A Senior Finance Writer with RateCity, Liz Seatter is an experienced journalist and producer with expertise across the wide media landscape. Her background has seen her covering finance, property, economics, current affairs, and world news since 2004, starting at Newstalk ZB radio in New Zealand, before migrating to Australia. For over a decade Liz has worked for some of Australia's biggest mastheads, including Sky News, Nine News, and heading up Nine’s weekend breakfast show, Today, before landing at RateCity.
164 articles written by Liz Seatter
Risky debt drops slightly as APRA’s stricter home loan rules bite
The value of new mortgages with risky levels of debt-to-income has dropped slightly, according to new data released by APRA.
CBA hikes home loan rates and some savings accounts by 0.50%
Australia’s largest bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, has announced it will pass on yesterday’s full June RBA cash rate hike to its variable home loan customers.
Westpac the first big four bank to hike mortgage rates by 0.50% post RBA
Westpac is the first of the big four banks to announce it will pass the RBA cash rate hike on in full to its variable rate home loan customers.
RBA rate hike: Why savers shouldn’t hold their breath hoping for a boost
Analysis from RateCity.com.au shows only 58 per cent of banks hiked at least one savings rate following the May 0.25 percentage point RBA hike.
New home loan lending nose dives as property market cools
The value of new home loans has fallen by $2.13 billion in April, according to the latest ABS lending indicators.
CBA and ANZ hike fixed rates by up to 0.80% - are we now getting close to the peak?
CBA and ANZ have hiked fixed home loan rates for owner-occupiers and investors, following similar moves from Westpac and NAB.
Fixed rates keep climbing with NAB hiking by up to 0.90%
NAB has today followed big four bank rival, Westpac, by hiking fixed home loan rates for owner-occupiers and investors.
Home loan rate wars reignite as ANZ cuts its lowest variable rate
Australia’s fourth largest lender has cut its lowest variable rate back down to 2.29 per cent, but only for new customers.
60,000 spots for home buyers - what's on offer from the new government
We compare what's been put on the table from the new government to help people buy a home.
The savings accounts coming up trumps post RBA hike
3% is the new highest maximum ongoing rate for young Australians and 1.60% is the new highest ongoing rate for all adults.