• April 2, 2020

Category: Lending

Non-bank firms are now big players in America’s mortgage market

The Economist| 29 November 2018 TWICE IN THE past 30 years, housing finance has taken down America’s economy. As interest rates rise and the housing market stutters (see article), regulators are again pondering the risks…

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Consultation on mortgages a ‘fundamental human need’: ANZ CEO

Annie Kane| The Adviser| 23 October 2018 https://www.theadviser.com.au/breaking-news/38396-consultation-on-mortgages-a-fundamental-human-need-anz-ceo The chief executive officer of ANZ has said that the need to talk to a person about buying a home is a “fundamental human need” and one…

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Open banking: Refinance in 15 minutes

Rebecca Pike| Australian Broker| 18 October 2018 https://www.brokernews.com.au/news/breaking-news/open-banking-refinance-in-15-minutes-256287.aspx Open banking could see borrowers refinancing their home loans in 15 minutes, according to one panellist at a recent fintech summit. The event, held in Sydney on…

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Broker role vital in CCR landscape

Rebecca Pike| Accredited Broker| 24 October 2018 https://www.brokernews.com.au/news/breaking-news/broker-role-vital-in-ccr-landscape-256510.aspx It has been nearly a month since the deadline for the major banks to share 50% of their credit information as part of the rollout of comprehensive…

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Fintech lender joins broker panel

Rebecca Pike| Australian Broker| 25 October 2018 https://www.brokernews.com.au/news/breaking-news/fintech-lender-joins-broker-panel-256558.aspx A broking group has announced a new lender to its panel offering unsecured personal loans with personalised interest rates. MoneyPlace explained to Australian Broker recently how sharing…

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Brokers 60% share of lender’s loans

Rebecca Pike| Australian Broker| 25 October 2018 https://www.brokernews.com.au/news/breaking-news/brokers-60-share-of-lenders-loans-256559.aspx Brokers made up 60% of new lending at state government-backed HomeStart over the last financial year. As an ‘integral and growing contributor’, the broker channel increased from…

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Digital bank founder talks brokers

Rebecca Pike| Australian Broker| 27 October 2018 https://www.brokernews.com.au/news/breaking-news/digital-bank-founder-talks-brokers-256652.aspx A fintech founder with a passion to change the way banking is done, has explained why he will not be disregarding the broker channel in the future.…

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Welcome to a whole new world of mortgages

Any property buyer can tell you that the lending world has changed. But, changed lending criteria driven by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is superficial compared to what is about to happen due to…

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Banking Royal Commission Interim Report: Business Lending in the Clear

James Eyers| Australian Financial Review| 28 September 2018 https://www.afr.com/business/banking-and-finance/financial-services/banking-royal-commission-interim-report-business-lending-in-the-clear-20180928-h15zcu Business lending is highly unlikely to face calls for tougher regulation in the final report of the royal commission, after Commissioner Kenneth Hayne suggested the hearings…

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Small Business Blames ‘Real Tightening’ in Credit on Banking Royal Commission

John Kehoe| Australian Financial Review| 23 September 2018 https://www.afr.com/news/small-business-blames-real-tightening-in-credit-on-the-banking-royal-commission-20180922-h15qg6 Small business says it is facing a credit crunch and is blaming the royal commission into financial services for causing nervous banks to slow lending to…

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