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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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ASIC sues Ultimate Credit Management over alleged ACL breaches

The financial services regulator is taking the debt collection company to court, over allegations that it breached its ...READ MORE

ACCC bangs the drum for merger regime overhaul

The chair of the competition watchdog has reignited the debate on reforming merger laws, suggesting it is crucial to pro...READ MORE

Treasurer highlights critical role of smaller lenders

EXCLUSIVE: The federal Treasurer has flagged the importance of smaller lenders and brokers in providing mortgage compe...READ MORE

Federal Treasurer backs economic recovery as NSW emerges from lockdown

EXCLUSIVE: As NSW today transitions out of lockdown, and with Victoria soon to follow, the federal Treasurer Josh Fryde...READ MORE

HomeStart announces new CEO

The government-backed low deposit lender has promoted its chief financial officer to the role of chief executive. ...READ MORE

FHLDS debt-to-income ratios fell in FY21

The amount of debt first home buyers accumulated under the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme relative to incomes declined ...READ MORE

APRA makes move on home loan buffers

The prudential regulator is increasing the minimum interest rate buffer it expects banks to use in serviceability of h...READ MORE

Reserve Bank NZ consults on digital currency move

The central bank of New Zealand is considering setting up a central bank-issued digital currency, or stablecoin, given t...READ MORE

Consult on macroprudential intervention first, urges COBA

Introducing macroprudential measures without “adequate consultation” could result in “anti-competitive” conseque...READ MORE

Thinktank to ramp up RMBS issuances amid strong market

The non-bank lender intends to follow its inaugural RMBS issuance with more next year, given the ongoing demand from inv...READ MORE

Lender economists ‘surprised’ by lending changes rumours

Economists from NAB and Bluestone Home Loans have voiced surprise at the growing indications that lending curbs may soon...READ MORE

Should lending be limited to 6x income?

OPINION: Debt-to-income ratio limits: do they help, or hinder? With the average property in Australian capital cities ...READ MORE

‘We must be mindful of the balance between credit and income growth...

The Treasurer has met with regulators to discuss the housing market and consider whether “carefully targeted and ti...READ MORE

CBA’s new digital mortgage to be offered direct

The major bank has confirmed that its new digital home loan product, Unloan, will be “focused on digital direct distr...READ MORE

Nearly 60% of investors think Qld is best for investment

More than 58 per cent of investors think Queensland offers the best property prospects – up 61 per cent on last year ...READ MORE

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