Results: Bank Policy
Why interest rates will remain low for a few years - Tony Alexander
Banks lend out about $280 billion to households for housing purchases. But they have funding from households exactly equal to $200...
Rate cuts are likely to be short term only
Margins are below average for terms of three years and longer. This tell us that unless there's a change in borrowing costs, anyon...
Breaking: Loan-to-value (LVR) rules are removed by the RBNZ
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) announced yesterday that the loan-to-value ratio (LVR) restrictions that they put in place ...
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.
FOMO in Auckland’s property market is real
The Auckland housing market seems to be waking from its slumber and it seems that buyers are eager to get in on the action as quickly as possible.
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.