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Following the moves of ASB and ANZ to halt high LVR lending, Westpac now says it won't be offering pre-approvals for those with low deposits
29th Jun 22, 3:08pm
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Following the moves of ASB and ANZ to halt high LVR lending, Westpac now says it won't be offering pre-approvals for those with low deposits
First home buyers with less than a 20% deposit are paying more for a home than buyers with a full deposit, pushing up their mortgage risk profile for banks
29th Jun 22, 11:44am
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First home buyers with less than a 20% deposit are paying more for a home than buyers with a full deposit, pushing up their mortgage risk profile for banks
Latest Reserve Bank figures show that while first home buyers are hanging tough, May saw the lowest total number of mortgages approved for a May - barring the pandemic affected May 2020 month
28th Jun 22, 3:28pm
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Latest Reserve Bank figures show that while first home buyers are hanging tough, May saw the lowest total number of mortgages approved for a May - barring the pandemic affected May 2020 month
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Two of the country's largest banks have now closed their doors for the moment to low deposit mortgage customers
28th Jun 22, 1:13pm
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Two of the country's largest banks have now closed their doors for the moment to low deposit mortgage customers
ASB economists predict that consumer spending growth 'will weaken to anaemic levels later this year'
27th Jun 22, 2:34pm
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ASB economists predict that consumer spending growth 'will weaken to anaemic levels later this year'
Country's largest bank turns off the tap on mortgage lending to those with deposits under 20% again
27th Jun 22, 1:45pm
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Country's largest bank turns off the tap on mortgage lending to those with deposits under 20% again
Although home loan rates for a one year term are settling around a tight level, competitive pressures are opening up variances for longer fixed terms, and for cash incentives
10th Jun 22, 9:50am
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Although home loan rates for a one year term are settling around a tight level, competitive pressures are opening up variances for longer fixed terms, and for cash incentives
ANZ raises their fixed home loan rates to the highest in the current mortgage market, underpinned by rising policy rates that are raising wholesale rates
7th Jun 22, 5:22pm
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ANZ raises their fixed home loan rates to the highest in the current mortgage market, underpinned by rising policy rates that are raising wholesale rates
Heartland Bank makes a surprising floating rate cut to 3.75%, the only sub-4% rate left in the mortgage market. But fixed rates are rising and this is the first time since 2018 that there are now no fixed rates below 4%
3rd Jun 22, 10:05am
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Heartland Bank makes a surprising floating rate cut to 3.75%, the only sub-4% rate left in the mortgage market. But fixed rates are rising and this is the first time since 2018 that there are now no fixed rates below 4%
Latest RBNZ lending figures show business borrowing growth is rising as housing borrowing growth is slowing
31st May 22, 3:31pm
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Latest RBNZ lending figures show business borrowing growth is rising as housing borrowing growth is slowing
Kiwibank increases six-month & one-year mortgage rates, plus term deposit rates, other banks expected to follow
30th May 22, 10:36am
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Kiwibank increases six-month & one-year mortgage rates, plus term deposit rates, other banks expected to follow
Latest Reserve Bank figures show the average-sized new mortgage hit a new record high of over $400,000 in April - while far fewer people were scrambling to borrow
26th May 22, 2:06pm
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Latest Reserve Bank figures show the average-sized new mortgage hit a new record high of over $400,000 in April - while far fewer people were scrambling to borrow
Kiwibank economists see mortgage rates ranging as high as 7.5% even though they don't see the OCR going as high as currently forecast
23rd May 22, 3:03pm
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Kiwibank economists see mortgage rates ranging as high as 7.5% even though they don't see the OCR going as high as currently forecast
TSB follows up a cut to its one year home loan rate with a new cut to its two year rate
19th May 22, 9:32am
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TSB follows up a cut to its one year home loan rate with a new cut to its two year rate
TSB surprises the home loan market cutting its one-year fixed rate 'special' as term deposit rates continue to trend up
13th May 22, 9:33am
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TSB surprises the home loan market cutting its one-year fixed rate 'special' as term deposit rates continue to trend up
Latest Reserve Bank figures show net credit growth in the March quarter was the slowest since the third quarter of 2020
28th Apr 22, 3:51pm
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Latest Reserve Bank figures show net credit growth in the March quarter was the slowest since the third quarter of 2020
Reserve Bank Deputy Governor confirms LVRs will remain in place if new restrictions are applied to mortgage lending; Says the RBNZ will start publishing macroprudential policy projections
28th Apr 22, 11:11am
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Reserve Bank Deputy Governor confirms LVRs will remain in place if new restrictions are applied to mortgage lending; Says the RBNZ will start publishing macroprudential policy projections
Submitters raise a series of questions and issues they wanted answered and resolved before the RBNZ rolls out a DTI tool
28th Apr 22, 10:04am
Submitters raise a series of questions and issues they wanted answered and resolved before the RBNZ rolls out a DTI tool
Westpac pushes through its third interest rate rise for home loans in April, but ends up with the most competitive card for key terms among the main banks. It raised its term deposit rates at the same time
26th Apr 22, 4:32pm
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Westpac pushes through its third interest rate rise for home loans in April, but ends up with the most competitive card for key terms among the main banks. It raised its term deposit rates at the same time
The country's banks see potential falls in house prices and inflationary pressures as factors that will continue to dampen demand for mortgages. Tighter lending standards will remain
26th Apr 22, 1:56pm
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The country's banks see potential falls in house prices and inflationary pressures as factors that will continue to dampen demand for mortgages. Tighter lending standards will remain
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The scale of home loan rate rises is now at a level that will crimp consumer spending for those who roll over the fixed rate mortgages. The impact will spread relentlessly over the next few months
22nd Apr 22, 9:19am
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The scale of home loan rate rises is now at a level that will crimp consumer spending for those who roll over the fixed rate mortgages. The impact will spread relentlessly over the next few months
ASB raises its fixed home loan rates just ahead of the imminent release of the March quarter inflation data. Banks are now in two separate rate-level camps
21st Apr 22, 9:14am
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ASB raises its fixed home loan rates just ahead of the imminent release of the March quarter inflation data. Banks are now in two separate rate-level camps
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BNZ joins ANZ pushing fixed home loan rates higher as the relentless rise in wholesale rates compresses bank margins faster than some of them are responding. Westpac raises rates too but by less
20th Apr 22, 8:57am
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BNZ joins ANZ pushing fixed home loan rates higher as the relentless rise in wholesale rates compresses bank margins faster than some of them are responding. Westpac raises rates too but by less
ANZ raises its fixed home loan rates sharply, after passing on the full +50 bps rise in their floating rate. Their fixed rates rose between +20 bps and +40 bps too. Their rivals are sure to follow soon
13th Apr 22, 5:48pm
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ANZ raises its fixed home loan rates sharply, after passing on the full +50 bps rise in their floating rate. Their fixed rates rose between +20 bps and +40 bps too. Their rivals are sure to follow soon
Westpac is the last to the rate-hike party, and since ANZ started this round of rises, the 2year swap rate has risen +40 bps. But Westpac is another main bank with a sub-4% rate still
7th Apr 22, 4:47pm
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Westpac is the last to the rate-hike party, and since ANZ started this round of rises, the 2year swap rate has risen +40 bps. But Westpac is another main bank with a sub-4% rate still