Stimulants, depressants, & LVRs Darcy is joined by Jeremy Couchman, a senior economist at Kiwibank, to unpack the names for the many stimulants and depressants intoxicating the housing market right now. From LVR and DTIs, to the other strange monetary drugs, let's get a better idea of what we're taking this summer. L.V.R. has become
Are foreign buyers behind NZ’s latest housing boom? Short answer, no. I caught up with Geoff Caradus from Pitt & Moore Law, to discuss the foreign buyer ban, whether it’s been doing the job it was intended to do. Are foreign buyers behind NZ’s latest housing boom? The latest report out of the Real
They say that as consumers, we’re voting with our wallets. Voting for politicians on the other hand, it could be said, is voting for our wallets. As a green blooded libertarian, my natural disposition is to keep my wallet as closely guarded as possible at all times. But with voting already started and election fervour
Tax series: Greens’ Shaw on the Wealth Tax What is the Greens wealth tax that we’ve heard so much about? How much of it will we actually come into fruition if they come into power this election? How is it going to impact the growing number of New Zealanders relying on investments for their income?
If I hear the word 'unprecedented' one more time this year I'm drinking one of the 4-litre containers of hand sanitizer under my sink. As with much of noise we've surrounded ourselves with this year, this year I've really learnt that pessimism is more expensive than optimism. We've seen this play out with our KiwiSaver
Chances are, at least one of those words will get you excited a little... For me it's all 4 I recently had a discussion on these 4, magical wealth-building ingredients, with fellow podcaster, Reece Reilly, who hosts a podcast and Youtube channel called KiwiTalkz. Should you repay debt or invest at the same time?
The Government has announced that the banks will be offering a 6-month mortgage holiday to help homeowners deal with the financial implications of the COVID-19 crisis. For most households, mortgage repayments are one of the biggest regular expenses, so being able to avoid that payment is appealing and in some cases almost essential. The term 'Mortgage Holiday'
As you can appreciate, at this time we're currently experiencing a high volume of questions. They all have a similar sound to them so to save time, here's a list to cover off some of the FAQ's around Covid-19. If you're curiosity persists, please do get in touch. For an extra insight, I'm happy to
Do you run a small to medium-sized business and you've been in business for more than 6 months in NZ? Then read on... Adrienne Church, the General Manager of Prospa New Zealand discussed with me recently on the NZ Everyday Podcast, how 'cash-flow funding' works and how small to medium-sized enterprises grow using this tool.
Negative interest rates – Are all our Christmas’s arriving at once, or is this a sign of something more sinister to come? What’s a negative yield curve and why as a borrower, should I even care? Jeremy Couchman, senior economist at Kiwibank joins Darcy in a discussion around how things like interest rates, exchange rates, and