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The Auckland-based non-bank deposit taker FE Investments, which went under last year owing investors $55 mln, may face action from the liquidators
23rd Aug 21, 9:54am
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The Auckland-based non-bank deposit taker FE Investments, which went under last year owing investors $55 mln, may face action from the liquidators
The Reserve Bank now believes house prices are likely to fall right through from 2022 to 2024; says current prices are unsustainable
18th Aug 21, 4:17pm
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The Reserve Bank now believes house prices are likely to fall right through from 2022 to 2024; says current prices are unsustainable
RBNZ survey of households finds expectations of higher house prices have actually increased, while mortgage holders are far less worried about meeting payments than renters
16th Aug 21, 11:01am
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RBNZ survey of households finds expectations of higher house prices have actually increased, while mortgage holders are far less worried about meeting payments than renters
As the Reserve Bank ponders the likely introduction next year of measures to limit high debt-to-income lending, latest figures show Kiwis - particularly first home buyers - are continuing to stretch themselves further and further to buy houses
12th Aug 21, 3:46pm
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As the Reserve Bank ponders the likely introduction next year of measures to limit high debt-to-income lending, latest figures show Kiwis - particularly first home buyers - are continuing to stretch themselves further and further to buy houses
Reserve Bank finds the reduction in term deposit and mortgage rates between 2016 and 2020 lifted households' net incomes by 0.1% - other things constant
27th Jul 21, 1:25pm
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Reserve Bank finds the reduction in term deposit and mortgage rates between 2016 and 2020 lifted households' net incomes by 0.1% - other things constant
ANZ eases deposit requirements for mortgages secured against small apartments, making it a little more competitive than the other banks
1st Jul 21, 2:48pm
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ANZ eases deposit requirements for mortgages secured against small apartments, making it a little more competitive than the other banks
David Hargreaves says some of the measures put in place to stymie the current hot housing market may prove to be a long-term drag on the market
24th Jun 21, 1:31pm
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David Hargreaves says some of the measures put in place to stymie the current hot housing market may prove to be a long-term drag on the market
David Hargreaves sifts through the array of remedies targeted at the runaway housing market and tries to assess how it is going so far
23rd Jun 21, 8:30am
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David Hargreaves sifts through the array of remedies targeted at the runaway housing market and tries to assess how it is going so far
The Reserve Bank does seem set to get a debt-to-income ratio measure in its macro-prudential toolkit - but at a much higher level than it earlier contemplated
16th Jun 21, 12:34pm
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The Reserve Bank does seem set to get a debt-to-income ratio measure in its macro-prudential toolkit - but at a much higher level than it earlier contemplated
If the current wave of inflationary pressures prove to be more than just a passing flurry, the Reserve Bank will be forced to raise interest rates. And rising mortgage payments will be a new thing for many mortgage holders
19th May 21, 12:35pm
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If the current wave of inflationary pressures prove to be more than just a passing flurry, the Reserve Bank will be forced to raise interest rates. And rising mortgage payments will be a new thing for many mortgage holders
Two-thirds of Auckland first home buyers in March borrowed at a DTI of over five - and their mortgage sizes averaged in excess of $750,000 each
18th May 21, 3:35pm
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Two-thirds of Auckland first home buyers in March borrowed at a DTI of over five - and their mortgage sizes averaged in excess of $750,000 each
As long as interest rates don't rise appreciably, our housing market should be fine. Probably. But inflation is the wild card. Potentially very wild
12th May 21, 1:48pm
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As long as interest rates don't rise appreciably, our housing market should be fine. Probably. But inflation is the wild card. Potentially very wild
According to the Reserve Bank it now takes over 220% of median disposable household income to fund a 20% deposit on a house
6th May 21, 12:16pm
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According to the Reserve Bank it now takes over 220% of median disposable household income to fund a 20% deposit on a house
New figures from the RBNZ show that up to 71% of the money being borrowed each month recently by investors for houses has been done on high debt to income ratios
5th May 21, 7:21pm
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New figures from the RBNZ show that up to 71% of the money being borrowed each month recently by investors for houses has been done on high debt to income ratios
David Hargreaves says the alarming rise in high debt-to-income ratio borrowing highlights why the Reserve Bank should be allowed to implement across-the-board DTI limits without any exceptions
4th Apr 21, 6:31am
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David Hargreaves says the alarming rise in high debt-to-income ratio borrowing highlights why the Reserve Bank should be allowed to implement across-the-board DTI limits without any exceptions
Latest figures from the Reserve Bank confirm the massive surge in house prices toward the end of last year saw buyers stretch themselves much further financially
31st Mar 21, 3:44pm
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Latest figures from the Reserve Bank confirm the massive surge in house prices toward the end of last year saw buyers stretch themselves much further financially
Nearly 40% of bank lending to residential property investors is on interest-only arrangements - RBNZ tight-lipped on whether this is too high, but raises concerns over leverage
4th Mar 21, 3:30pm
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Nearly 40% of bank lending to residential property investors is on interest-only arrangements - RBNZ tight-lipped on whether this is too high, but raises concerns over leverage
Westpac economists believe the latest inflation spike will prove temporary and won't require interest rate hikes, while they say the markets also over reacted to RBNZ remit changes from Grant Robertson
1st Mar 21, 2:08pm
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Westpac economists believe the latest inflation spike will prove temporary and won't require interest rate hikes, while they say the markets also over reacted to RBNZ remit changes from Grant Robertson
No changes to the country's monetary policy settings are expected when the Reserve Bank has its first review of the year next week - but everybody will be looking for clues as to what comes next
20th Feb 21, 12:27pm
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No changes to the country's monetary policy settings are expected when the Reserve Bank has its first review of the year next week - but everybody will be looking for clues as to what comes next
David Hargreaves says the RBNZ was always going to remain 'dovish' in its review next week anyway, which is probably okay for now. But the future is a worry
17th Feb 21, 8:11am
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David Hargreaves says the RBNZ was always going to remain 'dovish' in its review next week anyway, which is probably okay for now. But the future is a worry
In their latest quarterly overview Westpac economists warn that when interest rates do eventually rise 'house prices will fall'; also caution that the Govt may consider limiting deductibility on interest for investors
16th Feb 21, 8:27am
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In their latest quarterly overview Westpac economists warn that when interest rates do eventually rise 'house prices will fall'; also caution that the Govt may consider limiting deductibility on interest for investors
Westpac economists say the weekly hit to the economy with Auckland on Level 3 and the rest of NZ at Level 2 is about $300 million
15th Feb 21, 11:53am
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Westpac economists say the weekly hit to the economy with Auckland on Level 3 and the rest of NZ at Level 2 is about $300 million
David Hargreaves says anything that Finance Minister Grant Robertson is planning to introduce in order to ease housing market demand pressures needs to help - not hinder - measures already being put in place, particularly by the RBNZ
11th Feb 21, 8:29am
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David Hargreaves says anything that Finance Minister Grant Robertson is planning to introduce in order to ease housing market demand pressures needs to help - not hinder - measures already being put in place, particularly by the RBNZ
Westpac economists say the severe housing shortages that have been dogging New Zealand are now 'rapidly eroding'
9th Feb 21, 10:27am
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Westpac economists say the severe housing shortages that have been dogging New Zealand are now 'rapidly eroding'
A flurry of unexpectedly strong economic data and a raging hot house market are putting our central bank in a position it could not have envisaged being in a year ago
7th Feb 21, 6:02am
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A flurry of unexpectedly strong economic data and a raging hot house market are putting our central bank in a position it could not have envisaged being in a year ago