January 22, 2021
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Best Places for Property Investment in New Zealand 2021

Borrowing money is cheap and the property market in New Zealand is hot. But, where are the best places for property investment? Read on.
December 30, 2020

What is a mortgage cashback?

A mortgage cashback is an incentive for homebuyers in New Zealand to use a lender's mortgage product. But what even is a mortgage cashback?
December 28, 2020
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2021 Financial Tips | Money Empire

Mortgages, insurance, and financial planning can be hard to get your head around. Check out these top tips from Money Empire to make it easier.
November 26, 2020

OCR predicted to drop below 0% | Money Empire

Major banks are predicting that the Official Cash Rate will drop below 0% in early 2021. What does this mean for your home loan rate?
November 25, 2020
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Black Friday Sales: why do we want to buy, buy, buy?

Our team at the Beyond the Field podcast have just chatted about Black Friday Sales, why they are the way they are, and how to avoid it. We thought we'd back it up and give our 2cents worth on a post. 
November 13, 2020
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Is now a good time to buy property in New Zealand?

We’ve had countless clients ask us whether now is a good time to buy property in New Zealand. Here’s our answer.
October 30, 2020

Meet Neve: Client Service Coordinator, Surfer, First Home Buyer

We had a chat with Neve, our Client Service Coordinator, to talk surfing, first home buying and her role here at Money Empire.
October 15, 2020
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A Quick and Easy Guide to Personal Insurance

Personal insurance is tricky to get right and the consequences of buying the wrong cover can be dire. Check out our guide to make sure you’ve got what you need.
October 1, 2020
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NZ Property Market Running Red Hot Against All Odds

The NZ property market is going strong despite COVID-19 and the recent lockdowns. We take a closer look at the numbers and predict what’s next for the market.

November 26, 2020

OCR predicted to drop below 0% | Money Empire

Major banks are predicting that the Official Cash Rate will drop below 0% in early 2021. What does this mean for your home loan rate?
June 18, 2019

How much deposit do I need to buy my first home?

Getting your first home deposit together is tough, but not impossible. This short guide has everything you need to know.
March 19, 2019

International Happiness Day NZ – Financing your happiness

Do you know how your finances might increase your happiness, this International Happiness Day? Here are a few science-backed options to consider.
March 13, 2019

3 tips for getting into property investment in New Zealand

If you're looking at getting into property investment but don't know where to begin, here are three tips to help start you on your journey.
March 4, 2019

Accessible ways to make passive income in NZ

Do you know how you could increase your earnings with a passive income source? Here's some options to consider within New Zealand.
February 18, 2019

What is over capitalisation and should it be avoided?

Before investing in renovations or improving the fittings and fixtures of your property, it's important to consider over capitalisation. Do you know what it is?
January 30, 2019

Why changing account structures can be a key pillar of your financial plan

Your bank accounts can become a powerful tool in managing your finances and helping you achieve your financial plan. Do you know how to structure them?
December 12, 2018

4 benefits of using a financial adviser who offers ongoing support

Money is a major influence in many aspects of our life. Having a financial adviser who offers ongoing support can provide many benefits for managing this.
December 3, 2018

Should you increase your mortgage when buying a second home?

When looking at buying a second home, should you consider increasing your current mortgage and leveraging your equity to do so?
October 9, 2018

Tools that can help maintain a long-term financial plan

Having a long-term financial plan can help you stay on top of your future. But what are some of the ways to maintain it, and keep it relevant?
December 20, 2017
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Baby 101: Getting your finances sorted before your wee bundle arrives

In the whirlwind that follows a positive pregnancy test, it’s easy to forget about your finances – after all, there’s a pushchair to buy, a midwife to find and a baby’s room to decorate! But given that you’re about to embark on a whole new stage of life, it’s a […]
December 11, 2017
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From banking to baby – Lisa’s finance story

We recently sat down with Lisa Barton, our in-house finance guru, to tell us a little bit more about how she came to be working for Money Empire and how becoming a parent has changed how she looks at money. Before I started at Money Empire, I’d been working in […]