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David Hargreaves examines the Reserve Bank's view of where house prices need to be and concludes that for many people, houses will never be 'affordable' again
10th May 22, 2:24pm
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David Hargreaves examines the Reserve Bank's view of where house prices need to be and concludes that for many people, houses will never be 'affordable' again
Reserve Bank says house prices will become sustainable if the 10% price drop it's forecasting over the next two years occurs
5th May 22, 11:37am
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Reserve Bank says house prices will become sustainable if the 10% price drop it's forecasting over the next two years occurs
Latest Reserve Bank Financial Stability Report says house prices have been declining since November but still remain above sustainable levels
4th May 22, 9:20am
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Latest Reserve Bank Financial Stability Report says house prices have been declining since November but still remain above sustainable levels
Reserve Bank Deputy Governor confirms LVRs will remain in place if new restrictions are applied to mortgage lending; Says the RBNZ will start publishing macroprudential policy projections
28th Apr 22, 11:11am
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Reserve Bank Deputy Governor confirms LVRs will remain in place if new restrictions are applied to mortgage lending; Says the RBNZ will start publishing macroprudential policy projections
A closer look at how the interest rates banks use to stress test mortgage applicants are due to rise, and possibly be set by the Reserve Bank
25th Apr 22, 8:30am
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A closer look at how the interest rates banks use to stress test mortgage applicants are due to rise, and possibly be set by the Reserve Bank
How parents who help their kids buy houses might get stung (a little less than before) under the bright-line test
6th Mar 22, 6:00am
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How parents who help their kids buy houses might get stung (a little less than before) under the bright-line test
Reserve Bank says 25 basis points OCR hike will see average mortgage holder pay an extra $825 a year
25th Feb 22, 5:00am
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Reserve Bank says 25 basis points OCR hike will see average mortgage holder pay an extra $825 a year
Treasury 'meaningfully' revamps house price forecast methodology, putting more weight on the impact of interest rates
16th Feb 22, 4:31pm
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Treasury 'meaningfully' revamps house price forecast methodology, putting more weight on the impact of interest rates
OECD recommends Govt scraps FHB KiwiSaver withdrawals and other policies targeted at FHBs, and focuses on increasing housing supply
1st Feb 22, 2:39pm
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OECD recommends Govt scraps FHB KiwiSaver withdrawals and other policies targeted at FHBs, and focuses on increasing housing supply
Mortgage lending growth slows, but first-home buyers manage to cobble together deposits big enough for them to remain key players in the market
31st Jan 22, 6:03pm
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Mortgage lending growth slows, but first-home buyers manage to cobble together deposits big enough for them to remain key players in the market
Financial consultant Geof Mortlock calls for independent reviews of the CCCFA and LVR changes that are tightening credit conditions
30th Jan 22, 6:00am
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Financial consultant Geof Mortlock calls for independent reviews of the CCCFA and LVR changes that are tightening credit conditions
We look back on our interesting trek through 2021, reveal our most popular articles, and assess how readers engaged with our broad content
23rd Dec 21, 9:45am
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We look back on our interesting trek through 2021, reveal our most popular articles, and assess how readers engaged with our broad content
Reserve Bank wary of households' sensitivity to interest rate changes in a tightening environment
25th Nov 21, 7:37am
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Reserve Bank wary of households' sensitivity to interest rate changes in a tightening environment
Treasury's 'surprising' finding: While house price growth widens the gap between owners and nonowners, it decreases inequality overall
17th Nov 21, 3:09pm
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Treasury's 'surprising' finding: While house price growth widens the gap between owners and nonowners, it decreases inequality overall
Geoff Bascand: LVRs could be loosened if mortgage debt serviceability restrictions are introduced; a change in bank capital risk weightings won't encourage more business lending
5th Nov 21, 9:00am
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Geoff Bascand: LVRs could be loosened if mortgage debt serviceability restrictions are introduced; a change in bank capital risk weightings won't encourage more business lending
Reserve Bank mindful of the impact 'faster than expected' interest rate rises might have on asset valuations
3rd Nov 21, 10:42am
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Reserve Bank mindful of the impact 'faster than expected' interest rate rises might have on asset valuations
Kiwibank unveils how much of its mortgage book is exposed to coastal flood risk, ahead of regulation around climate risk reporting and pricing ramping up
3rd Nov 21, 8:15am
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Kiwibank unveils how much of its mortgage book is exposed to coastal flood risk, ahead of regulation around climate risk reporting and pricing ramping up
Adrian Orr affirms the RBNZ's tightening bias while calling on financial institutions to use their balance sheets to support NZ's economic recovery
29th Oct 21, 9:58am
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Adrian Orr affirms the RBNZ's tightening bias while calling on financial institutions to use their balance sheets to support NZ's economic recovery
BNZ to restrict investors and owner-occupiers from getting mortgages worth more than six times their income; ASB already using debt-to-income restrictions
28th Oct 21, 3:30pm
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BNZ to restrict investors and owner-occupiers from getting mortgages worth more than six times their income; ASB already using debt-to-income restrictions
Treasury & RBNZ say the government will eventually have to consider raising taxes or cutting expenditure to prepare for the next crisis
17th Oct 21, 8:43am
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Treasury & RBNZ say the government will eventually have to consider raising taxes or cutting expenditure to prepare for the next crisis
Geoff Bascand says the health of business, household and bank balance sheets going into the pandemic played a very important role in the better than expected outcomes
14th Oct 21, 2:04pm
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Geoff Bascand says the health of business, household and bank balance sheets going into the pandemic played a very important role in the better than expected outcomes
Homeowners to receive twice as much cover from EQC in the event of a natural disaster, as the Government transfers a whole lot of risk from private insurers to the state
30th Sep 21, 5:00pm
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Homeowners to receive twice as much cover from EQC in the event of a natural disaster, as the Government transfers a whole lot of risk from private insurers to the state
Grant Robertson has walked a tightrope of compromise with new tax deductibility rules for landlords
29th Sep 21, 7:42am
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Grant Robertson has walked a tightrope of compromise with new tax deductibility rules for landlords
Fairness issues raised over Reserve Bank's decision to close the door on first-home buyers who don't have deposits of at least 20%
27th Sep 21, 5:26pm
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Fairness issues raised over Reserve Bank's decision to close the door on first-home buyers who don't have deposits of at least 20%
Start to new lending restrictions delayed by a month, but RBNZ expects banks to observe the 'spirit' of the new rules from now
23rd Sep 21, 10:28am
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Start to new lending restrictions delayed by a month, but RBNZ expects banks to observe the 'spirit' of the new rules from now