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Lucy Dean

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Fall in home-ownership not surprising, says CoreLogic

The number of Australians who own their home outright has fallen significantly over the last 25 years, but this drop is ...READ MORE
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Major bank exec joins APRA

The Australian Prudential Regulatory Association has completed its transition to a new organisational structure with the...READ MORE
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Fresh warnings over rising debt levels

The Bank for International Settlements has been forced to “shout a bit louder” about excessive debt levels in its la...READ MORE
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Commercial lending in a ‘credit crisis’

A non-bank boss has warned that the commercial lending sector is currently experiencing an “Australian version of a cr...READ MORE
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Bankers slam SA government’s ‘outrageous cash grab’

The South Australian government’s proposed $370 million levy on Australian banks has been labelled an “outrageous ca...READ MORE
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NAB hikes IO rates by 35 basis points

A major Australian bank has announced today a rate hike of 0.35 per cent on interest-only loans. READ MORE
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APRA’s next target: commercial lending

Poor reporting of bank lending in the commercial sector could precipitate regulatory intervention, a non-bank lender has...READ MORE
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Rates hikes driving home loans arrears: S&P

More and more households are falling behind on their mortgage repayments as a result of rising home loan interest rates....READ MORE
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New CFO appointed at Latitude Financial Services

An ex-Bank of New Zealand chief financial officer has been announced as the new CFO at Latitude Financial Services. ...READ MORE
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APRA curbs will drive apartment oversupply: BIS

Growth in house prices will slow or possibly decline over the next two years as regulatory measures and tighter credit w...READ MORE
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Big four downgraded over housing risks

Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded the credit ratings of 12 Australian banks including the major lenders, citing...READ MORE
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ING DIRECT appoints new APAC chief economist

A non-major lender has appointed a new chief economist and head of research for the Asia-Pacific region. READ MORE
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Brokers help Firstmac hit $8bn milestone

The Brisbane based non-bank lender has grown its loan book to more than $8 billion in mortgages under management. ...READ MORE
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Cash rate cut more likely than a hike

The RBA is more likely to cut the official interest rate than introduce a hike over the next 12 months, according to a l...READ MORE
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Rental market could tarnish Australian dream: Deloitte

The great Australian dream of home ownership could lose its lustre if rental agreements are able to provide a sense of s...READ MORE

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