New Zealand - Business Lending Rate

New Zealand: Business Lending Rate

Unit % p.a., NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Data Jan 2017 4.67
Dec 2016 4.6

Series Information

Source Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Release Interest rates on lending and deposits
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 6/30/1998
End Date 1/31/2017

New Zealand: Markets

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Average Long-term Government Bond 03 Feb 2023 3.98 4.13 % p.a., NSA Business Daily
Lending Rate 03 Feb 2023 4.25 4.25 Percent, NSA Daily
Treasury Bills (over 31 days) 03 Feb 2023 4.54 4.53 % p.a., NSA Business Daily
Stock Market Index 02 Feb 2023 12,152 12,090 Index, NSA Daily
Money Market Rate 03 Jan 2019 1.69 % p.a., NSA Business Daily
Business Lending Rate Jan 2017 4.67 4.6 % p.a., NSA Monthly

Release Information

Interest rates for business and household puproses offered by retail banks operating in New Zealand. Monthly from 1988.

Interest rates are weighted averages.

Business base lending rate (BBLR) - The base interest rate for new overdraft loans for small-to-medium size non-farm enterprises (SMEs). The rate in table B3 is weighted by each surveyed institution’s share of the total value of overdraft lending subject to the business base rates offered. Minor overdraft product categories are not included in the weighting. The rate measures the set base rate component of the product offered to customers and does not include any margin component added to this rate, which is related mostly to individual borrowers’ credit risk.

Call deposit rate - The interest rate paid for a deposit of $10,000 placed at call, weighted by each surveyed institution’s total NZ dollar funding. From May 2009, the call deposit rate series has been discontinued.

Floating first mortgage new customer housing rate - The interest rate surveyed is the floating ( not fixed for a specific term) first mortgage interest rate offered to new borrowers for residential property, weighted by each surveyed institution's total lending outstanding for housing purposes.

Six month term deposit rate - Interest rate paid for a new six-month term deposit of $10,000, weighted by each surveyed institution’s total NZ dollar funding.

These retail banks are surveyed:

  • ANZ National Bank Limited
  • ASB Bank Limited
  • Bank of New Zealand
  • The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC)
  • Kiwibank Limited (Business base lending rate only)
  • Westpac New Zealand Limited.

Revisions are generally published when the table is next due to be updated and released. Should revisions need to be made more promptly, a note is posted on the website. Any major changes in methodology are posted on the website as a note.