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Sarah Simpkins

AUTHOR|No. of Articles: 439

Sarah Simpkins is the news editor across Mortgage Business and The Adviser.

Previously, she reported on banking, financial services and wealth management for InvestorDaily and ifa.

You can contact her on [email protected].

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Financial regulators on watch for cracks in mortgage market

The financial watchdogs have remained wary of risks to the housing market as cash rate rises flow through to mortgage cu...READ MORE

NSW stamp duty reform should go further: Domain

Domain has said the state’s new housing measures could be a promising first step to improve affordability, after Sydne...READ MORE

UK to tighten BNPL regulations with ‘affordability checks’

The UK government has outlined plans to require buy now, pay later providers to ensure their customers can afford their ...READ MORE

Lowe expects to consider 25 or 50-bp rate hike 

The Reserve Bank tossed up increasing the cash rate by either 25 or 50 bps for June, with its governor revealing that he...READ MORE

NSW stamp duty reform is limited: PropTrack

The reform that will make stamp duty optional for first home buyers has seen mostly positive reactions across the proper...READ MORE
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Rising interest rates will outweigh house price falls: Moody’s

Analysts have tipped house prices would need to fall by around 22 per cent in 2022 to counterbalance how much higher int...READ MORE

RBA’s faster rate rises to accelerate housing decline: ANZ

Economists at the major bank have tipped that house prices will fall by around 15 per cent between April 2022 and Decemb...READ MORE

Fed raises US interest rate by 75 bps

The US central bank has opted for its largest interest rate hike in almost 30 years, in an effort to squash surging infl...READ MORE

ACCC raises alarm on PEXA owner deal

The regulator has expressed fears for competition around a proposed acquisition, warning that it could further fuel a m...READ MORE

Trio cop charges over mortgage scam

Three people have been charged with criminal breaches of directors’ duties, over “interest-free” mortgages offer...READ MORE

ACCC explores anticompetitive claims against PEXA

The competition watchdog has commenced a review into claims that property settlement platform PEXA has acted to shut out...READ MORE

Non-banks to take over in construction lending: Survey

While supply chain issues and insolvency risks have eaten away at banks’ appetites for construction lending, non-bank ...READ MORE

Borrower sentiment falling as inflation soars: ANZ

Consumer confidence has hit its lowest level in almost two years, according to data from ANZ and Roy Morgan. READ MORE

Triple whammy 50-bp cash rate hikes tipped by NAB

Economists at the major bank believe the Reserve Bank will repeat its largest cash rate increase in two decades not onc...READ MORE

Refinances ramping up across Australia: PEXA

There has been a significant uptick in customers switching lenders, with refinance volumes across states being as much a...READ MORE

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