Results: OCR

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...

Tony Alexander and Mortgage Rates logo, tree flowers blossoming with sunset in the background
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...

Newspapers being printed on a commercial printer
08 May 2020

Big banks join the rate war, dropping below 3%

As expected, the big banks are starting to drop their rates further to reach below 3%, and today ASB announced its two-year fixed ...

30 April 2020

Economic Outlook - Negative OCR?

As the country settles into Alert Level Three, we’re starting to see signs of the beginning of our economic recovery. There have been many discussions around the OCR going negative, and it seems like it could be a very real possibility.

20 March 2020

End of week rate roundup

Kiwibank and ANZ are the first to respond to the slashed OCR (earlier this week) which went from 1% to 0.25%. Here's the latest.

18 March 2020

Post OCR slash: mortgage rate update

It's been two days since the emergency OCR cut, which saw our already low rate go from 1% to 0.25%. So how does this translate into mortgage rates?

16 March 2020

Emergency OCR cut

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) announced early this morning that a 0.75% cut has been enforced. This takes our already low Official Cash Rate (OCR) of 1% down to 0.25% and will likely remain this low for at least 12 months.