Westpac has slashed its one year special rate to under 4%, prompting the possibility of another mortgage price war in 2019.
Interest rate derivatives markets are pricing in a 40% probability the Reserve Bank will cut the Official Cash Rate this year, amid weakening inflation and slower growth overseas.
The popular "speed-dating" event for non-banks and mortgage advisers is set to roll into Hamilton and Christchurch early this year as non-traditional lenders look to build on a promising 2018.
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has relaxed restrictions on interest-only lending, and mortgage advisers hope the decision will have a positive impact on New Zealand's lending market.
Dr Deen Sanders, the ex-CEO of Australia's Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority, predicts pressure on Australian mortgage adviser fees will have a "flow-on" effect to New Zealand.
What are the top 10 factors that will shape the property market for the year ahead? CoreLogic Head of Research Nick Goodall shares his top tips.