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Avoid these credit card mistakes

Posted 9 hours ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Many of us have a love-hate relationship with our credit cards. Here are five credit card mistakes you need to stop making.

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Insurance tips—what should you consider?

Posted 7 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Having insurance when you need it can be a life saver especially when you have a home and family to protect. You've worked hard to buy your home so it's important to put a safety net in place to protect yourself. What type of insurance should you consider?

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Self-employed individuals struggle to secure mortgages

Posted 17 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Are you self-employed and trying to get a mortgage? You need to read this article. End-to-end tax service Hnry and Craig Pope from Pope & Co. Mortgages have some great advice to get you on your way to home ownership.

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August Market Update

Posted 28 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Catch up on the latest with Craig's August Market Update. You can watch it here...

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Advisers call for servicing test rethink for borrowers

Posted 34 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Advisers believe banks should adapt their servicing tests for borrowers after the Official Cash Rate plunged to 1%, according to a recent article by in which they speak to Craig Pope of Pope & Co. Mortgages.

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Can I pay off my mortgage faster?

Posted 34 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Great news for borrowers is that mortgage interest rates currently remain low. Now is a really good time to make the most of this low interest rate environment and try to pay your mortgage off quicker.

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Mortgage rate cuts 'double-edged sword'

Posted 38 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

All the major banks have made moves on lower mortgage rates since the Reserve Bank cut the OCR to 1%. While this is good news for borrowers, it's also a bit of a double-edged sword for those who may not be able to reap the benefits of a low interest environment.

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Record low OCR at 1%

Posted 40 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

The Reserve Bank has today cut the OCR to a record low of just 1%. While a lowering of the rate was expected, today's 0.5 percentage point drop is more than the widely anticipated 0.25.

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Using KiwiSaver and the HomeStart grant to buy your first home

Posted 41 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Saving a deposit for a house can be tough these days. Using some of your KiwiSaver funds could be a way to help you achieve your house dream.


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Refer a friend and you both win!

Posted 49 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

We've launched our new referral promotion!


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