A global interest rate shock is underway
As a result of annual inflation rates surprising on the high side overseas, recent renewed increases in energy prices, and rising ...
A new 'least regrets' policy from the Reserve Bank of NZ
On May 25, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand told us that they have decided to implement a new “least regrets” policy which is compl...
Managing your mortgage through the COVID-19 crisis
Squirrel's CEO John Bolton shared some practical advice for homeowners, and how to keep up with mortgage repayments when hit by financial hardship, in a time like this.
Capital Requirements to increase in 2020
Today the Reserve Bank of New Zealand announced their final decision to increase the capital requirement for banks.
Changes ahead for home buyers
From this Friday, home buyers who want to withdraw from a purchase the finance clause may be asked to provide evidence.
Is it worth breaking your fixed loan while interest rates are low?
While rates are at record lows, Kiwis who have locked in a fixed rate mortgage at a higher rate might be asking if it’s worth breaking and fixing at a new rate?