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Nikko AM disrupts KiwiSaver market with high performing ARK fund

26 November 2020 - The latest offering from Nikko AM provides exclusive KiwiSaver access to the ARK Disruptive Innovation Fund.

Tribunal divvies up blame in maintenance ruling

6 November 2020 - New Zealand’s aging housing stock and tradition of informal landlord-tenant relationships have the potential for complex disputes where fault lies with both parties – as illustrated by a recent Tenancy Tribunal ruling.

COMMENT: The importance of correct structuring

5 November 2020 - Structuring the ownership of a property portfolio is rarely the first – or even the second - thought for new investors. But it should be, argues property accountant Anthony Appleton-Tattersall*.

Auckland’s average price now $1million plus

4 November 2020 - New Zealand’s biggest market is booming with Barfoot & Thompson’s latest data revealing that Auckland’s average residential property price is over the $1 million mark for the first time.

Most expensive rental region a surprise

30 October 2020 - Think that rents in the Super City or the Capital are the highest in the country? Well, you’d be wrong. It’s Porirua which is the costliest district to rent in.

Dunedin in demand

29 October 2020 - A supply and demand imbalance together with improved housing stock mean Dunedin’s values are on the rise, writes Joanna Jefferies.

Always do your homework

27 October 2020 - With the housing market running hot there’s growing numbers of buyers out there and that’s left the Real Estate Authority (REA) reminding them to do their homework.

Education for landlords by landlords

23 October 2020 - Self-managing landlords are signing up in droves for the NZ Property Investors Federation’s new education programme which aims to help landlords run their properties like professionals.

COMMENT: Dunedin’s slowdown might last

22 October 2020 - Dunedin’s loss of value growth momentum in recent months could be a longer lasting trend, writes CoreLogic senior property economist Kelvin Davidson.

What lies ahead for investors

21 October 2020 - Election 2020 is done and dusted – and a red landslide has left the Labour Party firmly in charge of the next government. But what could that mean for property investors?

COMMENT: Is a post-election market surge likely?

20 October 2020 - Will the 2020 post-election period see the usual effect on housing, or will it be another anomaly, asks REINZ chief executive Bindi Norwell.

Negative OCR still needed - Westpac

20 October 2020 - Despite fears of an overheated housing market, Westpac economists believe the Reserve Bank will still need to lower the official cash rate next year.

Election, recovery and vaccine uncertainty

18 October 2020 - Harbour's Investment Outlook – what's currently influencing local and global markets and what to watch in the near future. 

Something’s gotta give on prices

16 October 2020 - House prices are on a relentless march upwards and BNZ is warning that “over-zealous investors” could push them to non-sustainable levels.

LVR limits will return for investors

16 October 2020 - The odds of LVR restrictions returning for investors next year are "fairly high" due to the strength of the residential property market, according to economist Tony Alexander.

COMMENT: Property investment tax advantages

15 October 2020 - Public opinion has it that there’s lots of tax advantages with property investment. But property accountant Anthony Appleton-Tattersall* is asking people to let him know if they see any, as he hasn’t found them yet.

Investment in Auckland’s CBD will survive

12 October 2020 - Commercial property investors are not going to abandon Auckland’s CBD in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdowns, according to a specialist property financier.

COMMENT: Accessing commercial property assets

9 October 2020 - Small investors can access big commercial property assets, Craigs Investment Partners head of private wealth research Mark Lister explains how.

No sign of investor exodus

8 October 2020 - It looks as though residential landlords are not exiting the market in droves as a result of the Government’s tenancy law reforms and other investor-focused policy changes.

KiwiSaver supermarkets – real competition for corner dairy schemes

8 October 2020 - With two new platform-based schemes due for launch, David Boyle, Mint Asset Management Head of Sales and Marketing, says KiwiSaver will finally enter the supermarket era – giving members the wider range of choice they deserve.

Big damage pay-out awarded to landlord

5 October 2020 - Tenant liability for damage has long been a fraught issue but a new Tenancy Tribunal case shows that damage rulings can sometimes favour a landlord.

COMMENT: The true cost to build a house

2 October 2020 - Think price-per-square-metre gives an accurate idea of the cost to build a home? Think again! Landmark Homes’ Warwick Aldridge* explains what’s not included – and what to look out for when comparing quotes.

Values on the rise again - CoreLogic

1 October 2020 - Growth in property values stalled after the first lockdown – but that’s changing with signs of growth emerging in markets nationwide once again.

Wairarapa on the move

30 September 2020 - A tight rental market and low sales stock mean Wairarapa’s property market is on the up, writes Joanna Jefferies.

Adapting to commercial’s new normal

29 September 2020 - Economic headwinds may be threatening the commercial property sector but one property fund manager is opening a new offer on the back of a year that has been successful, despite Covid-19.

How elections move markets

29 September 2020 - How much do elections impact the stock market and portfolio returns? Should elections even matter to long-term investors in the first place?

Healthy Homes standards: to back or to scrap?

28 September 2020 - Landlords are divided over Barfoot & Thompson’s recent call to the National Party to hold fire on their plans to overturn the Healthy Homes standards if elected.

Southland is tops for investors

25 September 2020 - It seems you can’t just beat Southland for high performing investment properties, with the region coming up trumps yet again in a new REINZ report.

Movac fund secures Kiwi Invest backing

24 September 2020 - In a first of its kind move for a KiwiSaver investment group, Kiwi Invest has entered the venture capital market through Movac Fund 5.

Growth halts for Capital rents

22 September 2020 - Wellington rents – which have long seen the strongest growth in the country – stalled in August for the first time in five years, new Trade Me Property data reveals.

Call for rent caps after freeze ends

21 September 2020 - Rents are set to go up for many as the Covid-19 prompted freeze on rent increases comes to an end later this week, but tenant advocates are now calling for rents to be capped.

Ratings agency welcomes climate risk reporting

21 September 2020 - Requiring New Zealand’s financial sector to report on its climate change risk has been welcomed by ratings agencies.

ESG themes from company reporting season

19 September 2020 - This reporting season has seen a strong focus on social considerations, unsurprisingly triggered by Covid-19, which has presented a challenge but also an opportunity for companies writes Harbour Asset Management.

High demand keeps pushing prices up

18 September 2020 - Treasury might be expecting house prices to fall - but market data suggests otherwise, with Trade Me Property’s August data the latest to show rising prices and high demand.

COMMENT: Never a right time to invest – why buyers need to act now

16 September 2020 - New Zealanders who are apprehensive about buying property should be spurred on to take the jump as record low mortgage rates and a lesson from the current world backdrop settle in, argues iConsult’s Satyan Mehra*.

Reporting season and forecasting a waste of time

15 September 2020 - Castle Point's Richard Stubbs questions whether there is much value to the effort and activity that goes in to six-monthly earnings announcements.

Expect house prices to keep rising - Westpac

14 September 2020 - House prices are set to keep going up rather than down, one of the big banks now says – after reversing its earlier predictions of price declines.

Interest rates not bargains driving investors

9 September 2020 - Investors’ hopes of picking up a property bargain in the post-Covid market are fading, the latest joint survey from REINZ and economist Tony Alexander reveals.

COMMENT: Furore over Healthy Homes story misleading

8 September 2020 - Never let the truth get in the way of a good story. It’s a tried and tested adage – and it’s one the NZ Property Investors Federation president felt the brunt of yesterday, muses NZ Property Investor editor Miriam Bell.

FMA offers investors insight into bonds

7 September 2020 - More retail investors should consider how they use bonds as part of their portfolios, the Financial Markets Authority says.

Generating income in a negative rates world

4 September 2020 - The hunt for yield is on again, with a vengeance. But how much risk will investors take to get it, and do they really understand what chasing high yield means for their hard-earned savings? Mint chief executive, Rebecca Thomas, explains why eating some capital return is a better option for income-hungry Kiwi investors.

Moving rent tech out of the past

2 September 2020 - Recent tenancy law changes mean residential landlords will need to stay firmly on top of their rent collection processes – and a newly launched app aims to help them do that.

High consent issuance not expected to continue

1 September 2020 - Over 10,000 new dwelling consents were issued in the three months to July, a rolling total not seen since the 1970s. But economists don’t expect the trend to continue.

Record housing stock lows round NZ

1 September 2020 - The amount of available housing stock for sale nationwide plummeted to record lows in August – and that’s helping keep prices bubbling up.

Consents no longer needed for low-risk work

31 August 2020 - Good news for those wanting to add a sleep-out, shed or carport to a property: today’s the day that consents are no longer needed for low-risk building work.

Online rent talk attracts ComCom attention

31 August 2020 - Think it’s okay to post about increasing rents on social media? Well, think again. That’s the warning contained in a Commerce Commission letter sent to property investor representatives last week.

Steady Southern star

31 August 2020 - Covid-19 and the closure of Tiwai Point might pose some challenges for Invercargill but the southern city’s market still has a lot to offer investors, writes Miriam Bell

Buyer sentiment at eight year high

28 August 2020 - More people now believe that it is a good time to buy a house than at any other time since 2012, ASB’s latest Housing Confidence Survey reveals.

Borrowing boom in July – before second lockdown

26 August 2020 - Home lending soared to $6.5 billion in July during New Zealand's Covid-free period, reaching its highest level since November last year.

No rent growth for first time in three years

25 August 2020 - The gap between the supply of available rental properties and demand for them is closing and that means rental growth is slowing.

Election watch: What the US race means for investors

25 August 2020 - Each potential scenario of the upcoming US election and its implications for investors are explored in detail with Capital Groups' Matt Miller, Clarke Camper and Reagan Anderson

FMA not backing an investment style despite report

25 August 2020 - FMA director of regulation Liam Mason says the regulator won’t be drawn on whether an active or passive management style is better for KiwiSaver – but it’s clear that the issue of what fees are charged is a complex one.

Routine inspection pays off

24 August 2020 - Meth contamination was just one of the breaches uncovered during a routine property inspection that led to a firm Tenancy Tribunal ruling in favour of the landlord.

Investors' market share on the rise

20 August 2020 - Concerns about the rising costs of being a landlord aren’t deterring investors with new data showing that mortgaged investors’ share of purchases surged to a four year high in July.

Changes to RTA now in force

19 August 2020 - The Government’s controversial tenancy law reforms are now law after the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2020 received Royal Assent on 11 August 2020.

Advisers to be offered branded investment platforms

19 August 2020 - A new investment platform preparing for launch this year will offer a white-label version for advisers to use with their clients.

a2: could the milk be starting to turn?

13 August 2020 - Castle Point's Jamie Young looks at a2 Milk's standout success, and asks whether investors can expect this to continue?

Mortgage deferral programme to be extended

12 August 2020 - Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr says the mortgage deferral programme will be extended beyond September, as the Covid-19 pandemic regains a grip on New Zealand.

The return of Covid-19: what it means for landlords

12 August 2020 - After 102 days, Covid-19 is back and that means Auckland is returning to alert level three, while the rest of New Zealand will go to alert level two, on Wednesday. So what does that mean for landlords?

How elections impact on the market

11 August 2020 - Elections have an impact on property market activity, don’t they? Actually - it depends, new Colliers International research suggests.

Greens propose more landlord regulations

10 August 2020 - Rental Warrants of Fitness. Licensing for landlords and property managers. They are ideas long held dear by the Green Party and, sure enough, they both feature in the Green’s new housing policy.

Mint strengthens SRI rating with UNPRI

7 August 2020 - Mint is proud to have maintained above market performance during "these unprecedented times", and overall UNPRI rating at A+/A.

New rental laws will have unexpected outcomes

6 August 2020 - Watch out – some of the tenancy reforms now set to become law will have unintended consequences and cause more harm than good, REINZ is warning.

Radical tenancy reforms now law

5 August 2020 - Shock and dismay. That’s what landlords around New Zealand are feeling after Parliament passed the Government’s controversial tenancy law reforms into law late Wednesday.

Is the market resurgence coming to an end?

5 August 2020 - Steady declines in value growth are becoming evident – as QV’s latest data reveals – and that suggests the housing market’s resurgence could be coming to an end.

Auckland sees highest sales since 2015

4 August 2020 - The SuperCity turned in its strongest housing sales performance in a July for five years last month, new data from Auckland’s biggest real estate agency reveals.

ANZ eases servicing test

4 August 2020 - ANZ has become the latest bank to ease its servicing test criteria for borrowers, reflecting the lower interest rate environment.

Prices not impacted by new listings surge

3 August 2020 - There was an influx of new listings on to the housing market in July but it is making little impact on the shortage of housing stock around New Zealand.

The final countdown

1 August 2020 - This week was supposed to see the second reading of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill in Parliament. That didn’t come about. So what happens now?

Queenstown rents take a nosedive

31 July 2020 - Covid-19 has hit the Queenstown rental market hard, with new data showing that rents in the holiday hotspot have plummeted by 28% on June last year.

200 issues: Top Regions Revealed

31 July 2020 - Joanna Jefferies takes a look at the top 12 locations for property price growth and gains across New Zealand since 2003 and discovers previously unknown property hotspots.

Covid-19 fog hangs over consents increase

30 July 2020 - New dwelling consents were up by 20% year-on-year in June. That’s a big increase but it doesn’t allay the concerns of economists going forward.

KiwiSaver managers shake off downturn

30 July 2020 - Growth investment strategies have helped fund managers to outperform over the past quarter, Morningstar says.

COMMENT: It’s not all doom & gloom

30 July 2020 - Uncertainty still casts its shadow over the property market but there are factors that could see a brighter outlook than some expect, writes CoreLogic's Kelvin Davidson.*.

Mortgage holidays set for extension

29 July 2020 - Minister of Finance Grant Robertson says the Reserve Bank could extend mortgage holidays for struggling borrowers.

Pathfinder extends access to Ethical Trans-Tasman Fund

28 July 2020 - Pathfinder has opened its Ethical Trans-Tasman Fund (PETT) to retail investors in a move that it says will capitalise on investor sentiment favouring Australasia.

Opposition to RTA overhaul rages

28 July 2020 - The Government’s controversial tenancy law reform proposals look set to hit Parliament today, but opponents say it would be a big mistake for MPs to pass them into law.

Crunch time for tenancy law reforms

27 July 2020 - The Government’s tenancy law reforms are up for their second reading in Parliament this week – and landlord advocates are urging people to contact MPs with their concerns before midday Tuesday.

COMMENT: Extend mortgage holidays

27 July 2020 - The Covid-19 prompted mortgage “holiday” scheme is set to end in September but Century 21 New Zealand owner Derryn Mayne is calling for it to be extended.

New urban planning rules for Councils

24 July 2020 - Restrictive planning regulations have long been cited as a major contributor to New Zealand’s housing shortage – but new rules mean Councils will have to loosen up their rules in a bid to boost supply.

Zenith New Zealand research on hold due to Covid-19

24 July 2020 - Zenith Investment Partners has found its plans to expand into research of New Zealand fund managers has been thwarted by Covid-19.

A story of value v growth

22 July 2020 - Castle Point co-founder Gordon Sims tells a story about two companies; one a value play and the other a growth opportunity. Which one do you think is best?

Covid crisis will impact on market - in time

21 July 2020 - ASB continues to expect a 6% decline in nationwide house prices – even though the Covid-19 prompted economic adjustment to date been less severe than most expected.

Partner’s residence breached tenancy agreement

20 July 2020 - More people living in a rental property than allowed under the tenancy agreement is a common problem, but a recent Tenancy Tribunal ruling demonstrates why landlords should address this issue.

New Zealand equities managers outperformed in market recovery: MJW

19 July 2020 - Investors could be forgiven for finding the market returns of the June quarter hard to believe, actuaries MJW say.

Servicing tests hinder home loan market

17 July 2020 - Tough servicing tests continue to hinder the home loan market, leaving borrowers unable to tap into attractive headline interest rates.

Sales, prices surge up - defying expectations

14 July 2020 - The housing market’s post-Covid rebound continued in June with house prices rising further and sales volumes hitting a four year high – but economists are asking if it will last.

Stimulus trumps rise in infections

14 July 2020 - The Harbour Investment Outlook summarises recent market developments; what we are monitoring closely; and our key views on the outlook for fixed interest, credit and equity markets.

COMMENT: Disappointment with the RTA Bill

13 July 2020 - The NZ Property Investors’ Federation is disappointed only minimal changes made to the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill.

Investors expect more information in Covid environment

10 July 2020 - Investors are looking for additional disclosure in the investment environment, new research shows.

Select Committee green lights tenancy law reforms

10 July 2020 - Extreme disappointment is the response of property professionals to the Select Committee report on the Government’s proposed tenancy law reforms which was released this week.

Augusta Capital takeover bid now unconditional

9 July 2020 - ASX-listed Centuria Capital has declared that its takeover of New Zealand property funds manager Augusta Capital is now unconditional, as it has secured nearly 66% of Augusta’s shares.

Investors not rushing to sell

9 July 2020 - There is no rush of investors looking to sell their properties in the post-Covid-19 market, according to the second joint survey from REINZ and economist Tony Alexander.

What tune will property play post Covid-19 lockdown?

9 July 2020 - Listed property was on song in 2019 before losing its mojo this year as the coronavirus struck. But are the real estate blues simply a crisis-triggered reversion to the mean or is something more fundamental at play? Mint Asset Management senior real estate portfolio manager, Carlie Eve, puts property in its place ...

Values settle into new normal

8 July 2020 - Covid-19’s impact on the residential property market is becoming clearer with QV’s latest data showing the pre-lockdown heat is dissipating as the market begins to settle.

COMMENT: A call to arms

7 July 2020 - Concerned about the Government’s tenancy law reforms? Well, there is now less than a week to speak up about them - so NZ Property Investor editor Miriam Bell urges landlords to make their views heard.

Investors' search for returns overrides any market concerns, survey shows

7 July 2020 - New Zealanders haven’t let Covid-19 put them off investing, new research shows.

Advisers buoyed by strong property market

6 July 2020 - The New Zealand property market has emerged strongly out of lockdown, according to mortgage advisers, who say they are busy as ever this winter.

Why the future is not bleak for the housing market

3 July 2020 - Uncertainty continues to cast its shadow over the housing market but economist Tony Alexander has put together a list of reasons which offset the negatives and mean the market remains well-supported.

SuperCity sales defy expectations – for now

2 July 2020 - Auckland’s property market defied economic forecasts in June but that doesn’t mean it will continue to do so, according to the city’s largest real estate agency.

Consents rebound likely to be short-lived

1 July 2020 - There was a strong increase in residential building consents in May but economists say the rebound won’t last.

Four new buyers’ markets emerge

1 July 2020 - A surge in new property listings around much of New Zealand has turned four regions into buyers’ markets, new Realestate.co.nz data reveals.

COMMENT: Are Airbnb hosts in breach of the RTA?

30 June 2020 - Landlords could be using short term booking sites like Airbnb in an attempt to contract out of the Residential Tenancies Act, but by doing so they are exposing themselves to substantial risk and possible rent refunds, writes property management consultant David Faulkner.

Active management 'not very well'

28 June 2020 - Active management is alive but “possibly not very well”, a Russell Investments New Zealand Investment Forum session has been told.

SuperCity yields improving

25 June 2020 - Investors take note - record low mortgage rates mean the yields on Auckland rental properties are starting to look more attractive.

What’s going on in the rental market

25 June 2020 - There’s been a big increase in rental supply in some of New Zealand’s tourism hotspots, according to Trade Me Property’s latest rental data.

Mid-year outlook: Recovery on the horizon

24 June 2020 - As economic decline was policy driven, a solid recovery is possible – our mid-year outlook

Mould complaint doesn’t warrant reduced tenancy term

23 June 2020 - Many landlords are concerned the Tenancy Tribunal tends to favour tenants but one recent decision shows that’s not always the case.

Tenancy termination ban lifted

18 June 2020 - The end is nigh for emergency tenancy measures introduced during the Covid-19 lockdown with the Government today confirming the measures won’t be extended.

Southland comes up trumps for investors

17 June 2020 - Investors keen to pick up a good deal should look south as a new REINZ report shows that Southland is, once again, the country’s highest performing region for residential property investors.

New-to-bank lending freeze

17 June 2020 - Banks have stopped taking on new borrowers above 80% LVR, despite the end of loan-to-value ratio restrictions last month.

COMMENT: Allow KiwiSaver for investment properties

16 June 2020 - It’s time to allow KiwiSaver to be used to buy investment properties as well as first homes, argues Century 21 New Zealand owner Derryn Mayne.

Considering the trans-Tasman bubble

16 June 2020 - There is light at the end of the tunnel for a trans-Tasman bubble, but it is a long tunnel.

Beating expectations

16 June 2020 - The Harbour Investment Outlook summarises recent market developments – what we are monitoring closely – and our key views on the outlook for fixed interest, credit and equity markets.

Investors offered rural exposure – without the risk

16 June 2020 - A new investment offer aims to turn a foreign buyer ban, reluctant banks and negative sentiment about the rural sector into an advantage for investors.

Wind up emergency tenancy provisions now - REINZ

12 June 2020 - Emergency tenancy provisions introduced because of Covid-19 are now doing more harm than good so it’s time to bring them to an end, the Real Estate Institute says.

Trading NZPIF places

12 June 2020 - It’s a case of trading places at the NZ Property Investors’ Federation now that it’s been announced that long-serving executive officer Andrew King has taken up the role of president.

Level one: the new normal

11 June 2020 - New Zealand is a few days into alert level one and that means the residential property sector is seeing some changes as we all adjust to the “new normal”.

Nikko opens platform to advisers

11 June 2020 - Nikko AM NZ has opened access to its low-cost investment platform, GoalsGetter, to AFAs.

Investors hunt for bargains

10 June 2020 - One in four real estate agents have reported an increase in investor buying activity, according to a new survey from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand and economist Tony Alexander.

$75m on offer for new developments

9 June 2020 - Auckland ’s long-term future is sound as well situated residential developments will always sell and demand for affordable housing remains strong, a leading non-bank property financier says.

What lockdown meant for landlords’ finances

8 June 2020 - Many landlords were financially affected by the Covid-19 lockdown with nearly 50% seeing a reduced income, according to a new NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) survey.

COMMENT: Will level one mean level one for residential landlords?

7 June 2020 - Cabinet is considering a move to alert level one tomorrow, so does that mean it will all be back to normal for New Zealand's 290,000 rental property owners and managers, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler* asks.

Bright spots in commercial outlook

5 June 2020 - Nearly 60% of commercial property investors think that opportunities lie ahead but they are also believe there are changes in store for the sector.

Concerns over commercial rent dispute plan

4 June 2020 - Too little, too late. That’s what commercial landlords’ advocates have to say about the Government’s newly announced $40 million commercial rent dispute package.

Bank LVR limits on hold

4 June 2020 - Banks have not relaxed loan-to-value ratio limits for investors, despite the Reserve Bank's move to scrap LVR rules.

Market teeters on cliff edge - QV

3 June 2020 - Signs of fragility might be present in the post-lockdown market yet value growth and demand are currently still going strong.

Compliance statement deadline extended

2 June 2020 - There’s some relief for struggling landlords with the announcement today that the Healthy Homes Compliance Statement deadline has been extended for an additional five months.

Consents fall could have been worse

2 June 2020 - New dwellings consents dropped in April. That didn’t surprise anyone but economists were surprised that the drop wasn’t bigger.

No post-Covid-19 dent in asking prices

2 June 2020 - Covid-19 has not diminished the price expectations of property sellers with new data revealing that average asking prices hit record highs in seven regions in May.

The risk of finding income in a low-interest-rate world

2 June 2020 - As global interest rates sink to near zero or below, the search for regular income has become increasingly desperate. But, according to Mint Asset Management’s David Boyle, yield-oriented investors must remember that “certainty” can come at a high cost ...

Major industrial development powers on

29 May 2020 - It’s full steam ahead for the Stevenson Group’s $800 million, 361-hectare industrial and residential development in South Auckland – despite the uncertainties of the post-Covid-19 era.

Holiday hotspots: what lies ahead?

29 May 2020 - Tourism has been one of the industries hardest-hit by the Covid-19 crisis, so Miriam Bell looks into what that means for the regional property markets that are reliant on it.

Resilience needed in face of change

28 May 2020 - The Reserve Bank says the commercial property sector is vulnerable to the Covid-19 crisis. But PMG Funds' chief executive believes that while there’ll be short-term pain, the biggest long-term impact will be structural change.

Guide to market recoveries

28 May 2020 - The shape of a market recovery isn’t clear, but history provides some context.

COMMENT: Housing supply increase is being hampered

22 May 2020 - The much-needed increase in housing supply is being hindered by new legislation relating to rental properties, warns NZ Property Investors Federation executive officer Sharon Cullwick.

Will corporates embrace remote working?

22 May 2020 - Will the success of corporate employees working from home during lockdown lead to a permanent shift to workers being home-based? 

Downward pressures might push investors out

21 May 2020 - There’s a major housing market downturn coming and it’s likely to reduce the number of investors in the market, according to ANZ economists.

Rent arrears end tenancies in lockdown

20 May 2020 - The Covid-19 crisis saw the introduction of emergency rules which make it harder to terminate tenancies, but a recent Tenancy Tribunal ruling shows that racking up rental arrears can still mean the end of a tenancy.

Navigating level two: what landlords need to know

18 May 2020 - With around 95% of businesses now back at work and children returning to schools today, New Zealand is now fully ensconced in alert level two. So what does that mean for residential landlords?

House sales plummet in lockdown

15 May 2020 - [UPDATED] There was a massive nationwide drop in residential property sales in April while the country was in level four lockdown, new REINZ data reveals.

How Budget 2020 supports the housing market

14 May 2020 - Was Budget 2020 transformational? Experts are debating that now but, whether or not it turns out to be, it does provide some support for the residential property market going forward.

Bounce back

14 May 2020 - The Harbour Investment Outlook summarises recent market developments, what we are monitoring closely and our key views on the outlook for fixed interest, credit and equity markets.

Industrial holdings leave Provincia in strong position

14 May 2020 - Tales of strife and problems abound in the commercial property world these days, but the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has not been as devastating for all commercial players.

OCR reaction: Reserve Bank open to lower, negative rates

13 May 2020 - Economists say that the Reserve Bank has left the door open to lower or even negative rates, as it kept the official cash rate on hold in its Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) today.

COMMENT: Which property markets are most vulnerable?

13 May 2020 - In the coming months, all parts of the country are likely to feel some degree of property pain, but CoreLogic’s Kelvin Davidson* has taken a look at which areas might be hardest hit.

Elephant in the room at level two

12 May 2020 - It’s official: New Zealand will be moving to alert level two by Thursday and thousands of workers will be returning to work, but issues remain for the commercial property sector.

There’s life in the market yet

11 May 2020 - The residential property market might currently be lacking in strength, but those working in the sector don’t see it as suffering from widespread weakness, according to economist Tony Alexander’s latest poll.

Investors expect road ahead to be tougher

8 May 2020 - Most investors believe that conditions will get harder for property investors over the next year but not just because of the Covid-19 crisis, a new survey by NZ Property Investor has found.

Real estate in level two

7 May 2020 - Open homes. Rental viewings. Auctions. They look to be on the cards again soon, with the country heading towards alert level two.

Capital investor calls for commercial rates moratorium

6 May 2020 - Councils should offer a one-year moratorium on rates to commercial landlords who are struggling with the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis, a prominent Wellington property investor argues.

What does the future hold for oil?

6 May 2020 - Hamesh Sharma of Pathfinder with an overview of the implications for energy stocks and airlines such as Air New Zealand. What does the future hold for oil?

MPs prefer super savings and property

6 May 2020 - Politicians might be keen property investors, but they’re not dabbling in many other investment markets, outside their superannuation schemes, the latest register of pecuniary interests shows.

Market enters unknown waters

6 May 2020 - There’s no doubt New Zealand’s housing market was performing strongly heading into lockdown but, as QV’s latest data makes clear, the market has now entered unknown waters.

Uncertain future for commercial development

5 May 2020 - Sixty percent of planned development projects worth several billion dollars are now uncertain due to the current economic climate, a new Property Council survey of its members suggests.

SuperCity sales fall 50% in lockdown

4 May 2020 - Auckland property sales in April were down by 50% on March but the true effect of the lockdown won’t show up until May’s trading data is compiled, according to Barfoot & Thompson.

Majority of MPs qualify as property investors

1 May 2020 - It’s impossible to ignore New Zealanders’ love for property as an investment – and this is highlighted by the holdings of our MPs, a majority of whom qualify as multiple property owners.

The active passive debate continues ...

1 May 2020 - With active management well ahead on points, says Mint Asset Management.

Reserve Bank ends LVR restrictions

30 April 2020 - The Reserve Bank has decided to remove loan to value ratio restrictions for 12 months in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

Govt considers commercial rent relief solutions

30 April 2020 - Mounting costs for small businesses trying to deal with the economic fallout of Covid-19 have prompted the Government to consider rent relief options.

Covid-19 could strike REITs a hard blow

30 April 2020 - The hit from the Covid-19 crisis could last longer and deeper than just the lockdown period for Australian and New Zealand real estate investment trusts (REITs).

NZ market still not 'tempting'

29 April 2020 - A decline in the rate of decline is not the same as a rebound, AMP Capital’s head of investment strategy says – and equity investors should remain focused on the quality of their investments.

House price drops are short-lived - Alexander

24 April 2020 - Periods of house price decline are rare and "short-lived", says economist Tony Alexander, amid forecasts of a drop of 10%-15% this year.

Rental market showing signs of life again

23 April 2020 - Covid-19 bought New Zealand’s rental market to a standstill but recent activity on Trade Me Property suggests tenants are starting to return to the market.

Share your views on what Covid-19 means for investors

21 April 2020 - We want to know how property investors in New Zealand are responding to the Covid-19 crisis and its effects on the market...

Capital raises are coming – but will the price be right?

21 April 2020 - Castle Point takes a critical look at some of the ASX and NZX capital raisings we have seen so far as a result of Covid-19's economic impact. Do they represent good value for investors?

COMMENT: The rental housing conundrum

20 April 2020 - Still simmering away below all the Covid-19 virus activity is the Government’s “reform” of the Residential Tenancy Act and that’s something we should all be concerned about, writes Auckland Property Investors Association vice-president Peter Lewis…

Life at level three for residential landlords

17 April 2020 - It won’t be a full release from lockdown but moving to alert level three will mean businesses that can operate safely will be able to reopen. So what does that mean when it comes to residential property?

More relief needed for commercial property sector

16 April 2020 - New measures to help out commercial landlords and tenants struggling with Covid-19 related lease issues have been announced – but the Property Council is warning that more support is needed.

Markets this month and beyond

16 April 2020 - The Harbour team examine market movements in the past month, and what they are watching going forward.

[VIDEO] Don’t expect a buyers’ market immediately

15 April 2020 - Listings of properties for sale are likely to lift post-lockdown but CoreLogic’s head of research, Nick Goodall, says that doesn’t mean the housing market will immediately switch into a buyers’ market. [WATCH VIDEO]

Market strong before turbulence to come

15 April 2020 - Strong price growth and solid demand characterised the pre-lockdown housing market, new REINZ data shows – but the time period covered was the calm before the storm.

One in five tenancies could fall into arrears

14 April 2020 - The Covid-19 crisis will result in greater falls in rents and higher default rates in regions, or suburbs, with higher rents, according to property management companies.

Fund update and future outlook

11 April 2020 - Mint Asset Management portfolio manager Anthony Halls shares his analysis on the present market effects of Covid-19, an update on its individual funds and a look ahead to a post-virus investment world. 

“No access in emergency” lease clause: putting it in context

8 April 2020 - Much attention has focused on a commercial property lease clause which could mean commercial tenants don’t have to pay all their rent during lockdown, so the Auckland District Law Society is providing more information about it...

Tenancy reform Select Committee hearings to go ahead

7 April 2020 - The Covid-19 lockdown may have put a halt to most Parliamentary business but not, it turns out, to the progress of the Government’s controversial tenancy law reforms.

Life remains in real estate industry

7 April 2020 - Open homes are forbidden and real estate transactions are in hiatus during the lockdown, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible for investors to find a deal.

Lockdown market sentiment

6 April 2020 - Caution might dominate property sector participants’ takes on the market, but independent economist Tony Alexander’s latest polling reveals that not all investors are taking a step back.

How the lockdown is affecting landlords

3 April 2020 - It’s not just tenants who are feeling the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown – residential landlords are too, with a new survey showing that the personal income of 59% of them has been affected.

COMMENT: Making sense of it all: COVID-19, the economy & property

2 April 2020 - The Covid-19 crisis means everything is changing fast, so CoreLogic’s Kelvin Davidson* has put together his 10 key points on what to be aware of when it comes to the property market.

Uncertainty set to plague 2020’s market

1 April 2020 - New data from both QV and Realestate.co.nz shows the housing market was performing strongly prior to the Covid-19 lockdown – but there’s no escaping the question of what it will do now.

What lies ahead for the housing market

31 March 2020 - As New Zealand begins to settle into the “new normal” of the Covid-19 lockdown, commentators have started releasing their (tentative) outlooks for the housing market. Here’s a summary of some of them...

Moving properties during COVID-19 lockdown

30 March 2020 - Confused about whether tenants can move properties during the lockdown? If so, you’re not alone – so Tenancy Services has now released some advice around the issue.

Banks roll out mortgage holiday

30 March 2020 - Major lenders have launched mortgage holidays for borrowers affected by the Covid-19 outbreak, using online application forms to process customer requests.

Recovery from coronavirus – a buying opportunity?

30 March 2020 - Hamesh Sharma takes a look at historic market-impacting world events; how they played out and markets recovered; and what this could mean for a recovery from Covid-19's present market grip. 

Commercial sector facing hundreds of millions in lost revenue

27 March 2020 - Some large commercial tenants are refusing to pay rent and this could devastate the commercial property sector, the Property Council New Zealand is warning.

Landlords’ plea: don’t unfairly target us

27 March 2020 - There are growing concerns among many landlords about unreasonable expectations from tenants, and the Government, in relation to rent during the lockdown.

Weathering the coronavirus

27 March 2020 - With 37 years' investment experience Tim Armour has “seen it all before” with global events impacting world markets – keeping your long-term orientation is what remains important.

Emergency rules boost tenant protections

25 March 2020 - Landlords can't raise rents or evict tenants, expect in specific situations, during the Covid-19 lockdown – but tenants do have obligations too.

Covid-19 crisis: what landlords need to know

25 March 2020 - [UPDATED] The Covid-19 crisis means that New Zealand is now in a State of National Emergency and the nationwide lockdown begins tonight.

COMMENT: Property from the trenches

24 March 2020 - Covid-19's major impact on New Zealand's economy means job losses and that has implications for landlords. Veteran investor Debbie Van Den Broek offers some suggestions on how landlords can weather the storm.

Freeze on rent rises introduced - temporarily

23 March 2020 - The Government has introduced a freeze on rent increases on residential rental properties as part of the economic measures announced in the fight against Covid-19 and its impacts.

Put RTA reform proposals on ice

23 March 2020 - Now is not the time for the Government to push through its proposed tenancy law reforms, property market players say.

How to address tenant job loss in the age of coronavirus

20 March 2020 - Compassion should be key to how landlords deal with tenants affected by coronavirus job losses but, ultimately, they are running a business and still need to pay their mortgages.

Battle against RTA reforms continues

18 March 2020 - Coronavirus might be dominating the headlines but investor advocates are urging landlords not to forget about the threat posed by the proposed reforms to tenancy law.

ASB slashes house price forecasts

17 March 2020 - House price growth will drop away to zero over the coming year, according to ASB who have cut their forecasts in response to the coronavirus crisis.

New loan to boost energy-efficient housing

13 March 2020 - There’s an ongoing push towards greener, healthier homes and now Westpac is joining the drive, with a new loan product for its home loan customers.

Syndicates take big share of commercial purchases

13 March 2020 - Investors thinking about joining up with a property syndicate can rest assured that New Zealand syndicates have been keeping busy of late.

Housing market powers on – for now

12 March 2020 - New Zealand’s housing market resurgence is showcased in new REINZ data which has the national median price at a new record and sales at a four-year high.

Affordability under pressure - ASB

12 March 2020 - Expectations that house prices will rise are at a three-year high but that means less people think now is a good time to buy a house.

Get on top of boarding house rules

11 March 2020 - There’s a fair bit of uncertainty around boarding houses and Tenancy Services is warning landlords they need to know the law around this area.

National would ditch proposed rental regulations

9 March 2020 - The Government’s controversial tenancy law reforms would be among the first regulations National would throw on to the regulations “bonfire” it is planning if elected.

[GRTV] Investing's difficult at the moment top manager says

9 March 2020 - Magellan chief investment officer Hamish Douglass speaks to Good Returns TV about how to invest in markets complicated by coronavirus, low interest rates and upcoming elections.

More growth for co-working office space

5 March 2020 - The popularity of co-working office space is not just a fad. In fact, according to a new report, there’s room for continued growth in this part of the Auckland office market.

Managers grapple with Covid-19 disruption

4 March 2020 - Active managers say coronavirus-related market disruption should be their chance to shine – although one warns they shouldn’t overstate their ability to “forecast the unforecastable”.

Values escape coronavirus contagion

4 March 2020 - There’s no escaping the spectre of coronavirus right now but it hasn’t had an impact on the property market with new QV data showing it continues to strengthen.

The investment sidecar – why every KiwiSaver member needs one

3 March 2020 - The benefits of an investment sidecar, running alongside KiwiSaver, for a more secure and flexible financial outlook.

On the brink of a crisis

3 March 2020 - Proposed tenancy law changes, which come in an environment of rental shortage, are on the brink of creating a low socioeconomic rental crisis.

Removal of no-cause notice opposed by 45% of tenants

2 March 2020 - It’s not just landlords who are opposed to the removal of the no-cause 90-day notice: a new REINZ survey reveals that close to half of tenants are too.

COMMENT: Act against radical tenancy changes

2 March 2020 - New Zealand’s 290,000 rental property owners should resist radical changes to the Residential Tenancies Act both by submission and by their vote in this year’s election, argues Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler.

Coronavirus outbreak: what it means for markets

27 February 2020 - What are the major economic and market implications of the coronavirus outbreak in China?

Kiwi market ranked fourth over 120 years

26 February 2020 - New Zealand has had the fourth-best performing stock market in the world over the past 120 years, new research from Credit Suisse shows.

Tenancy reform submissions due March 25

26 February 2020 - Worried about the government’s tenancy law reforms? You’d better speak up soon because there’s under a month to make a submission on the legislation.

The cost of overstaying tenants

26 February 2020 - Getting tenants to leave a rental property at the end of a tenancy can be problematic. Here’s a new Tenancy Tribunal ruling which serves as yet another example.

Inland Revenue outlines GST plan

25 February 2020 - Inland Revenue wants to introduce special rules for determining the GST treatment of fund manager and investment manager services.

RTA reforms pile pressure on landlords

24 February 2020 - Less rental properties and higher rents could result from the reforms contained in the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, both Opposition MPs and government officials are warning.

Full steam ahead for tenancy reforms

21 February 2020 - Landlords won’t have long to have their say on the government’s tenancy law reform proposals after Parliament voted that the Select Committee dealing with the legislation should report back by 22 June.

The new face of the NZPIF

20 February 2020 - There’s been a changing of the guard fronting the NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF), with the current president taking over as executive officer from Andrew King.

Heartland launches reverse mortgages for investors

19 February 2020 - Heartland has expanded its reverse mortgage business and will now lend against investment properties and second homes, as the product becomes more popular in New Zealand.

[GRTV] Benefits of Asia ETFs

18 February 2020 - Susan Edmunds speaks with Aleksey Mironenko partner and chief distribution officer at Hong Kong-based Premia Partners about what their Asia-focused ETF investment solutions have to offer.

Strong start for market in 2020

18 February 2020 - Auckland’s housing market has surged back into the game with its busiest January in four years, new REINZ data reveals.

Tenancy reform bill hits Parliament

17 February 2020 - Controversial tenancy law reforms, in the form of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, were introduced into Parliament on Monday and property industry players are not happy about it.

REINZ & NZPIF join up to battle RTA changes

16 February 2020 - Concerns about the government’s proposed tenancy law changes are running high and this has prompted REINZ and the NZPIF to join forces to fight them.

Government brokers to match landlords with tenants

14 February 2020 - A newly established housing broker service will be reaching out to private landlords to get them on board to support the government’s $300 million homelessness action plan.

Rising house prices glossed over in MPS

13 February 2020 - New Zealand’s housing market is rebounding strongly but the Reserve Bank barely mentioned it in Wednesday’s Monetary Policy Statement (MPS). That’s left one economist asking why.

Coronavirus contagion uncertainty

12 February 2020 - The Harbour team examine market movements in the past month, and what they are watching going forward.

Rental contaminated, not damaged by meth

11 February 2020 - Establishing meth contamination of a rental property, and working out the penalties for any damage, can be a complex business these days - as a recent Tenancy Tribunal decision illustrates.

Headwinds for the commercial market

10 February 2020 - Tightening credit conditions could impact on New Zealand’s booming commercial property market, according to the Property Council’s chief executive.

COMMENT: Checking in on insulation

7 February 2020 - Sizzling summer temperatures might be hitting towns all round New Zealand yet the insulation of rental properties remains a hot topic, writes NZ Property Investor editor Miriam Bell.

Low interest rate environment creates adviser opportunity

7 February 2020 - Advisers dealing with clients shifting out of term deposits because of low interest rates will have to be prepared to have a conversation about fees, Milford Asset Management’s head of private wealth says.

Don't use KiwiSaver for investment property - yet

4 February 2020 - The Interim Retirement Commissioner’s proposal to allow KiwiSaver first-home withdrawals to be used for investment properties came tantalisingly close but didn’t quite make it to the recommendation phase.

No room for complacency in 2020

4 February 2020 - Markets ended 2019 in a festive mood, and the positive trend has continued in 2020 with equity markets powering to fresh all-time highs.

Could a shift in the listings shortage be coming?

3 February 2020 - More properties are coming on to the housing market but there’s still a nationwide shortage with the number of homes for sale down by over 20% year-on-year.

SuperCity rents moving up - slowly

31 January 2020 - Auckland rents may be high but they’re not going up at the rate often suggested, with new data showing rental prices rose more slowly in 2019 than in previous years.

New Plymouth possibilities

31 January 2020 - Despite the proposed regulation of short-term rentals, New Plymouth still has great opportunities for investors.

COMMENT: The truth about flexible workspaces

30 January 2020 - Think you know about flexible workspaces? Odds are - you don’t, so IWG's Alexander Sykes* busts some myths about flexible workspaces for curious landlords.

Australian giant in Augusta takeover bid

29 January 2020 - Commercial property investment company Augusta Capital today announced a surprise takeover bid from Australian listed Centuria Capital.

Confidence in rental returns at new low

29 January 2020 - Belief that rental property will provide the best investment returns has fallen to a 15 plus year low, the latest ASB Investor Confidence Survey reveals.

EM outlook: Forget about trade, Chinese consumers are the key

28 January 2020 - Emerging markets stocks lagged global benchmarks over the past year, but are they ready for a rebound?

Why house price growth will continue

28 January 2020 - House price inflation is unlikely to radically slow this year after a strong end to 2019, according to leading economist Tony Alexander.

Looking outside the box

27 January 2020 - The property market is heating up again – and that means more competition for good deals – but there are still options out there for keen property investors.

Demand for rentals running hot

23 January 2020 - Rents are set to rise to record highs as new Trade Me Property data shows demand for rental property nationwide has continued to grow.

Downside risks reduced

23 January 2020 - The Harbour Investment Outlook summarises recent market developments; what we are monitoring closely; and our key views on the outlook for fixed interest, credit and equity markets.

A decade of property price growth

23 January 2020 - Recent years have seen some spectacular house price growth around New Zealand but just how much have asking prices gone up in different markets over the last 10 years?

Upping the ante on price growth

22 January 2020 - ANZ economists have become the latest commentators to revise up their house price inflation predictions and are now picking 8% growth by mid-2020.

NZ equity returns for the next decade?

22 January 2020 - Jamie Young looks at the above normal returns achieved in 2019, how the market has been tracking since 2005 and what that could mean for 2020 and beyond.

Call for apartment law reform petition support

17 January 2020 - The campaign to reform apartment law is heating up once again with National MPs urging property owners to sign a petition calling for changes to the law.

Highest sales in December for three years

16 January 2020 - New Zealand’s property market ended the decade on a high with new REINZ data putting sales at their highest volume in years and median prices up around the country.

What have eggs, baskets, advice and the 'missing middle' got in common?

13 January 2020 - David Boyle shares why diversified funds should be on your supermarket shopping list.

Proptech the future for commercial investment

9 January 2020 - Commercial property start-up Jasper is the new kid on the block but some have asked how it differs from traditional property syndicates. Jasper’s founders explain the points of difference for us…

Book excerpt: Financial Freedom - 5 Steps 5 Years

6 January 2020 - Property investment is the way to financial freedom, argues property investment mentor Lucia Xiao* in her new book which aims to help people take control of their lives. Here’s an excerpt from her book…

COMMENT: What lies ahead in 2020?

3 January 2020 - It’s that time of year when we are all contemplating what the year ahead has in store… So here’s GRA managing director Matthew Gilligan’s property market predictions for 2020.

Hot demand in Hawke’s Bay

31 December 2019 - A severe housing shortage in Napier and Hastings means house values and rents are on the rise, writes Joanna Jefferies.

COMMENT: Off-the-plan investing in 2020

27 December 2019 - Interested in the idea of investing off-the-plan? Propellor Property Investments founder Nikki Conners* explains what you need to know about off-the-plan investing going into 2020.

The perils of leaving insulation late

23 December 2019 - Leaving the insulation of a rental property for too long after the July deadline and then entering the premises without consent has earned some Auckland landlords a penalty of over $1,000.

Commercial confidence at three year high

19 December 2019 - Booming regional centres are driving positivity in the market and that’s left commercial property investors more confident than they have been in three years.

Share your views on property investing

17 December 2019 - It's that time of the year where we run the NZ Property Investor's survey of investor. Take part and be in to win.

New infrastructure funding tool announced

16 December 2019 - Funding for infrastructure in new developments has long been a bottleneck in the drive to boosting housing supply so the Government is introducing a new tool to address the problem.

Who loves apartments the most

12 December 2019 - New Zealanders may have finally started to embrace apartments as homes but it is investors who buy them the most, according to new analysis from CoreLogic.

Earnings deliver, trade fears fade

11 December 2019 - The Harbour team examine market movements in the past month, and what they are watching going forward.

Link launches micro-investing app

9 December 2019 - Link Market Services has launched an app that allows retail investors to spend as little as $50 a transaction.

Has property had its day in the sun?

6 December 2019 - Or does it need some more sunscreen? Property, it’s a New Zealand love affair that has created a lot of wealth over recent years in the residential market for Kiwis but what’s been happening where the big guns play in the listed market. Who better to ask than Mint’s property portfolio manager Carlie Eve.

Finance clause change to hit home buyers: REINZ

2 December 2019 - Home buyers will no longer be able to use a finance clause to pull out of a property purchase without proof, REINZ has warned.

Supply remains tight nationwide

2 December 2019 - Many regional markets hit record high asking prices in November but that’s not deterring property-seeking Aucklanders, Realestate.co.nz’s latest data shows.

What’s a defensive stock in 2020?

30 November 2019 - What’s a defensive stock? It’s a simple question that used to have a simple answer. 

Commercial disrupter proves popular

28 November 2019 - New commercial property disrupter, Jasper, has hit the ground running with their first investment offering achieving full subscription in just 36 hours.

Using an adviser adds more than 5% to a client's portfolio

26 November 2019 - The value of advice has been quantified in a new report produced by Russell Investments.

LVR restrictions to stay put: Westpac

25 November 2019 - Westpac economists believe the Reserve Bank will keep LVR speed limits at their current levels, amid fears over house price stability.

Pie Funds founder disappointed strategy hasn’t worked

25 November 2019 - Pie Funds is closing its Multi Strategy Fund, citing poor returns.

NZ Funds launches new options

22 November 2019 - NZ Funds says its new suite of KiwiSaver-esque funds are designed to be used in conjunction with a financial advice process to help investors hit their goals.

COMMENT: Removing 90-day notices - the impacts

20 November 2019 - Being a successful landlord is all about managing risk but getting rid of “no cause” 90-day’ notices means risk will skyrocket, argues NZ Property Investor Federation executive member Brian Kerr.

Mortgage rates may be at cycle low: ASB

20 November 2019 - Take note, investors: It is "quite possible" fixed rate mortgages have hit their lowest point in this cycle, according to economists at ASB.

Lowdown on NZ primary sector investment

19 November 2019 - There are more complexities to investing in the primary sector than you might imagine. 

Key reform will only protect bad tenants

18 November 2019 - Getting rid of “no cause” termination notices only serves to protect bad tenants and will have a negative impact on the broader community, not just landlords, according to landlord advocates.

MyFiduciary does JHC deal

14 November 2019 - Finzo has become the first New Zealand business to adopt new technology being distributed in this country through a partnership deal with MyFiduciary.

Risks reduced but not removed

14 November 2019 - The Harbour team examine market movements in the past month, and what they are watching going forward.

Southland “standout” region for investors

11 November 2019 - Investors looking for both strong capital gains and good rental yields should head to Southland – if they heed the results of new REINZ research.

Low property expectations

7 November 2019 - Confidence in investments across the board has fallen to a three and a half year low – and a decline in sentiment about housing has played a big part in this.

Investor confidence drops

6 November 2019 - Investor confidence is at the lowest it has been in more than three years, a new survey shows, and it’s being cited as a reminder of the value of advice.

Record low rates fuel market resurgence

6 November 2019 - A widespread resurgence in value growth of late means that all eyes are now on the Reserve Bank’s next OCR call which could give the market another push.

Demand challenges for commercial sector

31 October 2019 - Vacancy rates in the commercial property sector are set to increase as changing economic conditions dampen demand.

Smaller properties, better rent growth

29 October 2019 - Two-bedroom properties and central city apartments are seeing the strongest growth in rents in the Auckland region, new Barfoot & Thompson data reveals.

Should Meridian call Rio’s bluff?

29 October 2019 - Rio Tinto has a caused a stir among electricity gentailers this week. What it might mean for Meridian going forward.

LVR loosening likely - ANZ

23 October 2019 - LVR restrictions were never meant to be a permanent feature of New Zealand’s housing market and ANZ economists argue that some further relaxing of them could soon be on the cards.

Could this be the next big tech innovation?

23 October 2019 - Capital Group portfolio manager and resident big thinker, Alan Wilson, shares with political economist Matt Miller areas of innovation with investment potential he sees on the horizon.

The importance of luck (and recognising it)

22 October 2019 - Castle Point Funds Management partner Stephen Bennie says that early in his career, an important mentor had a favourite saying, “I’d rather be lucky than smart”.

COMMENT: Sign of changing times

17 October 2019 - Fletcher Building opened a flash, new, high tech, prefabricated house building factory yesterday. Great things are expected of it, but Miriam Bell ponders what it means for your average investor.

Return to market form

15 October 2019 - There’s been a rallying of the market with the latest REINZ data showing both sales volumes and median house prices noticeably up with the onset of Spring.

Allow KiwiSaver withdrawals for investment properties

15 October 2019 - KiwiSaver rules should be relaxed so that first home withdrawals can include investment properties, the Interim Retirement Commissioner is proposing.

Investment manager appointed at Midlands

14 October 2019 - Midlands Mortgage Trust has appointed an investment manager.

Prefab changes don’t address finance issue

14 October 2019 - Reforms to the Building Act will make it easier to carry out a prefab build - but it will be large scale projects that benefit rather than smaller-scale investor projects.

Three themes a top fund manager is watching closely

13 October 2019 - Markets are full of conflicting message at the moment. In this feature the Harbour Asset Management team explain what's happening and how the are positioning their portfolios.

New ring-fencing rules in play

11 October 2019 - Landlords - don’t forget about the Government’s changes to the rules around the ring-fencing of rental losses as they are now in force, Inland Revenue is warning.

Collaboration key to urban development

11 October 2019 - Central and local government and industry must work together to ensure that the Government’s proposed new urban development strategy is successful.

Green light for property investment crowdfunding

9 October 2019 - The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has approved a secondary market for The Property Crowd and that enables the residential property crowd funder to relaunch its trading platform.

COMMENT: Getting to grips with tenancy disputes

7 October 2019 - Widespread ignorance of tenancy law is behind current representations of residential tenancy disputes which feature tenants as victims, writes Auckland Property Investors Association vice president Peter Lewis…

Signs of life in market

2 October 2019 - They might be tentative but there are signs the property market is strengthening with new QV data showing that most main urban areas have seen a lift in values.

What really makes a diversified income fund run?

1 October 2019 - It's time to take a proper look under the bonnet and find out what makes a diversified income fund run. Who else better to ask than Mint’s diversified income fund mechanic (ok Portfolio Manager) Marek Krzeczkowski to explain the components that impact the running, and ultimately the performance of these types of funds.

Kiwi Wealth launches managed funds

26 September 2019 - Kiwi Wealth has launched a new range of managed funds that it says will allow more New Zealand investors another way to access an actively managed portfolio.

Not all high yielding stocks are equal. Here's three that deserve second-thoughts

24 September 2019 - It's easy for investors to be allured by high-dividend yields, particularly in the current low interest rate environment; but it pays to be wary. 

The truth about flipping

19 September 2019 - Claims about the sky-high gains generated by property flippers ignore the costs and taxes that come with trading properties – and that means the profit assumptions are wrong, property experts say.

Advisers directing clients to DIY: Hatch

19 September 2019 - Advisers are directing clients to digital platforms to carry out their investment plans, the general manager of Hatch, Kristen Lunman, says.

NZ proptech start-up scores major investor

17 September 2019 - Auckland-based commercial property disrupter, Jasper, has raised $2.3 million in seed funding following investment from European asset manager M7 Real Estate.

A guide to contrarian investing

17 September 2019 - Does contrarian investing really work? CastlePoint Funds Management explains the process and what is required to succeed.

COMMENT: Prospects strong for yielding assets

16 September 2019 - Commercial property can offer investors better options as the search for yields intensifies so NZ Mortgages & Securities director James Kellow provides his rundown on the outlook for the commercial market.

Nikko launches high-risk 'disruptors' fund

16 September 2019 - An investment fund opened to the public today will give investors access to disruptors, Nikko Asset Management says.

Sales fall highlights sluggish market

13 September 2019 - The Reserve Bank’s dramatic OCR cut in August was meant to prompt a pick-up in the housing market but new REINZ data shows sales have slumped again.

Booster to list property fund

12 September 2019 - Booster’s Private Land and Property Fund is being opened to retail investors, and is listing on the stock exchange.

Harbour takes a cautious approach as downside risks increase

12 September 2019 - The Harbour team examine market movements in the past month, and what they are watching going forward. Find out how they are positioning their portfolios.

Expect three more OCR cuts – ANZ

6 September 2019 - Ongoing deterioration of the growth and inflation outlook means that ANZ is predicting that the Reserve Bank will cut the Official Cash Rate (OCR) to 0.25% by May next year.

COMMENT: How much is too much

5 September 2019 - New regulations around rental properties mean that being a landlord is becoming increasingly unattractive. Auckland Property Investors Association vice president Peter Lewis asks how much is too much…

Decline in value growth slows

4 September 2019 - Property value growth nationwide has been waning for months. But now QV’s latest data suggests the rate of decline is starting to ease up.

Taking the carbon out of KiwiSaver

3 September 2019 - Pathfinder's new CareSaver KiwiSaver Scheme is the first actively managed KiwiSaver fund to assess and report the carbon intensity of its portfolio; Here's how it's going.

Pie Funds reopens soft-closed funds

2 September 2019 - Pie Funds is again accepting investments in three of its funds that were previously soft closed, although they are each holding back from their target markets.

Commercial property focus for new non-bank lender

30 August 2019 - There’s a new commercial property non-bank lender on the block after two New Zealand property and investment heavyweights joined up with an Australian property finance company.

Build-to-rent momentum grows

29 August 2019 - The Government needs to better enable the growth of New Zealand’s fledgling build-to-rent sector if it wants to alleviate the country’s housing shortage.

Slashing OCR has worked, economist says

28 August 2019 - The OCR is low and poised to get lower but Westpac’s chief economist doesn’t believe that means concerns about a negative OCR are warranted.

COMMENT: The dangers of neglecting code compliance certificates

28 August 2019 - It’s a legal requirement for commercial buildings to have a Code Compliance Certificate yet many don’t. Building compliance expert Rosie Kilip explains why this is not a good thing...

Are property investors returning to the market?

26 August 2019 - Property investors are said to be returning to the housing market, CoreLogic says but, if they are, it’s not evident in the Reserve Bank’s latest mortgage lending data.

Anderson launches new fund options

22 August 2019 - Kernel – a new digital investment provider wants to offer investors and advisers more choice.

New policy to address “failing” cities

21 August 2019 - Restrictive planning laws mean New Zealand cities are “failing” so the Government has announced a new urban development initiative to tackle the problem.

Harvesting Black Swans

21 August 2019 - If you are worried that you are feeling a little too positive about the world, Nassim Taleb's book, The Black Swan, is a good way to bring you back down to earth.

A tale of two cities prices

20 August 2019 - Asking prices in Auckland continue to decline while Wellington’s asking prices are still running hot, according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index.

New privacy guidelines welcomed

19 August 2019 - Confusion over what information landlords can ask for when selecting tenants should be eased by a new set of guidelines from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC).

Development focus for new Hamilton-Auckland partnership

16 August 2019 - Investors looking for future growth hotspots should keep an eye on the “Hamilton-Auckland Corridor” after New Zealand’s first urban growth partnership was signed on Thursday.

Lower and lower domestic interest rates

14 August 2019 - The Harbour team examine market movements in the past month, and what they are watching going forward.

Investor confidence in property softens

5 August 2019 - There have been some positive housing market developments of late but they haven’t served to boost investor confidence about residential rental property.

Investors shake off bad publicity

31 July 2019 - Financial Markets Authority (FMA) says negative banking and financial services publicity isn’t affecting investor confidence.

Mum & Dad investors on the rise

18 July 2019 - Tax and housing policy changes seemed likely to deter smaller investors but new CoreLogic research shows their market share is actually increasing.

Those who benefit should pay

5 July 2019 - Property owners who benefit from new public infrastructure projects could end up paying a tax on their gains – if new Productivity Commission recommendations get adopted.

Join the office space revolution

4 July 2019 - Flexible working spaces are more than just a fleeting trend and the launch of a new co-working serviced office franchise programme will open up the market to investors.

Cannasouth breaks listing drought

2 July 2019 - The IPO of medicinal cannabis company Cannasouth has broken a 2-year listing drought for the NZX. Unfortunately, for NZX investors we are not impressed by the latest listing on the market, which we see as a speculative pre-revenue business that was highly priced.

No monolithic cladding, no price stigma

27 June 2019 - Investors worried about the value of a leaky home they own can take heart from new research showing there’s no price stigma when it comes to tactically remediated properties.

COMMENT: The compliance struggle

26 June 2019 - For many property investors, the end goal is setting themselves up for retirement – but new requirements are making that harder. Investor Dale Young explains how his retirement project is turning into a compliance nightmare...

Confidence in commercial running high

21 June 2019 - The Government’s decision to put the kibosh on a capital gains tax has helped boost confidence in commercial property, with Tauranga emerging as a hot favourite market.

Homesellers required to provide IRD number

19 June 2019 - Investors who flip properties are currently subject to the bright line test, but owner-occupiers are not. That is now set to change.

Transforming commercial investment

18 June 2019 - Many investors are switching from residential to commercial property and now a new platform aims to makes access to the sector easier.

Asset allocation: Modern Portfolio Theory v Behavioural Finance

29 May 2019 - In the financial world, a great many asset allocation decisions are made using the Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT), but what about Behavioural Finance? Karl Geal-Otter investigates.

Applying for a tenancy like applying for a job

25 May 2019 - Credit checks should only be conducted after someone becomes the preferred candidate for a tenancy - not in the early stage of the application process, according to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

Rental property confidence dims

15 May 2019 - Confidence in rental property as an investment option is flatlining nationwide – thanks to the uncertainty surrounding the housing market.

Who loves property the most?

11 May 2019 - New Zealanders love buying property – despite popular hostility to investors – and so too do our elected representatives. This year’s register of MP’s pecuniary interests reveals how much.

No let-up in Kiwis love for property

7 May 2019 - Property investors get a bad rap and yet nearly half of New Zealanders believe property is the best way to generate wealth for retirement.

Investor lending weak in March

30 April 2019 - The latest Reserve Bank lending data reveals investors borrowed more than $1 billion in March, the highest figure since November, but a 10% fall on the same period last year.

Investor complains about waived fee

24 April 2019 - An investor who was offered the opportunity to move his money without paying fund entry fees was so upset that he took his complaint to an external dispute resolution scheme.

Risk Parity – Models and Myths

16 April 2019 - On a recent visit to one of the external managers of our 5 Oceans Fund we asked them for their biggest market worry. The rise of risk parity strategies was the answer.

Changing world, changing property market

11 April 2019 - Technology and changes to the way people work are set to transform the commercial property sector and investors need to be attuned to these developments.

Market Outlook: Records broken

9 April 2019 - Global equity markets continued to strengthen in March with the MSCI World index (in local currency) returning 1.6%, bringing the return for the quarter to 12.6%.

Falling interest rates change investing landscape

9 April 2019 - A changing interest environment may mean some tough decisions ahead for investors and advisers.

Capital gains battle heats up

8 April 2019 - There are now two declared armies in the battle over taxing capital gains, with the launch of a new pro-capital gains tax campaign on Monday.

Policy king hit

8 April 2019 - Investors have recently been dealt a double whammy with the concurrent release of the Tax Working Group’s recommendations on capital gains and the Healthy Homes minimum standards.

Yields creeping upwards

5 April 2019 - After many years in the wilderness, yields on rental properties are picking up – which should appeal to those trying to adapt to the changing property investment landscape.

Advisers to be offered more help constructing portfolios

3 April 2019 - Morningstar's former man in New Zealand is developing a service that will help financial advisers construct portfolios from the range of managed funds available in New Zealand.

Investor slump continues in February

27 March 2019 - The latest Reserve Bank figures show investors borrowed just $886 million in February, down on the same month in 2017 and 2018, as first home buyers narrow the gap.

On the property beat

18 March 2019 - INVESTOR PROFILE: From the police academy to a property academy, Tua Saseve’s property journey is one with a difference and now he’s teaching others how to build a successful portfolio.

COMMENT: Capital gain vs cash flow

12 March 2019 - There are two very different types of property investors and the introduction of a capital gains tax would affect one far more than the other, explains veteran property investor Graeme Fowler.

Investing: Don’t forget about the cycle

21 February 2019 - Another fast start to the year in financial markets. Following a disappointing end to 2018, equity markets rallied during January, with the MSCI World finishing the month up 7.7% (in USD terms).

Outrage over CGT recommendation

21 February 2019 - Introducing a capital gains tax on rental properties will have a detrimental effect on both the rental market and house prices in the long-term, property investors warn.

Responsible investing extends beyond a green label

20 February 2019 - Contact Energy has announced its intentions to raise capital via a “green bond”.

COMMENT: Ring-fencing rules could mean 116,000 less rentals

12 February 2019 - Ring-fencing of rental losses on rental properties could end up resulting in 116,000 fewer rentals, Stop the War on Tenancies spokesman Mike Butler cautions.

Volatility in the markets is an investor's friend

12 February 2019 - The markets have been highly volatile in recent months, but it's not all bad news, Castle Point Funds Management explains why.

Confidence in rental property at 4 year low

11 February 2019 - Investors’ belief that rental property is the investment most likely to generate good returns just keeps diminishing, the latest ASB Investor Confidence Report shows.

RBNZ banking rules shaping credit markets

5 February 2019 - Changes to banking rules are set to have a meaningful impact on New Zealand’s fixed interest market in 2019

Has the corporate bond market partied too hard?

1 February 2019 - Financial markets over the last few years have enjoyed the equivalent of a “long hot summer” characterised by calm weather and warm sunny days. From experience, we all know that long hot summer days can occasionally encourage excess in the form of too much sun or fun. The same excess is also a risk for financial markets and the wider economy.

What can the past two years tell us about markets in 2019

22 January 2019 - As we move into the New Year, it’s always interesting to reflect on what has just happened in the previous year. Looking back to the past can offer insights into the future, however, it is important that we don’t anchor our expectations of future performance solely on what has just happened.

Strategies for new investors

21 January 2019 - Whether you want to dip your toe into the market or jump right in, it pays to find out all about the top strategies for new investors.

COMMENT: How to fix the housing crisis

10 January 2019 - Dealing with the housing “crisis” doesn’t need rocket science, just a clearly articulated set of steps and fast action, argues property commentator Ashley Church.

Top 10 Dow Jones Industrial Average Factoids – 2018 in Review

9 January 2019 - Let’s be frank: the markets took a bit of a beating last year. In contrast to the tremendous performance of the previous year, 2018 was markedly less enjoyable or serene. Jamie Farmer from S&P Dow Jones Indices reveals 10 interesting facts about the DJI index.

Ignore the chatter; take the long-term view

9 January 2019 - Harbour Asset Management portfolio Shane Solly looks at the reasons why have equity markets been weak, and what it means for investors going forward.

Time for a sea change

7 January 2019 - Nelson-Tasman is famed for its lifestyle attractions but its solid price growth and tight rental market make it a good option for investors too, writes Miriam Bell.

Antipodes offers investor choice

31 December 2018 - Manager focuses on capital preservation, identifying opportunities.

Healthy Homes benefits overstated - economist

17 December 2018 - Claims made about the benefits of ensuring New Zealand’s rental properties meet the Government’s Healthy Homes minimum standards are exaggerated, according to a new report.

Landlording like a parent

17 December 2018 - INVESTOR PROFILE: NZPIF 2018 landlord of the year Leilani Driessen says landlording has parallels to parenting and being a landlord has enabled her to be present for her kids.

What lies ahead in 2019

12 December 2018 - Wondering what is in store for residential and commercial property across the spectrum in the coming year? Here’s what Colliers International New Zealand’s have to say in their annual predictions…

Has the sun set on holiday rentals?

11 December 2018 - With all the talk of increased council rates and compliance for short term rentals, do they still make investment sense? This month NZ Property Investor magazine investigates.

The Third Scenario – The End of Goldilocks

4 December 2018 - While the RBNZ expects to keep the OCR on hold through 2019 and into 2020, in their past two Monetary Policy Statements they have outlined two alternative scenarios: one with stronger inflation pressures; and another with softer economic growth.

Belief in rental investment returns cools

26 November 2018 - New Zealand investors’ love of rental property is waning, with confidence in its potential returns now at its lowest level in four years.

Time to invest in gold?

20 November 2018 - Warren Buffett makes a good case regarding gold.

Portfolio insurance protection explained

23 October 2018 - Castle Point Funds Management says there are heightened risks in financial markets and it's time for managers to put some protection into their portfolios. This feature explains how they are they are adding protection.

COMMENT: Clear the red tape - get 100,000 houses

17 October 2018 - Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford must cut through the red tape if he wants to solve the housing shortage, argues Classic Developments’ Peter Cooney…

Key themes and conclusions from the past 10 years

16 October 2018 - Nikko Asset Management economist Andrew Hunt looks back over the 10 years since the GFC; what we have learnt and what lies ahead for investment markets in 2019.

Platform ponders advice potential

3 October 2018 - A new platform giving New Zealanders low-cost direct access to US listed companies and ETFs has plans to include advice for investors.

FMA calls for adviser support

2 October 2018 - The Financial Markets Authority is hoping advisers will back its efforts to encourage investors to “take the plunge”.

Dire Straits for Infrastructure Funds

18 September 2018 - One of the Cook Strait ferry operators, Strait Shipping, was mentioned in the news recently. Although it doesn’t feature in any of Castle Point’s investments, it did tweak our interest.

Investing: The Good-Bad-Good of Share Buybacks

11 September 2018 - “Corporate cocaine”, “sugar high for corporations”, and “stock price manipulation” – all phrases media use to describe share buybacks. In a buyback, a corporation buys its own shares, often in the open market but sometimes through a tender process.

Investing: Understanding non-financial risks

21 August 2018 - Responsible investment is the topic du jour in the global investment world.

Investor confidence drops

20 August 2018 - Managed funds’ strong performance over recent years hasn’t been enough to convince investors they should put their money in them.

Financial advisers can help boost confidence: FMA

12 July 2018 - Financial advisers are “in the sweet spot” to help boost investor confidence, Financial Markets Authority chief executive Rob Everett says.

Interest Rate Cycles: Endings and Beginnings

21 June 2018 - Harbour Asset Management provides a valuable update on the fixed interest market following the US Federal Reserve latest rate announcement this week.

Solving Japan’s financial problems…and creating some for New Zealand

12 June 2018 - Japan is in some ways the poster child for the developed world's current financial problems. In 1989 its huge equity and property bubbles burst and, rather than aggressively addressing the resulting problems, Japan’s government propped up its financial system, creating zombie banks, persistent deflation and the very high level of Japan government debt that we see today.

Regional rents soar

21 May 2018 - Strong demand for rental properties in the regions means rents broke the seasonal trend and went up in April, new rental price data reveals.

Investment horizon: The changing face of the New Zealand credit market

1 May 2018 - Over recent years the New Zealand credit market has been going through something of a quiet revolution.

Inflation erodes growth and confuses the outlook

4 April 2018 - Our starting point for this year was that global growth would be ‘satisfactory’ and that it would once again be led primarily by China’s continuing import boom.

Sound corporate governance is good, but management alignment is better

20 March 2018 - It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behaviour is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction. - Warren Buffett

No room for stock-pickers: Vanguard

20 March 2018 - More fee pressure is coming for investment advisers, Vanguard says, particularly those whose only value proposition is to outperform competitors’ investment returns.

Fees refunded after portfolio complaint

7 March 2018 - An investment adviser has refunded client fees after she complained about an investment that reduced in value while she held it.

New Zealand values most stretched in world

26 January 2018 - New Zealand equities are the most highly valued in the world on a price-to-earnings basis according to a ranking of MSCI indexes, but local commentators say that’s not necessarily cause for concern.

Auckland property gains halved in two years

25 January 2018 - A growing number of investors are seeing the sale of their properties result in a loss rather than a profit as the property market slows.

Advisers told: Don't ignore crypto

25 January 2018 - Financial advisers should expand their repertoire to be able to offer advice on cryptocurrencies, one expert says.

Big questions for 2018

23 January 2018 - We suspect that the most popular ‘questions’ that people have with regard to the outlook for 2018 revolve around the extent to which the global real...

'Business as usual' despite correction fears

22 January 2018 - Fund managers are being told a shift to alternative assets could be a good move if they expect a downturn in 2018.

Getting to Know: Mary Potter

19 January 2018 - ANZ Investments northern business development manager Mary Potter says the people she has worked with have been one of the highlights of her career.

Client first 'means responsible investment'

18 January 2018 - New Zealand advisers and fund managers need to consider clients’ desire for responsible investment of their money if they are to meet their duty to act in clients’ best interests, the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia says.

Stock picking and the art of motorcycle maintenance

16 January 2018 - “Why else would people pay fortunes for some things and throw others in the trash pile? Obviously, some things are better than others ... but what's...

Don't worry, stay invested

12 January 2018 - New Zealand market commentators are optimistic about the year ahead, despite international warnings that a crash is “overdue”.

Financial planning and insurance advice

10 January 2018 - Nigel Tate recently commented on the foundation of the new member advisory committees for FANZ that he would like to position financial planning as a distinct...

Cryptocurrency fund open to New Zealand investors

10 January 2018 - New Zealand investors can tap into a cyrptocurrency-focused managed fund – but only if they have at least US$100,000 to invest.

Committee members to lobby for advice strands

9 January 2018 - Members of Financial Advice New Zealand sub-committees say they plan to advocate for their advice strands as the new association is formed, and regulation overhauled.

Savers may be better off with govt fund: Treasury

21 December 2017 - Savers would be better off in a government-run KiwiSaver scheme, new data suggests.

2017 and 2018: recap and outlook

19 December 2017 - The story of the year was really how little global markets reacted to key events.

ANZ Investments' profit drop

18 December 2017 - ANZ New Zealand Investments has reported a profit fall in its most recent financial year. The fund manager reported $141.6 million in fee income for the...

KiwiFund could have unfair advantage

18 December 2017 - A Government-run KiwiSaver scheme would have an unfair disadvantage that could push other providers out of business.

Getting to Know: Paul Sewell

15 December 2017 - After a stint in banking, it was a newspaper article that prompted Paul Sewell into financial advice.

KiwiSaver should invest more in NZ: Gaynor

15 December 2017 - New Zealanders have missed out on KiwiSaver returns because of their lack of exposure to the local share market, one manager says.

Hanover investors sought

12 December 2017 - Hanover investors are being urged to claim their slice of settlement funds. In 2015, the Financial Markets Authority negotiated a $18m settlement with...

Nearing an end to the NZ Goldilocks?

12 December 2017 - Markets, both in New Zealand and globally, have experienced "goldilocks" conditions for the past five years of low inflation and solid economic growth.

Financial Advice NZ recruiting

12 December 2017 - New professional association Financial Advice NZ appears to be addressing concerns about how it will represent all strands of advice, by opting for a system of colleges.

FMA loses newish senior manager to Pie Funds

8 December 2017 - A key member of the FMA's executive team is moving to a fund manager role.

Policymakers and asset prices: an even bigger moral hazard?

5 December 2017 - With earnest intent on the part of their organisers, many conferences were held in the immediate aftermath of the GFC, in an attempt to marry the analysis...

AMP Capital sees strong demand for passive funds

4 December 2017 - AMP Capital has launched three new passively-managed index fund options for New Zealand retail investors.

Working group outlines new code's principles

1 December 2017 - Investment advisers look unlikely to need to meet higher competence standards under the new code of conduct for the industry.

FMA tool ignites fee debate

28 November 2017 - The Financial Markets Authority is being told its KiwiSaver Fund Tracker tool needs a longer timeframe than five years if it is going to make meaningful statements about funds’ performance.

Super cheap Boom

27 November 2017 - “Thinking creatively about the future, rather than unimaginatively extrapolating from the past is also the key to capturing the value of change.” Ed Lam, Somerset Capital, Portfolio Manager

NZX pushing on with scale in its ETFs

24 November 2017 - After a wide ranging review of its operations NZX has decided that its ETF business is a core part of its operations.

Ethics matter in fintech era: CFA

23 November 2017 - Ethical considerations are becoming an increasingly important requirements of those involved in investment management and advice, the head of the CFA Institute in this part of the world says.

FMA pushes net returns over fees debate

21 November 2017 - The FMA has made it clear that promoting KiwiSaver funds on low fees only is wrong.

A survival guide for financial adviser licensing

21 November 2017 - All financial advisory businesses will begin a mandatory licensing process, but do not fear, the FMA comes in peace, John Berry says. In the first of two-part commentary he shares his views on what to expect and how to prepare for change.

South Island tribe looks to add KiwiSaver scheme

19 November 2017 - Ngāi Tahu's successful savings scheme for its iwi is considering offering a white-label KiwiSaver scheme to its 24,000 members.    

ANZ KiwiSaver gets top awards...again

16 November 2017 - Research firm SuperRatings has awarded Platinum ratings to all three of ANZ Investments’ KiwiSaver schemes for the fourth year in a row. Platinum is...

Next stop: Innovation

16 November 2017 - Fidelity Life chief executive Nadine Tereora says a $100 million investment from the NZ Super Fund has arrived at the perfect time.

Fiducian offers something a bit different

16 November 2017 - India and IT are two solid investment opportunities perfectly positioned for future growth, says Indy Singh, managing director of Fiducian Investment Management.

Why India and Tech funds count

16 November 2017 - Sydney-based manager Fiducian Asset Management took out a first and second place in the recent FundSource Fund Manager of the Year Awards. Managing Director Indy Singh joins Philip Macalister to talk about these winning funds.

Economic outlook still positive: ASB

15 November 2017 - Investors are being told to expect less economic growth over the second-half of the year – but the slowdown should not last.

Look to Asia for yield

8 November 2017 - Advisers are being encouraged to think of investments into Asia as being a useful income generating investment, rather than one for capital appreciation.

When price and value diverge

7 November 2017 - The economics profession has always struggled to define the notion of value – and not only within the narrow context of the financial markets!

Sovereign boost commissions; nib offers a new model

7 November 2017 - nib moves to spread commission offer as Sovereign boosts its advisers' pay cheques.

Getting to Know: Janet Natta

3 November 2017 - Janet Natta wants more people to know that financial advisers are awesome.

Market wobbles 'signify need for active management'

3 November 2017 - Significant drops in price in a number of New Zealand equities this week are being held up as a sign it is a stockpicker's market.

Investors search for income

2 November 2017 - More investors are looking for products that produce income in retirement, as low interest rates persist.

Responsible investing missing the mark: White paper

1 November 2017 - New Zealand's responsible investment managers are too focused on exclusions, a new white paper says.

Fidelity Life gets $100 million injection

31 October 2017 - The NZ Superannuation Fund is looking to take a 41% cornerstone stake in Fidelity Life.

KiwiSaver fees: Paying for performance

31 October 2017 - ANZ has produced an excellent document to celebrate 10 years of KiwiSaver, called Dollars and Cents: A Decade of KiwiSaver. Ana-Marie Lockyer, GM of Wealth Products at ANZ Investments, talks about what’s in the report.

Fisher Funds: Industry should pull together

31 October 2017 - Bruce McLachlan has recently taken over as the Chief Executive of Fisher Funds Management, coming into the role from the Co-Operative Bank.

Leverage up your KiwiSaver fund

30 October 2017 - Booster chief investment officer David Beattie says people should be taking more risk in their KiwiSaver funds.

Equities versus Bonds?

30 October 2017 - The often-used phrase "margin of safety" is usually attributed to famous value investor and Warren Buffett’s teacher, Benjamin Graham. Its definition varies widely.

Going for growth

30 October 2017 - It’s the elusive thing that almost every adviser is looking for. Most have attended countless seminars, roadshows and conferences to unlock its secrets. Many advisers have bookshelves full of wisdom on the subject. But who is really achieving it?

The Wrap: Deadlines for changes clearer (maybe)

27 October 2017 - Since this is the Weekly Wrap we thought we'd try and wrap the week up, highlighting the key news stories and looking ahead to what's happening next week. Read on to see what's on the agenda.

Smartshares hits $2b FUM

27 October 2017 - NZX exchange-traded funds business Smartshares has ticked over $2 billion in funds under management.

Lessons from RBOHA

24 October 2017 - A large number of retail investors breathed a sigh of relief last month as they received their principal of $900 million back on what was New Zealand’s largest retail bond issue which was launched 10 years ago. Harbour Asset Management looks at the lessons learnt from the Rabobank offer.

FSLAB could be slower

24 October 2017 - Progress of the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill may be slower under the new Labour-led government than it might have been under National.

Sharemarket success no easy ride

10 October 2017 - Inexperienced advisers might be tempted to use sharemarket gains as a way to score wins with clients – but are being told they might regret it.

Getting to Know: Anand Srinivasan

6 October 2017 - Anand Srinivasan has been making waves since he gave up working for a provider to work for himself.

FMA: Advisers can help clients avoid scams

6 October 2017 - Advisers have a key role to play in helping clients avoid scams, the Financial Markets Authority says.

FMA to KiwiSaver providers: We are getting impatient

5 October 2017 - KiwiSaver providers have been told they must do better, as the amount they earn in fees soars.

Clients' sense of security 'most important'

3 October 2017 - Advisers are being told that giving their clients peace of mind may be more important than the investment returns they provide.

Pathfinder focuses on responsibility

2 October 2017 - Fund manager Pathfinder is rebranding, with a focus on responsible investing.

Getting to Know: Murray Harris

29 September 2017 - Murray Harris says financial advice is about much more than money and investments. But his time with the world's super-wealthy has given him added appreciation of both.

Kiwi Wealth latest to get responsible tick

25 September 2017 - Kiwi Wealth is the first default KiwiSaver provider to have all its funds verified as being invested responsibly. The accreditation has been independently...

Peters as Kingmaker: What next for investors?

25 September 2017 - New Zealand may be on tenterhooks waiting for New Zealand First leader Winston Peters' coalition decision, but investors do not have cause to worry ... yet, commentators say.

Getting to Know: Andrew Kelleher

22 September 2017 - Andrew Kelleher - financial adviser, wealth manager... hole-digger?

Simplicity offers income option

22 September 2017 - KiwiSaver provider Simplicity has signed a deal with variable annuity firm Lifetime Retirement Income, to provide a new KiwiSaver fund that offers retirees an income for life.

Labour would change Reserve Bank - so what?

21 September 2017 - A change of government this weekend could mean a new direction for the Reserve Bank and another element for investors to understand.

Advisers should speak up for investor unfairness

20 September 2017 - An adviser says a recent $25 million new shares placement by Turners Automotive Group highlights the importance of advisers to investors as the industry continues to embrace roboadvice.

Don’t bank on those dividends

18 September 2017 - In its latest investment commentary Castle Point Funds Management works out what is the best time to invest in banks.

Getting to Know: Toni Dodds

15 September 2017 - She's Fred's daughter, but don't hold that against Toni Dodds.

Mercer appoints CIO

11 September 2017 - New recruit will be responsible for investment performance across the Pacific region.

Getting to Know: Liz Koh

8 September 2017 - Adviser Liz Koh says she deliberately set out to build a public profile.

Responsible investing: Is there a cost?

8 September 2017 - The most popular argument used by investors that are resistant to the concept of responsible investing is that “returns are lower, it will cost me money”. Well, times have changed.

Funds not 'true to label': Researcher

7 September 2017 - When is a 'balanced' fund not a balanced fund? When it takes the risk of a growth fund, one researcher says.

$5.4m Ponzi admitted

6 September 2017 - New Zealand investors have lost $5.4 million in another Ponzi scheme.

Goals-based investing: a different way of thinking

5 September 2017 - Investing to meet long-term goals and manage financial risks in a changing investment environment requires a different way of thinking.

Getting to Know: Dean Anderson

1 September 2017 - Dean Anderson is the face of Smartshares for many advisers - but do you know where he spent 2006?

Trustee company turns to private equity

1 September 2017 - Private equity company Direct Capital takes a stake in Complectus, which owns Perpetual Guardian and other trustee firms.

Boost for fixed interest fund

30 August 2017 - The NZ-domiciled Hunter Global Fixed Interest Fund has almost half a billion dollars under management less than six months after launching. Tony Hildyard...

Quantitative investment styles, and when they perform

28 August 2017 - Factor investing as a style has become increasingly popular in the last decade with the rise of Smart Beta funds globally. These strategies are expected to outperform the market over the long-term.

Getting to Know: Reagan Bax

25 August 2017 - Is Reagan Bax, brother of model Kylie Bax, the only member of the NZ financial advice sector to have played golf with Donald Trump?

Investor lending exodus

25 August 2017 - It is investors, not first home buyers, who are bearing the brunt of the LVRs and retreating from the borrowing arena, new Reserve Bank data shows.

Remarkable adds and subtracts managers

23 August 2017 - Remarkable Capital has taken on two new managers, and as a result is no longer representing King Tide (which is now wholesale only) and The Boat Fund. The...

Chaotic election not necessarily bad news for investors

22 August 2017 - New Zealand’s political landscape may be turmultuous but fund managers are divided on how much of an impact it will have on the local markets.

Barramundi skinned in market

21 August 2017 - The Fisher Funds managed listed Australian equities trust, Barramundi (NZX: BRM) has seen its annual profit fall 50% to $2.7 million. The result includes...

The global economy: weak household incomes constrain outlook

21 August 2017 - Over the last two months or so, we have travelled quite widely and one factor that has stood out during our travels has been the ongoing and seemingly widespread relative weakness in household income trends.

Devon grabs high profile CIO from bank

21 August 2017 - Devon Funds Management has appointed a new chief investment officer who has for many years been with one of its competitors.

Managers issue risk warning

21 August 2017 - Fund managers are warning that the risk indicators they use in information for investors may make their funds seem less volatile than they really are.

Clients might need a bonds brush-up

17 August 2017 - Advisers are being warned that some clients may get a shock when rising interest rates put pressure on bond values.

New executive director for Harbour

15 August 2017 - Harbour Asset Management has revealed a new executive director.

Super Fund: Carbon risk under-priced

15 August 2017 - The $35 billion New Zealand Superannuation Fund has sold off $950 million of companies with high exposure to carbon emissions and fossil fuel reserves.

Political risk – New Zealand next?

14 August 2017 - The last eighteen months have been a particularly fascinating time to be following political events. 

FNZC launches private investment channel

14 August 2017 - First NZ Capital (FNZC) is offering a new channel for private investors to put their money directly into medium-to-large unlisted New Zealand businesses.

Magellan plans list global trust

10 August 2017 - Magellan is planning an IPO for a new ASX-listed investment trust, the Magellan Global Trust. The Magellan Global Trust will invest in a focussed portfolio...

Managers struggle to find index to report against

9 August 2017 - An exemption is being proposed for fund managers who are unable to find a compliant market index to use when they communicate to clients how their funds have performed.

Investing responsibly: passing the tipping point

8 August 2017 - Do you believe that well governed companies have better long-term prospects than their competition? If you do, then you have already taken the first small step to aligning yourself with a more sophisticated approach to responsible investing (RI).

Getting to Know: Sue Brown

4 August 2017 - Sue Brown was known to many advisers as the face of regulation at the FMA. She's now off on her own, operating Sue Brown Solutions.

Mint gets A+ rating

2 August 2017 - Mint Asset Management has been given an A+ rating from UNPRI for responsible investment governance and strategy. A+ is the highest rating achievable for...

Global Equities: Why it's time to rethink

31 July 2017 - We are often asked for our view on emerging markets and whether now is a good time to be over or underweight. We feel that the term “emerging markets” is now more a matter of benchmark classification as opposed to some common fundamental reality.

Make sure clients are correctly invested

31 July 2017 - Advisers should explain to their clients why market conditions are as they are – and what might cause them to change, one economist says.

International equities: Approach with caution

31 July 2017 - Managers are taking a more cautious approach to global equities as valuations remain stubbornly high.

Getting to Know: Richard Klipin

28 July 2017 - Richard Klipin is tackling the job of rejuvenating the FSC in a period of big change for the industry.

Bumpy lending ride continues

26 July 2017 - Evidence that investors dependent on mortgages are exiting the property market in significant numbers looms large in the latest Reserve Bank data.

Bigger questions to ask of retirement policy: Report

25 July 2017 - Analysts says the 'jokey' 2016 review from the Retirement Commissioner missed some of the big questions.

FMA finds room for improvement

21 July 2017 - Consumers still feel they are not getting enough information about the fees and costs associated with the financial products they hold, and why they are suitable choices.

Luck might run out for passive managers

19 July 2017 - PM Capital's Paul Moore reveals why he believes passive investing is reaching peak momentum and why that should throw up more opportunities for active managers.

The rising cost of financial advice

19 July 2017 - Hobson Wealth Partners' Warren Couillault talks about the cost of providing financial advice and why he believes it is now 50% to 100% more than it was five years ago.  

Europe recovery creating opportunities for investors

19 July 2017 - Good Returns talks to Julian McCormack, an investment specialist for Platinum Asset Management in Sydney. Platinum has $25 billion of funds under management, and the firm was set up by Kerr Nielson, who was very well-known in New Zealand many years ago. 

Why now is the time for active management

19 July 2017 - Publisher Philip Macalister spoke to Andrew Bascand from Harbour Asset Management. Harbour has over $3.3 billion in funds under management at the moment, and recently won the Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year Award for the second consecutive time. 

Will bonds bail you out next time?

19 July 2017 - The traditional wisdom is that investors typically benefit from a negative correlation between equities and bonds, with falling stock markets being associated with buoyant fixed interest markets as bond yields decline (and vice versa), thereby smoothing combined returns.   

Request useful investor information, advisers told

18 July 2017 - Investors and financial advisers are being told they should not be afraid to put pressure on companies to get them to report information in a way that is useful to them.

Get real!

17 July 2017 - It is now nearly a decade since the GFC. Returns have been very acceptable across most asset classes over this period.

More than 75% of advisers using ETFs

17 July 2017 - Advisers are turning to exchange-traded funds in increasing numbers – but there’s a warning not to “set and forget” the passive investments.

Ross liquidators want $21m

14 July 2017 - Liquidators of Ponzi scheme Ross Asset Management have signalled they want more than $21 million from the investors who made profits from the scheme.

Getting to Know: Michael Naylor

14 July 2017 - Michael Naylor has spent a lot of time studying financial advisers - but he wants you to know he's not a "loony-leftie" academic.

GRTV: Code working group, active v passive and the rising cost of financial advice

14 July 2017 - In this latest episode of GRTV, Mike Newton of advice firm Newton Ross discusses the "scary" make up of the new code working group, Hobson Wealth Partners' Warren Couillault talks about the rising cost of providing financial advice and finally Paul Moore of PM Capital explains why passive managers’ luck just might run out.

ANZ launches scheme to help retain KiwiSaver clients

14 July 2017 - ANZ is launching a new system through which it hopes to hold on to more of its KiwiSaver members.

Can experts predict market turning points?

13 July 2017 - “Buy low, sell high” sounds like a wildly simple and effective investment strategy. But it requires an investor to know when is a good time to buy, and how to time the even harder decision to sell. Can investors predict and profit from turning points in markets? Can experts help with this decision making?

$2b tilting programme 'good example' for advisers

13 July 2017 - Strategic tilting has delivered an extra $2 billion in value to the NZ Super Fund, and it is suggested there may be lessons for advisers in its experience.

Harbour appoints new COO to replace Kaye

11 July 2017 - Harbour Asset Management has pointed Ruari McGregor as its new chief operating officer to replace Jody Kaye.

Qualitative reports 'class advice'

10 July 2017 - Research provider FundSource will be able to deliver its reports direct to retail investors, now that they are classified as financial advice.

Active managers time is coming: Moore

8 July 2017 - Passive managers’ luck may run out over the coming years, one fund manager says.

LendMe rebrands, takes on Australia with bank boss at helm

6 July 2017 - Borrowers who are having trouble getting lending from mainstream banks are seeking alternatives, such as peer-to-peer options, one provider says.

New robo service 'NZ's smartest financial adviser'

29 June 2017 - The financial adviser behind a new online KiwiSaver advice site says the platform is competition for traditional financial advice models.

Mark Weaver has died

12 June 2017 - Actuary Mark Weaver has died after a short fight with cancer.

Timing key for contrarian investing

16 March 2017 - Buying investments as others are bailing out requires courage but should pay off in the long run, says Julian Morrison, of fund manager Allan Gray.

Clients' retirement can be ruined by one bad year

14 March 2017 - New Zealand financial advisers need to talk to clients about how their retirement income would fare if there was a significant downturn soon after they stop working, it has been suggested.

Ultra-conservative advice approach may harm junior boards

17 February 2017 - Advisers’ concerns about their regulatory requirement to put their clients in “appropriate” investments may be constraining growth in junior boards, a report on the equity market suggests.

Is that really advice?

13 February 2017 - What ordinary people think is advice, what we think advice is, and what the law defines as financial advice vary a bit. So what is advice? Does it matter if your client knows?

Investors may expect more from NZ in wake of quake

18 November 2016 - Investors may want more of a risk premium on their investments in New Zealand in the short term because of this week’s earthquakes.

Ditch benchmarks in client conversations, advisers told

17 November 2016 - Advisers are being urged to talk to their clients about the performance of their investments in terms of their goals, rather than referring to benchmarks and indexes.

Advisers welcome prospect of robo

18 October 2016 - An international survey of CFP advisers, including those in New Zealand, has found they are starting to view roboadvice as an opportunity, rather than a threat.

Trump win could mean more work for advisers

18 October 2016 - Advisers are being told they may have to do some extra client hand-holding if the United States elects a President Trump this year – but now could be a good time to cash in wins from New Zealand shares.

Crunch on advisers' time

14 October 2016 - Regulation is prompting advisers to have to think about what they enjoy doing - and do well - and outsource the rest. But does that put too much pressure on margins?

FPH trading under trial spotlight

30 September 2016 - The spotlight in the Mark Warminger case swung on to two of New Zealand’s investment sector heavyweights in day four of the trial at the Auckland High Court.

Commission ban 'errant nonsense'

26 September 2016 - New Zealand advisers are backing a prediction that there will be a global ban on commission within five years – but one fund manager has described it as "nonsense”.

Women left behind

7 July 2016 - Financial advisers are being urged to consider what they can do to get more women engaged with their financial futures.

Turbo-charged returns can't last: Super Fund

23 June 2016 - Strong market returns experienced over the past five years are unlikely to continue into the future -  but low interest rates are likely here to stay, the NZ Super Fund’s manager of investment analysis, Roland Winn, says.

Low interest rates likely to be a problem for some time

16 June 2016 - Advisers and clients will need a mindset shift to deal with many more years of low interest rates, it has been predicted.

FMA: Changing regulatory landscape hard for some

26 May 2016 - New Zealand’s new world of financial regulation has come as a shock to many, but the Financial Markets Authority boss says it is building an improved investment environment.

Roboadvice may be a solution to fee pressure

16 May 2016 - Roboadvice and other software solutions are being suggested as an answer to increasing pressure on investment advisers' fees.

Are you confronting clients' biases?

22 April 2016 - Investment advisers are being told to pay more attention to the unconscious biases that may be driving their clients’ behaviour.

Advisers must save clients from themselves

12 April 2016 - Advisers need to help stop investors becoming their own worst enemies in the current low-rate environment, an analyst says.

Verhaart joins GMI

8 April 2016 - Global investment and fund manager Gareth Morgan Investments (GMI) has appointed Peter Verhaart to the newly created key role of head of implemented investment.

Kiwibank takes aim at two-year term

29 March 2016 - Kiwibank has cut some if its fixed rates. It's two-year Special is now one of the best in the market. To see how it compares see the rates table sorted...

AMP Capital to offer direct investment

16 March 2016 - AMP Capital is opening its funds directly to retail investors.

Do balanced funds need to change?

10 March 2016 - Changing market conditions may mean New Zealand’s investing population must alter its definition of what a balanced fund looks like, it has been claimed.

Interest grows in ethical options

9 March 2016 - New Zealand fund managers and advisers are switching on to responsible investing, it has been claimed.

Industry could do better by women

8 March 2016 - New Zealand’s adviser community could be doing better to cater for female clients, it has been claimed.

More apply for CFA status

2 February 2016 - More than 10% more New Zealand and Australian candidates sat the level one exam for the Chartered Financial Analyst qualification last year than in 2014.

Risky business

13 January 2016 - The fallout over technology retailer Dick Smith’s receivership just two years after being listed is a reminder to clients that not everything is a sure...

NZIER economist appointed by wealth management firm

22 December 2015 - Financial planning firm Stewart Financial Group has appointed NZIER economist Aaron Drew as its chief investment officer.

Muted response to Fed move

18 December 2015 - Global monetary policy is likely to be supportive for investors in international equity markets for some time, including in New Zealand and Australia, commentators say.

Finally

17 December 2015 - After much anticipation, the US Federal Reserve has finally delivered its first rate hike in 10 years, lifting the Fed Funds target rate to 0.25-0.50%.  

Being aware of urban change drivers

15 December 2015 - A new report which explores the drivers of urban change in New Zealand should be useful for investors, according to one of the authors. Read here.  ...

Threat to global growth from rising inventories

2 December 2015 - It must be remembered that 2015, like 2014 and 2013 before it, was supposed to be the year in which the US and indeed other consumers finally threw off the shackles of the Post GFC era and raised their level of spending on the back of falling energy prices and rising housing and property wealth

Blow to investor lending

26 November 2015 - New tax and loan-to-value (LVR) ratios seem to have significantly dented bank lending to investors. Full story here. Also read of the tentative support...

Trusts caught in FATCA net

12 November 2015 - New rules require many family trusts to register with United States authorities if they want to use managed funds or discretionary investment management services.

Housing market still a risk - RBNZ

11 November 2015 - There are no Reserve Bank plans for further investor restrictions, despite its housing market concerns.

What you need to know about income funds

11 November 2015 - David Scobie, a senior consultant at Mercer, questions what part income funds should play in investor portfolios.

Banking firms leave New Zealand

10 November 2015 - Deutsche Bank is closing its operations in New Zealand and Goldman Sachs looks to shift its securities business to Sydney. While the move was seen as "commercially...

Labour cuts CGT from party policies

9 November 2015 - The Labour Party will not be campaigning on a Capital Gains Tax in the 2017 election.  Its elimination from the party's policies was decided at Labour's...

NZ’s 4th P2P lender to target SMEs

12 October 2015 - New Zealand’s peer-to-peer (P2P) lending scene is set to get busier, following the news that Lending Crowd received its license from the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) on Friday.

Attractive yields on offer at Harmoney

10 September 2015 - New Zealand’s first peer-to-peer (P2P) lender has had a cracker of a first year, but it is investors in the Harmoney marketplace that are seeing the profits.

Time to brace clients for end of golden returns

18 August 2015 - Are you talking to your clients about how to handle a possible market correction?

Old trail income under review

11 May 2015 - Registered financial advisers receiving trail commission on category one products they are no longer allowed to offer advice on will come under scrutiny in this year’s Financial Advisers Act review, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment says.

Rebalancing poses problems

30 April 2015 - Advisers may face a difficult discussion with clients this year as they seek to rebalance portfolios.

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
AIA 4.55 2.55 2.69 2.79
ANZ 4.44 3.09 3.25 3.39
ANZ Special - 2.49 2.69 2.79
ASB Bank 4.45 2.49 2.59 2.65
Bluestone 3.49 3.49 3.49 3.49
BNZ - Classic - 2.49 2.69 2.79
BNZ - Mortgage One 5.15 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 4.60 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 4.55 3.09 3.29 3.39
BNZ - TotalMoney 4.55 - - -
CFML Loans 4.95 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
China Construction Bank 4.49 4.70 4.80 4.95
China Construction Bank Special - 2.65 2.65 2.80
Credit Union Auckland 5.45 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 5.65 3.95 3.85 -
Credit Union South 5.65 3.95 3.85 -
First Credit Union Special 5.85 2.95 3.45 -
Heartland 3.95 2.89 2.97 3.39
Heartland Bank - Online 2.50 1.99 2.35 2.45
Heretaunga Building Society 4.99 3.50 3.40 -
HSBC Premier 4.49 2.25 2.35 2.65
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
HSBC Special - - - -
ICBC 3.69 2.45 ▼2.45 ▼2.65
Kainga Ora 4.43 2.93 3.07 3.24
Kainga Ora - First Home Buyer Special - 2.25 - -
Kiwibank 3.40 3.30 3.50 3.50
Kiwibank - Offset 3.40 - - -
Kiwibank Special 3.40 2.55 2.65 2.65
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Nelson Building Society 4.95 3.45 3.49 -
Pepper Essential 4.79 - - -
Resimac 3.39 3.35 2.99 3.35
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
SBS Bank 4.54 2.99 ▼3.09 ▼3.15
SBS Bank Special - 2.49 ▼2.59 ▼2.65
The Co-operative Bank - First Home Special - - - -
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 4.40 2.49 2.69 2.79
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 4.40 2.99 3.19 3.29
TSB Bank 5.34 3.29 3.29 3.59
TSB Special 4.54 2.49 2.49 2.79
Wairarapa Building Society 4.99 3.55 3.49 -
Westpac 4.59 3.09 3.29 3.39
Westpac - Offset 4.59 - - -
Westpac Special - 2.49 2.69 2.79
Median 4.55 2.94 3.07 2.80

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