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Francesca Krakue

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Housing and property ‘big issue’ on APRA’s agenda

APRA chairman Wayne Byres has admitted that alarm bells have been “going off softly” for APRA regarding the nation...READ MORE
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Regional markets showing ‘substantial’ LVR variability

Fresh figures from CoreLogic and Equifax have revealed that average application LVRs in regional housing markets are exh...READ MORE
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Lender raises rates by 76bps

A non-major bank has increased the variable interest rate on owner-occupier home loans by 76 basis points, effective i...READ MORE
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IO lending has ‘much further to fall’

CoreLogic has stressed that there is “a lot more work to do” for ADIs in the IO lending space, although the latest f...READ MORE
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Regulatory flux driving down average application LVR

Higher property prices, along with lenders’ changing appetites and regulatory flux in the industry, are driving down t...READ MORE
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Treasury sounds alarm on ‘risky’ housing market

The Treasury secretary has stressed that developments in the housing market continue to pose a risk to the economy, his ...READ MORE
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Big four bank announces IO lending changes

A major bank has revealed that it is changing its maximum LVR for interest-only loans, effective 10 June. READ MORE
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Oversupply commentary ‘overly alarmist,’ NAB says

The major bank has emphasised that although the apartment construction pipeline is two times higher than historical norm...READ MORE
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Housing construction posts ‘significant fall’

Construction activity was weaker than expected in the first quarter of the year, hindered by a decline in residential bu...READ MORE
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Economists flag IO mortgage risks amid ‘sub-prime’ fears

Senior economists agree that interest-only loans do pose a threat to the nation’s banks after a report likened them to...READ MORE
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Mortgage law company ramps up growth strategy

MSA National has appointed a new chief operations officer to help drive the company’s next phase of growth and diversi...READ MORE
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Wages growth at record low

The nation’s level of wages growth remains at an all-time low, according to a senior economist who warns that this cou...READ MORE
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More housing supply not driving down prices, says AHURI

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has called for “targeted” government intervention to rem...READ MORE
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ABA: Bank tax policy process gone from ‘bad to worse’

The Australian Bankers’ Association says it is “shocked” by the federal government’s move to have major banks si...READ MORE
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Major bank embarks on ‘large-scale tech transformation’

A big four bank has moved its core processing to an offsite private cloud, in an effort to be “more agile” in meetin...READ MORE

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