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This enquiry has come in from a Good Returns reader currently based in the United Arab Emirates. Can we help her out?

Wednesday, April 4th 2001, 3:00PM

by Paul McBeth

This enquiry has come in from a Good Returns reader currently based in the United Arab Emirates. Can we help her out?

If you'd like to respond, email ann@goodreturns.co.nz (include your phone number if you'd prefer us to call you). Your replies will run as a future article on this site, so please indicate if you don't wish to be identified.

 

Dear Ann

I am a New Zealand citizen, but have lived abroad for 12 years. I am currently selling my property in London and would like to buy a house in Auckland. I will have 75 per cent of the value of the house and will therefore have to borrow only up to 25 per cent.

What is the general feeling from banks lending to single mothers? I am 37 years old, with one daughter aged three years, and would like to work part-time only.

Is it difficult to obtain a mortgage under these circumstances? I presume I will not be eligible for any Government support, as I will be receiving maintenance from my ex-husband.

Many thanks and kind regards...

Paul is a staff writer for Good Returns based in Wellington.

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
ANZ 6.74 5.59 5.59 5.59
ANZ Special - - 5.39 -
ASB Bank 6.75 5.99 5.99 ▼5.99
ASB Bank Special - ▼5.35 5.39 ▼5.39
BankDirect 6.75 5.99 6.09 ▼5.99
BankDirect Special - ▼5.35 5.39 5.39
BNZ - Mortgage One 7.15 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 6.74 - - -
BNZ - Special - - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 6.74 ▼5.35 5.39 ▼5.49
BNZ - TotalMoney 6.74 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Credit Union Auckland 6.70 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 6.45 5.95 5.99 -
Credit Union North 6.45 - - -
Credit Union South 6.45 - - -
eMortgage 6.04 6.15 6.69 7.19
Finance Direct 6.10 6.45 6.69 7.10
First Credit Union 6.45 - - -
General Finance 5.95 6.25 6.50 7.10
HBS Bank 6.65 5.69 5.39 5.69
HBS Special - 5.59 5.35 5.35
Heartland 6.70 7.00 7.25 7.85
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Heretaunga Building Society 6.70 5.70 5.40 -
Housing NZ Corp 6.74 5.70 5.99 6.29
HSBC Premier 6.84 5.65 5.65 5.65
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
HSBC Special - 5.29 5.29 5.29
ICBC 6.75 5.99 6.39 -
Kiwibank 6.65 5.39 6.09 6.29
Kiwibank - Capped - - - -
Kiwibank - Offset 6.55 - - -
Kiwibank Special - - 5.39 5.39
Liberty - - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Napier Building Society 5.80 6.00 6.70 -
Nelson Building Society 6.95 6.15 6.60 -
NZ Home Loans 6.85 6.09 6.40 6.29
Perpetual Trust 7.70 - - -
Resimac 6.59 5.88 5.86 5.90
SBS Bank 6.65 5.69 5.39 5.69
SBS Bank Special - 5.59 5.35 5.35
Silver Fern 5.95 6.10 6.55 7.05
Sovereign 6.85 5.99 6.09 ▼5.99
Sovereign Special - 5.10 5.39 5.39
The Co-operative Bank 6.70 ▼5.29 5.39 5.49
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
TSB Bank 6.74 ▼5.55 ▼5.55 ▼5.75
TSB Special - - 5.29 5.40
Wairarapa Building Society 6.20 5.75 5.95 -
Westpac 6.59 ▼5.59 ▼5.59 ▼5.59
Westpac - Capped rates - 6.74 6.99 -
Westpac - Offset 6.59 - - -
Westpac Special - 5.25 5.39 -
Median 6.70 5.70 5.65 5.69

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