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21 Apr 2022
2022 sees home buyers ‘return to the capitals’
With the relaxing of COVID restrictions this year, property sale settlements saw a return to the cities, with most regional a...
20 Apr 2022
Government boosts max property prices for home guarantees
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has promised higher property price caps for new buyers under the Home Guarantee Scheme from Jul...
20 Apr 2022
Property could be at the end of the supercycle boom: Shane Oliver
The end point of the 25-year “supercycle boom” in property prices may be nigh, AMP’s chief economist Dr Shane Oliver ha...
20 Apr 2022
Time to fix rates or risk mortgage stress, report warns
Research has found that 584,000 mortgage holders were at risk of mortgage stress at the end of 2021, a “record low” due t...
20 Apr 2022
New online guide to ease stress for first home buyers
South Australians looking to buy a new home are set to benefit from a free online education program that will help “demysti...
19 Apr 2022
Predictive analytics in lending expected ‘in next 12 months’
Lenders and brokers will be able to harness predictive analytics from open banking data to proactively offer loan products in...
19 Apr 2022
BOQ Group reports $2.6bn mortgage rise in 1H22
The non-major banking group's residential and commercial lending saw an uptick over the first half of 2022, including an end...
19 Apr 2022
Property industry braces for rate rises
Industry sentiment around residential housing has slipped, with looming cash rate rises expected to be the dominant weight dr...
19 Apr 2022
High schools urged to reform financial literacy approach
New research has found Australian schools’ current approach to financial literacy is failing teenage girls and that it shou...
14 Apr 2022
RBNZ lifts interest rates to highest in 22 years
New Zealand’s cash rate has increased by 50 bps, with rising inflation expectations said to be a key driver in the decision...
14 Apr 2022
Looming rate rises knock borrower confidence: Westpac
A survey from the major bank has shown confidence among mortgage holders dipped by 9.2 per cent over April, amid concerns ove...
14 Apr 2022
Homes for Homes opens funding to NSW, WA
The social housing non-profit has revealed that its fifth round of funding will cover projects based in NSW and Western Austr...
13 Apr 2022
Heritage, People’s Choice push ahead with merger
Heritage Bank and People’s Choice Credit Union have travelled further towards consolidation, having confirmed their new lea...
13 Apr 2022
Last day to respond to mortgage industry election poll
As the country heads to the polls on 21 May, mortgage industry participants are being asked to share their thoughts on the is...
12 Apr 2022
Labor leader acknowledges cash rate/unemployment ‘mistake’
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has conceded he “made a mistake” after being unable to recall the correct cash rate or...
12 Apr 2022
BOQ announces new CFO
The non-major bank has appointed a new chief financial officer to replace Ewen Stafford, who is leaving to join Loan Market ...
12 Apr 2022
NAB cracks down on financial abuse
NAB blocked more than 10,000 abusive transactions from 6,800 unique customers in March, as it ramps up financial abuse moni...
11 Apr 2022
APRA to outline crypto expectations to banks
APRA is finalising a letter to banks relaying its expectations around crypto assets and flagging them to “proceed with care...
8 Apr 2022
Major banks revise cash rate forecasts
Economists from all four major banks have revised their cash rate forecasts following the RBA’s meeting this week, suggesti...
7 Apr 2022
Musings on my mortgage experience
It finally happened: I’m a home owner. After more than five years of writing about mortgages, I finally got to see behind t...
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