Mortgage rates

16 Jan 19, 9:23am
Westpac economists challenge their ANZ counterparts, downplaying the effect higher proposed bank capital requirements will have on interest rates
19 Dec 18, 5:00am
First home buyers being squeezed between rising lower quartile housing prices & higher mortgage interest rates, putting a dampener on their home ownership hopes
13 Dec 18, 10:38am
As Shane Jones pushes for a bank levy to support regional NZ banking services, ACCC report says Aussie bank levy costs not being passed on to mortgage borrowers
6 Dec 18, 10:09am
Co-operative Bank CEO David Cunningham says sub-4% home loan rates unsustainable unless deposit rates fall about 50 basis points
21 Nov 18, 11:46am
Rising house prices have more than offset falling interest rates in 11 of 12 regions over the last six months - Home loan Affordability Reports
26 Oct 18, 11:04am
Falling interest rates, easing house prices and rising incomes have improved the lot of typical first home buyers in Auckland by nearly $90 a week since March 2017
26 Sep 18, 10:22am
Slightly lower prices, falling interest rates and slowly rising incomes are all helping to improve affordability for first home buyers - but not by much
8 Sep 18, 9:31am
David Chaston probes current bank margins to swap rates to check whether banks are using the latest falling interest rate environment to fatten their margins
6 Sep 18, 1:25pm
Brad Olsen of Infometrics argues there are clear reasons for the Reserve Bank to leave the Official Cash Rate unchanged over the next year
12 May 18, 9:22am
Housing mortgage rates are more likely to go down rather than up despite increased US dollar funding costs for New Zealand banks
27 Mar 18, 7:59am
Gareth Vaughan takes a look at the interest rate environment for borrowers after receiving a surprise offer from his bank
8 Feb 18, 12:10pm
Acting RBNZ Governor Grant Spencer isn't ruling out the possibility of an OCR cut, given the downside surprise of December's CPI data - he says the 'risks are two sided'
25 Oct 17, 10:27am
Kiwibank's economists probe whether the housing boom is turning to a bust or has just hit a temporary bump in the road
25 Aug 17, 9:51am
Fiscal policy looks key to whether the next Official Cash Rate move is down or up, Harbour Asset Management's Christian Hawkesby says; If OCR moves inside 12 months, it will be a cut; If RBNZ holds for a year, next move should be up
22 Aug 17, 1:01pm
Bill English doesn't want Winston Peters anywhere near NZ's monetary policy settings but can't rule him out becoming Finance Minister - says that's up to voters to decide
27 Jul 17, 11:42am
Beneficiaries and lower-income groups have been hit the hardest by typical cost rises over the past year as housing and other price increases make their mark
18 Jul 17, 10:55am
Flat prices in June quarter bring annual inflation rate back to 1.7% as cheaper petrol, domestic airfares offset rising rent, food and electricity prices
30 Jun 17, 9:21am
BNZ pushes OCR hike track from Q1 to mid-2018 with 'trepidation'; Says Governor change, election makes forecasting harder; Notes weak Q2 inflation guides, but maintains capacity pressure & growth mean tightening bias is needed
25 Jun 17, 8:36am
Sifting through the RBNZ tea-leaves: As banks encourage 2-year mortgage rates, borrowers may find they come off to a higher OCR, hiked earlier and potentially higher than expected, Alex Tarrant argues
22 Jun 17, 9:03am
Reserve Bank leaves OCR on hold at 1.75%; Keeps comment that monetary policy will remain accommodative for a considerable period


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