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Reserve Bank says banks will have to comply with the new DTI rules from July 1, while loan to value ratio restriction easing will also be applied from the same date
28th May 24, 10:58am
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Reserve Bank says banks will have to comply with the new DTI rules from July 1, while loan to value ratio restriction easing will also be applied from the same date
Changed interest rate track threatens US REITs; Japanese 10yr bond yields top 1%; Taiwan sentiment rises; China profits stay low; UST 10yr 4.46%; gold and oil up; NZ$1 = 61.5 USc; TWI-5 = 70.7
23rd May 24, 11:16am
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Changed interest rate track threatens US REITs; Japanese 10yr bond yields top 1%; Taiwan sentiment rises; China profits stay low; UST 10yr 4.46%; gold and oil up; NZ$1 = 61.5 USc; TWI-5 = 70.7
Latest quarterly Reserve Bank figures show ahead of the imminent introduction of debt to income restrictions (DTIs) the numbers of new loans on high DTIs are well below the proposed limits
16th May 24, 2:38pm
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Latest quarterly Reserve Bank figures show ahead of the imminent introduction of debt to income restrictions (DTIs) the numbers of new loans on high DTIs are well below the proposed limits
Latest mortgage figures from the Reserve Bank show that for February there was a seasonally-adjusted rise of 4% in borrowing, while the latest figures are up some 28% on the dire February 2023 figures
26th Mar 24, 3:54pm
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Latest mortgage figures from the Reserve Bank show that for February there was a seasonally-adjusted rise of 4% in borrowing, while the latest figures are up some 28% on the dire February 2023 figures
Latest mortgage figures from the Reserve Bank suggest first home buyers might have reached their limit in terms of market share, while investors might be showing some signs of life
28th Feb 24, 10:26am
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Latest mortgage figures from the Reserve Bank suggest first home buyers might have reached their limit in terms of market share, while investors might be showing some signs of life
Latest quarterly Reserve Bank figures show ahead of the likely introduction of debt to income restrictions in the middle of the year, new borrowers are currently well below the proposed lending limits to be imposed on banks
19th Feb 24, 11:03am
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Latest quarterly Reserve Bank figures show ahead of the likely introduction of debt to income restrictions in the middle of the year, new borrowers are currently well below the proposed lending limits to be imposed on banks
David Hargreaves dives back through from the start of detailed mortgage figures the Reserve Bank has now been producing for 9 years to show a picture of burgeoning first home buyer involvement and mostly shrinking investor participation
31st Jan 24, 11:44am
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David Hargreaves dives back through from the start of detailed mortgage figures the Reserve Bank has now been producing for 9 years to show a picture of burgeoning first home buyer involvement and mostly shrinking investor participation
Latest RBNZ figures show first home buyers picked up over a quarter of the new mortgage monies advanced in December - although it was a slow month overall
30th Jan 24, 11:20am
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Latest RBNZ figures show first home buyers picked up over a quarter of the new mortgage monies advanced in December - although it was a slow month overall
Latest RBNZ figures show first home buyers remain active in the market, while the long sleeping investors may just be showing signs of stirring
27th Nov 23, 12:01pm
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Latest RBNZ figures show first home buyers remain active in the market, while the long sleeping investors may just be showing signs of stirring
Latest quarterly Reserve Bank figures show that ahead of the possible introduction of debt to income restrictions next year, new buyers are, in any case, mostly borrowing on low DTI ratios
14th Nov 23, 3:51pm
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Latest quarterly Reserve Bank figures show that ahead of the possible introduction of debt to income restrictions next year, new buyers are, in any case, mostly borrowing on low DTI ratios
Latest RBNZ figures show New Zealanders' interest bill on mortgages topped $4.6 billion in the September quarter, putting us on target to pay well north of $17 billion to the banks in mortgage interest for the full 2023 year
26th Oct 23, 3:26pm
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Latest RBNZ figures show New Zealanders' interest bill on mortgages topped $4.6 billion in the September quarter, putting us on target to pay well north of $17 billion to the banks in mortgage interest for the full 2023 year
Banks are telling the Reserve Bank 'a more significant increase' in investor demand for residential mortgages may occur in the next six months if interest deductibility on rental properties is reintroduced
24th Oct 23, 12:16pm
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Banks are telling the Reserve Bank 'a more significant increase' in investor demand for residential mortgages may occur in the next six months if interest deductibility on rental properties is reintroduced
NZ Banking Association figures show while many mortgage holders remain ahead with repayments, 1.4% are behind, while over 9000 bank customers applied for hardship status
12th Oct 23, 7:40am
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NZ Banking Association figures show while many mortgage holders remain ahead with repayments, 1.4% are behind, while over 9000 bank customers applied for hardship status
Latest Reserve Bank figures show that mortgage money advanced last month rose by over 8% on a seasonally-adjusted basis
27th Sep 23, 8:46am
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Latest Reserve Bank figures show that mortgage money advanced last month rose by over 8% on a seasonally-adjusted basis
The number of people choosing to 'top-up' their home mortgage is running at fewer than half the number of two years ago
28th Aug 23, 12:36pm
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The number of people choosing to 'top-up' their home mortgage is running at fewer than half the number of two years ago
Latest Reserve Bank figures show mortgage money advanced last month dipped below $5 billion - the lowest level for a July month since 2017
24th Aug 23, 3:48pm
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Latest Reserve Bank figures show mortgage money advanced last month dipped below $5 billion - the lowest level for a July month since 2017
Reserve Bank changes its forecasts and now expects house prices to rise from the current quarter, with annual prices showing an increase by March next year
16th Aug 23, 3:50pm
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Reserve Bank changes its forecasts and now expects house prices to rise from the current quarter, with annual prices showing an increase by March next year
Latest quarterly Reserve Bank figures show that the country's new first home buyer borrowers have just started to stretch themselves a little further again
16th Aug 23, 8:44am
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Latest quarterly Reserve Bank figures show that the country's new first home buyer borrowers have just started to stretch themselves a little further again
David Hargreaves examines financial statistics for the first six months of the year showing money being 'sucked out' of consumers' pockets both through higher mortgage and deposit rates
2nd Aug 23, 9:11am
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David Hargreaves examines financial statistics for the first six months of the year showing money being 'sucked out' of consumers' pockets both through higher mortgage and deposit rates
Latest Reserve Bank figures show the total of officially 'impaired' housing loans has now surpassed the peak of the sharp, but brief rise during the pandemic in 2020
1st Aug 23, 1:44pm
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Latest Reserve Bank figures show the total of officially 'impaired' housing loans has now surpassed the peak of the sharp, but brief rise during the pandemic in 2020
The banks will be hoping this is a year of 'two halves' for new mortgage activity after a start to the year that was the slowest in at least nine years
27th Jul 23, 9:08am
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The banks will be hoping this is a year of 'two halves' for new mortgage activity after a start to the year that was the slowest in at least nine years
Reserve Bank figures show on a seasonally adjusted basis there may be slight signs of life in the mortgage market; meanwhile the quarterly mortgage interest bill just crashed through $4 billion for the first time
26th Jul 23, 3:41pm
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Reserve Bank figures show on a seasonally adjusted basis there may be slight signs of life in the mortgage market; meanwhile the quarterly mortgage interest bill just crashed through $4 billion for the first time
Latest Reserve Bank figures show non-performing housing loans rose nearly 12% in May, climbing to levels last seen around eight years ago
3rd Jul 23, 1:40pm
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Latest Reserve Bank figures show non-performing housing loans rose nearly 12% in May, climbing to levels last seen around eight years ago
David Hargreaves tries to put some context around why first home buyers are getting a record share of the mortgage market even as house prices have been falling
30th Jun 23, 9:22am
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David Hargreaves tries to put some context around why first home buyers are getting a record share of the mortgage market even as house prices have been falling
Reserve Bank figures show no sign yet of any upturn in the mortgage market, with May recording a drop in the amount borrowed compared with the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis
27th Jun 23, 3:39pm
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Reserve Bank figures show no sign yet of any upturn in the mortgage market, with May recording a drop in the amount borrowed compared with the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis