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January 2010
February 2010
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
June 2010
July 2010
August 2010
September 2010
October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2010
5th - SBS holds its home loan market share
12th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
13th - CU North second to move
14th - No changes
15th - Housing Corp third to move
18th - ASB first to hike
19th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
19th - CPI to decide cash rate
20th - Expert Views
20th - Top broker morphs firm
21st - CPI good news
21st - OCR Forecast
22nd - ASB's view on the OCR
22nd - Westpac ups 6 and 18month rates
24th - Economists expect RBNZ to leave OCR unchanged
24th - OCR preview
25th - Budget for floating rates to rise 3%
26th - Restrictions removed from ANZ Simple Variable rate
27th - Silver Fern moves
27th - OCR review to be requisitely boring
27th - OCR holder
28th - FULL RBNZ SPEECH: OCR unchanged at 2.5%
28th - OCR holds, mid-year rate hike still likely
28th - OCR Update Jan2010
28th - UPDATE: Bollard holds OCR; expects to hike about mid-year
28th - Current vs five-year average
29th - Double Bolly
29th - Bank liquidity requirements could keep rate hikes to a minimum
29th - Economists divided on when OCR will rise
February 2010
1st - Ross Butler resigns from Mortgage Link to protect integrity
1st - Auckland Anniversay Day
2nd - Butler leaves
2nd - Economists debate meaty chunks comment
3rd - RBA leaves cash rate at 3.75%
3rd - Westpac ups one-year rates
4th - One-year rates, one year on
5th - SBS latest to increase rates
8th - Kiwibank cut floating
8th - Kiwibank blazing the trail for floating rates
9th - Why Kiwibank cut
9th - Unemployment figures point to a June OCR hike
9th - NZMBA develops new process for brokers
10th - HSBC slashes five year rate
11th - No change today
12th - TSB follows Kiwibank
12th - The big question around a possible GST rise to 15%
12th - Be still my beating heart
12th - Kiwibank makes everyone take notice
12th - Sharon Kent approved as Licensed Operator
15th - ASB's surprise move
15th - A 2010 recovery?
16th - 2010 Recovery?
16th - Help provided to change banks
16th - Direct debit story
18th - SBS lowers floating rate
19th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
19th - The fall of the floating rate
19th - Taking a moment to pause
19th - Kiwibank's profit dives 40% but mortgage book surges in Dec Qtr
22nd - CU Baywide starts the week off
23rd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
23rd - Meaty chunks off the table
24th - PSIS cuts floating rate
24th - Embattled broker resigns from NZMBA board
25th - Sue T resigns
25th - Tax credit boosts BNZ profits despite underlying profit drop
26th - Westpac and Kiwibank cut in different places
26th - Wespac's mortgage book gallops but profit falls
26th - ANZ's profit rises but mortgage book stalls
26th - Low floating rates not getting much response
March 2010
1st - Question marks around the recovery
2nd - Economists ponder next OCR move
2nd - TSB's profit surges, mortgage book grows
2nd - RBA ups its cash rate
4th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
5th - A decade of rates
5th - Float no more?
5th - Quiet first week
5th - Time to fix?
7th - Market looks to Bollard for guidance on interest rates
8th - All eyes on OCR
9th - OCR announcement expected to have a downbeat tone
9th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
10th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
11th - FULL SPEECH: OCR unchanged
11th - OCR unchanged, mid-year hike reiterated
11th - OCR March 11, 2010
11th - Bollard sticking to the script
11th - Rates not likely to hit these peaks again
11th - OCR left at 2.5%, hikes to be mid-year
12th - OCR review
15th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
15th - Hawkish and dovish views of the OCR
15th - A new interest environment
16th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
17th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
17th - What's ahead for the OCR
18th - HBS makes big cuts
18th - ASB's profit, mortgage market share dips
18th - Twelve lenders cut fixed rates
18th - Fixed rates fall like dominoes
19th - Kiwibank lowers one year rates
19th - Reserve Bank may hold off on raising OCR beyond mid-year
19th - Debt levels kept down
19th - Loan Market Group appoints two directors
22nd - Westpac last to drop rates in busy week
23rd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
24th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
25th - All quiet
25th - NZMBA implements national training co-ordinator
25th - Current vs five-year average
25th - GDP above Reserve Bank's expectations
25th - Fixed rates keep falling
26th - Westpac two down 10
29th - NZF changes its high LVR loans
30th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
30th - RBNZ expects to catch more borrowers when it hikes OCR: Spencer
30th - Declining fixed rates to have little effect
31st - Mortgage Rates Commentary
April 2010
1st - Mortgage Rates Commentary
1st - The link between OCR changes and bank lending rates
1st - Minor Banks current vs 5yr average
1st - NZF re-adjusts high LVR loan structure
6th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
7th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
7th - Australian interest rates rise to their widest gap ever with NZ
7th - QSBO like the working man’s pancake
7th - Kiwi vs Oz
7th - HSBC slashes rates and launches campaign
8th - HSBC lowers 6-month rate below 5%
8th - HSBC slashes rates
9th - SBS nudge rates down
12th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
12th - No moves to fix
13th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
13th - NZ dollar follows Australian dollar lower on weaker home loans
14th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
15th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
15th - Home loan approvals take a dive
15th - SBS makes cuts twice
16th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
16th - Think about fixing at a two-year rate soon
19th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
19th - CPI key ahead of the Reserve Bank’s OCR review
20th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
20th - NZ 1st-qtr inflation accelerated less than expected
21st - Mortgage Rates Commentary
21st - CPI Inflation
22nd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
23rd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
23rd - Bollard to hold OCR unchanged
23rd - Time to fix approaching
23rd - Low long term fixed rates down the track
26th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
26th - Bollard to hold OCR amid faltering retail spending and housing market
27th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
27th - Where exactly is the middle of 2010?
28th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
29th - OCR April 2010
29th - Interest rate hike now in sight
29th - OCR held plus first mortagage rate change in two weeks
29th - Bollard gives himself "wiggle room" on first rate hike
30th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
May 2010
3rd - Procrastinate while one has the chance!
3rd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
3rd - Floating your home loan is the way to go.
4th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
4th - RBA makes sixth rate hike
5th - Australia's central bank raises key rate to 4.5%, widening gap with NZ
6th - Big shift to floating mortgages as rate hikes draw near
6th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
6th - Bollard: taking the foot off the accelerator
6th - Procrastinate while you have the chance
6th - Prospects of June rate rise increase
7th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
7th - Labour growth results in strong consensus for June hike
7th - Mike Pero Mortgages joins FSCL
10th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
10th - Greek tragedy derails rate hike certainty
11th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
12th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
12th - Banks repay $0.8m in overcharged break fees
13th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
13th - One-year rates on the rise
14th - ASB's mortgage broking man goes
14th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
17th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
17th - Budget to support monetary policy
17th - 14 lenders increase short-term rates
18th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
18th - The turning point has come – start fixing
19th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
19th - Why short term rates are rising
20th - Budget Day
20th - Budget adds pressure to rates
21st - Budget adds to June 10 OCR hike expectation
24th - Quiet start to week
24th - Euro zone volatility may push out OCR hike
25th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
26th - Sam Knowles quits as head of Kiwibank
26th - Sam Knowles quits as head of Kiwibank
27th - NZF announces securitisation
27th - Rates about to rise
27th - Broker takes out award for third year in a row
27th - A week of big news
27th - Banks likely to keep pushing floating rates
28th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
31st - OCR hike in June if share markets don’t collapse 20%
31st - Mortgage Rates Commentary
31st - NBBO survey adds fuel to the rate hike fire
June 2010
1st - Award winning mortgage broker retires
1st - Broker retires
1st - RBNZ should leave interest rate hikes till September: NZIER
1st - Statement by Glenn Stevens, RBA Governor: Monetary Policy Decision
2nd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
2nd - OCR: Up, up and away
2nd - 20% of Kiwi’s prepared to skip mortgage repayments
3rd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
3rd - 20% of Kiwi’s prepared to skip mortgage repayments
4th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
4th - If you like certainty, fix.
4th - Lifetime buys David Tillman Mortgages
7th - Borrowers likely to see home loan rates rise this week
8th - OCR Week
8th - To hike, or not to hike?
9th - Experts' views
9th - Bollard set to raise OCR as inflation spike looms
10th - OCR up, floating rates to follow
10th - OCR up, floating rates to follow
10th - Bollard lifts OCR to 2.75%
10th - RBNZ predicts steady rise in interest rates
10th - OCR rises, more hikes expected
10th - Borrowers – don’t panic
10th - Don’t panic about the OCR increase
10th - Floating rate projections
11th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
11th - Mortgage brokers avoid regulation
11th - Mortgage brokers avoid regulation
14th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
15th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
15th - RBA stays unmoved
15th - ANZ's head of broker distribution departs
16th - RBNZ to continue hiking
16th - Banks in stand off over home loan increases
17th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
17th - Reducing margins
17th - Banks in mortgage rate stand-off
17th - ASB opens the rate hike floodgates
18th - ASB first to hike rates
18th - RBNZ finally gets a response
18th - More banks increase short term home loan rates
21st - ANZ National quick to follow
21st - Kiwibank launches capped floating rate and hikes short-term rates
22nd - Kiwibank and Westpac rise time
22nd - All the banks have now hiked short-term rates
23rd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
24th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
24th - ASB leads the charge
24th - NZF competes with banks for home loans
25th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
25th - A simple lesson in how monetary policy works
28th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
28th - RBNZ to be pleased with growth
29th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
29th - Westpac and Kiwibank race ahead in home loan lending
30th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
July 2010
1st - Mortgage Rates Commentary
1st - Kiwibank cuts home loan rates
1st - Kiwibank slashes two-year rate to provide certainty
1st - Retail banks market share
1st - Banks punch below their weight
2nd - Major cuts
2nd - OCR uncertainty
5th - More major cuts
5th - Fixed mortgage rates jump lower
6th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
6th - Rate rises wrong as economy stalls: NZIER
6th - NZMBA adds Lender of the Year award
6th - RBA leaves rates unchanged
8th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
8th - Five-year rates, one year on..
8th - Long term fixed rates slashed
9th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
9th - The seven considerations in deciding to float or fix
12th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
13th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
13th - Looming inflation problem or not?
13th - Two non-bank lenders exit market
14th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
15th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
16th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
16th - Little evidence the RBNZ needs to aggressively raise rates
16th - Little evidence for aggressive interest rate hikes
16th - Does weak data mean the RBNZ should stop raising interest rates?
19th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
20th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
21st - Mortgage Rates Commentary
22nd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
22nd - Flattening yield curve
23rd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
25th - Economists and markets say interest rates up this week
26th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
27th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
28th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
28th - Top broker shares his business
29th - OCR up 25 basis points
29th - PRESS RELEASE: RBNZ raises OCR to 3%
29th - Bollard lifts OCR, predicts more moderate pace of increases
29th - Floating rates to rise but not as fast or far as expected
30th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
30th - Analysis falls in favour of fixing two or three years
August 2010
2nd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
3rd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
4th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
5th - ASB hikes rates
5th - Scattered OCR forecasts by economists
5th - ASB first off the mark again
5th - Supreme Court will hear GE appeal over Blue Chip ruling
6th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
9th - TSB raises floating rates
9th - TSB raises floating rates
9th - ANZ and Westpac change rates
10th - Pause in OCR now expected
10th - Floating rates rise while fixed rates tumble
11th - Kiwibank and National raise floating rates
12th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
12th - Current economists predictions
13th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
16th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
16th - Long wait over for broker
17th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
18th - HSBC keeps six month rate unchanged
18th - Kiwibank profit falls 13%
18th - Mortgage curve flattens
19th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
19th - Kiwibank still growing mortgage book but momentum wanes
20th - More two year rate cuts
20th - Rates rising but are still low
20th - Westpac grabs 44% of all new home loans
20th - Rates are rising - but it's not that bad
22nd - BNZ stepped up mortgage lending in June quarter
23rd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
23rd - RBNZ managing inflation expectations
24th - TSB lifts mortgage market share but profit drops
24th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
24th - Fixed rates step into spotlight
25th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
25th - Mortgage Link appoints replacement for Butler
25th - ASB enters home equity release market
26th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
27th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
29th - ANZ mortgage market share dips
30th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
30th - OCR expectations knocked back
31st - Mortgage Rates Commentary
31st - NZIER: Pause in OCR till March 2011
September 2010
1st - Mortgage Rates Commentary
2nd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
2nd - Insider Paul Brock to replace Knowles at Kiwibank
2nd - Pause in the OCR expected till March 2011
2nd - SBS takes margin hit to keep mortgage rates down
3rd - ASB lenders drop rates
6th - ANZ shaving
7th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
7th - Earthquake eliminates chance of September OCR hike
8th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
9th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
9th - Earthquake eliminates September OCR hike
9th - Earthquake to rattle rates
10th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
12th - No OCR increase expected this week
13th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
13th - Federated Farmers pushes for OCR to be kept on hold
13th - ANZ names new chief
13th - ASB's home loan book shrinks
14th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
15th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
16th - PRESS RELEASE: OCR unchanged at 3%
16th - OCR held as Canterbury quake takes toll
16th - OCR on hold
16th - Floating mortgages on hold
16th - Floating rates not moving anytime soon
16th - Floating rates unlikely to rise anytime soon
17th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
20th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
21st - Mortgage Rates Commentary
22nd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
23rd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
23rd - Two years fixed the “sweet spot”
23rd - Breaking even
23rd - Breakeven analysis - how it works
23rd - Two years fixed the "sweet spot"
24th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
27th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
27th - GDP surprise holds back OCR increase
28th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
29th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
29th - GDP surprise to hold back OCR increase
29th - GDP lower than expected
30th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
October 2010
1st - Mortgage Rates Commentary
4th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
4th - Taking the hassle out of switching banks
5th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
5th - Fixing not as attractive as it looks
6th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
7th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
7th - The impact of interest rates
7th - Interest rate impact on borrowers' wallets
8th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
10th - Growth in mortgage lending slows
11th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
11th - How attractive would rates have to be to fix?
12th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
13th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
14th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
14th - How attractive would rates have to be to fix?
14th - Making the jump worthwhile
14th - HSBC appoints chief economist for NZ and Australia
15th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
18th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
19th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
20th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
21st - Mortgage Rates Commentary
21st - OCR not expected to increase next week
21st - Floating - the big picture
21st - Banks loosen lending criteria for spring
21st - Banks loosen lending criteria
21st - Break fee refunds of $165,000 for borrowers
22nd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
25th - Stuttering economy likely to stay Bollard's hand
26th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
27th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
28th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
28th - Bollard keeps OCR at 3%, but tightening expected
28th - Floating mortgage rates unlikely to rise for several months
28th - Increasing margins
28th - OCR kept steady, but tightening still likely
29th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
29th - Bluestone fails to stop ComCom legal action
November 2010
1st - Mortgage Rates Commentary
2nd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
2nd - RBA unexpectedly hikes rates
3rd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
4th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
4th - NZMBA warns brokers to be careful
4th - Value of loans on floating skyrocketing
4th - Stay a-float
5th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
8th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
9th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
10th - Another quiet day
11th - Finally a change
12th - BNZ out alone
15th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
16th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
16th - Banking Ombudsman reports 18% rise in mortgage finance complaints
17th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
17th - Proposed legislation to restrict bank interest rates in Aussie
17th - Proposed legislation to restrict Australian bank interest rates
18th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
19th - Kiwibank cuts two-year rate
19th - Consider fixing two years now
19th - Flurry of cuts to two-year rates
19th - ASB's mortgage book shrinks for a second successive quarter
22nd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
23rd - SBS cut two-year rates as well
24th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
25th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
25th - NZF loses a BDM
25th - Kiwibank made little difference to mortgage market growth: Tripe
26th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
26th - The A banks cut
29th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
30th - Kiwibank's growth momentum slows
30th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
30th - Banking Ombudsman welcomes new members
30th - HSBC's home loan pricing strategy grows book
December 2010
1st - TSB shaved 3yr rate
2nd - ANZ loses market share in home loans
2nd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
2nd - Swap rates starting to pick-up
2nd - Rate rises on the horizon
3rd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
3rd - Westpac's mortgage growth slows
3rd - Blue Chip ruling a relief for lenders
5th - No interest rate rise for Christmas
6th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
7th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
8th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
9th - OCR steady at 3 pc
9th - The OCR's road to recovery
9th - No hurry to fix after OCR announcement
10th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
13th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
14th - Loan Market gets a bit of Ginger
14th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
14th - BNZ's mortgage book grew at twice its market share
15th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
15th - ANZ confirms head of broker distribution
16th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
17th - What a difference a year makes
20th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
21st - Mortgage Rates Commentary
21st - OCR predictions for the New Year
22nd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
22nd - SBS grows its mortgage book
22nd - Business bought because baby born
22nd - OCR predictions for 2011
22nd - TSB increases market share slightly
23rd - Mortgage Rates Commentary
24th - Rates at Christmas
24th - Tis the season to be floating
24th - Mortgage Rates Commentary
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