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Mortgage News Archive 2018

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January 2018
February 2018
March 2018
April 2018
May 2018
June 2018
July 2018
January 2018
8th - New look General Finance to take on gaps in market
15th - Non-bank lender changes hands
16th - New lending manager
17th - Giving mortgage advisers a voice
18th - Housing market picks up, but not everywhere
18th - House prices pick up, but volumes low
22nd - The first rate change for the year
23rd - What advisers want from Financial Advice NZ
23rd - Guilty plea from mortgage fraudster
25th - The Co-operative Bank trims one-year rates
25th - Auckland property gains halved in two years
26th - Ups and downs from ASB today
30th - New low for investor mortgage share
31st - Investor loans low; AI arrives for a mortgage adviser
February 2018
1st - BNZ move puts pressure on other banks
1st - BNZ changes adviser commission model
2nd - OCR holding pattern to continue
5th - Will the OCR move this week? Check out what economists think
7th - Westpac shaves one-year rate
8th - OCR unchanged: The Reserve Bank has spoken
8th - What the Reserve Bank said today
8th - Low interest rates set to continue
9th - BNZ puts out competitive one-year rate
9th - Prison sentence for mortgage fraudster
12th - Westpac follows BNZ near the top of the table
13th - ANZ gets aggressive
15th - Blackwell eyes gap in market with new funding line
16th - Strategi and IDS merge
16th - One-year term gets more interesting; Compliance firms merge
16th - Get ready for downturn - Bagrie
20th - New leading 5-year rate; Bagrie is back
21st - Ageing population behind reverse mortgage rise, says Heartland
22nd - ANZ tightens lending controls following fraud case
22nd - Lending criteria to ease, rates to rise
23rd - HSBC does it again
27th - Bluestone returns after 10 year absence
27th - Multi-million mortgage fraud trial gets underway
27th - There's more to a home loan than the rate
28th - Meet the latest non-bank lender to market; How hot is HSBC's new rate? Find out here
March 2018
1st - RESIMAC applications up 30% as Homeloans profits soar
2nd - Bluestone hails “extra firepower” after US takeover
5th - New owners for non-bank lender
6th - New Zealand economists divided over OCR
6th - BNZ cuts a rate; Economists split on next OCR move
9th - Kiwibank changes its OCR forecast
12th - Kiwibank cuts Special only
14th - Acting RBNZ Governor reignites DTI ratio debate
14th - Acting RBNZ Governor reignites DTI ratio debate
16th - OCR call takes backseat
19th - It's OCR week. What will happen?
19th - Westpac expects government policy to "cool" housing market and GDP
21st - BNZ moves; Mortgage adviser survey
21st - BNZ slashes mortgage fees
22nd - Why OCR left unchanged; BNZ slashes fees
22nd - What the RBNZ governor said today
22nd - Spirit of caution in OCR call
26th - Pluses and minuses from Kiwibank
26th - No need to fear RBNZ’s new PTA
26th - KPMG: Small banks growing loan books at quicker rate
27th - Advisers face interest-only lending restrictions
27th - LVR changes impact on lending
28th - The problem with interest-only; CWG feedback wanted
29th - Online solutions aid compliance
29th - Brightline test extended; Property investors a little more active
April 2018
3rd - More property tax changes coming
3rd - Wide variation in stress testing thresholds
4th - Latest house prices; TSB gets sharp; Last call
6th - ANZ: first time buyers are back
6th - NZ customers more "satisfied" with local banks
9th - Tech firm to visit NZ ahead of electronic lodgement launch
10th - Electronic loan lodgement inches close
10th - Make commission details publicly available: MBIE
11th - ANZ increases servicing rate for loans
12th - RBNZ: new PTA an “evolution”
13th - Two week lull ends
13th - Millennials turn to Kiwisaver for home deposits
13th - Goppy returns
16th - Core Finance relaxes lending criteria
16th - What's a Comm Games gold medal (or two) worth?
18th - Mortgage People founders launch online brokerage
19th - Rate cuts; Old, new face returns to the industry
19th - Property investors “bounce back” in February: ANZ
20th - Property investors returning; Degrees for mortgage brokers
20th - LVR a “permanent tool”: RBNZ Governor
23rd - Kiwibank slashes rates
26th - New CEO for Kiwibank
27th - Owner-occupier and investor lending jumps in March
30th - A floating rate rises; New mortgage cover
30th - Mortgage borrowing rise to be “short-lived”: Westpac
May 2018
1st - One up, one down at ANZ; Plus big profit jump
1st - ANZ posts half year cash profit of $941 mill
2nd - ANZ's Hisco says no problems in NZ; FMA says prove it
3rd - Advisers account for bigger share of ANZ's home loans
3rd - The importance of advisers to ANZ
4th - BNZ grows advisers flows but keeps them low
4th - BNZ on mortgage advisers; Westpac cuts
4th - All eyes on Orr in lead-up to OCR call
7th - What's likely to be in this week's OCR announcement
7th - Open banking opportunity for mortgage advisers
9th - The Co-Op bank makes further cuts; Westpac update
9th - 100,000 ANZ customers under-charged interest
10th - What Orr said in his first OCR announcement [+AUDIO]
10th - OCR Unchanged; What Orr said
10th - Applause for OCR call
11th - RESIMAC cuts rates after 30% volume rise
11th - RESIMAC makes cuts on big growth; Reviewing the new-look RBNZ
14th - General Finance founders target funding gap with EMortgage
14th - SBS cuts; Cairns and Lockie back in the market
14th - Kepa ready for regulatory changes
15th - Kepa appoints new home loans boss
17th - Budgeting to build
18th - ANZ talks Home Loan Coaches
18th - Brokers' Budget Guide; Is ANZ trying to replace brokers with coaches?
21st - Regional rents soar
22nd - Northland adviser launches next-gen chatbot
24th - Latest RBNZ figures reveal first time buyer boom
28th - Property Institute questions government housing policy
29th - General Finance to join stock market
29th - SBS grows lending book, but with less aggression
30th - LVR easing not on cards
30th - Regulators: no "evidence" to warrant NZ banking commission
31st - Update on LVR restrictions; Commission not needed
June 2018
1st - Spotlight on non-bank fees
6th - HSBC does it again
6th - HSBC launches 5th sub 4% home loan offer
6th - New build financing gap boosts Southern Cross
7th - NZCU Baywide to offer 95% mortgages
7th - NZCU Baywide widens lending criteria
7th - Next phase of RBNZ review likely to assess DTIs
8th - DTIs will be looked at again
8th - ASB, Westpac tweak servicing tests
11th - Kiwibank moves rates; Others adjust servicing levels
11th - KiwiSaver boosts first home market: ANZ
12th - Advisers inundate CWG with submissions
13th - Housing affordability down in major cities
14th - ASB cuts and moves up the table; Kepa has new CEO
15th - Adviser hits out at commission disclosure proposals
15th - Adviser hits out at commission disclosure proposals
15th - Guilty verdict for mortgage fraud trio
18th - P2P lender cuts rates
18th - Lender cuts rates; Guilty verdict over $54mill mortgage fraud
19th - Tax changes would slash house prices
20th - The correct facts about tax and rental properties
20th - The correct facts about tax and rental properties
21st - ANZ matches leader
21st - Kiwis back shared equity schemes
22nd - Construction slump slows GDP
22nd - Westpac does some matching cuts
25th - OCR to stay on hold
25th - OCR Preview: The latest outlook for interest rates
26th - BNZ cuts; Bank staff still pressured to sell products
27th - Co-Op Bank moves
28th - Mortgage lending hits two year high
28th - RBNZ leaves OCR alone; Here's why
28th - Today's OCR statement
28th - OCR words open door for cut
29th - Westpac makes major commission changes
29th - Interest rates not likely to move for a long time
July 2018
2nd - More rate cuts; Are Special rates misleading?
2nd - Disclose “incentives” and “perks”: Southern Cross CEO
3rd - Call for even greater commission disclosure; New role for Bailey
4th - Winter chill settles on market
4th - TSB appoints new chief executive
4th - Kiwibuild eligibility criteria revealed
5th - The latest on Kiwibuild
5th - ASB predicts “mild” OCR increase
6th - Loan Market settles record amount
9th - Loan Market reveals settlement numbers
10th - TSB heroes 18-month rate
11th - The one-bank trap for investors
12th - An update on meth standards
13th - Crazy rental plans proposed
17th - Owner occupiers better protected now: RBNZ (+ Report)
17th - Owner-occupiers better protected; Latest house price stats
18th - Bank profits under pressure - KPMG
18th - Patten takes down broking shingle after 16 years
18th - Patten on his new role with NZFSG; Co-op rate change
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