Strong growth is a key factor driving higher interest rates
The bounceback in economic activity in New Zealand since the first nationwide lockdown last year has been so strong that the unemp...
Rate rises delayed but with upside risk
Borrowers could reasonably expect higher rates at their peaks, but not necessarily a faster speed of increase. Our central bank ha...
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?