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Lower OCR possible, but not yet

Posted 13 months ago by Admin

The Reserve Bank has kept the OCR at 1.5% for now, despite some earlier speculation that it might have been lowered again in the announcement on Wednesday.

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Things expats should consider when securing a mortgage from overseas

Posted 15 months ago by Admin and guest written by Josh Brown Financial Writer at

Kiwi’s love to travel. There are a lucky few that manage to land lucrative careers overseas and find themselves in the fortunate position of being able to purchase an investment property while still working in a foreign country. It can be tricky to secure a mortgage when you are not in your country of citizenship though. This article provides insight into the finer points of securing a mortgage in New Zealand from overseas.

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Market Update December 2018

Posted 19 months ago by Admin

Watch Craig's latest vlog update for December here...

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Low OCR set to remain until 2020

Posted 21 months ago by Admin

The Reserve Bank expects to keep the Official Cash Rate unchanged until 2020. This is good news for mortgage rates!

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LVR Restrictions

Are LVR restrictions likely to be relaxed further this year?

Posted 22 months ago by Admin

Borrowing more than you can chew is never a good idea. According to the Reserve Bank, restrictions on low-deposit (high-LVR) residential mortgage lending act as a ‘speed limit’ on how much low-deposit lending banks can do. These were relaxed slightly earlier this year. Is it likely they will be relaxed further?

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Q&A with Cameron Bagrie for Pope & Co. Mortgages

Posted 23 months ago by Admin

Check out our first quarterly Q&A with Cameron Bagrie from our strategic partner Bagrie Economics.  Look out for Cam's quarterly report written exclusively for Pope & Co. shortly.

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Orange is the new green!

Posted 24 months ago by Admin

Orange is the new green! Here at Pope & Co we want to do our bit to be 'Green'. Find out how to get your hands on one of our new Keep Cups...

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Market Update August 2018

Posted 24 months ago by Admin

Watch Craig's video update for August here...

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OCR could remain unchanged until 2020

Posted 24 months ago by Admin

The Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr has this morning announced that the Official Cash Rate (OCR) is likely to remain at 1.75 percent through until 2020, longer than projected in the May Monetary Policy Statement.

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More mortgage options

More mortgage options for home buyers

Posted 2 years ago by Admin

Are you considering a ‘non-bank’ loan to buy your first home? Or want to know more about getting a loan from a Credit Union? Here’s our expert advice...

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