• 22/09/2020

Author: Amy Bain

Amy Bain

Record Levels of Mortgage Refinancing

Record Levels of Mortgage Refinancing

Despite the Reserve Bank not having changed the official cash rate recently, banks are dropping their own mortgage rates as they compete against each other for home loan business Interest rates are now the lowest…

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Where will property growth be?

Where will property growth be?

Regional property markets have significantly outperformed city markets on average over the past year and new research indicates median prices in regional areas across the country were up by an average of 3.4 per cent for the year to…

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Australians find it easier to get a mortgage than before

Australians find it easier to get a mortgage than before

Many have argued that the stringent government response to COVID-19 has placed the property market cycle closer to another downswing. However, so far, property value declines have been fairly mild. And the government’s stimulus package…

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Banks Keep Lending to Pump Economy

Banks Keep Lending to Pump Economy

Banks Keep Lending to Pump Economy Australia’s banks look set to keep rates at record lows and to be flexible with borrowers impacted by COVID 19. Reserve Bank Governor, Dr Philip Lowe, recently spoke to…

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New Rules Mean Brokers Have to Work in Client’s Best Interest

New Rules Mean Brokers Have to Work in Client’s Best Interest

New Rules Mean Brokers Have to Work in Client’s Best Interest ASIC has confirmed brokers will be obliged to act in the best interests of borrowers by 2021. Under the new rules, mortgage brokers will…

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Banks to have more flexibility in assessing loan applications

Banks to have more flexibility in assessing loan applications

Banks to have more flexibility in assessing loan applications Westpac Banking Corp has won a significant victory in the Federal Court on its interpretation of responsible lending duties. The court backed Westpac’s arguments that the…

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Australian banks will defer loan repayments for small businesses affected by COVID-19 for six months.

Australian banks will defer loan repayments for small businesses affected by COVID-19 for six months.

20 March 2020 Australian Banking Association CEO Anna Bligh today announced a small business relief package from Australia’s banks. “This Assistance Package will apply to more than $100bn of existing small business loans and depending…

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Investors Look at Options in Downward Market

Investors Look at Options in Downward Market

REAL ESTATERENEE MCKEOWNMON 30 MAR 20 Investors Look at Options in Downward Market Investors are looking at their options with homes pulled off the market, leases extended and auction clearance rates dropping in-line with Covid-19…

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Just as the property market was getting into its stride, Coronavirus arrived!

Just as the property market was getting into its stride, Coronavirus arrived!

Thankfully the banks and government appear to have stepped up to the plate – one economist calculates that the total economic stimulus offered by the government is the equivalent of an 11 per cent boost…

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