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January 2019
February 2019
March 2019
April 2019
May 2019
June 2019
July 2019
January 2019
1st - Ten things to look out for in 2019
7th - Australian Royal Commission will impact NZ
10th - Advisers welcome interest-only boost
14th - New year; new rates
15th - Non-banks head to Hamilton and Christchurch
15th - Markets price in 40% chance of OCR cut
17th - Westpac back below 4%
18th - Reserve Bank proposals could force $2 billion mortgage hike: UBS
29th - Will anyone follow Kiwibank?
29th - Kiwibank brings two year rate below 4%
29th - Investors struggle as first home buyers catch up
30th - Interest-only lending contained: CoreLogic
31st - Interest-only lending at historical lows
February 2019
1st - Non-bank mortgage lending soars in 2018
1st - Capital Group takes control of First Mortgage Trust
4th - First Mortgage Trust confirms Capital Group deal
4th - Royal Commission calls for adviser remuneration overhaul
5th - What do you think about the Royal Commission report? One rate change
5th - Australia to ban trail commission
5th - NZ advisers hit out at Royal Commission
8th - OCR Preview: caution expected from the Reserve Bank
11th - Westpac: OCR to hold until 2022
11th - Some rates up, some down; What to expect from the Reserve Bank this week
13th - Record profit for banks, but mortgage rates could rise: KPMG
13th - KPMG says mortgage rates could rise, even though banks make record profits
13th - Australian PM defends advisers
13th - First OCR decision of the year: Unchanged
13th - OCR decision: Here's what the Reserve Bank said
13th - OCR could go up or down in 2021: RBNZ Governor
14th - OCR Wrap; Franchise for sale; PM stands up for advisers
15th - Insurance report to hurt mortgage advisers: Newpark
18th - Mortgage price war heats up with TSB
18th - TSB takes new approach
19th - Reverse mortgage opportunity for advisers: Heartland
20th - Unprecedented scrutiny on bank conduct: Kiwibank CEO
21st - Capital gains tax on the cards
21st - Advisers play down capital gains impact
21st - Mortgage advisers respond to CGT proposal; What do you think?
22nd - More on capital gains tax
22nd - Australian Labor makes commission U-turn
25th - Some good news out of OZ; Tell us about the market
25th - Reserve Bank proposals to boost non-banks: S&P
26th - Kiwibank wants to be a challenger and to embrace advisers
26th - Kiwibank and mortgage advisers
26th - Reserve Bank doubles down on capital proposals
26th - New following for Resimac's Church
27th - RBNZ doubles down; Changes at non-bank lender
27th - First home buyers close gap on investors
28th - FHB continue to outpace investors
March 2019
1st - Resimac operations to remain locally run
1st - Exclusive: Resimac CEO update on NZ market
4th - Downward pressure on rates ease; Multi-million dollar ad campaign
5th - HSBC sets a new low home loan rate
5th - HSBC rolls out super low two-year fixed rate
7th - Major banks pledge support for advisers
7th - Big banks pledge broker backing
8th - Newpark adds to senior team with Loan Market hire
8th - Newpark gets top Loan Market man
11th - One little tweak; Banks approach to mortgage advisers revealed
12th - Church looks to Prospa in new role
12th - Revealed: Adrienne Church's new role
13th - Australian government delays trail ban
13th - Exciting news; Aust Govt backs off trail commission ban
14th - Major shake up for groups
14th - Two mortgage groups agree to join together
15th - Mortgage brokers need to be ready for change
15th - Westpac offers prefab lending product
18th - Aussie advisers welcome trail ban delay
18th - Small banks take fight to big four
18th - Small banks take fight to the big guys
19th - S&P downgrades Asset Finance
19th - ASB lowers two-year rate
19th - Four credit unions vote through merger
20th - Credit Unions to take on banks
22nd - OCR Preview: caution expected
22nd - OCR Preview: What the experts are predicting
25th - BNZ back below 4%
25th - Church talks about her new role at Prospa
26th - Church on her new role; ANZ finally joins party
26th - Investor slump continues in February
26th - CoreLogic targets turnaround times
27th - Company launches solution to sluggish turnaround times
27th - OCR Announcement: Here's what Orr said
27th - RBNZ leaves OCR unchanged
27th - Reserve Bank stuns economists with OCR cut prediction
27th - Reaction to RBNZ's surprise OCR comments; Kiwibank makes massive cut
29th - Bank targets criticised
29th - TSB joins the party; SX CEO goes; Bank targets criticised
April 2019
1st - All insurance and mortgage advisers should read this
1st - Economists change their mind on next OCR movement
1st - A Prospa NZ success story
2nd - Australian non-bank Pepper eyes NZ
2nd - Economists do u-turn on OCR; Aussie non-bank lenders eyes NZ; Bluestone poaches ANZ BDM
3rd - No excuses now...
4th - Price war heats up with ASB move
4th - Price war heats up with ASB move
5th - Green light for new financial advice regime
5th - Avanti targets adviser channel with BDM hire
5th - Here's what MPs said about advisers; Avanti recruits from Link; BNZ cuts
8th - Westpac latest to predict May OCR cut
9th - Westpac, ANZ, TSB ramp up offers
9th - Mortgage rate dance continues; As does the BDM shuffle
10th - NZ banks could face $21bn capital shortfall
10th - NZ banks could face $21bn capital shortfall
11th - Capital gains battle heats up
11th - Resimac takes on banks with big cuts
12th - ANZ goes green with healthy home discount
15th - House sales volumes fall and finance is blamed
16th - Industry shakeout good for advisers
16th - Something a little different today
17th - Industry shakeout good for mortgage advisers
23rd - Capital requirements a risk to growth: ANZ
24th - With CGT gone, housing market expected to pick up
24th - Price wars to support property market: CoreLogic
26th - Price wars to support property market
29th - Advisers braced for government's financial safeguards
29th - Mortgage advisers react to Govt's commission plans
29th - Investor lending weak in March
30th - ASB turns to AI for data processing
May 2019
1st - Revealed: The cost of the Code; ANZ profit falls
1st - ANZ half-year profit falls
2nd - 41% of ANZ's loans come from advisers
2nd - Mortgage advisers write more business for ANZ
2nd - BNZ banks on brokers
2nd - OCR Preview Survey: Economists predict cut
3rd - Will the OCR be cut next week; How brokers helped BNZ
6th - Advisers may be unprepared for new regime: Johnston
6th - Advisers may be unprepared for new regime: Johnston
6th - Kumar loses court battle against former employee
7th - Luke Jackson to lead Resimac NZ
7th - Code finally approved; New Resimac CEO; SBS goes low
8th - What the new Code means for advisers; Top broker loses court battle
8th - OCR decision revealed
8th - OCR Decision: Rate Cut to 1.50%
8th - OCR cut to 1.5%: could it fall even further?
8th - Advisers react to new Code
9th - Mortgage rates hit new lows after OCR cut
9th - Rates tumble; Advisers react to new code
10th - BNZ, ASB latest to cut rates
11th - Westpac predicts house price boom but no more OCR cuts
11th - [GRTV] Orr explains why the RBNZ cut the OCR
13th - NZFSG rolls out its own mortgage product
13th - NZFSG gets its on loan product; Adrian Orr explains OCR cut decision
14th - Latest house sales data not flash; Westpac reckons market will rebound
14th - Caution urged on financial safeguards
15th - Resimac's Jackson on commissions; Bluestone appoints new BDM
15th - FMT in $50 million commercial offer
16th - FMT cuts rates on commercial lending
16th - Prospa plans IPO
16th - Mortgage Link ties up with real estate firm
17th - Mortgage Link inks deal with international group
17th - Reserve Bank forces ANZ to increase risk capital by 60%
20th - Australian election a win for advisers
20th - Non-bank Pepper teams up with Astute
20th - Aussie lender Pepper arrives in NZ; What the Aust election means for brokers
21st - Prospa's rapid growth
21st - Prospa adds to team
22nd - Pepper makes NZ BDM hire
22nd - LVR restrictions stabilise property market: RBNZ
23rd - Small banks fire warning on capital requirements
23rd - Small banks say new proposals unfair
24th - SFO raids office of Dunedin adviser
24th - Dunedin adviser's offices searched by SFO
24th - Westpac says RBNZ capital proposals would add $6,000 a year to an Auckland mortgage
24th - Westpac says RBNZ capital proposals would add $6,000 a year to an Auckland mortgage
24th - Investor activity subdued in April
27th - Kiwibank one year special down to 3.85%
27th - Commerce Commission investigates BNZ
28th - Golden rates age set to last
28th - No need to worry about interest rates; BNZ in the gun
29th - LVR restrictions to remain at current level: RBNZ
29th - No further LVR easing - yet
30th - ANZ New Zealand CEO takes extended sick leave
31st - Conrad Funds targets growth with mortgage fund
31st - A new low reached; New lender comes to market
June 2019
4th - ANZ chair Key faces calls to resign
4th - Interesting times at ANZ
5th - Banks refuse to release submissions on RBNZ proposals
6th - Big banks not releasing submissions on RBNZ proposals
7th - TSB cuts rates; Auckland remains subdued
7th - TSB sees mortgage growth
8th - Customers sceptical about bank advice
9th - SBS changes its broker model
10th - SBS changes adviser model; ANZ and Kiwibank cut rates
10th - Economists predict new record low for OCR
11th - Record low OCR awaits
12th - Westpac lowers rates; call to license landlords
12th - Resimac slashes rates again
12th - Prospa raises more than $100 million
13th - Resimac cuts rates; Prospa lists on ASX
14th - Market rebound coming
14th - Servicing tests to slow house price growth
17th - TSB cuts 18 month rate; servicing test concerns
17th - Hisco departs ANZ after expenses review
18th - Prospa builds NZ team; turmoil for ANZ
18th - Bank of mum and dad backing first home market: Westpac
19th - Co-Operative Bank cuts rates; Parents support young buyers
20th - Resimac takes over data entry for advisers
20th - Resimac takes on data entry for advisers; IRD eyes property flippers
21st - OCR Preview: Economists predict rates will hold
21st - ASB and Sovereign cut rates; OCR Preview
24th - Reserve Bank orders ANZ review; BNZ slashes rates
24th - Reserve Bank orders ANZ reviews
24th - Banks scrap sales incentives
25th - Banks scrap sales incentives
26th - ANZ cuts rates; will OCR fall again?
26th - OCR decision revealed
26th - OCR on hold: economists predict August cut
27th - Rates to fall further?
27th - Expect more intrusive Reserve Bank: Bascand
28th - 10 market predictions for the rest of 2019
28th - Westpac cuts 1 year rate, foreign buyer ban bites
28th - The takeover: more mortgages for FHBs
July 2019
1st - SBS and TSB rate cuts; FHBs overtake investors
1st - Banks warn of rising costs from capital rules
2nd - Banks weigh in on capital rules
2nd - Groups at licensing crossroads
3rd - Resimac takes stake in asset finance specialist
3rd - Groups ponder new regime; consents on the increase
4th - Resimac in asset finance deal
4th - Two more OCR cuts this year: ASB
5th - Two more OCR cuts this year?
5th - Compliance costs difficult under new regime: Shanks
8th - More SBS rate cuts; Warning on regulation
8th - OCR below 1% increasingly likely: Kiwibank
9th - Non-banks may face LVR speed bumps
10th - Possible LVR restrictions for non-banks mooted
15th - Markets price in 85% chance of rate cut: BNZ
17th - ASB changes commission payment system. Will trail comm come?
17th - Big odds on an OCR cut next month; How Auckland housing is changing
18th - Extending LVR limits to non-banks "nanny state" idea
18th - ANZ and Westpac credit rating outlooks downgraded to 'negative' outlook: Fitch
18th - Join the Loan Market Highland Park team
18th - ASB commission changes; Two banks downgraded; New video
19th - Kiwi takes over NAB; Non-banks react to LVR extensions
19th - Low rates for a very long time: Kiwibank
19th - NAB names Ross McEwan new CEO
22nd - BNZ two-year rate down to 3.79%
22nd - BNZ slashes two-year rate to 3.79%
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