Marlborough Property Investors' Association

News & Updates

Recent updates

  • OCR stays at 2.5%
    The Reserve Bank has kept its official cash rate at 2.50% and says little has changed since its previous Monetary Policy Statement in June. “New Zealand’s trading partner outlook remains weak,” Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard said. “Several euro-area economies are in recession and Chinese growth has slowed. The risk of significant deterioration in the euro area persists.”
    13-09-2012 more >>
  • Economists unruffled by OCR statement
    This morning's announcement that the OCR will remain at 2.5% has prompted minimal reaction. Westpac said the Reserve Bank decision to leave the Official Cash Rate at 2.5% hadn’t affected its prediction that the first increase would be in July 2012.
    26-07-2012 more >>
  • OCR on hold until March: Economists
    Benign inflation data, the still strong currency and the fragile global economy are likely to offset any concerns Reserve Bank Alan Bollard might have about the stronger than expected domestic growth data for the March quarter and rising house prices.
    23-07-2012 more >>
  • Bollard keeps rates on hold; OCR cut an outside chance
    Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard's latest monetary policy statement suggests mortgage rates aren't going up any time soon although the likelihood they might fall further remains an outside chance.
    14-06-2012 more >>
  • OCR to stay low: Poll
    Alan Bollard won’t be raising the official cash rate this Thursday, according to a poll of and Property Investor magazine readers.
    11-06-2012 more >>
  • No housing bubble: REINZ
    House prices that are as high as they have ever been in some areas should not be seen as a sign that another property boom is looming, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand says.
    29-05-2012 more >>
  • Floating mortgage rates unlikely to rise this year and may even fall
    The chances of floating mortgage rates rising this year remain remote and they might even fall if the New Zealand dollar remains so strong.
    26-04-2012 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 >>
  • Bollard likely to keep interest rates on hold this week
    Continuing turmoil in global financial markets is likely to stay Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard's hand on Thursday but the big question is how long will it keep him on hold.
    12-09-2011 more >>
  • Bollard takes a bob-each-way to OCR review
    Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard took a bob-each-way approach to reviewing interest rates which has left economists and financial markets scratching their heads.
    28-07-2011 more >>
  • Bollard keeps interest rates on hold
    Home-owners can be confident floating mortgage rates won't be rising for some time following Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard's expected decision to keep interest rates on hold.
    27-01-2011 more >>
  • Bollard's predictions on interest rates welcome
    Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard kept the official cash rate unchanged at 2.5%, as expected, and reiterated a mid-year start to rate hikes, saying the subdued pace of recovery will restrain inflation.
    11-03-2010 more >>
  • Bollard holds OCR at 2.5%
    Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard held the official cash rate at 2.50% as expected and said while economic activity showing signs of stabilising, the high New Zealand dollar was helping to keep the economy "weak." The Kiwi tumbled after his statement.
    30-07-2009 more >>
  • Bollard axes rates - 1 percent
    The Reserve Bank has slashed official interest rates an unprecendented 1 percentage point to 6.5 points, opening the way for cuts to mortgage rates but also highlighting the grim outlook facing the global economy
    23-10-2008 more >>
  • House prices may fall 13 per cent - Bollard
    While mortgage interest rates may be coming down soon, house prices are also heading south, says Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard.
    05-06-2008 more >>
  • No mortgage relief as Bollard holds rate
    Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard today signalled no relief for mortagage holders in the near future as he held interest rates steady at 8.25 percent
    24-01-2008 more >>
  • Rates higher for longer
    Given that the Reserve Bank held the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 8.25% following its final rate review of the year last week, it is not surprising that there have been few movements in home loan rates since then.
    14-12-2007 more >>
  • Bollard to Government: watch your step
    Nobody could fail to notice the underlying threat to Treasury which was inherent in Alan Bollard's Official Cash Rate (OCR) announcement today
    25-10-2007 more >>
  • MPs grill Bollard over interest rate hikes
    Reserve Bank Governor Allan Bollard has warned MPs that they will fight the next election campaign amid the highest interest rates in recent times.
    06-08-2007 more >>

  • Results: 1-19 of 19