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Annie Kane

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Annie Kane is the editor of The Adviser and Mortgage Business.

As well as writing about the Australian broking industry, the mortgage market, financial regulation, fintechs and the wider lending landscape – Annie is also the host of the Elite Broker and In Focus podcasts and The Adviser Live webcasts. 

Contact Annie at: [email protected]

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NSW FHBs to choose how they pay stamp duty from 2023

First home buyers in NSW will be able to choose between an upfront payment or a smaller annual property tax from next ye...READ MORE

Qld unveils $2.9bn housing plan

A new investment fund to increase housing supply, and a focus on social housing has been unveiled by the state governmen...READ MORE

Brokers writing majority of bank mortgages

Nearly 58 per cent of loans funded by banks are originated by the third-party channel, according to APRA statistics. ...READ MORE

BNPL ‘debts’ to be included in DTI ratios: APRA

Banks will need to include buy now, pay later and higher education debts when reporting debt-to-income ratios to the reg...READ MORE

Non-majors lift mortgage and savings rates

After the big four lifted rates by 50 bps, several non-majors have followed suit hiking rates on both mortgages and savi...READ MORE

Major banks pass on 50-bp rate hike

The big four banks have all announced that they will increase home loan variable interest rates by 0.50 per cent per a...READ MORE

BNK set to break into commercial

The ASX-listed mortgage lender has announced plans to diversify into commercial lending and overhaul its technology off...READ MORE

Lenders roll out cost-of-living incentives to tempt mortgagors

ANALYSIS Mortgage lenders are increasingly offering sweeteners to mortgagors that specifically target cost-of-living co...READ MORE

ANZ mortgage run-off woes continue

The major bank has recorded another drop in its owner-occupied book after falling by around $300 million in April, accor...READ MORE

APRA forecasts rising mortgage portfolio losses

Lenders will soon start seeing increasing losses from home loan portfolios as some borrowers suffer “sizeable repaymen...READ MORE

Major bank sued for overstating account balances

ASIC is suing a big four bank over allegations that a “continuing problem” misleads customers as to available funds ...READ MORE

RBA should have hiked earlier: Stephen Koukoulas

The central bank should have raised the official cash rate earlier than May given rising inflation, according to econo...READ MORE

Mortgage industry on the election outcome

With Anthony Albanese and several cabinet ministers sworn in following Labor’s election win, members of the mortgage a...READ MORE

Election 2022: What’s next for housing?

Following Saturday’s (21 May) federal election, here’s a recap of the housing policies we can expect to see this yea...READ MORE

Heartland announces new bank CEO

The chief executive and executive director of Westpac Life is set to become the new CEO of Heartland Bank. ...READ MORE

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