Lower mortgage rates, or higher bank margins?
Declines in fixed interest rates in the US have fed through to some reductions in NZ’s bank wholesale borrowing costs. Will this m...
Mortgage rates | no spring specials in sight, what’s in store for summer?
Costs for banks to borrow money have decreased. Added with the higher lending rates they provide, can banks afford to start cuttin...
Once bitten, twice shy
While the annual inflation rate came in lower than anticipated at 5.6%, the Reserve Bank is unlikely to ease monetary policy anytime soon — and until wage growth heads back down to 3.5%, they may not even consider it. So what does this mean for Kiwi?
Is the easing of monetary policy still a distant dream?
On October 4 the Reserve Bank will announce the outcome of their next review of the official cash rate. Have they changed their minds about monetary policy in their battle against inflation?
Inflation remains a thorn in the economy's side
The Reserve Bank is unlikely to be feeling that the 5.5% level they took their official cash rate to in May is generating excessive downward pressure on inflation in the country. So could they be thinking about tightening again as some still predict?
Interest rates: A puzzle of uncertainty
On August 16, the Reserve Bank will review their 5.5% official cash rate. It's extremely likely that they'll choose to remain at 5.5%, according to Tony Alexander — but what does this really mean for interest rates?