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What does Brexit mean for New Zealand?

by The Professional Trustee Team 27 Jun 16

Those who were watching the polls know Britain's decision to uncouple from the EU was a close thing.  Prior to the counting of the votes, many thought Bemain would win the day.  That, however, was not the case and now the uncoupling is becoming a..

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Interest rates and the year ahead

by The Professional Trustee Team 23 Dec 15

There is no doubt about it – Christmas is a magical time, filled with love and friendship and happy moments, especially those encompassing the opening of presents!  It's also a time for reflection on the year past.   This year has brought many changes.  Banking..

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RBNZ and interest rates - should you be worried?

by The Professional Trustee Team 13 Nov 15

This week we had a question from a client which prompted this blog.  They said they wanted to fix their mortgage at the lowest possible rate and they asked me where I saw interest rates going.  It was a good question and it got my..

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Dollars, sense and interest rates

by The Professional Trustee Team 20 Oct 15

The general consensus of opinion is interest rates are on the way down but the big questions still remain: when will the cuts come and how low will the rates go?  BACKGROUND On 10 September 2015 the Reserve Bank of New Zealand ("RBNZ") cut the..

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How to handle interest rates in today's changing times

by The Professional Trustee Team 24 Aug 15

Recently there has been a lot happening on the economic and political fronts which may have the propensity to affect our property and borrowing decisions.  In these times, it can be difficult to decide what a sensible course of action to take is.   If..

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How Far Can Auckland House Prices Go?

by The Professional Trustee Team 16 Jun 15

The headlines read "House prices out of control", "House prices can't keep going up", "House prices are going to fall".  But are the headlines right? How far can house prices continue to climb?   Demand outweighed supply. Housing shortage pre Global Financial Crises (GFC) existed...

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MY PREDICTIONS FOR NZ'S 2014 ECONOMY

by The Professional Trustee Team 18 Jan 14

Christmas and its associated present receiving is something I look forward to with much anticipation.  I love looking at the prezzies under the tree, trying to guess what they actually are and tearing the wrapping paper off of them when Christmas day finally arrives.  I..

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Fix or Float, the Question of the Day

by The Professional Trustee Team 23 Sep 13

What an interesting time we've been having in the land of money.  Seems all my points in my last blog (August 2013) are coming true.   The RB has used its new toy with all the effect I predicted occurring. Two of our biggest lenders..

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Just like cooking programs dominate our TV space, articles on property occupy our print media.  Not that there's anything new in this.  There's nothing so dear to Aucklander's hearts as real estate and the desire to discuss and critique all things property.  What is somewhat..

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