• February 19, 2020

Category: Regulatory Changes

First home buyer scheme advances to next step

First home buyer scheme advances to next step

Madison Utley| Australian Broker| 15 October 2019 https://www.brokernews.com.au/news/breaking-news/first-home-buyer-scheme-advances-to-next-step-267272.aspx The Senate has passed the legislation that will move the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme closer to becoming a reality.   The passage of the bill, originally introduced…

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Four questions about mortgages the ACCC inquiry should put to the big four banks

Four questions about mortgages the ACCC inquiry should put to the big four banks

Mark Humphrey-Jenner| The Conversation| 14 October 2019 https://theconversation.com/four-questions-about-mortgages-the-accc-inquiry-should-put-to-the-big-four-banks-125224 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission conducted an inquiry into mortgage pricing as recently as last year. Now Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has asked it to do another,…

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Big banks face new ACCC pricing probe

Phillip Coorey| Australian Financial Review| 14 October 2019 https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/big-banks-face-new-accc-pricing-probe-20191013-p5307r Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has charged the consumer watchdog with investigating the refusal of the banks to pass on in full the recent spate of interest rate…

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Credit curbs in sight as housing rebound accelerates

Credit curbs in sight as housing rebound accelerates

Charbel Kadib| Mortgage Business| 3 September 2019 https://www.mortgagebusiness.com.au/breaking-news/13765-credit-curbs-in-sight-as-housing-rebound-accelerates Regulators could consider a fresh round of macro-prudential measures to keep debt levels at bay, according to one analyst, amid the growing possibility of a “V-shaped” recovery…

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DTI lending caps touted as future credit curbs

Charbel Kadib| Mortgage Business| 20 September 2019 https://www.mortgagebusiness.com.au/breaking-news/13822-debt-to-income-lending-caps-touted-as-future-credit-curbs?utm_source=MortgageBusiness&utm_campaign=MBDaily%20bulletin20_09_19&utm_medium=email&utm_content=1 Regulators could move to set caps on loan volumes for borrowers with high debt-to-income ratios if the housing market recovery continues to accelerate, according to analysts. Over…

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New credit laws could see homeowners pocket extra $40,000

Anastasia Santorenos| Yahoo Finance| 18 September 2019 https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/new-credit-laws-to-see-homeowners-pocket-extra-40000-015323644.html Australian homeowners could now save around $40,000 over the course of their mortgages under new credit reporting laws introduced by the federal government. The laws, which were…

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Credit curbs in sight as housing rebound accelerates

Charbel Kadib| Mortgage Business| 3 September 2019 https://www.mortgagebusiness.com.au/breaking-news/13765-credit-curbs-in-sight-as-housing-rebound-accelerates Regulators could consider a fresh round of macro-prudential measures to keep debt levels at bay, according to one analyst, amid the growing possibility of a “V-shaped” recovery…

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ASIC to appeal “steak and shiraz” ruling

Melanie Mingas| Australian Broker| 11 September 2019 https://www.brokernews.com.au/news/breaking-news/asic-to-appeal-steak-and-shiraz-ruling-266153.aspx ASIC has filed an appeal with the Full Federal Court of Australia after its responsible lending case against Westpac was dismissed during court proceedings last month. The…

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‘It’s just too hard’: ANZ CEO laments credit scrutiny

Charbel Kadib| Mortgage Business| 14 August 2019 https://www.mortgagebusiness.com.au/breaking-news/13706-it-s-just-too-hard-anz-ceo-laments-credit-scrutiny ANZ will maintain a conservative approach to mortgage lending until the industry receives further clarity from regulators, CEO Shayne Elliott has said. Speaking at Aussie Home Loans’…

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ASIC loses landmark case against Westpac

Tim Boyd| Australian Financial Review| 13 August 2019 https://www.afr.com/companies/financial-services/asic-loses-landmark-case-against-westpac-20190813-p52ggy In a landmark case for responsible lending, the Federal Court has dismissed allegations against Westpac, brought by the corporate regulator, that it breached responsible lending laws…

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