Macroprudential tools

13 Feb 19, 4:47pm
RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr says central bank has 'historically low level' of house price inflation projected; says investor perceptions 'are being tested at the moment'
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13 Feb 19, 2:08pm
Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75%; No change to rates seen before 2021; Next move 'up or down'
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13 Feb 19, 8:50am
Influential RBNZ Survey of expectations shows significant change in view of house prices this year - with the average pick now for gains of less than 2%
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11 Feb 19, 9:20am
Westpac economists change their call and now see no OCR change before 2022, with the 'balance of risks' for rates going up or down evenly balanced
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7 Feb 19, 5:00am
The Reserve Bank's first major set piece of the year will be all-change as the central bank prepares for the imminent introduction of a formal committee-based interest rate setting structure
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6 Dec 18, 10:11am
David Hargreaves wonders whether perhaps we really can achieve a subdued, but not falling, house market - 'neither too hot, nor too cold'
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2 Dec 18, 7:02am
David Hargreaves looks at some of the past impacts of the RBNZ's 'LVR speed limit' home loan restrictions and ponders how the latest changes to the LVRs might affect the housing landscape
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28 Nov 18, 3:12pm
David Hargreaves admits to reservations about the Reserve Bank move to lift the 'speed limit' for high loan to value house lending - and particularly the move to free up some of the shackles on investors
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28 Nov 18, 9:08am
The Reserve Bank is loosening the 'speed limits' on high loan to value ratio lending and says further relaxation of the rules is likely in future
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26 Nov 18, 1:48pm
Kiwibank economists think the LVR 'speed limit' will be raised to 20% of new bank lending this week - but would like to see it at 25%; say the 'temporary' LVRs are set to be with us for good
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20 Nov 18, 11:02am
ANZ economists see continued strength in the regional housing markets with further 'catch-up' on Auckland prices
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14 Nov 18, 11:45am
Kiwibank economists say latest house sales figures show a 'well behaved' market and so there is 'every possibility' of the RBNZ further relaxing lending limits
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13 Nov 18, 7:50am
David Hargreaves says the new wave of competition between banks for mortgage business may prove to be short lived but it should certainly provide some life for the housing market leading up to Christmas
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8 Nov 18, 9:05am
Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75%; still sees upside and downside risks
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7 Nov 18, 3:29pm
Influential RBNZ Survey of expectations shows sharp rise in inflation expected over next year, but more subdued in two years' time; house price expectations have moved up a little
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6 Nov 18, 11:51am
Westpac NZ's David McLean is seeing increased competition between the banks as the spring housing market springs to life
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30 Oct 18, 11:34am
ANZ economists believe the RBNZ will further relax the mortgage lending restrictions next month, though not by much; they see a 'neutral level' of low deposit loans being about 15%-20% of banks' lending
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11 Oct 18, 1:47pm
There's some expectation the Reserve Bank might loosen mortgage lending restrictions next month - but the 'evidence' either supportive or against such a move is is not definitive
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24 Sep 18, 3:29pm
Despite last week's surprisingly strong GDP figures, economists believe the Reserve Bank will stick to its 'dovish' view that the next move in interest rates could be down when it reviews the Official Cash Rate on Thursday
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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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