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Aussie parents of NZ's major banks prepared to lend mortgage borrowers up to seven times gross income, which is more than UK, Canadian, Swedish and US banks will lend
14th Sep 21, 6:13pm
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Aussie parents of NZ's major banks prepared to lend mortgage borrowers up to seven times gross income, which is more than UK, Canadian, Swedish and US banks will lend
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
The Reserve Bank now believes house prices are likely to fall right through from 2022 to 2024; says current prices are unsustainable
18th Aug 21, 4:17pm
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The Reserve Bank now believes house prices are likely to fall right through from 2022 to 2024; says current prices are unsustainable
RBNZ survey of households finds expectations of higher house prices have actually increased, while mortgage holders are far less worried about meeting payments than renters
16th Aug 21, 11:01am
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RBNZ survey of households finds expectations of higher house prices have actually increased, while mortgage holders are far less worried about meeting payments than renters
As the Reserve Bank ponders the likely introduction next year of measures to limit high debt-to-income lending, latest figures show Kiwis - particularly first home buyers - are continuing to stretch themselves further and further to buy houses
12th Aug 21, 3:46pm
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As the Reserve Bank ponders the likely introduction next year of measures to limit high debt-to-income lending, latest figures show Kiwis - particularly first home buyers - are continuing to stretch themselves further and further to buy houses
David Hargreaves looks at some of the options in the long-running saga that has been the Reserve Bank's quest for a debt-to-income measure for the housing market
11th Aug 21, 12:11pm
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David Hargreaves looks at some of the options in the long-running saga that has been the Reserve Bank's quest for a debt-to-income measure for the housing market
Journalists have a yarn about immigration settings being in flux, who will feel the pinch of tighter mortgage lending restrictions, and next Wednesday's big interest rate decision
9th Aug 21, 1:21pm
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Journalists have a yarn about immigration settings being in flux, who will feel the pinch of tighter mortgage lending restrictions, and next Wednesday's big interest rate decision
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
Govt signs off on DTI measures, which will be implemented; RBNZ also to tighten LVR rules from October; RBNZ says it 'hasn't seen sufficient reduction in risky lending'
3rd Aug 21, 9:25am
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Govt signs off on DTI measures, which will be implemented; RBNZ also to tighten LVR rules from October; RBNZ says it 'hasn't seen sufficient reduction in risky lending'
David Hargreaves says some of the measures put in place to stymie the current hot housing market may prove to be a long-term drag on the market
24th Jun 21, 1:31pm
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David Hargreaves says some of the measures put in place to stymie the current hot housing market may prove to be a long-term drag on the market
David Hargreaves sifts through the array of remedies targeted at the runaway housing market and tries to assess how it is going so far
23rd Jun 21, 8:30am
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David Hargreaves sifts through the array of remedies targeted at the runaway housing market and tries to assess how it is going so far
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
The RBNZ finally gets conditional agreement from the Finance Minister for debt serviceability tools, but the initial one it's able to use is likely to be one pushed by the bank lobby group
17th Jun 21, 10:30am
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The RBNZ finally gets conditional agreement from the Finance Minister for debt serviceability tools, but the initial one it's able to use is likely to be one pushed by the bank lobby group
The Reserve Bank does seem set to get a debt-to-income ratio measure in its macro-prudential toolkit - but at a much higher level than it earlier contemplated
16th Jun 21, 12:34pm
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The Reserve Bank does seem set to get a debt-to-income ratio measure in its macro-prudential toolkit - but at a much higher level than it earlier contemplated
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
Grant Robertson considers RBNZ advice on new tools to potentially restrict mortgage lending; Jenée Tibshraeny doesn't see changes in the immediate future, but believes financial stability will take centre stage
26th May 21, 8:00am
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Grant Robertson considers RBNZ advice on new tools to potentially restrict mortgage lending; Jenée Tibshraeny doesn't see changes in the immediate future, but believes financial stability will take centre stage
If the current wave of inflationary pressures prove to be more than just a passing flurry, the Reserve Bank will be forced to raise interest rates. And rising mortgage payments will be a new thing for many mortgage holders
19th May 21, 12:35pm
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If the current wave of inflationary pressures prove to be more than just a passing flurry, the Reserve Bank will be forced to raise interest rates. And rising mortgage payments will be a new thing for many mortgage holders
Two-thirds of Auckland first home buyers in March borrowed at a DTI of over five - and their mortgage sizes averaged in excess of $750,000 each
18th May 21, 3:35pm
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Two-thirds of Auckland first home buyers in March borrowed at a DTI of over five - and their mortgage sizes averaged in excess of $750,000 each
As long as interest rates don't rise appreciably, our housing market should be fine. Probably. But inflation is the wild card. Potentially very wild
12th May 21, 1:48pm
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As long as interest rates don't rise appreciably, our housing market should be fine. Probably. But inflation is the wild card. Potentially very wild
According to the Reserve Bank it now takes over 220% of median disposable household income to fund a 20% deposit on a house
6th May 21, 12:16pm
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According to the Reserve Bank it now takes over 220% of median disposable household income to fund a 20% deposit on a house
RBNZ to take stock of new housing-related policies before doing more to restrict mortgage lending; Robertson not yet convinced by RBNZ's pitch for debt-to-income tools
6th May 21, 10:00am
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RBNZ to take stock of new housing-related policies before doing more to restrict mortgage lending; Robertson not yet convinced by RBNZ's pitch for debt-to-income tools
New figures from the RBNZ show that up to 71% of the money being borrowed each month recently by investors for houses has been done on high debt to income ratios
5th May 21, 7:21pm
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New figures from the RBNZ show that up to 71% of the money being borrowed each month recently by investors for houses has been done on high debt to income ratios
David Hargreaves says the alarming rise in high debt-to-income ratio borrowing highlights why the Reserve Bank should be allowed to implement across-the-board DTI limits without any exceptions
4th Apr 21, 6:31am
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David Hargreaves says the alarming rise in high debt-to-income ratio borrowing highlights why the Reserve Bank should be allowed to implement across-the-board DTI limits without any exceptions
Does the removal of interest deductibility for investors reduce the likelihood of the RBNZ further restricting bank lending? Quite possibly, Jenée Tibshraeny argues
2nd Apr 21, 7:01am
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Does the removal of interest deductibility for investors reduce the likelihood of the RBNZ further restricting bank lending? Quite possibly, Jenée Tibshraeny argues
Latest figures from the Reserve Bank confirm the massive surge in house prices toward the end of last year saw buyers stretch themselves much further financially
31st Mar 21, 3:44pm
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Latest figures from the Reserve Bank confirm the massive surge in house prices toward the end of last year saw buyers stretch themselves much further financially