Mortgages

Investor activity subdued in April

Investors borrowed just $988 million in April, down from $1.26 billion in the same month last year, according to new figures from the Reserve Bank.

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LVR restrictions stabilise property market: RBNZ

Loan to value ratio restrictions play a crucial role in promoting financial stability, the Reserve Bank has concluded, following a review of macroprudential policy.

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OCR decision revealed

The Reserve Bank has taken the bold step of cutting the Official Cash Rate to a new record low of 1.50%. Here’s why.

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Investor lending weak in March

The latest Reserve Bank lending data reveals investors borrowed more than $1 billion in March, the highest figure since November, but a 10% fall on the same period last year.

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Price wars to support property market: CoreLogic

Mortgage rate wars will underpin property market growth following a "sluggish" start to the year, according to research firm CoreLogic.

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New flames to fan housing market

The demise of the capital gains tax proposal and record low mortgage rates will led to a pick-up in housing demand and boost the market, ASB economists say.

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Reserve Bank stuns economists with OCR cut prediction

The Reserve Bank has surprised economists by stating the next OCR move is "likely to be down" due to slowing domestic and global growth. 

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Investor slump continues in February

The latest Reserve Bank figures show investors borrowed just $886 million in February, down on the same month in 2017 and 2018, as first home buyers narrow the gap.

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Decline in new investor mortgages

New mortgage registrations for investors have continued to slide over the past year, according to the latest Property Institute/Valocity Regional Insights Report.

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OCR Preview: caution expected

Leading economists do not expect a change to the OCR next week, and predict the central bank will maintain a cautious outlook on the domestic and global economy. 

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First home buyers close gap on investors

January mortgage lending data from the Reserve Bank reveals first home buyers continue to grow their market share, closing the gap on property investors.

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First OCR decision of the year: Unchanged

The Official Cash rate is unchanged and isn't likely to move anytime soon. When it does it could go either way. Here's what RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr said today.

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How Australia’s Royal Commission could affect NZ investors

Shockwaves are running through Australia’s finance industry following the Royal Commission’s damning report so how could the recommendations impact on New Zealand investors?

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Investors struggle as first home buyers catch up

Investor borrowing slumped to its lowest level since January 2018 in the final month of last year, according to new figures from the Reserve Bank. First home buyers, meanwhile, continue their resurgence in the market, nearly surpassing investors.

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Mortgage lending to investors plummets

Investors may not be selling up en masse but they aren’t buying either – going by new data which shows the amount getting mortgage lending has dropped significantly.

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