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Lucy Dean

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Property crash won’t be ‘that bad’: Citibank

Australia’s housing market is cooling, but a property crash “won’t be that bad”, Citibank has said, pointing to ...READ MORE
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Lender cuts IO rates by 20 bps

A non-major lender has announced a spate of rate cuts across its owner-occupier loans. READ MORE
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Macquarie grows mortgage portfolio to nearly $30bn

Expectations for the 2018 financial year are optimistic at Macquarie Group. At its annual general meeting (AGM), the gro...READ MORE
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Lender increases IO variable rates by 30 bps

Citibank is set to introduce a series of changes to its home loan variable rates for clients making principal and intere...READ MORE
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O’Dwyer parries calls for regulator scrutiny, introduces next AFCA s...

The Royal Commission risks becoming “an inquiry looking for something to inquire about” should it turn its eye on th...READ MORE
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Major bank raises investor rates by 31 basis points

A big four bank has announced changes to interest rates on both principal and interest and interest-only loans. READ MORE
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Attempts to curb investment futile as China’s GDP swells

Efforts to limit foreign investment are akin to “holding back the ocean with a broom” – so the Australian governm...READ MORE
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Foreign apartment investment to plummet as construction winds down

The “quadrella” of conditions that assisted the “winning streak” of residential construction is set to wind down...READ MORE
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Turnbull warns on rate hikes, debt risks

The Prime Minister has warned Australian borrowers to brace for interest rate rises while acknowledging the “high leve...READ MORE
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Value of mortgages in arrears falls by $30m

The percentage of Australian households in arrears has held at 1.21 per cent for the second month in a row, but the doll...READ MORE
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Regional markets drive drop in property listings

Slowdowns in regional housing markets have led to a fall of 6 per cent in total property listings across Australia, Core...READ MORE
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Rate hikes to follow APRA’s latest move

Mortgage rates could face “upward pressure” after the prudential regulator this week told banks to hold more capital...READ MORE
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Ageing demographic presents opportunity for brokers

As Australia’s senior population grows, brokers have an opportunity to diversify their offerings and grow their busine...READ MORE
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End of NSW’s housing ‘reign’ is ‘within sight’

NSW has taken out the top spot in the latest Housing Industry Association Housing Scorecard, but there’s “every rea...READ MORE
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Capital city dwelling values grow for nearly 20 years straight

Capital city dwelling values across Australia have fallen only twice in the past 20 years, according to new CoreLogic f...READ MORE

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