Results: RBNZ

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20 July 2020

Tony Alexander: Rate cuts are likely to be short term only

Margins are below average for terms of three years and longer. This tell us that unless there's a change in borrowing costs, anyon...

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17 June 2020

Tony Alexander: A six-decade journey for NZ interest rates

About three-quarters of all residential properties in New Zealand have a mortgage over them, amounting to almost $300 billion. So,...

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21 May 2020

A new record-low for interest rates

Retail banks were called out by the deputy governor of the RBNZ for not passing their lower prices down to home loan borrowers. AN...

01 May 2020

Breaking: Loan-to-value (LVR) rules are removed by the RBNZ

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) announced yesterday that the loan-to-value ratio (LVR) restrictions that they put in place back in 2013 will be removed from 1 May for 12 months. So what does this mean?

13 February 2020

OCR announcement: Official Cash Rate to remain at 1%

Yesterday the Reserve Bank of New Zealand announced that the Official Cash Rate (OCR) would remain unchanged at 1%.

22 January 2020

A change in the wind: OCR 2020 forecast

While most banks are still predicting a cut in the OCR this May, ANZ are taking a different stance.

11 December 2019

OCR: predictions for 2020

As we draw closer to the end of 2019, we’re hearing a change in tune from experts about what’s in store for the OCR in 2020.