Results: Interest Rates

Industrial printing machine
30 July 2020

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...

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20 July 2020

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...

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03 July 2020

Tony Alexander: Banks yet to come to the party

The RBNZ recently removed loan-to-value ratio rules, but banks are yet to pass this on to home buyers. In fact, borrowers are havi...

17 June 2020

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.

22 May 2020

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.

20 May 2020

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?

05 May 2020

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?