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APRA ‘slow to embrace’ pro-competitive innovation

The prudential regulator’s “risk-averse” approach has inhibited financial services firms from innovating and adopting technologies that could “enhance their competitive position”, according ...

The Treasury
‘Triple tailwinds’ could double mortgage growth

Recent political, economic and regulatory developments could rejuvenate home lending growth, particularly among the major banks, who have been outpaced by their smaller competitors, ...

NAB CBA Westpac ANZ
Auswide reports ‘acceleration’ in mortgage growth

The Queensland-based lender has reported strong growth across its mortgage portfolio as it expands its reach across the country.

Auswide Bank
Moody’s fears ‘resurgence’ of ‘excessive’ mortgage growth

APRA’s proposal to loosen serviceability measures could reignite the credit boom, Moody’s has said, amid growing expectations that the market would approach equilibrium sooner than expected

Moody’s Investors Service
BNK reports multichannel mortgage growth

BNK bank has reported home lending growth via both its direct and third-party mortgage businesses.

Symon Lyons
‘Very strong’ growth expected in financial broker population

The government expects to see “very strong” growth in the number of financial brokers in Australia over the next five years, continuing the trend from the past five.

‘Very strong’ growth expected in financial broker population
BOQ reports negative mortgage growth

The non-major bank’s mortgage portfolio has dropped to $24.7 billion, with the lender reporting a $259 million contraction in home lending growth.

BOQ
Mutuals poised for growth as Parliament passes bill

A new bill designed to level the playing field for mutual banks has passed both houses of Parliament.

Mutuals poised for growth as Parliament passes bill
Dwelling investment to detract from growth, says government

The budget 2019-20 may show that the Coalition government thinks the domestic economy is faring well, but it has noted that the housing market is affecting the outlook.

Dwelling investment to detract from growth, says government
HSBC outpacing peers on mortgage growth

HSBC’s owner-occupied home loan portfolio growth has outpaced other non-major banks, as well as the big four, according to APRA’s latest data.

HSBC
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