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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 January 2023

North Island floods and cyclone: What you need to know about accessing support

If you’re a Squirrel mortgage customer, a Squirrel investor who needs to access funds, or you’ve previously arranged insurance via our team, here’s what you need to know about accessing support.

23 November 2022

Triple hike brings OCR to its highest in over a decade

This one's going to hit homeowners hard. Here's what to expect from mortgage rates, and what to do if your mortgage is coming up for renewal.

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.

20 December 2021

What happens to your mortgage in a divorce?

If you're going through a divorce, you probably have a whole lot of questions about navigating changes to your mortgage, and where to next. We’ve got you covered.

28 October 2021

Is it better to fix or float your home loan?

In this article we’re looking at how to pick the right fixed home loan rate term in a rising interest rate environment.

10 August 2021

Seven ways to save money on your mortgage

In a perfect world, your bank would let you know every time there was an opportunity for you to save money. But the world isn’t perfect so it’s up to you to stay on top of your home loan. It could save you thousands of dollars. How? Here are seven things to consider.

27 May 2021

Housing market still supported by low interest rates this year

Two weeks ago, I wrote on the theme that young buyers will probably hold back from the residential real estate market until they see older investors returning – then they too will return. Evidence for this has already been shown from my surveys.

17 February 2021

What’s happening to Mortgage Rates?

It’s just a little bit odd at the moment trying to make sense of mortgage rates. The mortgage rate signals that borrowers are receiving are somewhat confusing.

25 January 2021

How to manage 60% - 70% LVR restrictions for property investors

In March the Reserve Bank will reimplement LVR (loan-to-value ratio) restrictions on property investors. This will mean lending for investment properties will be required to have a 70% or possibly 60% loan-to-value ratio.

15 October 2020

Why property investors should consider refinancing

There are numerous reasons to regularly review your mortgages and make sure you still have the right overall solution for your lending. Part of that includes not putting all your eggs in one basket, and splitting your lending across different banks to avoid sticky situations.