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Not only are wholesale rates rising, but banks are coming out of a period where their mortgage margins have been suppressed. Expect the new round of rate hikes to do some catch-up
15th Oct 21, 4:23pm
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Not only are wholesale rates rising, but banks are coming out of a period where their mortgage margins have been suppressed. Expect the new round of rate hikes to do some catch-up
Geoff Bascand says the health of business, household and bank balance sheets going into the pandemic played a very important role in the better than expected outcomes
14th Oct 21, 2:04pm
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Geoff Bascand says the health of business, household and bank balance sheets going into the pandemic played a very important role in the better than expected outcomes
Wholesale rate pressure has pushed one of our largest home loan lenders to raise some key fixed rates and setting their market offerings as the highest available
14th Oct 21, 12:29pm
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Wholesale rate pressure has pushed one of our largest home loan lenders to raise some key fixed rates and setting their market offerings as the highest available
David Hargreaves says all the language is around further interest rate rises - but his crystal ball is looking very murky when it comes to our now Covid-hit economy
6th Oct 21, 2:56pm
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David Hargreaves says all the language is around further interest rate rises - but his crystal ball is looking very murky when it comes to our now Covid-hit economy
The NZIER's latest 'Shadow Board' review ahead of this week's OCR decision shows businesses going cooler on interest rate rises
4th Oct 21, 11:31am
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The NZIER's latest 'Shadow Board' review ahead of this week's OCR decision shows businesses going cooler on interest rate rises
Heartland Bank raises all its home loan interest rates but still retains the claim to the lowest rates available from any bank. Home loan market awaits the RBNZ's signals next Wednesday
1st Oct 21, 10:38am
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Heartland Bank raises all its home loan interest rates but still retains the claim to the lowest rates available from any bank. Home loan market awaits the RBNZ's signals next Wednesday
ANZ moves to raise rates back up to levels first adopted by rival ASB, taking some longer term rates back closer to 5%
28th Sep 21, 6:40pm
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ANZ moves to raise rates back up to levels first adopted by rival ASB, taking some longer term rates back closer to 5%
Rising wholesale money costs are pressing banks to raise rates, but the pace of the rises vary among institutions. That means exploitable advantages are available for borrowers who need to fix now
28th Sep 21, 1:30pm
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Rising wholesale money costs are pressing banks to raise rates, but the pace of the rises vary among institutions. That means exploitable advantages are available for borrowers who need to fix now
Fairness issues raised over Reserve Bank's decision to close the door on first-home buyers who don't have deposits of at least 20%
27th Sep 21, 5:26pm
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Fairness issues raised over Reserve Bank's decision to close the door on first-home buyers who don't have deposits of at least 20%
The Reserve Bank is widely expected to raise the Official Cash Rate to 0.5% from the current 0.25% next week
27th Sep 21, 2:52pm
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The Reserve Bank is widely expected to raise the Official Cash Rate to 0.5% from the current 0.25% next week
Start to new lending restrictions delayed by a month, but RBNZ expects banks to observe the 'spirit' of the new rules from now
23rd Sep 21, 10:28am
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Start to new lending restrictions delayed by a month, but RBNZ expects banks to observe the 'spirit' of the new rules from now
Latest KPMG Financial Institutions Performance Survey shows the second highest number of first home buyers ever in the June quarter - but with fewer borrowing on high LVRs
23rd Sep 21, 8:44am
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Latest KPMG Financial Institutions Performance Survey shows the second highest number of first home buyers ever in the June quarter - but with fewer borrowing on high LVRs
David Hargreaves says the likely ongoing presence of Covid in the community poses further questions for our central bank as it looks to 'normalise' interest rates
21st Sep 21, 2:16pm
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David Hargreaves says the likely ongoing presence of Covid in the community poses further questions for our central bank as it looks to 'normalise' interest rates
ASB sets a new tone in the mortgage market with 30 basis points rate hikes for the most popular fixed home loan terms, takes 18 month and two year rates above 3%. Westpac has matched them
16th Sep 21, 9:30am
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ASB sets a new tone in the mortgage market with 30 basis points rate hikes for the most popular fixed home loan terms, takes 18 month and two year rates above 3%. Westpac has matched them
Are we about to go back to the future fast with as much as a sudden 100 basis points rise in fixed mortgage rate offers? The wholesale cost of money suggests that is a live possibility
15th Sep 21, 6:51pm
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Are we about to go back to the future fast with as much as a sudden 100 basis points rise in fixed mortgage rate offers? The wholesale cost of money suggests that is a live possibility
Questions raised over whether there's a case for the RBNZ to protect first-home buyers from themselves in the name of keeping the financial system as a whole stable
15th Sep 21, 4:15pm
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Questions raised over whether there's a case for the RBNZ to protect first-home buyers from themselves in the name of keeping the financial system as a whole stable
Hobbled by the pandemic and rising rates, banks respond to the Spring real estate selling season with restrained rises rather than outright rate cuts
13th Sep 21, 8:58am
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Hobbled by the pandemic and rising rates, banks respond to the Spring real estate selling season with restrained rises rather than outright rate cuts
The RBNZ appears to have run out of live ammo to tackle the housing market right now. But David Hargreaves argues that with the housing market, it is the years ahead we need to be worrying about
8th Sep 21, 2:13pm
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The RBNZ appears to have run out of live ammo to tackle the housing market right now. But David Hargreaves argues that with the housing market, it is the years ahead we need to be worrying about
HSBC trims its three year fixed home loan rate as it raises term deposit rates. This new 3yr rate gives it a substantial advantage over all the main banks
8th Sep 21, 11:08am
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HSBC trims its three year fixed home loan rate as it raises term deposit rates. This new 3yr rate gives it a substantial advantage over all the main banks
The Red Bank raises both mortgage rates and term deposit rates, with a couple with a special position, but most little different from its rivals
6th Sep 21, 6:59pm
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The Red Bank raises both mortgage rates and term deposit rates, with a couple with a special position, but most little different from its rivals
RBNZ admits first-home buyers are the target of its proposal to tighten LVR restrictions, as it's worried high house prices are seeing them bite off more than they can chew
3rd Sep 21, 7:10pm
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RBNZ admits first-home buyers are the target of its proposal to tighten LVR restrictions, as it's worried high house prices are seeing them bite off more than they can chew
The second largest mortgage lender raises fixed home loan rates for terms three years and longer, responding to recent wholesale rate rises
2nd Sep 21, 9:29am
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The second largest mortgage lender raises fixed home loan rates for terms three years and longer, responding to recent wholesale rate rises
The continued surge in mortgage borrowing has seen the country grow its mortgage debt by over 12% in the past year
31st Aug 21, 3:48pm
The continued surge in mortgage borrowing has seen the country grow its mortgage debt by over 12% in the past year
Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show $8.8 billion of mortgages were advanced last month, easily a record for a July; $100 billon borrowed in last 12 months
25th Aug 21, 3:27pm
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Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show $8.8 billion of mortgages were advanced last month, easily a record for a July; $100 billon borrowed in last 12 months
Caught out by the rapid changes wrought by the sudden onset of delta covid, ANZ has back-tracked some of its home loan rate rises pushed through a week ago just before the RBNZ MPS
24th Aug 21, 6:53pm
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Caught out by the rapid changes wrought by the sudden onset of delta covid, ANZ has back-tracked some of its home loan rate rises pushed through a week ago just before the RBNZ MPS