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Home Loan Rate Report: Where to from here?

  • NZ interest rates largely unchanged from this time last year.
  • However, we expect longer-term interest rates to move higher this year as US interest rates lift.
  • Floating and short-term fixed rates may rise in late 2018 with expectations of an early 2019 RBNZ OCR hike.

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Kim Mundy

Economist

Kim focuses on the subjects that have the ability to impact most people daily - the housing market, mortgage interest rates and inflation. She forecasts, analyses and provides insight into what these topics mean to readers: the pros and cons for particular mortgage rate options, housing affordability, or how to prepare for inflation. Kim is the author for ASB's Home Loan Rate Report, Home Economics and Housing Confidence Survey.

Kim joined ASB in early 2015 after working as an Economic Consultant. She also interned with the New Zealand Treasury while completing her BA/BCom (1st class honours) in Economics, Statistics and Politics.

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