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Banks treat the New Zealand economy as just a housing market

17 April 2017

Interest.co.nz: Following the money shows how they really think. Our banks treat the New Zealand economy as just a housing market, with lending for the real economy a relatively smaller focus. More>  

House prices and household budgets

17 March 2017

 Interest.co.nz: House prices may be at scary levels, but household budgets need to afford the rent, saving for a deposit, or a mortgage payment. And that is often a different story. More>

Household borrowing on the rise

1 February 2017

Interest.co.nz. New RBNZ figures show that household borrowing increased again at the end of last year following a couple of months of slower growth. More>

What does the Trump factor mean for Kiwis?

23 January 2017

NZ Herald: Kiwis are bracing for aftershocks since the mercurial Donald Trump rocked into the White House yesterday. Now the world's most famous Twitter ranter is finally in office, what will it mean for your back pocket? Russell Blackstock asks the experts. More>

Bubble: whose loses when it bursts?

7 December 2016

The property market may or may not be in a bubble, no one can say for sure until (or unless) it bursts. But putting that question aside, what would happen if there was a collapse in the property market? Who stands to lose the most? And who, if anyone, stands to gain? Stuff.co.nz. More>

Home buyers shouldn't agonise

25 November 2016

Would-be first home buyers should not agonise over trying to second-guess the direction of the housing market. Interest.co.nz.  More>

ANZ senior economist Sharon Zollner crunches some housing numbers and ratios

28 October 2016

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s most recent M10 housing report shows the value of New Zealand’s housing stock ncreased in the June quarter. An unusually high ratio does not in itself imply a nasty correction is imminent but it can certainly be a warning light. Interest.co.nz.  More>

Treasury has put New Zealand's rising household indebtedness under the microscope

5 October 2016

Treasury is expressing relative comfort with sharp rises in debt that have seen New Zealand's household indebtedness reach record levels - but says there are risks around the more recent decline in savings. And it has an Auckland-specific warning about rising debt levels of new housing entrants. Interest.co.nz. More> 

Middle New Zealand can't buy a house using their KiwiSaver account and expect to have a comfortable retirement

5 October 2016

Craig Simpson discovers middle New Zealand can't buy a house using their KiwiSaver account and expect to have a comfortable retirement. And a much higher contribution rate may also be needed. Interest.co.nz. More> 

New LVR rules expected to slow housing debt, which is growing at its fastest pace in more than eight years

3 October 2016

The level of housing debt taken on by Kiwis is growing at its fastest pace in more than eight years. New Zealanders' housing debt swelled by almost $2 billion in August - a 9.2% increase from August last year - according to the Reserve Bank’s monthly sector credit figures. More>