Articles by Matthew Gilligan
I wonder if the Reserve Bank's enthusiasm for introducing debt-to-income ratios has more to do with social agenda than strengthening the economy and protecting the banking system. In the Professional Trustee Team's August blog, we note that debt-to-income ratios (DTIs) are potentially dangerous and that they can..Read Article
It is with some interest that I watch the property and finance markets as the recent Reserve Bank rule (winding investor lending back to 60% loan-to-value ratio) starts to take effect and bite property investors. You have to ask whether the Reserve Bank has manufactured..Read Article
Did everyone catch the NZ Reserve Bank announcement today that investors with five or more rental properties will be required to be treated commercially by banks? Apparently we must be treated as small business owners in risk profile, and higher costs for credit paid...Read Article
As of 1st October 2013, the Reserve Bank has imposed limits on high loan-to-value mortgage lending. What are the new rules? Under these new rules, only 10% of a bank's new residential mortgage lending can be at LVRs over 80%. Up until now, high LVR..Read Article
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. ..Read Article
As a structuring adviser to investors and business people, one very common mistake with many business and property structures is a spouse being offered as a guarantor to the banks, landlords or creditors of a business. Their personal guarantee is often not required to get a deal done,..Read Article
May i just say what a pleasure it has been to deal with GRA over the last few years. Your service and performance have been first class, and I would recommend your company to anyone requiring property related accounting and advice (not something I do very often !!!). - Neil - May 2017
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