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Lucy Dean

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ANZ hikes investor rates by 31bps

The major Australian bank has announced a suite of changes to its fixed residential investment loans, with some rates g...READ MORE
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APRA probe to examine CBA corporate culture

 The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has detailed the terms of reference for its inquiry into CBA and announ...READ MORE
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BEAR is ‘absolutely the right thing to do’

It “takes courage” for bank executives to allow scrutiny of practices, but it is “absolutely the right thing to do...READ MORE
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Business financing shackled by 'power and control' of banks

The “power and control” held by Australia's established banks poses a “barrier” for small businesses seeking ...READ MORE
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Average FHB loan jumps by $4K in one month

The average loan size taken out by first home buyers rose by $4,000 between June and July 2017, the Australian Bureau of...READ MORE
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Regulators have 'critical role in allowing fraud to flourish'

Australia’s financial regulators have been condemned as contributing to a “precarious situation” in which the hous...READ MORE
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Nearly a third of FHBs needs leg-up from parents

Nearly one in three young people that don’t own a home are relying on assistance from parents to help them make the l...READ MORE
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Securitiser assets grow to $3.7bn: ABS

Australian securitisers’ residential mortgage assets grew by 4.8 per cent in the June quarter, bringing total assets ...READ MORE
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‘Now is not the time for punitive charges’: HIA

Governments need to “proceed with caution” when introducing “punitive measures” for foreign investors, or else r...READ MORE
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RBA eyes 3% growth amid ‘troughed’ inflation

The Reserve Bank of Australia has doubled down on its 3 per cent growth target despite acknowledging that economic shock...READ MORE
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APRA limits ‘extraordinarily successful’

Residential building is “on the threshold of a sharp decline”, courtesy of an “extraordinarily successful regulato...READ MORE
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Supply-demand mismatch ‘remains acute’

As residential land prices grow to historical highs, the mismatch between strong demand and a limited supply of new hous...READ MORE
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RBA announces cash rate call

The Reserve Bank of Australia has published its cash rate verdict, following its monthly board meeting today. READ MORE
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Economic shocks ‘will occur’: RBA

The structure of the Australian economy will likely “continue to change” between 2017 and 2021, the central bank has...READ MORE
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Banks need to work on public image, say experts

Australian banks need to improve their image and reputation in order to “win back consumers”, according to responden...READ MORE

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