BNZ has separated itself from the main pack with a new lower two year fixed home loan rate.
It has launched a 3.54% rate, -5 bps below all its main rivals for this tenor.
Their residential investor rate is also trimmed, now to 3.79%.
Only HSBC Premier (3.35%) and China Construction Bank (3.19%) have lower two year fixed offers.
This new rate is also lower than the 3.55% one year fixed rate on offer from Kiwibank. So among all banks except the two just mentioned, this is the lwoest rate in the market at this time.
This change comes after sharp rises in wholesale rates at the end of last week. Two year swap rates edged up to 1.02% and capping a +12 bps rise on the past ten days. Overnight uncertainty in the oil markets may interupt the new trend.
Here is the full snapshot of the advertised fixed-term rates on offer from the key retail banks.
|Fixed, below 80% LVR||6 mths||1 yr||18 mth||2 yrs||3 yrs||4 yrs||5 yrs|
|as at September 16, 2019||%||%||%||%||%||%||%|
|China Construction Bank||4.70||3.19||3.19||3.19||4.95||4.95|
In addition to the above table, BNZ has a unique fixed seven year rate of 5.70%.