Results: New Zealand Economy
OCR remains unchanged, RBNZ to keep monetary policy steady
There's no reason for strongly believing that we face a future of sustained high inflation which will require an interest rate cru...
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 ma...
Higher interest rates for property investors unlikely
Reserve Bank decide it will help first home buyers by slugging investors regardless of their risk profile? No; they are not charge...
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.
Low interest rates and high house prices
The commonly accepted view is that New Zealand house prices have soared 500% since 1992 because of insufficient construction. This is not true.
Why interest rates will remain low for a few years - Tony Alexander
Banks lend out about $280 billion to households for housing purchases. But they have funding from households exactly equal to $200 billion. It might pay to stop and think about that number for a moment.
Central banks are going to keep interest rates low
There are three central banks whose comments and policies are of high importance to interest rate movements and prospects in New Zealand. Most important is our own Reserve Bank, the United States Federal Reserve Board, and the Reserve Bank of Australia.