New Zealand's banks have committed to ending sales incentives for frontline staff and their managers following pressure from regulators.
Historically low mortgage rates might boost the housing market but they are not the only factor at play in the market, according to ASB economists.
The Reserve Bank has ordered two independent reviews into ANZ New Zealand "to provide assurance it is operating in a prudent manner".
Economists say the Reserve Bank will keep the Official Cash Rate on hold next week, despite mounting global uncertainty and weak growth in New Zealand.
Non-bank Resimac is taking over data entry for home loan applications to make the process more simple for advisers.
More than half of Kiwi parents would give their children an interest-free loan to help them onto the property ladder, according to a survey from Westpac.