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The OCR ain't going anywhere

6 December 2012  1 comment

The new Reserve Bank governor, Graeme Wheeler, predicts that the official cash rate won't by going anywhere until 2014. This is clear from the 90-day bank bill forecast graph in the December Monetary Policy...

Rates flatlining

Different home loan strategies

27 August 2012  4 comments

Banks are taking very different strategies when it comes to pricing home loans currently. SBS and Kiwibank, for instance pitching for shorter term loans, notably SBS with its 4.99% six month rate. Meanwhile...

Future interest rate hikes softened

15 September 2011  Add your comment

The Reserve Bank has kept the OCR at 2.50% as expected, but had lowered its forecast track for the 90 day bill rate by around 60 basis points (0.6%) to a peak of 4.30% by the end of next year. For borrowers...

Looking ahead at rates 1 July 2011

OCR back to its record low 10 March 2011

ANZ's short-term rate cuts 4 March 2011

More borrowers float than ever before 4 February 2011  1 comment

Kiwibank to make first cuts to rates for 2011 18 January 2011

Rates at Christmas 24 December 2010

What a difference a year makes 17 December 2010

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