Economic heat means interest rate rise is looming for home owners

http://www.news.com.au/money/interest-rates/consumer-price-index-rose-16pc-in-march-quarter/story-e6frfmn0-1226045561164 Australian Associated Press | April 27, 2011 Prices in Australia's economy have been growing faster than expected, figures showed today, meaning the Reserve Bank is...

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...

Bank clients switch to mortgage brokers

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/industry-sectors/bank-clients-switch-to-mortgage-brokers/story-e6frg96f-1226038741289 Scott Murdoch | The Australian | April 14, 2011 A growing number of Australian bank customers are using a mortgage broker to secure a new...

Affordability sees renters hit in capital cities

http://www.news.com.au/money/property/affordability-sees-renters-hit/story-e6frfmd0-1226035082007 Australian Associated Press | April 07, 2011 Renters continue to be squeezed as the deteriorating outlook for home affordability pushes up demand for rental properties. House...

NAB’s curious battle with its cannibal

NAB's curious battle with its cannibal Charis Palmer | Business Spectator | February 22, 2011 http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/NAB-Ubank-mortgage-lending-banks-pd20110221-EAA94?OpenDocument&src=sph While National Australia Bank was busy grabbing headlines last week with...

Politicians’ power games undermining small business

http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/managing/blogs/the-venture/politicians-power-games-undermining-small-business-20120220-1timt.html Tony Featherstone | SMH | February 21, 2011 Barely a day goes by without intense speculation about Labor leadership and the fate of Prime Minister...

Non-bank lenders grab bigger slice of market

Non-bank lenders grab bigger slice of market Jessica Wright | Sydney Morning Herald | February 20, 2011 http://www.smh.com.au/business/nonbank-lenders-grab-bigger-slice-of-market-20110219-1b0a4.html Credit unions and building societies have claimed their largest...

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...

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...

‘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...