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Orr says Reserve Bank is looking for a ‘sweet spot’

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr says the central bank thinks theres a sweet spot in which it can require banks to hold more capital with no trade-off to efficiency. Read more »

Higher bank capital better for banking system and NZ

Press Release – Reserve Bank

We can improve the soundness of the New Zealand banking system by requiring banks to hold more capital with no trade-off to efficiency, Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr says. Read more »

Updated weights for Trade-Weighted Index

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The annual re-weighting of the Trade-Weighted Index (TWI) takes effect on Friday 30 November 2018. Read more »

NZ dollar higher after RBNZ financial stability report

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 28 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar was higher against the US dollar after the Reserve Bank relaxed curbs on high-risk mortgage lending and said financial stability risks have eased. Read more »

Reserve Bank news a boost for summer real estate

Press Release – Century 21

News that the Reserve Bank is further relaxing its tough lending rules is a boost for New Zealands real estate market going into summer, says Ryan Mitchell, National Manager of Century 21 New Zealand. Read more »

RBNZ expects house prices to rise

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 28 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank expects its latest easing of loan-to-valuation restrictions on bank mortgage lending will feed through into higher house prices. Read more »

RBNZ highlights exorbitant life insurance commissions

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 28 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank is sending a strong signal to the life insurance industry that broker commissions are way out of whack with international comparisons. Read more »

Reserve Bank news a boost for summer real estate

Press Release – Century 21

News that the Reserve Bank is further relaxing its tough lending rules is a boost for New Zealands real estate market going into summer, says Ryan Mitchell, National Manager of Century 21 New Zealand. Read more »

HiFX Data Update – RBNZ Financial Stability Report

Press Release – HiFX

The RBNZ has just released its Financial Stability Report . The key points in report are: Read more »

Reserve Bank to ease loan-to-value ratio restrictions

Press Release – Reserve Bank

Risks to New Zealands financial system have eased over the past six months, but vulnerabilities persist. In particular, households remain exposed to financial shocks due to their large mortgage debt burden. Read more »

RBNZ likely to highlight global uncertainty

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 26 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank will be delivering its latest Financial Stability Report in the middle of a momentous week for the global economy. Read more »

Reserve Bank may loosen mortgage lending curbs

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 23 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank may ease mortgage lending restrictions at next week’s financial stability review as credit growth declines and house prices stabilise. Read more »

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