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Saving for a house deposit? Grow your savings faster

Saving for a house in the post-covid age isn’t easy. With house prices becoming stratospheric, the Kiwi dream might start to seem more like a pipe dream.

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Covid impact on people reliant on interest income

Interest rates offered by banks are low as a result of the pandemic. The Government has helped out lots of parts of society, and we’re all grateful for this. Have they helped those reliant on interest income?

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Investing in Business Property Loans: two case studies

We haven’t published a case study for a while, so here are two that will provide an overview of the borrowers and loans you’re investing in.

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An update on our Investor platform - November 2020

There’s been a lot happening here at the Squirrel garage and lots of movement in the financial world, so here’s an update on quite a few things.

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How to earn better returns by investing in residential mortgages

Earlier this year we launched our P2P Home Loans and Business Property Loans that give investors access to residential first mortgage investments with returns of up to 5% p.a. As interest rates have fallen, investors are looking for better returns.

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An update on our Investor platform - October 2020

An update on Investor activity, new loans soon to be available for snapping up, how our borrowers are tracking with the current economy plus a handy tip.

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An update on our Investor platform - September 2020

An update on Investor activity, interest rates, how our borrowers are tracking with the current economy and a general overview of our platform.

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Regular income is easy with auto withdrawal

Whether you’re a newbie or seasoned investor, using your investments on our P2P platform is an easy way to generate a regular income for yourself.

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Making your money work harder with recurring investment orders

One of the common things we’ve heard from our Investors is that they want to keep their money working as hard as possible at all times. One of the features we offer that helps with this is Recurring Investment Orders which is like a 'set and forget' auto-investing function.

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Investor appetite for risk about to change

While homeowners are relishing the lowest home loan rates we have seen in NZ, investors are doing it tough where ‘safe returns’ at the bank are now often no better than inflation. So what other investment options are there?

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Investing in mortgages - Business Property Loan No.2: a case study

As mentioned in our first case study, we’re providing some analyses of our borrowers, so that you can find out more about the type of lending we are doing in our P2P mortgage space, which in turn gets passed on to you as an investment opportunity.

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An update on our P2P Investor platform - April 2020

Read the latest on how the platform is ticking along. We're committed to being completely transparent about how the platform is going including hardship and arrears rates, and how the Reserve Fund is performing.