived expectations of what will happen with the economy - rather than just seeing what does happen
19th Jul 20, 6:02am
15th Jul 20, 1:06pm
The country's banks report that both demand and availability for credit over the next six months are set to be sharply down, with things looking particularly tough in the commercial property sector
The country's banks report that both demand and availability for credit over the next six months are set to be sharply down, with things looking particularly tough in the commercial property sector
15th Jul 20, 1:06pm
25th Jun 20, 3:33pm
Monthly mortgage borrowing shot up 57% in May compared with the lockdown month of April - but the figure of $4.3 bln advanced was still down by about a third compared with the same month a year ago
Monthly mortgage borrowing shot up 57% in May compared with the lockdown month of April - but the figure of $4.3 bln advanced was still down by about a third compared with the same month a year ago
25th Jun 20, 3:33pm
4th Jun 20, 3:53pm
QE, the wage subsidy and nervous investors see banks sit with more cash to lend, than borrowers to lend to
QE, the wage subsidy and nervous investors see banks sit with more cash to lend, than borrowers to lend to
4th Jun 20, 3:53pm
26th May 20, 3:30pm
Monthly mortgage borrowing more than halved in April compared with the previous month, according to new Reserve Bank figures
Monthly mortgage borrowing more than halved in April compared with the previous month, according to new Reserve Bank figures
26th May 20, 3:30pm
21st May 20, 11:25am
David Hargreaves says the next few months will be a big test for the banks - and how the banks react is likely to be long-remembered by the public
David Hargreaves says the next few months will be a big test for the banks - and how the banks react is likely to be long-remembered by the public
21st May 20, 11:25am
19th May 20, 1:58pm
David Hargreaves has a deeper dive through the Reserve Bank's latest figures on mortgage lending by debt-to-income ratio and finds that buyers across the spectrum have been stretching themselves further
David Hargreaves has a deeper dive through the Reserve Bank's latest figures on mortgage lending by debt-to-income ratio and finds that buyers across the spectrum have been stretching themselves further
19th May 20, 1:58pm
18th May 20, 3:50pm
New Reserve Bank figures show that household debt to income ratios continued to blow out right up till the lockdown - and first home buyers were in the frontline
New Reserve Bank figures show that household debt to income ratios continued to blow out right up till the lockdown - and first home buyers were in the frontline
18th May 20, 3:50pm
13th May 20, 5:21pm
The Reserve Bank has put forward three scenarios for how the economy might pan out depending on what level of pandemic containment measures will be required. None of the scenarios are rosy
The Reserve Bank has put forward three scenarios for how the economy might pan out depending on what level of pandemic containment measures will be required. None of the scenarios are rosy
13th May 20, 5:21pm
13th May 20, 3:11pm
Reserve Bank says it will be 'closely monitoring' movements in retail interest rates and bank margins; sees house prices falling 9% over the rest of this year
Reserve Bank says it will be 'closely monitoring' movements in retail interest rates and bank margins; sees house prices falling 9% over the rest of this year
13th May 20, 3:11pm
29th Apr 20, 3:37pm
New figures show the banks wrote out the biggest amount for mortgages in a March last month since 2016; first home buyers had a pre-lockdown surge
New figures show the banks wrote out the biggest amount for mortgages in a March last month since 2016; first home buyers had a pre-lockdown surge
29th Apr 20, 3:37pm
24th Apr 20, 8:00am
The Reserve Bank Governor has encouraged banks to be 'out there doing their business'. We check the pulse of the big five banks and see how they are responding
The Reserve Bank Governor has encouraged banks to be 'out there doing their business'. We check the pulse of the big five banks and see how they are responding
24th Apr 20, 8:00am

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Days to the General Election: 36
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