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21 February 2024

Why there's no need to increase the official cash rate

One major bank’s forecasters have predicted that the Reserve Bank will raise their current 5.5% official cash rate to 6.0% in the ...

07 February 2024

Reserve Bank still strongly opposed to big reductions in interest rates

The Reserve Bank still appears to remain staunchly opposed to any sizable reductions in mortgage interest rates. That said, it is ...

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29 January 2024

Inflation still too high for monetary policy to ease

Even though the December inflation numbers came out lower than expected, at 4.7% it is still too far way from the 1% - 3% target r...

29 November 2023

Lower mortgage rates, or higher bank margins?

Declines in fixed interest rates in the US have fed through to some reductions in NZ’s bank wholesale borrowing costs. Will this mean lower mortgage rates for Kiwi, or will this end up as extra margin for the banks?

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16 November 2023

Mortgage rates | no spring specials in sight, what’s in store for summer?

Costs for banks to borrow money have decreased. Added with the higher lending rates they provide, can banks afford to start cutting their own lending rates?

01 November 2023

Is another OCR hike needed to tame inflation?

Some forecasters believe the Reserve Bank will need to raise the official cash rate from the 5.5% level they took it to in May. But is another hike really as necessary as some make it out to be?

18 October 2023

Once bitten, twice shy

While the annual inflation rate came in lower than anticipated at 5.6%, the Reserve Bank is unlikely to ease monetary policy anytime soon — and until wage growth heads back down to 3.5%, they may not even consider it. So what does this mean for Kiwi?

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