Fewer New Zealanders were breaking fixed-rate mortgages but
most lenders still applied break fees if homeowners wanted to
get out of fixed-term loans, Mortgage Link owner and broker
Jill Clearwater said yesterday.
The political gridlock in the United States is expected to
have a positive effect on US financial markets, but brokers
do not believe there will be much impact in New Zealand
because too many economic problems remain.
Voyeurism has gone global on the internet but the recent
suicide of a United States freshman after another student
allegedly used a webcam to broadcast his sexual encounters in
his dorm room has raised the stakes considerably. Technology
writer Dene Mackenzie backgrounds the issue...