• April 1, 2020

Category: Lending

The RBA is now considering the drastic measure of negative interest rates — meaning you could be paid to borrow money from the bank

The RBA is now considering the drastic measure of negative interest rates — meaning you could be paid to borrow money from the bank

Jack Derwin| Business Insider| 12 August 2019 https://www.businessinsider.com.au/the-rba-is-now-considering-the-drastic-measure-of-negative-interest-rates-meaning-you-could-be-paid-to-borrow-money-from-the-bank-2019-8 Australians could soon be paid to borrow money from banks for the first time in history, as the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) says it’s prepared to…

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Mortgage approval values bounce back

Hannah Dowling| Mortgage Business| 8 August 2019 https://www.mortgagebusiness.com.au/breaking-news/13686-mortgage-approval-values-bounced-back-in-june ABS data from June has reported an overall increase in lending values, driven by owner-occupiers and first home buyers. According to the latest Lending to Households and…

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Mortgage brokers record highest ever market share amidst tough market conditions

Mortgage brokers record highest ever market share amidst tough market conditions

MFAA | 19 June 2019 https://www.mfaa.com.au/news/mortgage-brokers-record-highest-ever-market-share-amidst-tough-market-conditions The mortgage broker channel has recorded its highest ever residential home loan market share result with brokers settling 59.7 per cent of all residential home loans during the January…

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Why your credit score changed on July 1

Why your credit score changed on July 1

David Ross| Domain | 27 June 2019 https://www.domain.com.au/money-markets/why-your-credit-score-is-going-to-change-on-july-1-852970/ Lenders are set to learn a lot more about borrowers from July 1, with banks required to share more data on applicants than ever before. The full…

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Open banking regime commences

Open banking regime commences

Mortgage Business | 2 July 2019 https://www.mortgagebusiness.com.au/breaking-news/13565-open-banking-regime-commences The financial services sector has officially ushered in the first phase of the new open banking regime. The 2019-20 financial year has kicked off with the launch of…

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What’s Next?

What’s Next?

The property and finance industry is on the starter’s block but is unsure what the next race will be.  Certainly we are looking at profound changes. A May election could see a change of power…

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NAB axes controversial home loan referral program

NAB axes controversial home loan referral program

Clancy Yeates| Sydney Morning Herald| 25 March 2019 https://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/nab-axes-controversial-home-loan-referral-program-20190325-p517b2.html Real estate agents, lawyers and sports clubs will no longer be able to receive payments from National Australia Bank for helping sell home loans, in a move…

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Mortgage brokers push for more concessions

James Frost| Australian Financial Review| 26 March 2019 https://www.afr.com/business/banking-and-finance/mortgage-brokers-push-for-more-concessions-20190326-p517oe Mortgage brokers continued to push the federal government and the opposistion for more concessions following their successful lobbying against a banking royal commission reform. Mark Haron,…

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Treasurer delays trail abolition date

Annie Kane| 12 March 2019| The Adviser https://www.theadviser.com.au/breaking-news/38899-treasurer-delays-trail-abolition-date Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has said that the government will look at reviewing the impacts of removing trail in three years’ time rather than abolishing it next year…

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Housing credit growth lowest since records began

Matthew Cranston| The New Daily| 29 March 2019 https://www.afr.com/news/economy/housing-credit-growth-lowest-since-records-began-20190329-p518vf Credit growth for housing has shown a mild recovery in February but the annual growth rate has hit the lowest level since records started in 1977.…

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