subscribe to our newsletter


6 Apr 2016
Industry figures respond to RBA decision
Despite the recent spike in the Australian dollar, industry figures have labelled the Reserve Bank’s April cash rate decisi...
6 Feb 2018
Industry unanimous in RBA cash rate prediction
Economists and industry leaders all agree on what decision they believe the Reserve Bank will be making in its first cash rat...
1 Aug 2019
Inflation spike takes ‘pressure off’ RBA
The inflation rate has risen above expectations in the June quarter, which, according to analysts, will make life easier for ...
27 Jan 2015
Inflation weighs on RBA rate move
Westpac expects lower inflation will provide the Reserve Bank of Australia with an appropriate trigger to cut rates next week...
26 Nov 2015
Interest rates to remain 'very low' for years: RBA
The governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia has predicted that global interest rates will remain low for the better part of...
26 Apr 2018
Interest-only borrowers face $7,000 mortgage hike: RBA
Borrowers approaching the expiry of their interest-only home loans period could be required to fork out an additional $7,000 ...
19 Jul 2019
Labour trends ‘not dramatic enough’ to force RBA’s hand
The Reserve Bank will not be tempted to cut the cash rate in August, despite “significant spare capacity” remaining in th...
5 Jun 2019
Lenders begin to pass on RBA rate cut
Several lenders, including some of the major banks, have reduced their variable interest rates by 25 basis points following t...
2 Jul 2019
Lenders pass on fresh RBA cut
The Reserve Bank’s second consecutive cut to the cash rate has elicited an immediate response from the mortgage market, pro...
9 Jun 2016
Loans.com.au slashes mortgage rate despite RBA decision
Online lender Loans.com.au has defied the Reserve Bank’s decision to keep the cash rate on hold by cutting one of its mortg...
30 Apr 2019
Looming RBA cut won’t be saving grace
A long-awaited monetary policy adjustment from the central bank may not be as “effective” as desired, according to one se...
26 Jul 2019
Low rate environment entrenched until inflation spikes: RBA
RBA governor Philip Lowe has said that it is “reasonable” to expect an “extended period” of low interest rates, addin...
5 Oct 2018
Market conditions warding off RBA hike
Fitch Ratings has maintained that sluggish improvements in the unemployment rate, stagnant inflation and exchange rate deprec...
13 Dec 2017
Marketplace lenders lack ‘information advantage’: RBA
The Reserve Bank of Australia has said that there is no evidence that marketplace lending platforms are reducing financial ...
6 Jun 2019
More lenders commit to full RBA rate cut
Macquarie Bank, ING, and two customer-owned banks are among the lenders that have also now committed to passing on the RBA...
6 Sep 2018
Mortgage credit still ‘readily available’, says RBA
The investor exodus from the housing market is a “normal” part of the cycle, the average interest rate is lower year-on-y...
25 Sep 2014
Mortgage market becoming ‘unbalanced’, says RBA
The Reserve Bank has highlighted the disproportionate surge in investor home loans as a potential risk to Australia’s finan...
22 Mar 2017
Mortgage rate hikes could force RBA’s hand
A 25 basis point out-of-cycle rate hike in owner-occupied mortgage rates could pressure the Reserve Bank to make another cash...
30 May 2019
Mortgage rates drop ahead of RBA move
Home loan rates are on the chopping block, with lenders taking action ahead of four potential cuts to the cash rate.  ...
23 Oct 2014
Mortgages getting riskier: RBA
The Reserve Bank has warned lenders and borrowers to “be careful” as home loans become riskier. ...


I'm pretty concerned about investor activity right now and its impact on housing prices. Yes, banks have relaxed lending criteria, making it easier to get money but the impact Ive seen already in inve.....rba needs to get the nest year or so right otherwise well be in trouble.

Any out-of-cycle downward cut to variable rates has to be minor and more likely an adjustment to previous rate cuts that were not fully passed on. The RBA's cash rate determines a benchmark for margin.....rba's cash rate determines a benchmark for margins, and while some lenders may take a hit on their m...
I dont know of any bank that has lifted their reverse mortgage interest rates out of line with any RBA movements. What the hell are they talking about?.....rba movements. What the hell are they talking about?

Such garbage... CHOICE is the most corrupt organisation in Australia, and only recommend businesses, companies, people that benefit themselves. The only conflict of interest via the commission syste...

LATEST PODCAST: New lending launches

Do you think the mortgage market will see more consolidation this year?

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.