Investors say no strong evidence to change Reserve Bank rules Reserve Bank has released a consultation document on their proposal to separately classify residential rental property loans from owner occupied residential loans. The NZ Property Investorsâ€™ Federation has now examined the consultation document and made a submission on the Reserve Bankâ€™s proposal. 01-04-2015 more >>
Not appropriate to ease LVR restrictions yet The New Zealand financial system remains sound and continues to operate effectively, Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler said today when releasing the Bankâ€™s November Financial Stability Report. 12-11-2014 more >>
Update: Reserve Bank 5+ rental properties policies In a surprise move, the Reserve Bank has deemed any rental property owner with five or more rental properties as a corporate borrower. We reported on this in our last newsletter (see here) and now have more information plus how you can find out the affects on your borrowings. 05-05-2014 more >>
RBNZ governor confirms rate rise Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler has confirmed he expects to raise the benchmark interest rate to about 4.5 percent in the next two years to curb inflation.
31-01-2014 more >>
Kiwi houses too expensive: IMF New Zealand houses are overvalued by as much as 25%, the International Monetary Fund has said in its annual economic assessment of the country. 15-05-2013 more >>
Bollard spooks market Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard spooked financial markets slightly into thinking he may raise interest rates sooner than they had anticipated although, as expected, he's left rates unchanged for now. 27-10-2011 more >>