The Reserve Bank is expected to hold fire from cutting interest rates next week until it can get a better steer on the inflation outlook, leaving November open for a reduction.

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The NZ Super Fund and ACC have agreed on the commercial terms under which they will acquire a chunk of Kiwi Group Holdings, the sole shareholder in Kiwibank, from NZ Post.

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Greater clarification of the details surrounding new lending requirements has come today with the Reserve Bank’s confirmation of its latest investor-targeted LVRs.

Under the new rules, from October 1,

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Investors took out nearly $2 billion in mortgages in a month, statistics show from the Researve Bank- 33 per cent of all new lending.  The figures come as new restrictions targeting investors come into

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Edge Mortgages founder Glen McLeod says he would 'love' to see interest rates dip below four per cent.

If you fixed your mortgage in the middle of last year, you may be gritting your teeth as banks roll

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The Reserve Bank has cut official interest rates to 2.75 per cent.

Economists almost universally expected the central bank to cut its official cash rate to 2.75 per cent, which has built on the two

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The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) has held the Official Cash Rate at 3.5 percent, also reducing the peak rate forecast by 50 basis points to 4.7 percent by 2017.

While interest rate increases

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A massive housing shortage is looming in New Zealand, with construction levels down and demand high despite recent interest rate hikes.

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Home affordability was a hot topic leading up to this year's general election, as it has been for some time.

With housing values now 16 per cent above the previous market peak in 2007 it's easy to see

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Auckland house sale volumes fell 7.5 per cent in August and the average selling price fell by 1.1 per cent to $711,768, says real estate firm Barfoot & Thompson.

The market is in a wait and see

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Aucklanders are opting for 80 per cent-plus mortgages, and build homes on the city fringe in the south and west.

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NEW Zealand property values rose at the slowest annual pace in 14 months in August.

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After rapid increases in the first half of the year, house prices in Auckland have remained flat, with one economist saying we may have seen the first sign that pressure in the Auckland market is

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