Results: Advice

Coins in a vice, sitting on a calculator
20 April 2020

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 mort...

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23 March 2020

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 fi...

Standalone house on flat landscaped section in New Zealand
04 March 2020

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....

17 February 2020

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.

14 January 2020

Deposits: How much you need to secure a home loan

A common question for buyers is “how much deposit do I need to secure a home loan?” Depending on who you speak to, you...

03 December 2019

Changes ahead for home buyers

From this Friday, home buyers who want to withdraw from a purchase the finance clause may be asked to provide evidence.

07 October 2019

Three things to consider when choosing your mortgage rate

We're entering a market where interest rates are the lowest they have ever been. The question most people are contemplating is: