House price caps off First Home Loans

The Government is to make it easier for more people to get into housing.

Conduct bill into new phase

The much-criticised Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Bill, or COFI, took another leap forward in parliament yesterday, passing its second reading and going on to consideration by the Committee of the Whole House next week.

Borrowers in difficulty need to deal with it early

FSCL expects increasing number of mortgage complaints.

Westpac’s results more good news for advisers

Westpac has outdone ANZ and originated a greater proportion of home loans through advisers than its bigger rival. Meanwhile, BNZ has gone nowhere with advisers.

Today's Rate Changes

Property News

Rents rise and rise

Rents rise and rise

Rents charged by residential landlords in most parts of Auckland has risen by about 3% year-on-year to hit $616.32 a week, figures to the end of March show.

Beating the long-term average

Beating the long-term average

More than $2.6 billion of commercial property was sold across the country in the second half of last year beating the long-term average.

The next property frontier

The next property frontier

Private space tourism took a giant leap forward last year and this has pundits wondering about hotels and other buildings popping up any time soon.