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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.

Housing Market

Housing and interest rate forecast for 2021

It’s around this time of the year that I take an educated guess at what will happen with house prices and mortgage rates. As I’ve said time and time again, the strongest correlation that exists is between house prices and interest rates.

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

P2P Investor update – heading into week 2 of lockdown

It’s day 12 of the Covid-19 lockdown in New Zealand. The world is still feeling uncertain and whilst we don't have a crystal ball, what we can do is give complete transparency about how our P2P platform is doing.

Housing Market

Mortgage rate and housing market forecast 2020

Interest rates are still low and the housing market seems to be thawing out after a slow 2019. That said, the latest uncertainty comes in the form of Coronavirus and what impact it could have on the economy. Here's a roundup of our views.

Housing Market

Revised Mortgage Rate Forecast March 2019

The Reserve Bank has come out with a gloomier outlook for the NZ economy and the global economy. In the short term that means the potential for lower mortgage rates has increased.

Housing Market

General Market Update

We’re nearing the mid-point of 2018 and things seem to be simmering away without any obvious signs of changing.