Results: Mortgage Rates
How the OCR could double monthly mortgage interest payments
If the official cash rate gets raised from 0.25% to 2.25%, we can anticipate that the one-year fixed rate to go from the current 2...
Rising global inflation risks
History tells us that ahead of the 2008-09 Global Financial Crisis we economists under-predicted how high interest rates would nee...
How stronger employment could impact interest rates next year
Unlike overseas central banks, ours has never placed a timeline on its low interest rate policy, instead making any rate change conditional on the achievement of its key targets. Let's explore what those targets are and where they're at.
Two triggers for rate rises
At some stage banks will raise their fixed lending rates to avoid locking in lending at low margins for a number of years. There are two potential triggers for these rate rises, according to Economist Tony Alexander
Fixed rate rises delayed for now
A couple of weeks ago, discussions centred around increases in bank borrowing costs and rapidly decreasing margins on fixed rate mortgage lending. The chances of that have now decreased, but rate rises are still on the cards before the middle of the year.
New borrowers will pay more
If borrowers are approaching taking on a new mortgage with a view (conscious or not) that rates tend to fall over time and debt management is made easy, they had best think again.