• July 23, 2020

Category: Articles

Mortgage insurer’s problems in US could spill over to Australia

Stuart Washington | Sydney Morning Herald | February 16, 2011 http://www.smh.com.au/business/mortgage-insurers-problems-in-us-could-spill-over-to-australia-20110215-1av6i.html The credit ratings agency Moody’s is considering a downgrade of Australia’s largest mortgage insurer, a move that could knock down the ratings on $2.7…

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Bad news renters, more rises on the way

Bad news renters, more rises on the way Cameron Kusher | Herald Sun | February 12, 2011 http://www.news.com.au/money/property/bad-news-renters-more-rises-on-the-way/story-e6frfmd0-1226004712670 Rents are set to rise a solid 7 per cent this year, boosting returns for property investors.…

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‘The Block’ sales in a bubble of their own.

The Block sales in a bubble of their own Jonathan Chancellor | Domain | November 22, 2010 http://news.domain.com.au/domain/real-estate-news/the-block-sales-in-a-bubble-of-their-own-20101122-182w8.html Irrational exuberance characterised the bidding at the past two auction finales of the Channel Nine real estate…

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Real Estate Agent Referrals

Real Estate Agent Referrals Many Real Estate agents are currently unsure if they too are required to obtain an Australian Credit licence. Some provide mortgage information on their websites, while others use credit information to…

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RBA intervened to avert housing slump

RBA intervened to avert housing slump Sean Parnell | The Australian | November 22, 2010 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/property/rba-intervened-to-avert-housing-slump/story-e6frg9gx-1225958005881 The Reserve Bank deliberately intervened in the political debate over the property boom to stop governments releasing more land.…

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Exit fee win rules ‘could hurt borrowers’

Exit fee win rules ‘could hurt borrowers’ Stephen Johnson | AAP | November 11, 2010 http://www.news.com.au/money/banking/exit-fee-rules-could-hurt-borrowers/story-e6frfmcr-1225951306248 Home loan borrowers could have potentially less choice in the mortgage market and face higher interest rates following the…

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Be careful what you wish for on exit fees

Be careful what you wish for on exit fees Terry McCrann | Herald Sun | November 09, 2010 http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/terry-mccranns-column/terry-mccrann-bank-shopping-beware/story-e6frfig6-1225949642396 It looks so obvious. And easy. Abolish, reduce or limit so-called ‘exit fees’. What you pay…

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Competition heats up for mortgage business

Competition heats up for mortgage business Scott Murdoch | The Australian | October 21, 2010 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/competition-heats-up-for-mortgage-business/story-e6frg8zx-1225941418879 The mortgage market could be distorted if rising interest rates revive non-bank lenders, Commonwealth Bank chief executive Ralph Norris…

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Banks befriend Social Media

Banks befriend social media Gayle Bryant | The Sydney Morning Herald |October 20, 2010 http://www.smh.com.au/money/on-the-money/banks-befriend-social-media-20101013-16ika.html The growing popularity of social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook is encouraging financial services organisations to start interacting…

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ANZ CEO Mike Smith calls for bold federal economic reforms

ANZ CEO Mike Smith calls for bold federal economic reforms Lyndal McFarland | Dow Jones Newswires | October 19, 2010 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/industry-sectors/anz-ceo-mike-smith-sees-australian-dollar-staying-strong/story-e6frg96f-1225940747732 The Gillard government must consider bold economic reform and avoid over-regulation to ensure growth…

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