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Focus on financial crime

12 December 2017 - The New Zealand Police Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and the five major New Zealand banks are to run a year-long pilot of the New Zealand Financial...

LVR changes won’t prompt market frenzy

4 December 2017 - The Reserve Bank’s easing of the LVRs could give some upward momentum to house prices but economists are not expecting the market to take off again.

LVR speculation rife ahead of FSR

28 November 2017 - Expectations that the Reserve Bank might loosen the LVRs in this week’s Financial Stability Report (FSR) are running high, but economists don’t think it will happen – yet.

Digital threat to mortgage advisers

27 November 2017 - All three banks who have reported results recently have highlighted their push into digital tools to grow their businesses. This provides a threat and an opportunity to mortgage advisers. Philip Macalister explains.

Staunch opposition to DTI proposal

24 November 2017 - Opposition to the inclusion of debt-to-income ratios (DTIs) in the Reserve Bank’s macro prudential tool kit is widespread, the bank’s own consultation reveals.

Bank credit rationing a myth: Healy

24 November 2017 - The common refrain heard from mortgage advisers is that banks are rationing credit, making it hard to get mortgages approved. But banks deny that's happening and blame the Reserve Bank.

New board at FSC

17 November 2017 - The Financial Services Council has elected a new board at its recent annual meeting. Chief executive Richard Klipin said the FSC is in good shape financially...

BNZ first bank to market with online lodgement tool

13 November 2017 - BNZ is set to launch an electronic lodgement process to help advisers and improve turnaround times on loan applications.

Sunny MPS surprises some

9 November 2017 - Optimism was the order of the day today, with RBNZ releasing a Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) that was most notable for its positivity.

Time for Normalisation?

6 November 2017 - BNZ Head of Research Stephen Toplis contemplates the Reserve Bank's next move and suggests maybe it it time for normalisation.

Advisers save BNZ's market share

3 November 2017 - Outgoing BNZ chief executive Anthony Healy has described the bank’s latest results as “satisfying”.

OCR stable . . . for now

3 November 2017 - [OCR Preview] Economists are confident the Reserve Bank won't move the Official Cash Rate off it's historical lows next week, but there is an emerging divergence of views about what will happen in the future now there is a new government in power.

BNZ boss does a job swap

2 November 2017 - BNZ's chief executive is handing over, and taking a role with parent NAB.

Change is coming

26 October 2017 - Thanks to all the advisers who turned up to TMM's first conference totally dedicated to mortgage advice. We've had great feedback to the event, held at...

Looking ahead with new government

20 October 2017 - New Zealand’s new government will be a Labour-NZ First coalition, supported by the Green Party, and that means changes are looming that advisers need to be aware of.

BNZ signs on to AML tool

18 October 2017 - BNZ has signed on as one of the first customers of Intel’s Saffron AML Advisor tool, an AI offer designed to help financial institutions keep on top...

FMA fast-tracks roboadvice

18 October 2017 - Advisers can expect to see roboadvice in the New Zealand market next year, and the country’s banks and product providers are already developing their platforms.

Ex BNZ worker admits mortgage fraud

6 September 2017 - A former BNZ mobile mortgage manager has admitted to dishonestly using bank documents to obtain more than $1.5 million in loans for two properties.

LVRs are not going anywhere

21 August 2017 - There is no compelling case to roll back the Reserve Bank’s LVRs despite the slowing of the housing market, according to Westpac economists.

No dovish nod to future for RBNZ

10 August 2017 - The Reserve Bank’s OCR statement made it clear hikes are a long way off but its tone was still far less dovish than economists were expecting.

Future could hold OCR cuts

6 August 2017 - Think the OCR will stay on hold this week? So do economists – but some also say there is growing scope for the Reserve Bank to cut again.

Decline in banking sector profits - KPMG

12 July 2017 - Bank profits dropped in the first part of this year – despite the housing loan driven growth of their loan books.

Mortgage fraud charges for group

6 July 2017 - Name suppression has been lifted in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) case which relates to a number of alleged mortgage frauds by an Auckland resident and his associates.

Hawkish talk foreshadows rate rises

5 July 2017 - Tightening talk is coming from central banks around the world – although not New Zealand’s – and that means more interest rate movement is on the cards.

Is the writing on the wall for handwritten loan apps?

15 June 2017 - Handwritten loan applications may be on the way out for ANZ but are any of the other banks rushing to follow suit?

BNZ scoops People’s Choice award

25 May 2017 - BNZ has topped the latest Consumer NZ KiwiSaver survey and been named the 2017 People’s Choice winner for KiwiSaver providers.

BNZ says brokers generated $900m growth

4 May 2017 - BNZ chief executive Anthony Healy has credited its broker channel with helping the bank achieve sustainable growth in its mortgage book.

Rate rises not prompting action

10 April 2017 - Most mortgage holders expect interest rates to rise this year – but they aren’t planning to do anything about it, new BNZ research reveals.

BNZ adopts ethical screen on investments

23 March 2017 - BNZ has announced it will drop its investments in companies involved in the production of cluster munitions, anti-personnel mines, nuclear weapons and tobacco or tobacco products.

Banks to clamp down on cashbacks

10 February 2017 - Advisers may find it a lot tougher to get their clients cash back this year as banks clamp down on sweeteners.

Banks of the future may offer customers less choice

10 February 2017 - New report says the way forward for banking may be to target a niche group of customers and offer a smaller range of easier-to-understand products, particularly mortgages.

Progress of DTIs stalls

13 December 2016 - Prospective debt-to-income ratios (DTIs) have hit a stumbling block on the road to their arrival due to Finance Minister Bill English’s ascension to Prime Minister.

Another bank increases rates

21 November 2016 - With long-term yields rising post the election of Donald Trump as US President, home loan rates in New Zealand continue to inch up. BNZ is the latest to...

Post-earthquake OCR cut unlikely

18 November 2016 - Don’t expect the Reserve Bank to cut the OCR again following the earthquakes earlier this week - despite the damage and disruption they have caused, economists say.

Don't expect rates to fall on back of OCR cut

10 November 2016 - Although the Reserve Bank cut the official cash rate to a historical low of 1.75% none of the banks have passed on any of this decrease to customers.

OCR cut no surprise

10 November 2016 - Reserve Bank switches to a more neutral stance as it cuts interest rates.

Mortgage adviser market pays off for BNZ

31 October 2016 - BNZ says it's move back into the mortgage adviser market has arrested its slide in home loan market share. Read more.  ...

Brokers write 40% of BNZ loans

28 October 2016 - BNZ says it's move back into the mortgage adviser market has arrested its slide in home loan market share.

Next OCR cut to be the last - ANZ

26 October 2016 - The OCR should trough at 1.75% in November as the Reserve Bank’s next cut is likely to be the last one in the current cycle, ANZ has suggested.

Banks tackle KiwiSaver advice question

12 October 2016 - Banks are hoping more guidance from the Financial Markets Authority will make it easier for them to advise their clients on switching between KiwiSaver funds and providers.

New LVR rules kick in

3 October 2016 - Banks have had to cancel some preapprovals for investors, which were issued before the recent change to loan-to-value restrictions.

The “Affordability” of Unaffordable Homes

30 September 2016 - We all seem to agree. New Zealand home prices look extremely high. But if they are so grossly unaffordable then how come so many people are willing and able to buy them? 

BNZ moves rates; Foreign buyer report called misleading

2 August 2016 - BNZ has tweaked its one and two year Special Rates, increasing them. Meanwhile, the second report on the tax residency of people buying property in New...

Banks tighten belt on foreign borrowing

14 June 2016 - Home loans for overseas buyers have become more difficult as ASB is the latest bank to limit its foreign borrowing. Read more. ...

ASB joins other main banks in limiting foreign borrowing

13 June 2016 - ASB has joined Westpac, BNZ and ANZ in making it tougher for overseas purchasers to get a home loan.

Financial stability reason for unchanged OCR

9 June 2016 - The Reserve Bank may have left the OCR unchanged – due to a more upbeat economic assessment - this morning, but economists continue to expect a further cut to come.

OCR on hold till August - HSBC

30 May 2016 - Strong growth and a booming housing market mean that HSBC now expects the Reserve Bank to hold off on an OCR cut until August.

Tactical guessing game

24 May 2016 - Reasons for the Reserve Bank not to cut the OCR in June are compelling but it’s a guessing game, according to some economists.

TSB's new rate; BNZ's broker business revealed

9 May 2016 - In rates news TSB has a new six month special. Over on our mortgage adviser site TMMOnline.nz we report on how much business BNZ has written with...

BNZ reveals how much broker business it has banked

6 May 2016 - BNZ chief executive Anthony Healy says the bank's re-entry to the broker market has gone well and it should have gone in earlier.

BNZ's profits down

5 May 2016 - BNZ cash earnings dropped 3% in the six months to March 31, taking a hit from on its rural loan book and seeing its net interest margin shrink.[More later...

Odds against OCR cut

22 April 2016 - An OCR cut this week is a live call, but most economists think the Reserve Bank will wait a bit longer before cutting again.

Predicting the RBNZ's next OCR announcement a head scratcher

13 April 2016 - It's just over a fortnight now until the Reserve Bank makes its next Official Cash Rate announcement. After the surprise cut last time and a mixed bag of economic news since then, economists are scratching their heads to try and predict if the OCR will stay at 2.25% or be cut.

BNZ signs up second dealer group

21 March 2016 - BNZ, which entered the broker market last year, has inked a deal with a second dealer group which adds another 80 advisers to its growing network.

BNZ working out its wider roll out strategy to advisers

9 March 2016 - BNZ has taken on its next tranche of NZ Financial Services Group advisers bringing the total number of accredited brokers to 370.

Banks offer value: Morningstar

2 March 2016 - Morningstar says investor negativity about Australasian banks is misplaced.

BNZ makes interesting rate changes

1 March 2016 - BNZ has raised the rates on two of its three "Specials" but cut some standard rates. The two and three year specials have gone up 10 and 15 basis points...

Banks cut cash PIEs to half OCR

9 February 2016 - Low interest rates on offer from the four main banks’ cash PIE funds are likely an indication of the tough times for people surviving on money in the bank, one commentator says.

Banks cut cash PIEs to half OCR

9 February 2016 - Low interest rates on offer from the four main banks’ cash PIE funds are likely just an indication of the tough times for people surviving on money in the bank, one commentator says.

BNZ makes third party distribution appointment

10 December 2015 - Adam Ward has been appointed head of third party banking at BNZ Prior to this role he was Regional Manager West Auckland, North Shore and Northland at...

Broker channel working for BNZ

28 October 2015 - BNZ’s decision to resume distribution of home loans through mortgage advisers has gone better than expected. While the bank hasn't disclosed the volume of business it has written it has confirmed TMM Online's figures are correct.  

New KiwiSaver fund for house buyers

16 September 2015 - BNZ is launching a new KiwiSaver First-Home Buyer Fund.

Lending up but profits flat

7 September 2015 - New Zealand’s five major banks* profits flattened in the second quarter of 2015, although lending growth continued, according to a new analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).

BNZ rate will get brokers' phones ringing

4 September 2015 - UPDATED A record low interest rate in the home loan market is likely to drive inquiries to brokers, it has been claimed.

Property prices to blame for S&P downgrade

18 August 2015 - Rampant Auckland property prices – as opposed to the banking and finance system itself - are to blame for Standard & Poor’s downgrading of New Zealand’s risk assessment.

The numbers BNZ are disclosing

29 June 2015 - BNZ says it is well ahead of target with its re-entry into the mortgage adviser market.

Banks net interest income falls - PwC

24 June 2015 - A decrease in the net interest income of New Zealand’s major banks reflects the current highly competitive lending environment.

Today's yield curve

15 June 2015 - Today we have compared standard home loan rates from five lenders. The results are interesting.

BNZ makes big cut

12 June 2015 - While lenders are cutting their floating rates 25 basis points in response to yesterday's OCR cut, BNZ has gone even further. Its has the rate on its offset...

BNZ's starts re-entry

9 June 2015 - BNZ’s re-entry into the mortgage adviser space after a 12-year absence has started well.

BNZ rolls out new Special

11 May 2015 - BNZ has launched a new two-year Special rate of 5.15%. To see how it compares we have sorted the rates table from lowest to highest here.   ...

BNZ banks on brokers

7 May 2015 - BNZ has produced a “very strong” result in the six months to March 31, with net profit up almost 28% to $502 million for the period. Chief executive Anthony Healy talks to TMM Online about BNZ's plans to return to the broker market after a 12-year absence.

Second stage in no interest loans launched

28 April 2015 - BNZ, Good Shepherd NZ, Ministry of Social Development and The Salvation Army have launched the second stage of their successful Community Finance initiative – the No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS).

[People] Chen changes BNZ board

21 April 2015 - Prominent lawyer Mai Chen has been appointed to the BNZ board of directors.

BNZ Special ends; Kiwibank cuts

20 April 2015 - BNZ has removed its two-year special rate and Kiwibank has reduced its carded one-year rate 10 points and its three-year special 16 points. ...

BNZ's back for brokers with trail commission

10 April 2015 - BNZ will officially return to the mortgage adviser market after controversially leaving it 12 years ago.

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
ANZ 5.79 4.95 5.15 5.49
ANZ Special - 4.45 4.65 4.99
ASB Bank 5.80 4.79 4.99 5.29
ASB Bank Special - 4.49 4.59 4.89
BNZ - Mortgage One 6.50 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 5.95 - - -
BNZ - Special - 4.59 4.65 4.99
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 5.90 4.99 5.29 5.59
BNZ - TotalMoney 5.90 - - -
Credit Union Auckland 6.70 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 6.15 5.45 5.50 -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
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
Heartland Bank - Online - - - -
Heretaunga Building Society 5.75 5.00 5.20 -
Housing NZ Corp 5.79 4.75 4.99 5.29
HSBC Premier 5.79 4.19 4.29 4.89
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
HSBC Special - - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
ICBC 5.80 4.59 4.69 5.09
Kiwibank 5.80 4.95 5.15 5.49
Kiwibank - Capped - - - -
Kiwibank - Offset 5.80 - - -
Kiwibank Special - 4.45 4.65 4.99
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Napier Building Society - - - -
Nelson Building Society 6.10 5.10 5.45 -
Resimac 5.30 4.86 4.94 5.30
RESIMAC Special 5.00 - 4.75 -
SBS Bank 5.89 4.99 5.19 5.49
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
SBS Bank Special - 4.59 4.69 4.99
Sovereign 5.90 4.79 4.99 5.29
Sovereign Special - 4.49 4.59 4.89
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 5.75 4.49 4.69 4.99
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 5.75 4.99 5.19 5.49
TSB Bank 5.80 4.80 5.15 5.45
TSB Special - 4.55 4.69 4.79
Wairarapa Building Society 5.70 4.85 4.99 -
Westpac 5.95 4.99 5.19 5.44
Westpac - Offset 5.95 - - -
Westpac Special - 4.59 4.65 4.94
Median 5.82 4.79 4.99 5.29

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