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10 September 2021

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...

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26 August 2021

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...

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13 August 2021

Mortgage rates are going up

On Wednesday 18 August the Reserve Bank will review the record low 0.25% official cash rate set in place back in March 2020 when w...

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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