Articles by Matthew Gilligan
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
What does a man with $1 billion of property do when he becomes president and finds himself in control of the money supply, influencing credit conditions and the quantum of the government’s fiscal spend as stimulus? The sceptic in me offers the following prediction.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Trump aftermath - what will it be?

What does a man with $1 billion of property do when he becomes president and finds himself in control of the money supply, influencing credit conditions and the quantum of the government’s fiscal spend as stimulus? The sceptic in me offers the following prediction.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It seems to me everyone is talking about interest rates at the moment. I’ve been catching snatches of conversation on trains, planes and restaurants. The topic has featured heavily on tv and in newspapers. Dinner with friends at my home on Saturday night was no exception. It didn’t take long before the theme dominating the table was interest rates and the property market. Then again, we are in Auckland and there’s nothing like these two subjects to really spark interest amongst Aucklanders. So, as the subject seems so dear to peoples’ hearts and minds, I thought I’d jot down my thoughts on the matter.  ... Read Article

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Interest In Interest Rates

It seems to me everyone is talking about interest rates at the moment. I’ve been catching snatches of conversation on trains, planes and restaurants. The topic has featured heavily on tv and in newspapers. Dinner with friends at my home on Saturday night was no exception. It didn’t take long before the theme dominating the table was interest rates and the property market. Then again, we are in Auckland and there’s nothing like these two subjects to really spark interest amongst Aucklanders. So, as the subject seems so dear to peoples’ hearts and minds, I thought I’d jot down my thoughts on the matter.  ... Read Article

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Since announcing in May that the LAQC regime was going to be the subject of an overhaul the property investment community has been anxiously awaiting the Government’s follow-up to the Issues Paper released at the time.  On Friday 15 October 2010 draft legislation was released.  As at the time of writing all practitioners, including myself, were poring over the draft to get to grips with the new regime.  The objective of this article is to provide an overview of the proposed rules.  Contact Us At GRA  ... Read Article

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

GOODBYE LAQC, HELLO LTC

Since announcing in May that the LAQC regime was going to be the subject of an overhaul the property investment community has been anxiously awaiting the Government’s follow-up to the Issues Paper released at the time.  On Friday 15 October 2010 draft legislation was released.  As at the time of writing all practitioners, including myself, were poring over the draft to get to grips with the new regime.  The objective of this article is to provide an overview of the proposed rules.  Contact Us At GRA  ... Read Article

Thursday, April 30, 2009

First of all with the OCR announcement this week, what about interest rates ? What will the banks do and what should be thinking about at present? You will remember in my last blog post I sent to you on interest rates just over a month ago, I suggested that you consider the cost benefit of breaking your fixed interest contracts and locking up on the 5 year rates, which at the time were a tad inside 6.5% for 5 years ( on average).
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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Important Interest Rate Commentary: 1 May

First of all with the OCR announcement this week, what about interest rates ? What will the banks do and what should be thinking about at present? You will remember in my last blog post I sent to you on interest rates just over a month ago, I suggested that you consider the cost benefit of breaking your fixed interest contracts and locking up on the 5 year rates, which at the time were a tad inside 6.5% for 5 years ( on average).
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