Utilising its global muscle HSBC is offering 3.69% fixed for 2 years for new borrowers seeking to borrow $500k +.
The 3.95% one year fixed rates available through the 4 large Banks lasted 3 weeks.
In the space of 4 days this week all Four Banks have unsurprisingly reached the same conclusion that they could no longer offer that rate.
This week see’s ANZ and Westpac out with 1 year fixed interest rates of 3.95%.
Nothing like having a go at poaching anothers customers due to slower lending growth as a result of the Banks more restrictive lending policies.
ANZ has trimmed Fixed Home Loan Rates today.
For the under 80%’ers
1 year fixed to 4.19%
2 years fixed to 4.35%
3 years fixed to 4.49%
The Reserve Bank has today kept the OCR @ 1.75%.
Of interest was the lengthening of the period that it could remain at this low level. “”We expect to keep the OCR at this level through 2019 and into 2020″”
Swap rates, the drivers of fixed interest rates, have declined today as a result.
The Reserve Bank has held the Official Cash Rate today @ 1.75%.
They noted they are ready to raise or lower the rate if required.
For those under the majical 80% mark.
1 year up .09 to 4.39%
18 months up .10% to 4.49%
Looks like we have dropped a cylinder and lost a year of posts. 🙁
ASB has today tweaked up their Fixed Interest Rate specials.
1 year up 0.04% to 4.29%
2 years up 0.05% to 4.34%
3 years up 0.05% to 4.39%
The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 2.0 percent. The Fed Funds rate in the USA was also left unchanged.
Our Governor indicated that on current projections the Cash Rate will need to fall further to ensure inflation gets up to the middle of the target range.