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Lucy Dean

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Non-major sees renovation applications nearly double

Applications for cosmetic renovation loans have grown by 48 per cent in six months, non-major lender ME Bank has reveale...READ MORE

Vast majority of working-age Aussies worry about money

Eighty per cent of working-age Australians are feeling stressed about their finances, new research from the Financial Pl...READ MORE

High Court challenge on the cards if SA bank levy passed

The Australian Bankers’ Association has vowed to take the South Australian government to the High Court if the governm...READ MORE

IO flow plunges by 8% at major bank

The flow of interest-only lending has fallen from 52 per cent in the second quarter of 2017 to 44 per cent in the most r...READ MORE

Banks, brokers accused of 'aggressive' tactics to win clients

Both bankers and brokers are at risk of being "performance managed" or "transitioned" out of their respective industries...READ MORE

FHBs at ‘pointy end’ of affordability problems: Westpac

Core buyer sentiment remains weak across Australia despite three months of improvement, while first home buyers are at t...READ MORE

Customers, brokers question bank ethics and culture

The importance of ethical practices in the finance sector is coming more to the fore as brokers and clients increasingly...READ MORE

Sydney market ‘starting to decline’, Melbourne peaking

Property valuers are now calling the end of the Sydney real estate boom after years of double-digit price growth, claimi...READ MORE

Housing stock under $400,000 falls to 31% in 10 years

The number of houses that sold for less than $400,000 across Australia has fallen to 31.2 per cent, down from 62.4 per ...READ MORE

Mutual cuts rates by up to 31bps

Teachers Mutual Bank and its subsidiaries have introduced a rate cut for certain owner-occupier home loans, two weeks af...READ MORE

CUA partners with international banking innovator

Credit Union Australia is looking to ramp up its digital banking experience through a partnership with US-based Pivotu...READ MORE

Medium-density approvals see sharpest fall in four years

The uncertainty in Queensland markets has led to the largest decline in medium-density housing approvals in four years, ...READ MORE

ANZ ‘best placed’ to meet APRA benchmark

Of the major banks, ANZ is “best placed” to meet the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s “unquestionabl...READ MORE

'Marginal’ borrower activity critical to financial stability: RBA

Monitoring what “marginal” borrower groups are doing is more important to financial stability than the actions of ...READ MORE

Narev’s departure ‘part of an orderly process’

The Commonwealth Bank has dismissed speculation that CEO Ian Narev’s impending retirement has anything to do with the ...READ MORE


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