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26th Aug 20, 3:19pm
Latest Reserve Bank monthly mortgage figures show that the post lockdown bounce back in activity continued at hot pace in July
Latest Reserve Bank monthly mortgage figures show that the post lockdown bounce back in activity continued at hot pace in July
26th Aug 20, 3:19pm
20th Aug 20, 9:04am
David Hargreaves tries to make sense of swirling and contradictory facts and figures around the current mortgage market
David Hargreaves tries to make sense of swirling and contradictory facts and figures around the current mortgage market
20th Aug 20, 9:04am
13th Aug 20, 3:43pm
Latest Reserve Bank figures on household debt to income ratios show that still more house buyers are borrowing more than five times their annual income
Latest Reserve Bank figures on household debt to income ratios show that still more house buyers are borrowing more than five times their annual income
13th Aug 20, 3:43pm
29th Jul 20, 1:52pm
David Hargreaves says the recent buyer trends in housing may just represent the way the market should look when freed from the distortions visited by the Reserve Bank's LVR rules
David Hargreaves says the recent buyer trends in housing may just represent the way the market should look when freed from the distortions visited by the Reserve Bank's LVR rules
29th Jul 20, 1:52pm
27th Jul 20, 11:22am
People borrowing to buy their first homes outstripped the amount of money borrowed by investors during the last month
People borrowing to buy their first homes outstripped the amount of money borrowed by investors during the last month
27th Jul 20, 11:22am
21st Jul 20, 2:05pm
David Hargreaves is pleased the Government has decided to hold aside most of its designated pandemic money till after the election
David Hargreaves is pleased the Government has decided to hold aside most of its designated pandemic money till after the election
21st Jul 20, 2:05pm
5th Jul 20, 6:02am
David Hargreaves says the willingness or otherwise of Kiwis to keep spending in coming months will be a key factor in how well our economy recovers
David Hargreaves says the willingness or otherwise of Kiwis to keep spending in coming months will be a key factor in how well our economy recovers
5th Jul 20, 6:02am
25th Jun 20, 3:33pm
Monthly mortgage borrowing shot up 57% in May compared with the lockdown month of April - but the figure of $4.3 bln advanced was still down by about a third compared with the same month a year ago
Monthly mortgage borrowing shot up 57% in May compared with the lockdown month of April - but the figure of $4.3 bln advanced was still down by about a third compared with the same month a year ago
25th Jun 20, 3:33pm
10th Jun 20, 7:50am
David Hargreaves says while it would be lovely to simply bin this year and move straight on to 2021, we may be able to somewhat salvage matters in the second half of 2020
David Hargreaves says while it would be lovely to simply bin this year and move straight on to 2021, we may be able to somewhat salvage matters in the second half of 2020
10th Jun 20, 7:50am
4th Jun 20, 11:57am
With a likely move to the near-normality of level 1 soon, crunch time is approaching for the economy, the jobs market and the housing market
With a likely move to the near-normality of level 1 soon, crunch time is approaching for the economy, the jobs market and the housing market
4th Jun 20, 11:57am
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27th May 20, 11:34am
Figures produced by the RBNZ suggest that house price falls in excess of 20% would start to produce large numbers of people in negative equity
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Figures produced by the RBNZ suggest that house price falls in excess of 20% would start to produce large numbers of people in negative equity
27th May 20, 11:34am
26th May 20, 3:30pm
Monthly mortgage borrowing more than halved in April compared with the previous month, according to new Reserve Bank figures
Monthly mortgage borrowing more than halved in April compared with the previous month, according to new Reserve Bank figures
26th May 20, 3:30pm
21st May 20, 11:25am
David Hargreaves says the next few months will be a big test for the banks - and how the banks react is likely to be long-remembered by the public
David Hargreaves says the next few months will be a big test for the banks - and how the banks react is likely to be long-remembered by the public
21st May 20, 11:25am
19th May 20, 1:58pm
David Hargreaves has a deeper dive through the Reserve Bank's latest figures on mortgage lending by debt-to-income ratio and finds that buyers across the spectrum have been stretching themselves further
David Hargreaves has a deeper dive through the Reserve Bank's latest figures on mortgage lending by debt-to-income ratio and finds that buyers across the spectrum have been stretching themselves further
19th May 20, 1:58pm
18th May 20, 3:50pm
New Reserve Bank figures show that household debt to income ratios continued to blow out right up till the lockdown - and first home buyers were in the frontline
New Reserve Bank figures show that household debt to income ratios continued to blow out right up till the lockdown - and first home buyers were in the frontline
18th May 20, 3:50pm
13th May 20, 5:21pm
The Reserve Bank has put forward three scenarios for how the economy might pan out depending on what level of pandemic containment measures will be required. None of the scenarios are rosy
The Reserve Bank has put forward three scenarios for how the economy might pan out depending on what level of pandemic containment measures will be required. None of the scenarios are rosy
13th May 20, 5:21pm
13th May 20, 3:11pm
Reserve Bank says it will be 'closely monitoring' movements in retail interest rates and bank margins; sees house prices falling 9% over the rest of this year
Reserve Bank says it will be 'closely monitoring' movements in retail interest rates and bank margins; sees house prices falling 9% over the rest of this year
13th May 20, 3:11pm
29th Apr 20, 3:37pm
New figures show the banks wrote out the biggest amount for mortgages in a March last month since 2016; first home buyers had a pre-lockdown surge
New figures show the banks wrote out the biggest amount for mortgages in a March last month since 2016; first home buyers had a pre-lockdown surge
29th Apr 20, 3:37pm
21st Apr 20, 7:12pm
RBNZ Deputy Governor: Saying goodbye to mortgage lending restrictions won't cause rapid credit growth - the bigger risk right now is banks being too conservative
RBNZ Deputy Governor: Saying goodbye to mortgage lending restrictions won't cause rapid credit growth - the bigger risk right now is banks being too conservative
21st Apr 20, 7:12pm
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21st Apr 20, 10:15am
Reserve Bank eyes removal of loan-to-value ratio mortgage restrictions in response to COVID-19 economic downturn for at least a year
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Reserve Bank eyes removal of loan-to-value ratio mortgage restrictions in response to COVID-19 economic downturn for at least a year
21st Apr 20, 10:15am
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