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21 February 2024

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 ...

07 February 2024

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 ...

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29 January 2024

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...

24 March 2020

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.

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05 March 2020

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.

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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. Here's how, and what the pros and cons are.

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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.

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