Reserve Bank consulting on LVR rules for loans to Auckland residential property investors

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MIL OSI – Reserve Bank consulting on LVR rules for loans to Auckland residential property investors

The Reserve Bank has published a consultation paper (PDF 1.37MB) about proposed changes to the rules that banks must follow for high-LVR mortgage loans. 

The proposals were announced in the Reserve Bank’s Financial Stability Report released on 13 May 2015. They would mean investors in Auckland property would generally need a 30 percent deposit if they’re borrowing for a property, while home buyers outside Auckland would see increased availability of high-LVR mortgages.

The consultation will run until 13 July.  The Reserve Bank expects to publish a summary of submissions and final policy position in August, with revised rules taking effect from 1 October.

Consultation Paper (PDF 1.37MB)

BS19 Framework for Restrictions on High-LVR Residential Mortgage Lending (PDF 221KB)

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Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.

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