Are higher interest rates coming?

30 Jul 2021 | Connie | Interest Rates

Unexpected announcements of interest rates lifting by over 30 base points from all mainstream banks surprised many of us last week. Whereas interest rates were predicted to remain low for years to come, now turning on a dime...

Should you be concerned about DTI (debt-to-income ratio)?

09 Jul 2021 | Connie | Property Investing

New Zealand finance minister, Grant Robertson, has agreed “in-principle” to add debt-to-income ratio (DTI) to the Reserve Bank’s toolkit to ensure financial stability and help control house prices to a sustainable level.