• 29/10/2020

Category: Lending

Home loans surge by 12.6 per cent in August

Home loans surge by 12.6 per cent in August

Steven Deare| The New Daily| 9 October 2020 https://thenewdaily.com.au/finance/property/2020/10/09/home-loans-august/ More Australians are seeking to buy a property while interest rates remain at historically low levels, sending new home loan commitments surging. Home buyers took advantage…

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Mortgage Growth Predicted

Mortgage Growth Predicted

Across the country auction clearance rates are strong and getting stronger. Low interest rates, government handouts and possible relaxing of lending criteria are encouraging Australians to take out a mortgage and buy a property. Most…

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Is this a window of opportunity for property?

Is this a window of opportunity for property?

The property market is rapidly approaching crunch time – where there will be multiple winners and losers. The end of this month is D-Day for the 450,000 borrowers who deferred home loan payments.  Some will…

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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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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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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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Housing finance up 15pc – but will it continue?

Housing finance up 15pc – but will it continue?

Housing finance increased steadily by another 1.3 per cent in September – taking growth since May to 15 per cent. Already, market commentators are predicting that Sydney and Melbourne will hit record highs in April…

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Brokers continue to dazzle

Brokers continue to dazzle

Madison Utley| Australian Broker| 11 November 2019 https://www.brokernews.com.au/news/breaking-news/brokers-continue-to-dazzle-268027.aspx In its first year of operation, just 0.35% of the complaints lodged with the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) were related to mortgage brokers. From 1 Nov…

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Upswing in Australian housing finance approvals continues in September

Upswing in Australian housing finance approvals continues in September

James Foster| Macro View| 7 November 2019 http://jamesfostermacro.blogspot.com/2019/11/upswing-in-australian-housing-finance.html The upswing in Australian housing finance owner-occupier approvals continued at pace in September rising by a sharp 3.6% on the month. On aggregate, the value of lending commitments…

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Reserve Bank Research: Competition Forces Banks to Reduce Rates

Reserve Bank Research: Competition Forces Banks to Reduce Rates

Reserve Bank analysis shows that more Australians are getting a better deal on their home loans, despite banks being under fire for not passing on interest rates in full. That is because lenders are forced…

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