New residential mortgage special interest rates - B21

Released
06 November 2018 03:00 p.m.
Next release
07 December 2018 03:00 p.m.
Source
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Periodicity
Monthly
Previous years: Monthly:
Oct 2016 Oct 2017 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018
New special residential mortgage interest rates (average % end of month)
6 months1 .. 4.93 4.93 4.93 4.93 4.93 4.93
1 year1 .. 4.54 4.30 4.25 4.23 4.16 4.14
18 months1 .. 4.49 4.31 4.41 4.39 4.26 4.19
2 years1 .. 4.68 4.49 4.48 4.45 4.28 4.24
3 years1 .. 4.98 4.87 4.84 4.84 4.53 4.48
4 years1 .. 5.51 5.48 5.44 5.13 4.93 4.93
5 years1 .. 5.71 5.61 5.61 5.46 4.99 4.99
  1. The interest rates recorded here are simple averages of the special advertised (or ‘discounted’) first mortgage interest rates offered by banks to new borrowers for residential property. Special rates or discounts are offered to borrowers who meet specific lending criteria, terms or conditions (e.g. at least 30 percent equity). May not be available to all borrowers.

Coverage, Periodicity, and Timeliness of Data

Coverage

New customer special residential mortgage average interest rates at the end of month for registered banks.

Periodicity

Monthly.

Timeliness

Data is published approximately five weeks after the end of the reference month.

Access by the public

Data Release

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Dissemination of statistics that support statistical cross-check and provide assurance of reasonableness

The Reserve Bank publishes data on the weighted floating first mortgage new customer housing rate in the Retail interest rates on lending and deposits (B3)

Interest.co.nz publishes mortgage interest rates for a range of terms.

New customer standard residential mortgage average interest rate

The interest rates recorded here are simple averages of the special advertised (or ‘discounted’) first mortgage interest rates offered by banks to new borrowers for residential property. Special rates or discounts are offered to borrowers who meet specific lending criteria, terms or conditions (e.g. at least 30 percent equity). May not be available to all borrowers.

Symbols and conventions for summary table

0 Zero or value rounded to zero
- Not applicable
.. Not available
bold Revised/new
italics Provisional
light red background Historical

General notes

  • Individual figures may not sum to the totals due to rounding
  • Percentage changes are calculated on unrounded numbers
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