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August Market Update

Posted 21 hours ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Catch up on the latest with Craig's August Market Update. You can watch it here...

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Advisers call for servicing test rethink for borrowers

Posted 7 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Advisers believe banks should adapt their servicing tests for borrowers after the Official Cash Rate plunged to 1%, according to a recent article by goodreturns.co.nz in which they speak to Craig Pope of Pope & Co. Mortgages.

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Can I pay off my mortgage faster?

Posted 7 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Great news for borrowers is that mortgage interest rates currently remain low. Now is a really good time to make the most of this low interest rate environment and try to pay your mortgage off quicker.

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Mortgage rate cuts 'double-edged sword'

Posted 11 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

All the major banks have made moves on lower mortgage rates since the Reserve Bank cut the OCR to 1%. While this is good news for borrowers, it's also a bit of a double-edged sword for those who may not be able to reap the benefits of a low interest environment.

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Record low OCR at 1%

Posted 13 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

The Reserve Bank has today cut the OCR to a record low of just 1%. While a lowering of the rate was expected, today's 0.5 percentage point drop is more than the widely anticipated 0.25.

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Using KiwiSaver and the HomeStart grant to buy your first home

Posted 14 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Saving a deposit for a house can be tough these days. Using some of your KiwiSaver funds could be a way to help you achieve your house dream.

 

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Refer a friend and you both win!

Posted 22 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

We've launched our new referral promotion!

 

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Market Update May-June 2019

Posted 40 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Watch Craig's latest vlog update for May and June here...

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Craig Pope recognised as a top NZ mortgage adviser

Posted 49 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Ranked 14th out of the best 25 advisers by NZ Adviser, Craig Pope is the highest placed Wellington broker, just one of two local advisers that made it onto the list.

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Lower OCR possible, but not yet

Posted 50 days ago by Admin

The Reserve Bank has kept the OCR at 1.5% for now, despite some earlier speculation that it might have been lowered again in the announcement on Wednesday.

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