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Term Deposit Rates

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
Savers who value the Government-guaranteed Kiwi Bond offer should be aware that in a declining interest rate environment, these rates are vulnerable to being trimmed
16th Jan 24, 1:31pm
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Savers who value the Government-guaranteed Kiwi Bond offer should be aware that in a declining interest rate environment, these rates are vulnerable to being trimmed
New Zealand remains a better place to save than Australia via a term deposit, with our interest rates higher. But the advantages may ease back in 2024
27th Nov 23, 12:47pm
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New Zealand remains a better place to save than Australia via a term deposit, with our interest rates higher. But the advantages may ease back in 2024
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
Even though wholesale rates have turned down rather sharply in the past few days, BNZ has raised its one year TD offer above any other main bank
6th Nov 23, 9:26am
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Even though wholesale rates have turned down rather sharply in the past few days, BNZ has raised its one year TD offer above any other main bank
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Many banks now offer 6.1% pa term deposit rates for any term between 6 & 36 months, but SBS Bank's new 6.7% one year special rate stands out
24th Oct 23, 10:39am
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Many banks now offer 6.1% pa term deposit rates for any term between 6 & 36 months, but SBS Bank's new 6.7% one year special rate stands out
Another main bank - Kiwibank - trumps the ASB 6% term deposit offer for a six month term, pushing it to 6.05%, a market-leading level from any bank
18th Oct 23, 2:15pm
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Another main bank - Kiwibank - trumps the ASB 6% term deposit offer for a six month term, pushing it to 6.05%, a market-leading level from any bank
A main bank moves the 6% term deposit rate offer to a six month term, and raises its three year offer to a market-leading 6.10%
12th Oct 23, 9:24am
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A main bank moves the 6% term deposit rate offer to a six month term, and raises its three year offer to a market-leading 6.10%
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Westpac's 6% nine month TD rate shifts a main bank into the heart of where savers want to commit for term savings, and close to where challenger banks have already gone
25th Sep 23, 8:03am
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Westpac's 6% nine month TD rate shifts a main bank into the heart of where savers want to commit for term savings, and close to where challenger banks have already gone
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
Another main bank, ASB, now offers 6% for term deposits of 1-year, joining Kiwibank. ASB also becomes first bank to raise key 2-year home loan rate above 7%
4th Sep 23, 9:51am
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Another main bank, ASB, now offers 6% for term deposits of 1-year, joining Kiwibank. ASB also becomes first bank to raise key 2-year home loan rate above 7%
Six percent term deposit offers are more common now with 11 banks offering them. But Kiwibank is the first main bank offering 6% for a 1 year commitment. Some savers can enhance those returns by using PIEs
31st Aug 23, 2:21pm
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Six percent term deposit offers are more common now with 11 banks offering them. But Kiwibank is the first main bank offering 6% for a 1 year commitment. Some savers can enhance those returns by using PIEs
A major bank offers 6% for a term deposit, as ANZ raises some key rates and adopts that rate for an 18-month term
22nd Aug 23, 7:04pm
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A major bank offers 6% for a term deposit, as ANZ raises some key rates and adopts that rate for an 18-month term
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Higher interest rate offers are motivating savers into term deposits at a faster rate. And the trend may speed up if the big banks crack the 6% mark
27th Jul 23, 1:48pm
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Higher interest rate offers are motivating savers into term deposits at a faster rate. And the trend may speed up if the big banks crack the 6% mark
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
SBS Bank pushes its one year term deposit rate offer to a 15 year high of 6.5% and well above every other bank. We are moving into an unfamiliar zone where some TD offers are higher than inflation
14th Jul 23, 4:30pm
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SBS Bank pushes its one year term deposit rate offer to a 15 year high of 6.5% and well above every other bank. We are moving into an unfamiliar zone where some TD offers are higher than inflation
The red bank raises rates for both borrowers and savers, following ASB, passing on the RBNZ policy rate increase
25th May 23, 4:00pm
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The red bank raises rates for both borrowers and savers, following ASB, passing on the RBNZ policy rate increase
Three banks now offer 6% for a one year term deposit. That is the current peak offer point. However it isn't clear that the majors will follow
12th May 23, 5:01am
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Three banks now offer 6% for a one year term deposit. That is the current peak offer point. However it isn't clear that the majors will follow
Term deposit rate increases are starting to filter through although they are limp new offers with banks falling further behind the OCR policy signals
14th Apr 23, 12:50pm
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Term deposit rate increases are starting to filter through although they are limp new offers with banks falling further behind the OCR policy signals
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NZ's largest bank raises fixed and floating home loan rates, savings account rates, and term deposit rates in a broad response to the recent RBNZ OCR rises
12th Apr 23, 4:34pm
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NZ's largest bank raises fixed and floating home loan rates, savings account rates, and term deposit rates in a broad response to the recent RBNZ OCR rises
Bank term deposit rate offers have shrunk from the start of 2022 in relation to the OCR and the latest increases don't restore those premiums
16th Mar 23, 12:17pm
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Bank term deposit rate offers have shrunk from the start of 2022 in relation to the OCR and the latest increases don't restore those premiums
Days have passed since the last +50 bps RBNZ rate hike, but no banks have changed retail rates yet, for either home loans or term deposits. And this is despite Adrian Orr calling out the banks over low rates for savers
25th Feb 23, 9:04am
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Days have passed since the last +50 bps RBNZ rate hike, but no banks have changed retail rates yet, for either home loans or term deposits. And this is despite Adrian Orr calling out the banks over low rates for savers
SBS Bank has launched a 6% rate offer for a 12 month term deposit, the highest rate offer from any bank in 14 years
23rd Jan 23, 3:57pm
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SBS Bank has launched a 6% rate offer for a 12 month term deposit, the highest rate offer from any bank in 14 years
We are not there yet, but Govt guaranteed bank accounts are closer - and the pricing for that protection is inching into retail deposit interest rates. We don't notice as rates shift higher. But there are ways to get a sense of what is happening
10th Jan 23, 11:30am
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We are not there yet, but Govt guaranteed bank accounts are closer - and the pricing for that protection is inching into retail deposit interest rates. We don't notice as rates shift higher. But there are ways to get a sense of what is happening
For the first time in years savers might see term deposit interest rates rising towards the inflation rate in 2023 as economic forces shift in their favour
16th Dec 22, 1:39pm
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For the first time in years savers might see term deposit interest rates rising towards the inflation rate in 2023 as economic forces shift in their favour