From RBNZ's lending by borrower type figures for August

  • Overall share of new mortgage lending going to investors in the month dropped sharply
  • To just under 33%, from 37% in July and nearly 38% in June
  • Previously the ratio had been rising strongly

Data via

This, of course, is just one month's figures, the question is if the slowing in lending to investors is the start of a slowing trend in the housing market


Note, new LVR restrictions targeting investors begin on October 1 in New Zealand