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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
An update on Investor activity, interest rates, how our borrowers are tracking with the current economy and a general overview of our platform.
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.
So much to think about, so much to consider. We’ve broken it down for you into a handy up-to-the-minute checklist that you can download, print and pin up on your wall at home. Once you’ve got all the nuts checked off, you’re good to go!