Results: Interest Rates
Tony Alexander: Printing money and negative interest rates
A few people in recent months have been asking whether the printing of money will propel higher inflation which will lead to inter...
Tony Alexander: 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...
Tony Alexander: A six-decade journey for NZ interest rates
About three-quarters of all residential properties in New Zealand have a mortgage over them, amounting to almost $300 billion. So, what happens with interest rates can have a big impact on the willingness and ability of most Kiwis to spend and save.
The rate drop we didn't see coming
It started with ANZ slashing their rates and now the other mainstream banks are jumping on the bandwagon, each with different approaches.
Can mortgage rates drop any further?
Since the country has settled into Alert Level Two, we're now starting to see retail banks lowering their interest rates. But are home loan borrowers getting the benefit of cheap wholesale rates?
The 1-year fixed rate reaches a new low
China Construction Bank has positioned themselves as the bank with the lowest 1-year fixed rate, with a cut down to 2.80%. They're now ahead of HSBC (2.95%) and Heartland Bank (2.89%). Will the big five be able to match it?