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Uplift in Confidence Pre Christmas

My last newsletter, New Government – New Opportunities, written about a month ago, predicted a smooth transition from National to the Labour/NZ First coalition, and so far that has been the case.

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Same old line you used to use before
I said, "Ya, well, what am I supposed to do"
I didn't know what I was getting into

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My last newsletter, New Government – New Opportunities, written about a month ago, predicted a smooth transition from National to the Labour/NZ First coalition, and so far that has been the case.
As anticipated there was a clear slowing in activity coming into the election as we all wondered which way it would go. The stalemate results, while not unexpected, did result in a further period of inactivity. But now the new government is in place, any concerns as to the new Prime Minister’s ability to lead (and for Winston Peters to stay in the background) seem to have been laid to rest.
And on top of this summer has arrived.
Confidence Remains Strong – Housing Market Settles
From what we are seeing in TBK Capital and Tabak Business Sales, with the elections over and no surprises, there is now an uplift in confidence in the economy which goes beyond the pre-Christmas rush.
As always is the case here in New Zealand, the housing market is a strong indicator of confidence in the economy. This has had huge increases in volumes and prices over the last few years, and I must say there has been some nervousness amongst those of us who have seen this before, and the awful consequences of a violent correction. In fact some concerns about the market had started to appear, as shown in this article in the Herald last April.

Fortunately we’re now starting to see some sense prevailing, with this week’s Herald article reporting “Auckland's property market is losing its golden sheen. Almost half of all suburbs dropped in price in the three months to September.” New figures out show 80 of 168 suburbs in the Auckland region saw values drop in the third quarter.

I guess some saw the flattening of the market coming. Tony Alexander’s recent Weekly Overview – No New Housing Surge - discusses the New Zealand Reserve Bank’s rather surprising move to ease the loan to value ratio credit controls introduced 4 years ago. His view is the “fear of missing out” on entry price and has reduced, and most real estate agents I know seem to agree.
The recent release of the latest CVs of houses has given some clarity to house values, and as most people’s main asset is their house, validation of their core underlying wealth. This, together with the relatively smooth transition of the change in government, has led to a confident entry into Christmas and the New Year.
Investment Opportunities
This confidence will enable people to enlarge and diversify their asset holding outside their residence and create substantial returns. At TBK Capital we offer participation in property and business for those who qualify as a “Wholesale” investor. See Projects on our website. Here are a few.
Secured Fixed Interest Return
If you’re looking for an immediate return on your money Moola, New Zealand's market leader in digital lending, is offering investors up to a 12 % p.a. return on their investment.  Moola provides small online loans to a large and diversified number of individual borrowers within 60 minutes of approval. Repayments are secured through the borrower’s agreement to have them deducted on the day they get paid. It is now also offering its customers longer fixed term loans of up to $5,000. Investors’ loans to this digital lender are secured by a first ranking GSA over the company and are repaid in terms of 1, 2 or 3 years. See our previous newsletter here
Online Supermarket
2UGrocer is issuing new ordinary shares in its business to provide the capital for development of distribution centres in Australia and New Zealand, to leverage off its 80,000+ customers. They’re now in negotiations to take ownership of a craft brewer. This a revolutionary business that enables its customers to complete a one stop grocery shop online. And it provides a convenience level faster than driving to and from a bricks and mortar competitor. The advantages of higher quality produce, lower prices and more convenience, come from their lean supply chain. Leveraging smart processes and proven technology allows the business to achieve above industry returns. See previous newsletter here.

Marine Exports
Air Hull is offering new ordinary shares in its inflatable boat building business. The advantages Air Hull boats have for all operators are Quick Deployment and Portability. Their Australian distributor is the largest distributor for Mercury Marine there and has ordered 10 boats. Surf Lifesaving NZ has been showing the production version of the boat to surf clubs throughout the country.  These buyers provide the platform for Air Hull to target their key international markets which include Commercial Operators like Water Transport, Light Military for Search and Rescue, Customs and Boarder Control, Ships and Liners for Water Safety, Luxury Tenders and the Recreation Markets.  See our previous newsletter here
Halal Meat Exports
MeatCo is raising working capital to meet increasing demand from buyers by way of the issue of Convertible Notes. These have an interest rate of 10% p.a. and convert to ordinary shares in the business in just over 2 years’ time. MeatCo supplies New Zealand sourced and packaged high quality meats to halal distributors and export markets offshore. Since it commenced business in 2016 is has already become one of the leading suppliers to the Middle East and South East Asia. The issuer is seeking larger investors for whom security for the Notes could be provided. See our previous newsletter here.
Working Capital to meet Demand
Bishop Warden is issuing new ordinary shares to raise more working capital to meet the demand for their services from businesses wanting to recover unpaid debts. The creditor assigns the debt to Bishop Warden which initiates legal proceedings. In less than a year from starting they have signed up over $3 million in debt and are restricted only by working capital for more. They are predicting annual income of over $10 million in 5 years’ time. See our previous newsletter here.
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John Paine B.Sc., Dip BIA
TBK Capital Limited
Level 10, 120 Albert Street
Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone +64 9 307 3257
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