More hikes on the heel of recent ones

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 8:14AM 3 Comments

SBS and The Co-operative Bank have both increased most of their fixed rate home loans and this latest round of increases comes just days after the previous ones.

The Co-operative Bank has raised all its fixed rates with the exception of the six month term. The increases are 10 basis points in each of the terms. Its floating rate remains unchanged (it was increased recently).

SBS on the other hand has increased every one of its fixed rates with one exception - that is the one-year special which it lowered earlier in the week to a market leading 4.19%.

The increases apply to all fixed terms and to its Standard, Special and Low equity rates.

Tags: Mortgage Rates

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Comments from our readers

On 25 January 2017 at 9:20 am DT said:
Several time I have made comments asking the banks to 'please explain' the reasons for the current round of interest rate hikes. No one has bothered to answer. Is this just confirmation that the banks are simply ripping off their customers, have no respect for their customers, or both??
On 25 January 2017 at 2:43 pm Pragmatic said:
It's not rocket science @DT: the cost of money is expensive for small economies such as NZ, who increasingly require a generous risk premium by global money lenders...
On 26 January 2017 at 11:13 am DT said:
Thanks Pragmatic- no problem with your answer- the problem I have is with the continued arrogance of the banks who raise rates without any explanation

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