Floating rates no place to be

Monday 12 July 2004

The past week has been one of those unusually quiet ones on the home loan rate front. For the first couple of days of the week there was not one change to report. Our experience shows that weeks like this are rare.

By The Landlord

However, towards the end of the week the drought was broken – albeit by two of the small players. Southern Cross raised the rates on its two products and Silver Fern also raised its rates.

On Friday Premier increased its variable rate to 7.65%, Fidelity put up its rate to 7.90% and in the most interesting move Resi put up its two and three year rates, but dropped its five year rate. Also it dropped quite a few of its rates in the No Financial area (to see all those changes Click Here

The Resi move downwards may be a sign of things to come long term interest rates have crept lower because employment growth in the United States hasn’t been as strong as expected.

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