Banks may increasingly lose patience with farms with very high cost structures and very high debt burdens, warns Chris Bloor, financial systems analyst at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

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Tuesday, 06 December 2016 08:55

Dairy debt risks NZ's financial stability

Dairy remains a key risk to New Zealand’s financial stability says the Reserve Bank.

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Friday, 28 October 2016 12:49

Vigilance around fixed rate mortgages

Market commentators are indicating with 80% certainty the Reserve Bank of New Zealand will lower the official cash rate by 25 basis points next month and then it will begin to stabilise.

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016 17:01

Dairy risks to financial stability

NZ's financial system is resilient and functions effectively, but risks to the financial stability outlook have increased further in the past six months.

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The banking system is robust to a severe dairy stress test.

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Tuesday, 15 March 2016 10:55

Stress test

The Reserve Bank will release an updated stress analysis of the dairy sector this week.

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Thursday, 10 March 2016 10:52

Banks urged to pass on OCR cut

Federated Farmers has welcomed the Reserve Bank's decision to cut the Official Cash Rate by 25 basis points to 2.25%.

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Thursday, 10 March 2016 10:30

Reserve Bank drops OCR

The Reserve Bank today reduced the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 25 basis points to 2.25%.

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Tuesday, 29 December 2015 10:55

Cashflow pressures increase

Cashflow pressures on dairy farmers are expected to rise in the 2015-16 season, with about 80% of farmers - representing almost 90% of sectoral debt - expected to have negative cash flow, says the Reserve Bank.

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Tuesday, 03 November 2015 10:15

Interest rate cuts on hold

Farmers, you aren't alone! The Reserve Bank has joined you on drought watch.

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