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17 June 2022

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 ...

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03 June 2022

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...

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23 May 2022

Shorter fixed term mortgage rates preferred

I sometimes struggle to remain polite when journalists ask me if the rising rates environment means now is a good time to fix for ...

23 March 2020

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.

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05 December 2019

Capital Requirements to increase in 2020

Today the Reserve Bank of New Zealand announced their final decision to increase the capital requirement for banks.

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03 December 2019

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.

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18 November 2019

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?

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