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Banks more open to first-home buyers – brokers

Many are open to doing deals with borrowers with smaller deposits

Mortgage war: Kiwis winning over their bigger Australian-owned rivals

"Kiwis like supporting Kiwis," mortgage adviser says

One in five mortgage holders taking action to lower their repayments – survey

Arrangements struck include mortgage repayment holidays, longer mortgage terms, and switching to interest-only payments

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The industry finds itself in an uncertain situation looking ahead, and getting back to normal will take some adjustment after the flush pandemic years – but mortgage specialists are up to the challenge

Mortgage wars: Banks shift battle focus

Banks are now competing strongly with cashback offers

ANZ lifts home loan stress testing rate to 7.6%

The move will further shrink buyer pool and reduce house prices, broker says

RBNZ releases latest data on borrowing activity

Data released a few months after new housing reforms and LVR reinstatement

Small property investors retreat from New Zealand housing market

Mortgage advisers note concerning changes in investor loans

ASB eases lending criteria

Environment remains tight due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Banks tighten lending criteria for new borrowers

They are focusing on existing customers and processing hardship and deferral requests