Subscribe today - find out more
Why you should consider BusinessDesk
Finance

Politics and sob stories for first-home buyers

Jenny Ruth
Mon, 27 Sep 2021

Politics and sob stories for first-home buyers
Why should first-home buyers be up to their eyeballs in debt? (Photo: Depositphotos)
Jenny Ruth
Mon, 27 Sep 2021
Why is it that New Zealand as a nation is so sympathetic to first-home buyers and why is it so politically desirable to allow them to get up to their eyeballs in debt?Why do we have so much empathy for these youngsters, but not for their grandparents who have been living for years now with the invidious choice of either watching very low interest rates erode their precious nest eggs or taking on much more investment risk than they're comfortable with?Come to think of it, why is the Reserve Bank using tighter loan-to-valuation ratio restrict...

Not convinced yet?

Subscribe to our Daily News Update free newsletter.

Technology
The Bose QC45 are simply great headphones
Henry Burrell | Sat, 04 Dec 2021

They’re feature-light compared to some rivals, but top-end noise cancellation and supreme comfort make these headphones a fine buy. 

On the Money
On the Money: Greg Foran's golden words, Colin Neal, Chris Meehan, and more
Rebecca Stevenson | Sat, 04 Dec 2021

OTM this week: the value of a broken-down old shopkeeper, Colin Neal's next Move, Chris Meehan's real meaning of long-term, and more. 

Opinion
Long live the broker, the broker is dead
Brian Gaynor | Sat, 04 Dec 2021

An increase in direct listings on the NZX is a welcome development, but they won’t gain any significant traction until brokers embrace them.

Sponsored
Creating a sustainable transport future today

TR Group assist businesses with the journey of de-carbonising heavy commercial fleet or the logistics around distributing products and services.

Sponsored
Statutory reform can deliver momentum to land transport decarbonisation

To met the government's ambitious net carbon zero target, New Zealanders need to reduce their reliance on cars.