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RBNZ Survey: 64% Of Experts Say Rising Inflation Will Push More Kiwis Into Debt

Monday, 23 May 2022, 6:53 am | Finder

News highlights: 27% of panellists believe the OCR will increase at every remaining meeting this year Just over half of experts agree with tighter lending rules for home loans All economists predict an OCR increase in May 23 May 2022, New Zealand ... More >>

RBNZ Survey: Major City House Prices Tipped To Drop By As Much As $32,000

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 6:31 am | Finder

News highlights:   Experts predict no price rises in any New Zealand cities covered by the survey   Hamilton and Wellington had the highest predicted drops at -3%   All economists predict an OCR increase in April of 25 to ... More >>

RBNZ Survey: 75% Of Experts Say Government Should Do More To Address Housing Affordability

Monday, 21 February 2022, 8:42 pm | Finder

News highlights: 55% of experts say that government policies are allowing rental prices to increase too high 2 in 3 agree that tourism to and from Australia is essential for the New Zealand economy  All economists predict an OCR increase in February  ... More >>

2 Million Kiwis Crack Down On Their Credit Card Spending

Monday, 24 January 2022, 6:22 am | Finder

News highlights: 2% of Kiwis have put their card in the freezer in a block of ice so they can’t use it   Millennials are the most likely to be reining in their credit card spending   How to reduce your credit card debt 24 January ... More >>

Saving, Sweating And Sleeping: 83% Of Kiwis Make New Year’s Resolutions

Monday, 3 January 2022, 6:32 am | Finder

News highlights: Saving more, losing weight, and improving fitness tops Kiwis lists 4 in 5 have at least one New Year’s resolution How to stick to your new habits 3 January 2022, New Zealand – Kiwis are gearing up for a fresh start in 2022, according ... More >>

Thrifty Christmas: 4 In 5 Kiwis Are Tightening Their Belts

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 6:48 am | Finder

News highlights: The average person is expected to spend $561 this holiday season The cost of a traditional Christmas dinner has increased by 10% Ways to save money this holiday season As Kiwis gear up for a big holiday season, many are getting thrifty ... More >>

Investor Influx: 1 In 4 Kiwis Are Using Share Trading Platforms

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 7:23 am | Finder

Over 950,000 Kiwis use a share trading app or platform 42% of Millennials are trading online Top tips for online share trading 8 December 2021, New Zealand – A growing number of Kiwis are investing in the stock market via an app or online platform, ... More >>

RBNZ Survey: Only 30% Of Experts Believe A Cash Rate Rise Will End Surging Property Prices

Monday, 22 November 2021, 7:12 am | Finder

News highlights: 67% of economists foresee a labor shortage in 2022 Just under half say international travel will return in the first quarter of next year All economists predict an OCR increase in November 22 November 2021, New Zealand – Economists ... More >>

Tap And Woe: The 8 Credit Card Sins That 1.1 Million Kiwis Are Guilty Of

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 7:01 am | Finder

News highlights: 42% of New Zealand credit card holders have used their card irresponsibly Impulse buying and not checking statements are the top offenders Tips for reducing your credit card debt 28 October 2021, New Zealand – Credit card misuse is rife ... More >>

RBNZ Survey: 64% Of Experts Say The Government Should Do More To Slow Property Price Growth

Monday, 4 October 2021, 6:32 am | Finder

News highlights: 77% of experts and economists believe the OCR will increase in October Average prices expected to increase by $45,000 in some areas by end of 2022 3 in 5 say Kiwis should be able to buy property with just a 5% deposit As property ... More >>

Complacent Kiwis: 9 In 10 Are Paying The ‘Lazy Tax’

Monday, 6 September 2021, 6:36 am | Finder

News highlights: 87% of Kiwis don’t think they’re getting good value for money on a financial product Income protection insurance, car loans, and personal loans are the biggest offenders How to avoid paying the ‘lazy tax’ 6 September 2021, ... More >>

RBNZ Survey: 67% Of Experts Say An OCR Increase Will Slow Property Growth

Monday, 16 August 2021, 6:37 am | Finder

News highlights: 80% of experts and economists believe the OCR will increase in August 4 in 5 feel negative about housing affordability 58% agree with implementing mortgage lending limits to cool property prices 16 August 2021, New Zealand – An ... More >>

Broadband Blues: 1 In 5 Kiwis Say They Aren’t Getting A Good Deal

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 6:22 am | Finder

News highlights: 22% of Kiwis don’t think they’re getting a fair deal on their broadband Finder reveals the best broadband providers as part of its inaugural Broadband Awards Skinny crowned Kiwis favourite provider 3 August 2021, New Zealand – A substantial ... More >>

Charge 'em Up: 45% Of Kiwis Would Consider An Electric Car

Monday, 12 July 2021, 6:14 am | Finder

News highlights: 56% of Gen Z would consider an EV Cost, battery life and charging infrastructure top turnoffs Things to consider before buying an electric vehicle New Zealand’s interest in electric cars is accelerating, according to new research ... More >>

Buy Now Pay Later Usage In 2021: New Report Reveals New Zealand Outlook

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 6:30 am | Finder

News highlights: Finder releases research report on Buy Now Pay Later usage in New Zealand Nearly a third of Kiwis (31%) have used a BNPL service within the past three years Over half of Gen Z (52%) and 44% of Millennials have used BNPL within the past ... More >>

Price Of A Pint: Auckland The Most Expensive City To Buy A Beer, New Study Finds

Monday, 7 June 2021, 5:06 pm | Finder

News highlights: Average cost of a pint in Auckland is $11.10, followed by Wellington at $10.05 Napier the cheapest city in New Zealand to buy a pint at $9.06 on average Auckland ranked 12th most expensive city to buy a beer out of 177 cities around the ... More >>

RBNZ Survey: 58% Of Experts Say Further Mortgage Rate Changes Are To Come

Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 10:46 am | Finder

A slew of banks have moved their fixed loan rates in both directions in recent weeks, yet experts believe further rate changes could still be on the cards. In this month’s Finder RBNZ Official Cash Rate Survey , 13 experts and economists weighed in on future ... More >>

Debt Dilemma: 41% Of Kiwis Have An Outstanding Credit Card Balance

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 6:16 am | Finder

News highlights: Those with plastic debt owe $3,776 on average 17% of Kiwis say their credit card bill is their leading cause of financial stress Finder awards New Zealand's best credit card brands 05 May 2021, New Zealand – Kiwis may be incompatible ... More >>

RBNZ Survey: 69% Of Experts Predict Rents Will Rise Under New Housing Policies

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 6:42 am | Finder

News highlights: Majority of experts expect rents to increase due to higher investor costs 57% disagree with extending the bright-line test All experts predict the OCR to hold at 0.25% in April Experts are concerned that tenants will cop higher rents ... More >>

Travel Bubble: 26% Of Kiwis Planned To Head Down Under

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 10:53 am | Finder

Ahead of the opening of the two way trans-Tasman travel bubble set to launch on 19 April 2021, financial research and comparison site Finder has some stats and commentary available looking at the appetite for international travel from Kiwis and Aussies. ... More >>