Two triggers for rate rises
At some stage banks will raise their fixed lending rates to avoid locking in lending at low margins for a number of years. There a...
New borrowers will pay more
If borrowers are approaching taking on a new mortgage with a view (conscious or not) that rates tend to fall over time and debt ma...
Does a mortgage holiday affect your credit score?
During the lockdown, many New Zealanders financially affected by Covid-19 have been taking up the banks' offers of going on a mortgage holiday (also referred to as a repayment deferral).
Managing your mortgage through the COVID-19 crisis
Squirrel's CEO John Bolton shared some practical advice for homeowners, and how to keep up with mortgage repayments when hit by financial hardship, in a time like this.
How parents can help their children buy a home
Many first-home buyers receive help from their parents to purchase their first property and there are a few ways this can be done. Here's how, and what the pros and cons are.
Debt and borrowing power: Key things to know
Does existing debt affect borrowing power? The short answer is yes, typically. The long answer is it can depend on the type of debt, as well as the size of your deposit.