Results: Bank Policy

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05 December 2019

Capital Requirements to increase in 2020

Today the Reserve Bank of New Zealand announced their final decision to increase the capital requirement for banks.

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02 December 2019

Rumour mill: Will banks reduce their test interest rates?

There’s currently much speculation about whether banks will reduce their test interest rates in 2020. What would be the impact if ...

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27 November 2019

Will mortgage rates drop in 2020?

Mortgage rates remain at historic lows following the Reserve Bank’s decision to leave the official cash rate unchanged at 1.00% in...

22 November 2019

Guest post: Property and mortgage rate outlook for 2020

Squirrel's CEO John Bolton gives his latest property market insights, as well as a prediction of what mortgage rates will be doing next year.

15 November 2019

Kiwibank's surprise rate change

As of this Monday (18th November), Kiwibank are dropping their one-year rate to 3.39% and increasing to their two-year fixed rate to 3.55%.

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:

23 September 2019

Another rate cut from BNZ

After Westpac and ANZ lowering their 2-year rate to match BNZ's previous cut, it looks like BNZ have responded with yet another rival leading 2-year term.