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Assessing Income

Reserve Bank May Introduce Debt To Income Ratios

In response to feedback received on its proposed policy for debt serviceability restrictions (DSRs) on residential mortgage lending, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand said it will design a framework for debt-to-income (DTI) restrictions. The Reserve Bank sought feedback in November 2021 on the merits and the potential design on a Debt to Income system which if …

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Understanding What’s happening With Interest Rates & Inflation

It’s been a long time since we’ve had to be concerns about inflation. In the past it’s been caused by people spending too much, which typically means the economy is booming. Normally that means wages have increased and keep pace with the price increases so people are not normally too concerned. Back in the 1970’s …

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Five Tips To Improve Chances For First Home Buyers

Buying your first home is not always that easy, so as a mortgage adviser I am sharing five tips to improve chances for first home buyers and enable them to buy a better home sooner. Let’s look first at the major challenges that first home buyers have, and then we will share some ideas that …

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