Why there's no need to increase the official cash rate
One major bank’s forecasters have predicted that the Reserve Bank will raise their current 5.5% official cash rate to 6.0% in the ...
Reserve Bank still strongly opposed to big reductions in interest rates
The Reserve Bank still appears to remain staunchly opposed to any sizable reductions in mortgage interest rates. That said, it is ...
Inflation still too high for monetary policy to ease
Even though the December inflation numbers came out lower than expected, at 4.7% it is still too far way from the 1% - 3% target r...
More rate cuts - an update
Westpac and BNZ have joined the rate war this week, dropping their one-year term to 3.09%. This seems to be the new norm.
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.
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.