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Lucy Dean

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Ownership of distribution channels a ‘significant advantage’

The capacity of banks to own their “own distribution” channel will give a “significant advantage” when faced wit...READ MORE
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‘Best’ brokerages open to varied skill sets and experience: recrui...

The key to having a staff that “gels” is encouraging diversity of experience and paying attention to potential recru...READ MORE
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‘Hard to envisage’ property crash: Nikko AM

The likelihood of a “huge” decline in the Australian housing market is relatively small, but concerned investors sho...READ MORE
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Entry requirements for broking ‘too low’

The entry requirements for broking are “too low”, and if brokers want to be held in the same light as solicitors and...READ MORE
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CBA cuts executive bonuses

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has decided to cut the short-term variable remuneration outcomes for its executive te...READ MORE
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RBA flags issue with non-major turnaround times

Interest-only lending changes driven by increased regulatory scrutiny are creating processing headaches for the non-majo...READ MORE
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NSW housing need set to grow ‘substantially’ by 2025

More than one in five NSW households will be in "housing need" by 2025, 5 per cent higher than the national average, a n...READ MORE
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‘Orderly unwinding’ in housing market likely: S&P

A “sharp correction” in the housing market is unlikely to occur in the next two years, but an “orderly unwinding...READ MORE
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Easing restrictions could encourage more Islamic lending options

A loosening of regulations on trade taxes could encourage a greater range of Islamic financing options in the market, a ...READ MORE
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KordaMentha blasts ‘primitive’ response to housing affordability

Industry players have indicted the federal government as having “no interest” in solving declining housing affordabi...READ MORE
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$1.3b of loans reclassified as housing credit grows 6.6%

Around $55 billion worth of loans have been reclassified as owner-occupied since July 2015, the Reserve Bank of Australi...READ MORE
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Home ownership rate among young Aussies falls by 10%

The percentage of young Australians who own their own home has collapsed by 10 per cent since 2002, while average househ...READ MORE
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Mutuals lift IO rates by up to 50 bps

Teachers Mutual Bank and its subsidiaries have announced a raft of rate hikes to their interest-only offerings, with so...READ MORE
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‘Culmination’ of factors sees Australian housing market ‘lose st...

Higher mortgage rates, affordability barriers and tighter lending criteria are biting and, as a result, the Australian h...READ MORE
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ANZ wins FHB Canstar Bank of the Year

A major bank has won the Canstar Bank of the Year for First Home Buyers, while five separate institutions were labelled ...READ MORE

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