This week brought more good news for borrowers, with some New Zealand banks recently cutting their mortgage servicing rates from between 0.5% to 0.8%. This means that actual servicing rates are now more aligned with […]
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After years of shifting conditions, property investors are dipping their toes in the market – especially the ‘mum and dad’ investors. In July, according to CoreLogic’s data, mortgaged investors accounted for 25% of all property […]
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Good news for first-home buyers: according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service, low interest rates (coupled with slowing price growth and average salary increases) have improved housing affordability across the country. To be […]
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For the time, the RBNZ has released debt-to-income (DTI) data for new mortgage applications, showing the total borrower debt compared to borrower income. While there was no indication as to what a high DTI may […]
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It has been an eventful week in New Zealand. In a surprise move, the Reserve Bank cut the Official Cash Rate down to just 1%. Forecasters were expecting a lesser .25 percent cut, but according […]
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In what has been described by economists as a ‘stunning move,’ this month the RBNZ chose to slash the Official Cash Rate (OCR) from 1.5% to just 1% – despite commentators predicting it would be […]
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