Furphies and Shockers from the Royal Commission

The banking Royal Commission has unearthed some horror stories and some furphies. Last month, CBA revealed to the Commission...

Australia would buck another global downturn

Anthony Ishac | Sydney Morning Herald | September 20, 2010 http://smh.domain.com.au/real-estate-news/australia-would-buck-another-global-downturn-20100920-15ii0.html Australia's economy is the envy of the developed world. Not only did we escape the global...

Australian banks lax on consumer credit, says report

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/banks-lax-on-consumer-credit-says-report/story-e6frg8zx-1226041194814 Scott Murdoch | The Australian | April 19, 2011 The major banks have been accused of lending too much to Australian consumers and underestimating the...

RBA mulls higher home loan hurdles to curb risky lending

March 10, 2014 | Clancy Yeates | http://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/rba-mulls-higher-home-loan-hurdles-to-curb-risky-lending-20140310-34gzt.html The Reserve Bank's preferred way of reining in a harmful housing credit boom would be to force banks to...

Phil Lowe’s finger hovering above rate cut button

Karen Maley | The Australian Financial Review | 10 May 2019 https://www.afr.com/business/banking-and-finance/phil-lowe-s-finger-hovering-above-rate-cut-button-20190510-p51m0d Australia is set to...

Reserve Bank flags period of interest rate stability at 2.5 per cent

By Michael Janda | 4 February 2014 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-04/reserve-bank-leaves-interest-rates-on-hold-at-record-lows/5237734 The Reserve Bank has left interest rates on hold, and says that is where they are likely to...

Renovation spending to fall before a rise

The Bull.com.au - 23 April, 2015. By AAP http://www.thebull.com.au/articles/a/53635-renovation-spending-to-fall-before-a-rise.html The home renovation market should enjoy a modest recovery over the next few years, but that will follow...

Consumers give up on houses and spend on retail

The New Daily - 27 January, 2016 By Rod Myer http://thenewdaily.com.au/money/2016/01/27/consumers-give-houses-spend-retail/ Housing finance applications are falling as consumers abandon the property market in favour of spending on...

We’ll wait an eternity for the banks to fix themselves. Here’s what we can...

Paul Johnson| The Conversation| 27 November 2018 https://theconversation.com/well-wait-an-eternity-for-the-banks-to-fix-themselves-heres-what-we-can-do-now-103098 Asked at the banking royal commission how...

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...