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RESIMAC cuts rates

RESIMAC have started the week with some good news, dropping some of its rates. The Prime floating rate is now down to a straight 5.00% and its two-year fixed rate is 4.75%. Both these rates are for loans to 60% LVR.

It has also made changes to the Specialist rates on offer as follows: Specialist Variable Rates start at 6.55% to 60% LVR; Specialist Variable Rates start at 7.05% to 80% LVR and Specialist two-year fixed rates start at 6.75% to 60% LVR

See how RESIMAC stacks up for Floating rates here and  two-years fixed here

 

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NBNZ calls for further rate cuts

The National Bank is calling for the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates further in the wake of its latest monthly survey which shows business confidence halved from March.

Monday, April 30th 2001, 12:40PM

by Jenny Ruth

The National Bank is calling for the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates further in the wake of its latest monthly survey which shows business confidence halved from March.

A net 17% of businesses now expect general business conditions to improve over the next 12 months, down from 30% at the end of March.

Chief economist Brendan O’Donovan attributes the decline to global growth jitters.

The outcome isn’t as bad as the Institute of Economic Research’s quarterly survey published earlier this month which showed confidence slumping from positive 31% to a net 2% negative.

Nevertheless, `the direction and fragility of confidence is clear,’ O’Donovan says.

`The Reserve Bank has been handed the (losing) trifecta of weakening global growth, deteriorating business confidence and modest inflation,’ he says.

While the central bank has responded by cutting rates, `more work has to be done.’

Another looming problem domestically is that drought conditions over much of the country will dampen the demand stimulus from the strong recovery in rural incomes over the past year.

`We’ll be getting a skim milk rather than full cream version of the agricultural sector in the coming year,’ O’Donovan says.

The survey’s inflation indicators should also provide the Reserve Bank with comfort to continue to reduce interest rates, he says. `Firms’ pricing intentions and inflation expectations continue to ease.’

The central bank has lowered its official cash rate from 6.5% to 6% in two 25 basis point moves so far this year.

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Mortgage Rates Table

Full Rates Table | Compare Rates

Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
ANZ 5.79 4.99 5.29 5.49
ANZ Special - 4.49 4.79 -
ASB Bank 5.80 4.99 5.14 5.49
ASB Bank Special - 4.59 4.74 5.09
BankDirect 5.80 4.99 5.14 5.49
BankDirect Special - 4.59 4.74 5.09
BNZ - Mortgage One 6.50 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 5.95 - - -
BNZ - Special - 4.59 4.79 5.09
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 5.90 4.99 5.19 5.49
BNZ - TotalMoney 5.90 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Credit Union Auckland 6.70 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 5.95 4.99 5.25 -
Credit Union North 6.45 - - -
Credit Union South 6.45 - - -
Finance Direct - - - -
First Credit Union 5.85 - - -
Heartland 6.70 7.00 7.25 7.85
Heretaunga Building Society 5.75 5.00 5.20 -
Housing NZ Corp ▲5.79 ▲4.99 ▼5.14 5.49
HSBC Premier 5.79 4.19 4.39 4.89
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
HSBC Special - - - -
ICBC 5.70 4.59 4.69 5.09
Kiwibank 5.55 5.09 5.19 5.65
Kiwibank - Capped - - - -
Kiwibank - Offset 5.55 - - -
Kiwibank Special - 4.69 4.79 5.25
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Napier Building Society - - - -
Nelson Building Society 6.10 5.10 5.45 -
NZ Home Loans 5.80 4.99 5.14 5.49
NZ Home Loans - Specials - - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
NZ Home Loans - Specials - 4.59 4.74 5.09
Resimac 5.00 4.86 4.75 5.30
SBS Bank 5.79 4.99 5.19 5.49
SBS Bank Special - 4.59 4.79 5.25
Sovereign 5.90 4.99 5.14 5.49
Sovereign Special - 4.59 4.74 5.09
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 5.65 4.59 4.85 5.25
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 5.65 5.09 5.35 5.75
TSB Bank 5.65 4.80 5.15 5.45
TSB Special - 4.55 4.75 5.15
Wairarapa Building Society 5.70 4.85 4.99 -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Westpac 5.84 4.99 5.19 5.49
Westpac - Capped rates - 5.15 5.25 -
Westpac - Offset 5.84 - - -
Westpac Special - 4.59 4.79 5.09
Median 5.80 4.93 5.14 5.38

Last updated: 20 April 2017 2:30pm

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