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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
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
Questions raised over whether there's a case for the RBNZ to protect first-home buyers from themselves in the name of keeping the financial system as a whole stable
15th Sep 21, 4:15pm
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Questions raised over whether there's a case for the RBNZ to protect first-home buyers from themselves in the name of keeping the financial system as a whole stable
Gareth Vaughan hopes the Financial Markets Authority under its incoming CEO will stand up for the little guys, the ma and pa retail investors, and not be too tied up with the big end of town
15th Sep 21, 3:00pm
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Gareth Vaughan hopes the Financial Markets Authority under its incoming CEO will stand up for the little guys, the ma and pa retail investors, and not be too tied up with the big end of town
Government to enable Auckland building material manufacturers to resume work in lockdown to ease supply pressures
7th Sep 21, 2:58pm
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Government to enable Auckland building material manufacturers to resume work in lockdown to ease supply pressures
RBNZ admits first-home buyers are the target of its proposal to tighten LVR restrictions, as it's worried high house prices are seeing them bite off more than they can chew
3rd Sep 21, 7:10pm
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RBNZ admits first-home buyers are the target of its proposal to tighten LVR restrictions, as it's worried high house prices are seeing them bite off more than they can chew
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says he moved as quickly as was responsible to give the Reserve Bank new tools to restrict banks' mortgage lending
3rd Aug 21, 2:47pm
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson says he moved as quickly as was responsible to give the Reserve Bank new tools to restrict banks' mortgage lending
ANZ economists estimate it would take 37 years and low house price growth for the house price to income multiple to return to 2019 levels; They expect small rate hikes to go a long way towards cooling the economy
1st Aug 21, 6:01am
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ANZ economists estimate it would take 37 years and low house price growth for the house price to income multiple to return to 2019 levels; They expect small rate hikes to go a long way towards cooling the economy
Inflation targeting architect Arthur Grimes says RBNZ should target lower inflation and house prices, as the status quo has caused a 'wellbeing disaster'
20th Jul 21, 10:40am
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Inflation targeting architect Arthur Grimes says RBNZ should target lower inflation and house prices, as the status quo has caused a 'wellbeing disaster'
Brendon Harré says we need to transition from concrete and steel to wood for construction, and not only is that starting, the engineering basis for building commercial structures is already developed
18th Jul 21, 11:02am
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Brendon Harré says we need to transition from concrete and steel to wood for construction, and not only is that starting, the engineering basis for building commercial structures is already developed
ANZ eases deposit requirements for mortgages secured against small apartments, making it a little more competitive than the other banks
1st Jul 21, 2:48pm
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ANZ eases deposit requirements for mortgages secured against small apartments, making it a little more competitive than the other banks
Interest deductibility centre court, as the back and forth between the Government and Reserve Bank over mortgage lending restrictions plays out in the background
17th Jun 21, 3:45pm
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Interest deductibility centre court, as the back and forth between the Government and Reserve Bank over mortgage lending restrictions plays out in the background
Finance Minister agrees 'in-principle' to give RBNZ debt-to-income tools; Consensus yet to be reached on how the impact on first-home buyers would be minimised
16th Jun 21, 10:29am
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Finance Minister agrees 'in-principle' to give RBNZ debt-to-income tools; Consensus yet to be reached on how the impact on first-home buyers would be minimised