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Nothing like a challenge for new entrant

One of Australia's niche mortgage bankers has crossed the Tasman to do battle in New Zealand.

Monday, October 8th 2001, 7:39AM

by Philip Macalister

The New Zealand home loan market maybe tough, but that's not stopping new competitors entering the fray.

The latest entrant to the market is Australian-based Challenger Mortgages (not to be confused with Challenger International, the fund management firm which offers a number of funds and portfolio endowment warrants).

New Zealander Rod Wilson heads up Challenger.

He says the firm is a mortgage banker like Resi Home Loans and Cairns Lockie, and it sources funding from Interstar.

He describes the Australian operation as being a niche provider that operates in the New South Wales market.

The firm is still finalising its strategy in New Zealand and has employed former broker Troy Kelleway as a business development manager.

He describes the New Zealand market as being a lot tougher than expected.

Wilson says one of the key features Challenger will offer is personal service.

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
ANZ 6.74 5.89 5.99 6.29
ANZ Special - 5.39 5.39 5.79
ASB Bank 6.75 5.99 5.99 6.39
ASB Bank Special - 5.59 5.39 5.59
BankDirect 6.75 5.99 6.09 6.39
BankDirect Special - 5.59 5.39 5.59
BNZ - Classic - 5.69 5.39 ▼5.29
BNZ - GlobalPlus 6.74 5.89 6.19 6.29
BNZ - Mortgage One 7.15 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 6.74 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 6.74 5.89 6.19 6.29
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
BNZ - TotalMoney 6.74 - - -
Credit Union Auckland 6.70 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 6.45 5.95 5.99 -
Credit Union North 6.45 - - -
Credit Union South 5.75 - - -
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 5.19 5.49
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Heartland 6.70 7.00 7.25 7.85
Heretaunga Building Society 6.70 5.70 5.80 -
Housing NZ Corp 6.74 5.70 6.09 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 5.69 6.09 6.29
Kiwibank - Capped - - - -
Kiwibank - Offset 6.55 - - -
Kiwibank LVR > 80% - - 5.55 5.55
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Liberty - - - -
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 6.65
Perpetual Trust 7.70 - - -
Resimac 6.59 6.03 6.10 6.19
SBS Bank 6.65 5.69 5.39 5.69
SBS Bank Special - 5.59 5.19 5.49
Silver Fern 5.95 6.10 6.55 7.05
Sovereign 6.85 5.99 6.09 6.39
Sovereign Special - 5.59 5.39 5.59
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
The Co-operative Bank 6.70 5.59 5.39 5.59
TSB Bank 6.74 5.70 5.70 6.00
TSB Special - - 5.35 5.60
Wairarapa Building Society 6.20 5.75 5.95 -
Westpac 6.59 5.99 6.19 6.39
Westpac - Capped rates - 6.74 6.99 -
Westpac - Offset 6.59 - - -
Westpac Special - - 5.39 5.89
Median 6.70 5.89 5.99 6.10

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