tmmonline.nz  |   landlords.co.nz        About Good Returns  |  Advertise  |  Contact Us  |  Terms & Conditions  |  RSS Feeds

NZ's Financial Adviser News Centre

GR Logo
Last Article Uploaded: Saturday, March 2nd, 10:17AM

Mortgages

Mortgage Rates Daily Commentary
Friday 1 March 2024  Add your comment
Find out who is new to the industry

Something a little different today - we have two people announcements and would like to say to you, if you have made a new appointment please let us know.

You can send details to editor@tmmonline.nz

First up small business lender Bizcap has entered the New Zealand market and appointed its first local general manager. Find out who got the job here.

Secondly, Avanti has added a new business development manager for the Golden Triangle region of New Zealand.

Both these people were at last week's TMM Better Business Conference.

rss
Latest Headlines

Bollard delivers early Christmas present to the housing market

Thursday, October 26th 2006, 11:40AM

by Jenny Ruth

Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard opted to hold interest rates steady, prompting a sharp fall in wholesale interest rates and the New Zealand dollar.

"He's given a Christmas present to the housing market," says Westpac chief economist Brendan O'Donovan. "Today's statement will see fixed rate mortgages down significantly."

A slim majority of economists had expected Bollard to raise the official cash rate (OCR) from 7.25% to 7.5%, although all thought the decision was finely balanced so a strong market reaction had been expected either way. Bollard still left the door open to a rate hike down the track.

Within half an hour of the statement, the one-year swap rate was down about 16 basis points, the two-year was down about 11 points and the three-year was down 17 points. The currency had fallen from 66.05 US cents before the statement to 65.55 cents.

Bollard noted "a significant improvement to the near-term inflation outlook" as oil prices fell. Annual inflation dropped from 4% in the year ended June to 3.5% in the year ended September.

He still emphasised that the housing market remains resilient "supported by net inward migration and ongoing mortgage credit expansion at low interest margins.

"In the past month we've seen the appetite of the banks to compete hard for this (mortgage) maturity spike. We expect that to continue," O'Donovan says. Craig Ebert at Bank of New Zealand, which had picked no change to the OCR, says medium term inflation pressures remain significant and the chance of a rate hike remains a real possibility which should limit the rally in the wholesale debt market. "The Reserve Bank won't want a big fall in fixed rate mortgages." Whether Bollard does lift rates will depend on the data flow and the next big figures will be the labour market data in early November. "They can only confirm that the labour market is still pretty tight," Ebert says. However, after a surprisingly big jump in employment in the June quarter, they could conceivably show a technical correction in the September quarter, he says.

« OCR remains the sameIssues raised about some home equity release schemes »

Special Offers

Commenting is closed

 

print

Printable version  

print

Email to a friend
Mortgage Rates Table

Full Rates Table | Compare Rates

Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
AIA - Back My Build 6.19 - - -
AIA - Go Home Loans 8.74 7.45 7.05 6.85
ANZ 8.64 7.99 7.49 7.35
ANZ Blueprint to Build 7.39 - - -
ANZ Good Energy - - - 1.00
ANZ Special - 7.39 6.89 6.75
ASB Bank 8.64 7.39 6.89 6.65
ASB Better Homes Top Up - - - 1.00
Avanti Finance 9.15 - - -
Basecorp Finance 9.60 - - -
Bluestone 9.24 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
BNZ - Classic - 7.29 6.85 6.65
BNZ - Green Home Loan top-ups - - - 1.00
BNZ - Mortgage One 8.69 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 8.69 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 8.69 ▼7.89 ▼7.45 ▼7.25
BNZ - TotalMoney 8.69 - - -
CFML Loans 9.45 - - -
China Construction Bank - 7.09 6.75 6.49
China Construction Bank Special - - - -
Co-operative Bank - First Home Special - ▼7.09 - -
Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 8.40 ▼7.29 6.89 6.75
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Co-operative Bank - Standard 8.40 ▼7.79 7.39 7.25
Credit Union Auckland 7.70 - - -
First Credit Union Special - 7.45 7.35 -
First Credit Union Standard 8.50 7.99 7.85 -
Heartland Bank - Online 7.99 6.69 6.45 6.19
Heartland Bank - Reverse Mortgage - - - -
Heretaunga Building Society 8.90 7.60 7.40 -
HSBC Premier 8.59 - - -
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
HSBC Special - - - -
ICBC 7.85 7.05 6.85 6.59
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Kainga Ora 8.64 7.79 7.59 7.29
Kainga Ora - First Home Buyer Special - - - -
Kiwibank 8.50 8.35 7.89 7.65
Kiwibank - Offset 8.50 - - -
Kiwibank Special - 7.35 6.89 6.75
Liberty 8.59 8.69 8.79 8.94
Nelson Building Society 9.00 7.90 7.39 -
Pepper Money Advantage 10.49 - - -
Pepper Money Easy 8.69 - - -
Pepper Money Essential 8.29 - - -
Resimac - LVR < 80% 8.84 8.30 7.89 7.69
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Resimac - LVR < 90% 9.84 9.30 8.89 8.69
Resimac - Specialist Clear (Alt Doc) - - 8.99 -
Resimac - Specialist Clear (Full Doc) - - 9.49 -
SBS Bank 8.74 7.95 7.45 7.29
SBS Bank Special - 7.45 6.95 6.79
SBS Construction lending for FHB - - - -
SBS FirstHome Combo 6.19 7.05 - -
SBS FirstHome Combo - - - -
SBS Unwind reverse equity 9.95 - - -
Select Home Loans 9.24 - - -
TSB Bank 9.44 8.19 7.55 7.55
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
TSB Special 8.64 7.39 6.75 6.75
Unity 8.64 6.99 6.85 -
Unity First Home Buyer special - - 6.45 -
Wairarapa Building Society 8.60 7.15 6.85 -
Westpac 8.64 7.89 7.49 7.25
Westpac Choices Everyday 8.74 - - -
Westpac Offset 8.64 - - -
Westpac Special - 7.29 6.89 6.65
Median 8.64 7.45 7.37 6.77

Last updated: 1 March 2024 10:00am

Previous News

MORE NEWS»

News Bites
Compare Mortgage Rates
Compare
From
To
For

To graph multiple lenders, hold down Ctrl key while clicking in list box

Also compare rates to OCR
Find a Mortgage Broker

Add your company

Use map
About Us  |  Advertise  |  Contact Us  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  RSS Feeds  |  Letters  |  Archive  |  Toolbox  |  Disclaimer
 
Site by Web Developer and eyelovedesign.com