Lending nears $5b as households pay down mortgages

New mortgage lending hit $4.9 billion last month, the highest level since last March.

Could you get a better deal from your bank?

Property owners are being reminded that it’s worth checking to see if they qualify for an interest rate special from their banks.

Signs point up, ANZ report says

New Zealand’s housing market looks to be starting to simmer again, ANZ’s economists say.

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Mixed bag for regional performance

Three regions have experienced a drop in house prices compared to a year ago, ASB’s latest regional...

Kiwibank hits lending brakes

A major bank has hit the lending brakes, fearing it will breach its low-deposit lending limit....

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