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Qld nabs top spot for home loan financing: CBA

Home loan financing was the strongest in Queensland, according to the major bank’s latest research.

Industry bodies call for greater HAFF funding

Industry associations have jointly urged the government to double its funding for the HAFF Bill in the upcoming budget.

Auswide Bank announces commencement of new CEO

The non-major bank has announced Doug Snell has begun his new role.

PropTrack reveals Australia’s ‘affordability havens’

A new PropTrack report has unveiled states with the most affordable housing.

Thinktank closes its first 2024 RMBS

The lender has successfully closed its first residential mortgage-backed securities issue for 2024.

Open banking an opportunity to review lending laws: Sam White

Sam White, the executive chairman of LMG, has suggested that responsible lending laws should be streamlined as open ...

FHB activity ‘likely to weaken’: ANZ/CoreLogic

First home buyer activity could dampen as the year progresses amid worsening mortgage serviceability, ANZ and CoreLogic’s ...

ORDE Financial launches new product line

Customers can now borrow up to $5 million with the non-bank lender, following the launch of its Prestige Loan product.

Macquarie to pay $10m penalty for ineffective controls

The bank will have to pay a $10 million penalty for failing to have effective controls to prevent and detect unauthorised fee ...

Is Help to Buy just ‘shuffling deck chairs as the Titanic sinks’?

It has been recommended that the government’s Help to Buy Scheme bill passes, but dissenters argue the policy is akin to ...

Labour market showing signs of easing: ABS

Employment levels have shown a slight drop during March.

NGM Group appoints new chair

The banking group has announced non-executive director Samantha Martin-Williams as its new incoming chair.

BOQ to launch digital mortgages in 2H24

The non-major bank has confirmed the first phase of its digital mortgages roll-out is set to begin later this year.

Miles government passes new housing legislation

The Queensland government has passed new legislation through the Parliament to fast-track affordable housing development.

March quarter CPI expected to drop under 4%

Major bank economists have anticipated inflation to drop to its slowest pace since December 2021.

RedZed announces changes to product range

The non-bank lender has announced increased loan sizes across its flagship lending product.

New home sales up but flat over quarter: HIA

Despite the increase in March, the level of new home sales was still well below previous quarters, HIA’s senior economist has ...

ATO issues warning about illegal early access to super

The ATO is urging super professionals to watch for potential illegal access to super schemes.

ASIC CEO to depart

The regulator’s chief executive is due to step down from his role as ASIC enters the “next phase of its transformation”

NSW may increase foreign investor taxes

The NSW government has said it may look to increase taxes on foreign investors in the same week it confirmed that property ...

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