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...
Monetary policy tightening soon
Things have changed a bit since my last column discussing interest rates a couple of weeks ago. The state of the pandemic has stalled the growth projections for many economies and how quickly interest rates will go up. But what's in store for New Zealand?
Three decades of falling interest rates are over
New Zealand has had a period of falling inflation and interest rates for over three decades. That period has now ended and both will be rising.
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 crunch. But borrowers should pay attention to the upside risks and the extreme uncertainty regarding how far and fast rates rise.