Mortgage rates

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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20 May 17, 9:48am
Mind the output gap: The Reserve Bank wants us to take note of its capacity pressure risk scenarios. Don't look away - inflation, wages and mortgage rates might rise earlier than expected
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8 May 17, 6:12pm
Govt has been concerned for 'some time' about risks from rising mortgage rates as house price boom stretched borrower serviceability limits, PM says; 'Borrowers go in with eyes open about risks; Fundamental issue is still supply'
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2 Mar 17, 4:10pm
Mortgage rates to keep rising as OCR remains on hold, NZIER says; House prices may not fall far as population growth boosts demand and supply struggles to keep pace
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23 Feb 17, 1:30pm
NZ house prices look set to fall 12% by 2020 as rates rise and population growth eases, Infometrics says
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22 Feb 17, 7:55am
People hopefully getting the message on housing, Finance Minister Joyce says; Notes interest rates set to rise, Auckland house prices high and starting to fall; Some demand measures but supply the big issue
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14 Feb 17, 11:07am
Building and Construction Minister Smith says getting better estimates of NZ housing shortage is tough without becoming Soviet-style economy
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1 Feb 17, 1:13pm
OCR able to be kept at 1.75% into 2018 following unemployment and wage figures, economists say
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16 Jan 17, 4:18pm
RBNZ given free pass to chill, as retail banks expected to continue to raise mortgage and deposit rates to close funding gap
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13 Jan 17, 3:45pm
Mortgage rates hikes and investor LVR restrictions won't be enough to stop Auckland house prices from growing in 2017, says the Property Institute
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28 Nov 16, 11:47am
Finance Minister says rise in long term interest rates since Trump's election sign of normalisation of rates and inflation; should signal to home buyers rates have bottomed out; also will help rebalance NZ$ lower
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10 Nov 16, 9:56am
BNZ, Westpac say they won't pass on 25 basis points RBNZ Official Cash Rate cut to borrowers, blaming rising funding costs
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10 Nov 16, 9:13am
RBNZ cuts OCR by 25 bps to record low 1.75%; forecasts OCR to be flat from here; but says may have to adjust policy again given international uncertainties
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