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Housing Market

5% deposit mortgage product changes lives of scores of first home buyers

Launchpad, our unique home loan for first home buyers has already helped scores of people onto the property ladder just three months after it was launched and we expect it to help tons more.

Housing Market

ASB backs new builds with lowest floating rate on the market

ASB Bank made a splash recently with the launch of their special mortgage rate for customers that are buying new builds or building their new home or investment property.

Financial planning

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.

Housing Market

5% deposit home loan could be a game-changer for first home buyers

Launchpad allows deposits of as low as 5%, and is aimed at helping first home buyers who have good incomes but not enough deposit to meet the 20% often demanded by trading banks, or who don’t qualify for the Government’s Kāinga Ora scheme.

Housing Market

Podcast: What does the Government's announcement mean for first home buyers?

Newsroom’s Alexia Russell sat down with Chief Squirrel JB to chat about what the Government's recent announcement means for first home buyers. Does it remove the stumbling blocks, or is it still hard as ever for young Kiwis to get onto the property ladder? Are there going to be any unintentional consequences?

Financial planning

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.

Financial planning

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.

Financial planning

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.

Financial planning

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.

Financial planning

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.

Financial planning

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.

Financial planning

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?