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28th Jul 21, 12:35pm
David Hargreaves looks at the Reserve Bank's options ahead of next month's Monetary Policy Statement and whether the bank will do more to try to dampen the housing market
David Hargreaves looks at the Reserve Bank's options ahead of next month's Monetary Policy Statement and whether the bank will do more to try to dampen the housing market
28th Jul 21, 12:35pm
27th Jul 21, 2:23pm
David Hargreaves has a further crunch of the latest monthly mortgage figures and awards a chocolate fish to the investors for the biggest percentage increase in size of average mortgage this year
David Hargreaves has a further crunch of the latest monthly mortgage figures and awards a chocolate fish to the investors for the biggest percentage increase in size of average mortgage this year
27th Jul 21, 2:23pm
26th Jul 21, 3:34pm
Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show $8.5 billion of mortgages were advanced last month, which was easily a record for a June; over $50 billion of mortgages taken out in first six months of year
Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show $8.5 billion of mortgages were advanced last month, which was easily a record for a June; over $50 billion of mortgages taken out in first six months of year
26th Jul 21, 3:34pm
20th Jul 21, 10:58am
Supply issues facing builders have made the challenge to address the country's housing shortage that much harder, say Kiwibank economists; new supply now 'at risk'
Supply issues facing builders have made the challenge to address the country's housing shortage that much harder, say Kiwibank economists; new supply now 'at risk'
20th Jul 21, 10:58am
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16th Jul 21, 2:23pm
Kiwibank says it will cut a key fixed mortgage rate by -6 bps on Monday after others are raising theirs - but they will also raised their low floating rate by +35 bps
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Kiwibank says it will cut a key fixed mortgage rate by -6 bps on Monday after others are raising theirs - but they will also raised their low floating rate by +35 bps
16th Jul 21, 2:23pm
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16th Jul 21, 8:05am
New Zealand's largest home loan lender follows ASB with its own rate hike along with Westpac and BNZ, so the window for grabbing cycle-low fixed mortgage rates is closing fast
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New Zealand's largest home loan lender follows ASB with its own rate hike along with Westpac and BNZ, so the window for grabbing cycle-low fixed mortgage rates is closing fast
16th Jul 21, 8:05am
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14th Jul 21, 9:04am
The run of lower and lower mortgage rates may be ending with major ASB pushing through some chunky home loan rate hikes, along with some TD rate rises
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The run of lower and lower mortgage rates may be ending with major ASB pushing through some chunky home loan rate hikes, along with some TD rate rises
14th Jul 21, 9:04am
11th Jul 21, 6:01am
Kiwis now seem to be unloading some of the partly enforced savings they made last year - and that might not be helping an economy that's starting to overheat
Kiwis now seem to be unloading some of the partly enforced savings they made last year - and that might not be helping an economy that's starting to overheat
11th Jul 21, 6:01am
5th Jul 21, 4:00pm
Kiwibank economists say there's mounting pressure on mortgage rates to be 'adjusted higher', while they believe the likes of retailers will be more easily able to pass on price rises in the current environment
Kiwibank economists say there's mounting pressure on mortgage rates to be 'adjusted higher', while they believe the likes of retailers will be more easily able to pass on price rises in the current environment
5th Jul 21, 4:00pm
1st Jul 21, 10:59am
HSBC trims its one year home loan rate to just 2.09% even as wholesale swap rates start moving up at the short end. It raised all rates for two years and longer
HSBC trims its one year home loan rate to just 2.09% even as wholesale swap rates start moving up at the short end. It raised all rates for two years and longer
1st Jul 21, 10:59am
30th Jun 21, 3:41pm
The recent surge in mortgage borrowing has seen the country have the highest annual growth in outstanding mortgage money since February 2008; the recent strong growth in savings is starting to reverse
The recent surge in mortgage borrowing has seen the country have the highest annual growth in outstanding mortgage money since February 2008; the recent strong growth in savings is starting to reverse
30th Jun 21, 3:41pm
29th Jun 21, 1:53pm
ASB economists say even though debt burdens have increased, households should be able to tolerate reasonable increases in mortgage rates without budgets becoming unduly stressed
ASB economists say even though debt burdens have increased, households should be able to tolerate reasonable increases in mortgage rates without budgets becoming unduly stressed
29th Jun 21, 1:53pm
28th Jun 21, 12:22pm
Kiwis have poured over $40 billion worth of mortgage money into the stratospheric housing market so far this year
Kiwis have poured over $40 billion worth of mortgage money into the stratospheric housing market so far this year
28th Jun 21, 12:22pm
16th Jun 21, 1:42pm
The Coop Bank drops its fixed one year first-home buyer special by -10 bps to 1.99%. It has cut other short rates, but raised most longer fixed rates
The Coop Bank drops its fixed one year first-home buyer special by -10 bps to 1.99%. It has cut other short rates, but raised most longer fixed rates
16th Jun 21, 1:42pm
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14th Jun 21, 9:24am
ASB matches its rivals with a home loan rate cut and three increases for longer term rates, completing an adjustment that responds to rising longer term wholesale rates. A pause may settle in now
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ASB matches its rivals with a home loan rate cut and three increases for longer term rates, completing an adjustment that responds to rising longer term wholesale rates. A pause may settle in now
14th Jun 21, 9:24am
10th Jun 21, 9:43am
With BNZ's latest changes, that only leaves ASB yet to hike longer term fixed home loan rates as the mortgage rate curve shifts to its steepest in nine years
With BNZ's latest changes, that only leaves ASB yet to hike longer term fixed home loan rates as the mortgage rate curve shifts to its steepest in nine years
10th Jun 21, 9:43am
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9th Jun 21, 7:09pm
The nation's largest mortgage lender cuts two rates and raises three as a new round of home loan rate changes grips the housing market. The laggards will undoubtedly follow
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The nation's largest mortgage lender cuts two rates and raises three as a new round of home loan rate changes grips the housing market. The laggards will undoubtedly follow
9th Jun 21, 7:09pm
5th Jun 21, 9:02am
Another big bank raises longer fixed home loan rates. It might be a good time to reassess the term of your fixed rate mortgage commitment - but the decisions are not easy
Another big bank raises longer fixed home loan rates. It might be a good time to reassess the term of your fixed rate mortgage commitment - but the decisions are not easy
5th Jun 21, 9:02am
4th Jun 21, 1:20pm
Kiwibank cutting one-year home loan rate by 16 basis points to 2.19% in what bank touts as its lowest ever home loan rate
Kiwibank cutting one-year home loan rate by 16 basis points to 2.19% in what bank touts as its lowest ever home loan rate
4th Jun 21, 1:20pm
3rd Jun 21, 8:00am
A crunch of bank lending figures over the past 20 years shows an ever increasing share of bank-borrowed money is going into houses rather than businesses or agriculture
A crunch of bank lending figures over the past 20 years shows an ever increasing share of bank-borrowed money is going into houses rather than businesses or agriculture
3rd Jun 21, 8:00am
31st May 21, 3:46pm
The surge in mortgage borrowing in the second half of 2020 saw annual growth in the total amount of mortgages outstanding in New Zealand top 11% - the highest figure since March 2008
The surge in mortgage borrowing in the second half of 2020 saw annual growth in the total amount of mortgages outstanding in New Zealand top 11% - the highest figure since March 2008
31st May 21, 3:46pm
26th May 21, 3:26pm
April mortgage borrowing has slowed, but is still running at historically high levels; first home buyers have strongly increased their share of the borrowing, while investor figures are down
April mortgage borrowing has slowed, but is still running at historically high levels; first home buyers have strongly increased their share of the borrowing, while investor figures are down
26th May 21, 3:26pm
26th May 21, 8:00am
Grant Robertson considers RBNZ advice on new tools to potentially restrict mortgage lending; Jenée Tibshraeny doesn't see changes in the immediate future, but believes financial stability will take centre stage
Grant Robertson considers RBNZ advice on new tools to potentially restrict mortgage lending; Jenée Tibshraeny doesn't see changes in the immediate future, but believes financial stability will take centre stage
26th May 21, 8:00am
7th May 21, 9:30am
ANZ NZ CEO Antonia Watson says growth of housing lending as a percentage of the bank's overall lending isn't a problem, but she'd like to see more borrowing for business investment
ANZ NZ CEO Antonia Watson says growth of housing lending as a percentage of the bank's overall lending isn't a problem, but she'd like to see more borrowing for business investment
7th May 21, 9:30am
6th May 21, 10:00am
RBNZ to take stock of new housing-related policies before doing more to restrict mortgage lending; Robertson not yet convinced by RBNZ's pitch for debt-to-income tools
RBNZ to take stock of new housing-related policies before doing more to restrict mortgage lending; Robertson not yet convinced by RBNZ's pitch for debt-to-income tools
6th May 21, 10:00am

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