Risk premium on lending reached 1.90 % in 1998 in New Zealand, according to the National Central Bank. This is 36.8 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, risk premium on lending in New Zealand reached an all time high of 3.83 % in 2009 and an all time low of 1.06 % in 2007. When compared to New Zealand's main peers, risk premium on lending in Australia amounted to 1.85 %, 5.27 % in Malaysia and 1.77 % in Philippines in 1998.
New Zealand has been ranked 58th within the group of 75 countries we follow in terms of risk premium on lending.