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Housing

What will happen to lending rates, home ownership and house prices? Find out what our economists see in your future.

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Housing reports

Housing Confidence

A comprehensive summary of housing sentiment among ordinary Kiwis across the country. Released quarterly, it provides an overview of house price perceptions and market conditions.

Home Loan Rate Report

This report details our fixed and floating mortgage rate outlook. Aimed at helping you identify the most appropriate strategy when choosing loan terms, it provides the pros and cons of the available rates.

Home Economics

An in-depth analysis of the New Zealand housing market - currently a hot topic on the economic, social and political fronts.

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Contact us

All enquiries from the media should be directed to our economics team:

Nick Tuffley

ASB Chief Economist

Since starting out in 1997 as an economist, it's fair to say Nick has seen a few hair-raising moments over the years, including the Asian Financial Crisis and the Global Financial Crisis.

One of Nick's strengths is his ability to communicate complex ideas in a readily understandable and entertaining way.  He thrives on helping people understand the economic environment to help enrich the quality of their business or personal life. He’s proud to lead a team that has won two Forecast Accuracy Awards from Consensus Economics, and has a strong track record with their Official Cash Rate and dairy price forecasts. 

Nick grew up in Christchurch and graduated with a Master of Commerce degree from the University of Canterbury.  He learned his economic ropes at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand before a long stint as a Senior Economist at Westpac, and joined ASB as Chief Economist in 2007.

Mike Jones

Senior Economist

Mike joined ASB in 2019 armed with almost 15 years of experience in applied macroeconomic and financial markets analysis.

Mike's career has been all about distilling the risks and opportunities of economic and financial market trends for business. Basically asking the "what does it all mean" question. Mike's enthusiasm and skill for drawing out practical, commercial insights from the murky world of economics has been honed over a relatively broad base of experience.

After spending the early part of his career on the tools at the Reserve Banks of both NZ and Australia, Mike had a lengthy stint at BNZ where he was NZ’s top-ranked currency strategist. His regular and topical macro research also saw him pick up several FX forecast accuracy gongs from Bloomberg.

Drawn in by the prospect of putting strategy into practice, Mike moved from Wellington to Auckland in 2013 to join Fonterra as GM Treasury Risk Management. In this role, Mike lead Fonterra’s macroeconomic research output, and was responsible for the strategy and execution of Fonterra’s foreign exchange, debt, and interest rate hedging programmes.

mike.jones@asb.co.nz

Nathaniel Keall

Economist

A born and bred Aucklander, Nat joined ASB as a fresh-faced graduate in 2018. After a turn in Risk Management, he joined the world of economics seeking a new challenge in 2020.  Nat is passionate about the success of the export sector and much of his work focuses on the dynamics in commodity markets and global trade more broadly. He also compiles ASB’s Regional Economic Scoreboard, assists the team with broader research and analysis and generally stands ready with a pun or a bit of wordplay to season a write-up. Nat holds a Bachelors of Arts and Commerce from the University of Auckland, with majors in Economics, Finance and Politics & International Relations.

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Housing Reports - Economic Research | ASB