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30 Nov 17, 3:21pm
The rate of growth in mortgage borrowing is continuing to slow markedly - but consumer borrowing growth has hit a 12-year high
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29 Nov 17, 6:39am
Household debt to disposable income comes off its peak; Low interest rates keep debt servicing costs down
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9 Nov 17, 11:23am
RBNZ analysis suggests banks would struggle to close the recent gap between deposits and lending through increasing interest rates on deposits - suggests banks may need to curb lending
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24 Oct 17, 2:49pm
With no certainty of capital gains in the immediate future, recent buyers of investment properties may be forced to pay renewed attention to income versus outgoings
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18 Oct 17, 2:37pm
With no current Government and no permanent Reserve Bank Governor, there's potential for important decisions regarding housing to be left late
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4 Oct 17, 12:50pm
As the rate of mortgage borrowing growth continues to slow sharply, David Hargreaves ponders on what level of growth the RBNZ would be content with
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6 Sep 17, 4:12pm
Kiwis' debt continues to dwarf household disposable income, but courtesy of the low interest rates this debt is still being comfortably serviced
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31 Aug 17, 3:39pm
New RBNZ figures show the total amount of mortgage borrowing grew by the smallest amount in dollar terms for three years last month
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21 Aug 17, 11:26am
Westpac economists say there is no compelling case at the moment for the Reserve Bank to loosen the limits on high loan to value ratio lending
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16 Aug 17, 4:15pm
It's all very well talking about removing loan to value lending limits, but we need to hear what the Government would do if house prices started to rise quickly again
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14 Aug 17, 11:04am
David Hargreaves suggests the real estate industry is singling out the wrong target by urging exemptions from the RBNZ’s LVR rules for first home buyers
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31 Jul 17, 4:14pm
New RBNZ figures show mortgage borrowing growing at its slowest annual rate in well over a year; non-bank mortgage borrowing is starting to surge, however
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17 May 17, 3:15pm
David Hargreaves crunches some of the official numbers on mortgage interest rates
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6 Apr 17, 4:04pm
New RBNZ figures show over a quarter of the amount owed on mortgages in this country is for investment property, while over 40% of that money is on interest-only terms
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5 Apr 17, 3:46pm
New figures show the previously rapidly rising mortgage borrowing surge has been stemmed; Reserve Bank begins new series of monthly statistics
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8 Mar 17, 5:00pm
The Superannuation issue is just one example of a Government continually pushing problems out into the future for others to deal with
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6 Mar 17, 3:53pm
Kiwis' debt continues to dwarf household disposable income while household wealth is shrinking as a percentage of household income
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1 Mar 17, 12:04pm
New figures show slowest rate of borrowing growth in a year-and-a-half, while bank deposits shrank for the first time in three years
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31 Jan 17, 3:34pm
New figures show that household borrowing increased again at the end of last year following a couple of months of slower growth
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30 Nov 16, 3:34pm
New figures show a slowing in the growth rate of household borrowing, while deposits have picked up after falling away recently
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