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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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