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19 March 2024

What are DTIs?

Later this year, a new set of lending restrictions - DTIs - will come into effect in New Zealand, setting rules for how much people can borrow to buy a home based on a multiple of their income. Here's what you need to know.

29 January 2024

The Home Loan Shop is now Squirrel

We're excited to announce the completion of our merger with iconic Wellington-based mortgage company, the The Home Loan Shop, as it officially rebrands to Squirrel.

23 January 2024

What is the Official Cash Rate, exactly?

Put really simply, the Official Cash Rate is the interest rate that the banks earn on any money they’re holding with the Reserve Bank, and the rate they pay if they need to borrow funds.

01 January 2024

17 reasons why Squirrel is Auckland’s best mortgage broker

Ever wondered what it is exactly that a mortgage broker has to offer? Here's our top reasons why Squirrel is the best place to go to get your mortgage sorted in Auckland - rather than just heading straight to your bank.

01 January 2024

17 reasons why Squirrel is the Wellington region's best mortgage broker

People often think that when it comes to getting your mortgage sorted, it's easiest just to go straight to your bank. But here's our top reasons why Squirrel is the best place to go to get your mortgage sorted in Wellington.

31 October 2023

A Squirrel case study: Forging a new model for affordable housing in New Zealand

In this case study, we sat down with residential housing developer David Duggan to chat about his journey bringing an innovative new leasehold development to life on the shores of Lake Taupō, and how partnering with Squirrel made it happen.

27 September 2023

Squirrel’s Personal Loan Reserve Fund hits a very important milestone!

Squirrel’s Personal Loan Reserve Fund is about to mark its 8th birthday. And this year, it’s not just a birthday we’re celebrating, but one other very important milestone.

20 September 2023

How Squirrel works to protect your money and personal data against cybercrime

Here at Squirrel, we eat, sleep and breathe cyber-security. That means making sure we’re doing everything we can at our end to keep your money and data safe – and also supporting you to do the same. So what does that look like? Let's dive in.

01 September 2023

How saving with Squirrel could get you into your first home faster

If you've been working hard to get to that 20% house deposit, you'll want to make sure your savings are working as hard as possible, to get you into your first home even faster.

01 July 2023

Listen to the latest episode of our podcast: Live at the Nut Bar

Welcome to Live at the Nut Bar where Squirrel Founder John Bolton (better known as JB) and Chief David Cunningham sit down weekly to chew the fat about things like finance, the economy, investing and what's happening with mortgage interest rates. Knowing these two, there are plenty of laughs along the way as well as the odd debate, of course.

07 June 2023

FAQ time: Investing with Squirrel

We sat down with Squirrel Chief Operating Officer, Dave Tyrer, to get his answers to the top 20 questions we get most often from investors on our platform.

06 October 2022

A Squirrel case study: Charlie & Kyle

In this case study, we sat down with Auckland first home buyer, Charlie, to chat about her (and partner Kyle's) journey to home ownership with us.