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As the real estate selling season tails off, two banks trim a key home loan rate just before the RBNZ does its review, and markets turn sceptical rate cuts are imminent
8th Apr 24, 9:08am
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As the real estate selling season tails off, two banks trim a key home loan rate just before the RBNZ does its review, and markets turn sceptical rate cuts are imminent
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Even though they are small and not market-leading, ASB has made a third set of home loan rate reductions to ensure it remains competitive with its main home loan rivals. And it has cut TD rates too
11th Mar 24, 8:32am
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Even though they are small and not market-leading, ASB has made a third set of home loan rate reductions to ensure it remains competitive with its main home loan rivals. And it has cut TD rates too
Despite another bank trimming home loan rates, the range of rates among all banks is narrowing for the most competitive terms. BNZ matches its latest cut with term deposit reductions
6th Mar 24, 8:58am
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Despite another bank trimming home loan rates, the range of rates among all banks is narrowing for the most competitive terms. BNZ matches its latest cut with term deposit reductions
Gareth Vaughan on ANZ NZ's erroneous OCR call, a $30t gamble that changed the world, tackling surcharging & more
5th Mar 24, 10:06am
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Gareth Vaughan on ANZ NZ's erroneous OCR call, a $30t gamble that changed the world, tackling surcharging & more
It looks like this is moving week for both home loan and term deposit rates, following the RBNZ MPS. ANZ the next to cut retail rates although the changes are not major
4th Mar 24, 8:46am
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It looks like this is moving week for both home loan and term deposit rates, following the RBNZ MPS. ANZ the next to cut retail rates although the changes are not major
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Soon after its 18 month mortgage rate cut last week, ASB trims its one and two year home loan rates. And tweaks up its 6 month term deposit rate slightly
4th Mar 24, 8:02am
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Soon after its 18 month mortgage rate cut last week, ASB trims its one and two year home loan rates. And tweaks up its 6 month term deposit rate slightly
ASB cuts 18 month fixed home loan rate by 26 basis points, ahead of the Reserve Bank's OCR decision, and in the face of a stuttering real estate market
27th Feb 24, 7:56am
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ASB cuts 18 month fixed home loan rate by 26 basis points, ahead of the Reserve Bank's OCR decision, and in the face of a stuttering real estate market
The term deposit rate benefit from a challenger bank just got a sharp boost from a new offer from SBS Bank, part of a recent set of fundraising offers
24th Feb 24, 9:35am
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The term deposit rate benefit from a challenger bank just got a sharp boost from a new offer from SBS Bank, part of a recent set of fundraising offers
Another major bank tweaks its mortgage rate card lower as doubts spread about an OCR hike next week. Competition is rising as the real estate market hasn't really fired yet in its crucial selling season
22nd Feb 24, 8:06am
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Another major bank tweaks its mortgage rate card lower as doubts spread about an OCR hike next week. Competition is rising as the real estate market hasn't really fired yet in its crucial selling season
With some economists expecting a higher OCR soon, and financial markets responding with higher wholesale rates, savers might be expecting higher term deposit offers as one consequence
12th Feb 24, 11:08am
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With some economists expecting a higher OCR soon, and financial markets responding with higher wholesale rates, savers might be expecting higher term deposit offers as one consequence
The Red Bank becomes the first major to break out of the tight range of mortgage rates being offered by the majors, cutting both fixed home loan rates modestly (and term deposit rates by more) even as wholesale rates rise
9th Feb 24, 6:04am
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The Red Bank becomes the first major to break out of the tight range of mortgage rates being offered by the majors, cutting both fixed home loan rates modestly (and term deposit rates by more) even as wholesale rates rise
Heartland Bank slices its fixed home loan rates with big cuts to all terms, opening up a big differences to main bank rates
8th Feb 24, 8:46am
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Heartland Bank slices its fixed home loan rates with big cuts to all terms, opening up a big differences to main bank rates
ASB moves both home loan and term deposit rates lower but only for the less popular longer terms. Still, they can claim a competitive three year home loan rate. But they can't claim unique term deposit offers
25th Jan 24, 9:48am
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ASB moves both home loan and term deposit rates lower but only for the less popular longer terms. Still, they can claim a competitive three year home loan rate. But they can't claim unique term deposit offers
The next bank to trim home loan rates is Westpac. Their adjustments take them into line with their main rivals. But they did make a +10 bps rise to their six month term deposit rate to a somewhat unique level
18th Jan 24, 6:17pm
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The next bank to trim home loan rates is Westpac. Their adjustments take them into line with their main rivals. But they did make a +10 bps rise to their six month term deposit rate to a somewhat unique level
Both Kiwibank and TSB trim home loan rates to match the big Aussie banks. They also reduce some longer term deposit rates
15th Jan 24, 9:47am
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Both Kiwibank and TSB trim home loan rates to match the big Aussie banks. They also reduce some longer term deposit rates
The Co-operative Bank becomes the first mover on home loan and term deposit rates in 2024, even if most of its changes mirror those made by the majors at the end of last year
10th Jan 24, 2:49pm
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The Co-operative Bank becomes the first mover on home loan and term deposit rates in 2024, even if most of its changes mirror those made by the majors at the end of last year
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BNZ responds to the end of year thin slice to some carded fixed home loan rates by ANZ, making some of its own. But BNZ did not trim its term deposit offers as ANZ did
21st Dec 23, 9:12am
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BNZ responds to the end of year thin slice to some carded fixed home loan rates by ANZ, making some of its own. But BNZ did not trim its term deposit offers as ANZ did
In a pre-Christmas move, our largest bank trims some key mortgage rates, and some not-so-key term deposit offers. Given where wholesale rates have been trending, this may be the start of a move down across the board
19th Dec 23, 5:55pm
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In a pre-Christmas move, our largest bank trims some key mortgage rates, and some not-so-key term deposit offers. Given where wholesale rates have been trending, this may be the start of a move down across the board
Wholesale interest rates drop sharply after Statistics NZ reports soft economic data and the US Federal Reserve signals it could cut interest rates soon
15th Dec 23, 12:25pm
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Wholesale interest rates drop sharply after Statistics NZ reports soft economic data and the US Federal Reserve signals it could cut interest rates soon
Looking at wholesale interest rates, there are signs that we may be at 'peak rate' about now. Savers should watch for signs that lower rate offers may be imminent. Borrowers may get some relief in early 2024
18th Nov 23, 9:46am
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Looking at wholesale interest rates, there are signs that we may be at 'peak rate' about now. Savers should watch for signs that lower rate offers may be imminent. Borrowers may get some relief in early 2024
Market expectations of Official Cash Rate settings leaning towards cuts after the increase in unemployment this week
2nd Nov 23, 2:11pm
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Market expectations of Official Cash Rate settings leaning towards cuts after the increase in unemployment this week
Even though rates are now at fifteen year highs, home loan borrowers should be anticipating further fixed rate rises, and quite soon for the next shift up
24th Sep 23, 12:00pm
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Even though rates are now at fifteen year highs, home loan borrowers should be anticipating further fixed rate rises, and quite soon for the next shift up
Squirrel's David Cunningham explains how interest rates are set and how banks have been able to boost their margins by about 20%
7th Sep 23, 2:14pm
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Squirrel's David Cunningham explains how interest rates are set and how banks have been able to boost their margins by about 20%
BNZ raises its floating mortgage rate in an out-of-cycle shift, as wholesale rates track marginally higher even though the RBNZ hasn't shifted the OCR
2nd Aug 23, 10:25am
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BNZ raises its floating mortgage rate in an out-of-cycle shift, as wholesale rates track marginally higher even though the RBNZ hasn't shifted the OCR
As with mortgage rates, short-term deposit rates are higher than five-year deposit rates for the first time since the Global Financial Crisis
27th Jul 23, 12:32pm
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As with mortgage rates, short-term deposit rates are higher than five-year deposit rates for the first time since the Global Financial Crisis