LVRs

15 Sep 18, 8:27am
The collapse of Lehman Brothers, the GFC and all that it spawned, from sub-prime mortgages to Donald Trump. Plus reminiscing with 2 Kiwis who had front row seats
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4 Sep 18, 8:09am
David Hargreaves says surprisingly robust monthly mortgage figures suggest the RBNZ will put on hold indefinitely any further relaxation of lending limits
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27 Aug 18, 3:38pm
Monthly mortgage figures show investors are slowly rebuilding their share of borrowing, gaining their highest share of the overall figures for over a year last month
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14 Aug 18, 9:32am
The fact borrowing on the 100,000 KiwiBuild houses will mostly fall outside the LVR restrictions may force a rethink on macro-prudential policies
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13 Aug 18, 1:08pm
Kiwibank fires the opening round in the battle for KiwiBuild customers, offering to pre-approve 90% mortgages and contribute $2000 towards buyers' legal or moving costs
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27 Jul 18, 7:43am
David Hargreaves mulls whether the sudden sharp drop-off in first home buyers taking up mortgages is just a glitch or shows that people are waiting for KiwiBuild
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25 Jul 18, 3:44pm
Total monthly mortgage borrowing figures dropped sharply in June, while the first home buyers had their smallest share of new mortgage lending so far this year
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18 Jul 18, 12:26pm
ANZ economists suggest that our expensive housing is affecting the economy's productive potential
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16 Jul 18, 1:20pm
The amount of equity borrowers have in their homes has increased significantly since LVRs were introduced
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28 Jun 18, 11:52am
David Hargreaves says on one hand it's great to see so many first home buyers getting into the market - but the risks are looking very real at the moment
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27 Jun 18, 3:40pm
Total monthly mortgage borrowing figures hit their highest level in nearly two years last month, while first-home-buyer borrowing topped the $1 billion mark for the first time
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18 Jun 18, 3:12pm
ANZ economists say the Government's forthcoming ban on foreign buyers of New Zealand houses is not expected to have much impact on either house price inflation or housing affordability
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6 Jun 18, 9:29am
NZCU Baywide open for 95% mortgages, increases lending cap to $600,000
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5 Jun 18, 3:39pm
Westpac economists believe house price growth will be zero by the end of this year, which will be enough to prompt the Reserve Bank to further easing of lending restrictions
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2 Jun 18, 12:47pm
Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr says if the aim is to get more people into houses, it makes sense restrictions don't apply to KiwiBuild
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2 Jun 18, 7:02am
Although strictly speaking it's outside the RBNZ's mandate, Governor Adrian Orr introducing a much greater focus on consumer outcomes to the central bank is welcome, Gareth Vaughan says
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31 May 18, 3:25pm
The annual growth rate in the amount of mortgage money outstanding rose a touch last month - for the first time since late 2016
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30 May 18, 2:42pm
David Hargreaves sees little chance that the Reserve Bank's loan to value ratio restrictions will now ever be removed
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30 May 18, 9:15am
Reserve Bank says financial risks have lessened but will not be loosening LVR restrictions at this stage; will wait till November 'at least' before any loosening
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28 May 18, 1:49pm
Economists doubt the Reserve Bank will want to further roll back mortgage lending restrictions this week and will prefer to wait longer to see how the housing market develops this year
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