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Bollard likely to slash rates later this month

Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard is likely to slash interest rates hard again later this month because of the impact the global credit crunch is having.

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 12:38PM

by Jenny Ruth

All eight economists surveyed by Good Returns expect Bollard to cut his official cash rate (OCR) from 7.5% to 7% when he reviews it on October 23.

On September 11, Bollard surprised the market by cutting the OCR 50 basis points from 8% when most had expected a 25 point cut, citing a marked slowdown in household spending and a deteriorating global economy.

Jason Wong, an economist at First NZ Capital says in the wholesale interest rates market the 90-day bank bills are currently trading at 8.02% which is where they were trading ahead of the September OCR cut. The Reserve Bank needs "to deliver another 50 points just to get back to where we were," Wong says.

Robin Clements at UBS New Zealand says the latest twists in the global credit crisis and the increased downside risks to growth "could be used, validly, to justify more aggressive easing."

But he also thinks the central bank’s prime motivation with be to neutralise what would otherwise be a further effective tightening in monetary conditions.

Bank of New Zealand economist Craig Ebert, although he is also expecting a 50 point OCR cut, sounds a warning that recent business and consumer confidence indicators could be indicating renewed economic strength.

"It’s nothing rampaging, but it’s way back from the depths of despair of even a couple of months ago," Ebert says. Those indicators aren’t enough yet to convince him the tide has turned but he will be watching to see if they’re translated into figures such as retail sales – which may be boosted by the tax cuts which came into effect this month.

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
ANZ 5.19 4.05 3.95 4.49
ANZ Special - 3.55 3.45 3.99
ASB Bank 5.20 4.05 3.95 4.39
ASB Bank Special - 3.55 3.45 3.89
BNZ - Classic - 3.55 3.45 3.99
BNZ - Mortgage One 5.90 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 5.35 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 5.30 4.45 4.35 4.55
BNZ - TotalMoney 5.30 - - -
China Construction Bank 5.50 4.70 4.80 4.95
China Construction Bank Special - 3.19 3.19 3.19
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Credit Union Auckland 5.95 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 6.15 4.95 4.95 -
Credit Union North 6.45 - - -
Credit Union South 6.45 - - -
Finance Direct - - - -
First Credit Union 5.85 3.99 4.49 -
Heartland 6.70 7.00 7.25 7.85
Heartland Bank - Online - - - -
Heretaunga Building Society 5.75 4.80 4.95 -
HSBC Premier 5.24 3.35 3.35 3.35
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
HSBC Special - - - -
ICBC 5.15 3.18 3.18 3.20
Kainga Ora 5.18 4.04 3.95 4.39
Kiwibank 5.80 ▼4.14 ▲4.30 4.64
Kiwibank - Capped - - - -
Kiwibank - Offset 5.15 - - -
Kiwibank Special - ▼3.39 ▲3.55 3.89
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Napier Building Society - - - -
Nelson Building Society 5.70 4.25 4.15 -
Pepper Money Near Prime 5.64 - 5.44 5.44
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Pepper Money Prime 5.18 - 4.98 4.98
Pepper Money Specialist 7.59 - 7.39 7.39
Resimac 4.50 4.86 3.89 3.94
RESIMAC Special - - - -
SBS Bank 5.29 4.85 5.05 5.49
SBS Bank Special - 3.55 3.39 3.89
Sovereign 5.30 4.15 4.29 4.55
Sovereign Special - 3.65 3.75 4.05
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 5.15 3.49 3.59 3.89
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 5.15 3.99 4.09 4.39
TSB Bank 6.09 4.35 4.25 4.69
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
TSB Special 5.29 3.55 3.45 3.89
Wairarapa Building Society 5.70 4.85 4.99 -
Westpac 5.34 4.15 4.09 4.49
Westpac - Offset 5.34 - - -
Westpac Special - 3.55 3.45 3.99
Median 5.34 4.04 4.09 4.39

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