Soaring inflation raises mortgage rate risks
For quite a few months now my central theme with regard to interest rates has been fairly clear. Inflation risks are rising, the R...
Interest rates on an upward march
The long-awaited monetary policy tightening cycle has now kicked off in New Zealand as the need for record low interest rates to c...
Shifting interest rate risks
Welcome to 2021 and another year when in all probability house prices will continue to rise at a strong pace, with a key driving factor continuing to be record low interest rates.
A shift in longer term rates
ASB is the latest bank to drop their 4 and 5 year mortgage rates below 3%, joining BNZ and Westpac at 2.99% and it won't be long before the other banks follow suit.
Does a mortgage holiday affect your credit score?
During the lockdown, many New Zealanders financially affected by Covid-19 have been taking up the banks' offers of going on a mortgage holiday (also referred to as a repayment deferral).
Managing your mortgage through the COVID-19 crisis
Squirrel's CEO John Bolton shared some practical advice for homeowners, and how to keep up with mortgage repayments when hit by financial hardship, in a time like this.