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13 Mar 2018
Analysis: Inside the lucrative mortgage referral racket
The Royal Commission has heard how a major bank pays its introducers up to 60 basis points commission for referring mortgage ...
22 Dec 2021
UK raises the cash rate – will Australia follow suit?
ANALYSIS: The Bank of England became one of the first major economies to increase rates since the pandemic first hit, but...
25 Nov 2020
Private lending trend analysis: residual stock
The director of private commercial lender Semper, Andrew Way, reveals there has been a noticeable increase in applications fo...
3 Jun 2019
Moody’s revises analysis of reverse mortgage risks
The ratings agency has outlined its new methodology for analysing reverse mortgage risks. ...
15 May 2019
New analysis sheds light on property tax imposts
The average property investor pays hundreds and thousands of dollars in taxes under existing arrangements, with the burden se...
20 Jul 2018
Analysis: How LVR limits helped de-risk the NZ mortgage market
A new study from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) seeks to demonstrate how applying limits to loan-to-value ratios (LVR...
19 Jul 2018
Analysis: Is SMSF lending on the chopping block?
With Westpac and its subsidiaries bowing out of the SMSF lending space, the future of this niche offering is uncertain. ...
25 Jun 2018
Analysis: Majors eager to return to ‘simpler’ times
CBA’s decision to offload its wealth business should come as no surprise to anyone. Running a “simple” outfit has now b...
20 Jun 2018
Analysis: When regulation creates mortgage ‘prisoners’
Too much red tape in the mortgage industry can actually leave consumers in a worse position, as some markets are starting to ...
4 Jun 2018
Analysis: Lessons from Ireland’s ongoing mortgage scandal
Not too long ago, Australia’s big banks were asked by a parliamentary inquiry when they planned to introduce tracker mortga...
18 May 2018
Analysis: How risky is our dependence on China?
About 73 per cent of Australia’s exports go to Asia. China is our biggest export partner. But with fresh doubts cast over U...
11 May 2018
Analysis: Lessons from the Hong Kong mortgage market
A mortgage crackdown in the former British colony is creating serious consequences for borrowers and led to the emergence of ...
9 May 2018
Analysis: Hayne, citizenship saga take shine off 2018 budget
Every year, the federal budget whips journos into a ritualistic frenzy of anticipation that I still find odd. This year’s e...
26 Mar 2018
Analysis: Can ANZ revolutionise banking?
Under the leadership of CEO Shayne Elliott, ANZ is eager to transform itself into a smaller, simpler and more technologically...
14 Mar 2018
Analysis: Inside the lucrative mortgage referral program
The royal commission has heard how a major bank pays its introducers up to 60 basis points commission for referring mortgage ...
29 Jan 2018
LATEST PODCAST: Royal commission submissions, vertical integration and market share analysis
The Mortgage Business Uncut podcast is your weekly analysis of the biggest themes shaping the Australian mortgages market. ...
21 Dec 2017
Analysis: Americans are betting big on Australian mortgages
Two major non-bank lenders have been acquired by American firms this year and rumours are swirling that more takeovers are on...
27 Nov 2017
Analysis: Firstmac, Finsure and the penny stock from Kalgoorlie
Details of the proposed merger between an ADI and a major aggregator suggest that an innovative home loan offering is on the ...
9 Nov 2017
Analysis: The new era of white label lending
Mortgage management models, monoline offerings and white label lending are making a return in a big way. ...
11 Jul 2017
Analysis: Could regulators trigger another crisis?
Increased regulation is a global phenomenon and a consequence of the financial crisis. But how much is too much? Could lendin...

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