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3rd Aug 21, 2:40pm
The Reserve Bank's announcement of new more punitive measures against the housing market takes some pressure off it to be the first cab off the rank in terms of hiking interest rates
The Reserve Bank's announcement of new more punitive measures against the housing market takes some pressure off it to be the first cab off the rank in terms of hiking interest rates
3rd Aug 21, 2:40pm
3rd Aug 21, 9:25am
Govt signs off on DTI measures, which will be implemented; RBNZ also to tighten LVR rules from October; RBNZ says it 'hasn't seen sufficient reduction in risky lending'
Govt signs off on DTI measures, which will be implemented; RBNZ also to tighten LVR rules from October; RBNZ says it 'hasn't seen sufficient reduction in risky lending'
3rd Aug 21, 9:25am
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
27th Jul 21, 10:30am
Interest charged on home loans fell to a low in the June quarter but will start rising along with mortgage rates
Interest charged on home loans fell to a low in the June quarter but will start rising along with mortgage rates
27th Jul 21, 10:30am
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
22nd Jul 21, 3:07pm
The expected time lag between when New Zealand begins hiking official interest rates and when Australia does is set to be the longest lag in over 20 years, ANZ economists say
The expected time lag between when New Zealand begins hiking official interest rates and when Australia does is set to be the longest lag in over 20 years, ANZ economists say
22nd Jul 21, 3:07pm
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20th Jul 21, 2:09pm
BNZ economists raise the possibility that the Reserve Bank might hike the Official Cash Rate by half a percentage point in one go - something that last happened over 21 years ago
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BNZ economists raise the possibility that the Reserve Bank might hike the Official Cash Rate by half a percentage point in one go - something that last happened over 21 years ago
20th Jul 21, 2:09pm
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
18th Jul 21, 6:01am
David Hargreaves has for some time been fretting over our 30% house price inflation bender. The events of the past week have not made him feel any better
David Hargreaves has for some time been fretting over our 30% house price inflation bender. The events of the past week have not made him feel any better
18th Jul 21, 6:01am
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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
14th Jul 21, 4:08pm
The Reserve Bank has swapped its dove clothes for hawkish attire - while we will all now be watching economic data like hawks over the next few weeks to see if the RBNZ is likely to kick off Official Cash Rate hikes as soon as August
The Reserve Bank has swapped its dove clothes for hawkish attire - while we will all now be watching economic data like hawks over the next few weeks to see if the RBNZ is likely to kick off Official Cash Rate hikes as soon as August
14th Jul 21, 4:08pm
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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
12th Jul 21, 12:21pm
Experts on NZIER's 'Shadow Board' are looking for signals from the Reserve Bank about ending its bond buying programme - as well as when interest rates may be raised
Experts on NZIER's 'Shadow Board' are looking for signals from the Reserve Bank about ending its bond buying programme - as well as when interest rates may be raised
12th Jul 21, 12:21pm
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, 5:23pm
TSB lending more money in Auckland than Taranaki as annual profit and housing lending surges. Bank sells its Harmoney loan portfolio
TSB lending more money in Auckland than Taranaki as annual profit and housing lending surges. Bank sells its Harmoney loan portfolio
30th Jun 21, 5:23pm
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, 3:28pm
ANZ economists say the economy is running so hot the Reserve Bank's 'path of least regret' is morphing into tightening monetary policy sooner 'to head off excesses'
ANZ economists say the economy is running so hot the Reserve Bank's 'path of least regret' is morphing into tightening monetary policy sooner 'to head off excesses'
28th Jun 21, 3:28pm
28th Jun 21, 2:41pm
Credit bureau Centrix says New Zealand's combined 'credit limit' equates to $59,808 debt for every man, woman and child in the country
Credit bureau Centrix says New Zealand's combined 'credit limit' equates to $59,808 debt for every man, woman and child in the country
28th Jun 21, 2:41pm
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
24th Jun 21, 1:31pm
David Hargreaves says some of the measures put in place to stymie the current hot housing market may prove to be a long-term drag on the market
David Hargreaves says some of the measures put in place to stymie the current hot housing market may prove to be a long-term drag on the market
24th Jun 21, 1:31pm

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