New CBA scheme to provide mortgage repayment protection for homeowners
Commonwealth Bank will cover about 12 months of mortgage repayments for homeowners if an insured immediate family member dies or is diagnosed with terminal illness.
Mortgage stress affecting a third of borrowing owner-occupiers
About one third of borrowing owner-occupier households are in mortgage stress.
Singles step into property market thanks to government scheme
Aussie first home buyers who may have felt priced out of the property market are now getting a foot on the ladder, thanks to the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme.
CBA cuts fixed rates by up to 0.50%
Australia’s largest bank, CBA, has today cut fixed rate home loans by up to 0.50 per cent.
First home buyers surge to decade high
Today’s ABS figures show first home buyers continue to make a comeback; reaching the highest level since December 2009, in seasonally-adjusted terms.
ANZ cuts interest rate floor
ANZ will decrease its interest rate floor for home loan serviceability assessments from 5.5 per cent to 5.25 per cent, effective 17 February.
RBA shines spotlight on mortgage loyalty tax
The Reserve Bank Governor has today urged loyal mortgage customers to “shop around” to get a better home loan rate.
The trick to finding the most affordable properties in any suburb
House hunters could potentially save hundreds of thousands in total repayments over the course of their mortgage by looking to the lower end of their desired market.
Low rates here to stay as RBA holds cash rate
The RBA has left the cash rate on hold at 0.75 per cent today with Governor Philip Lowe confirming low rates are here to stay.
Banks ready themselves for rate cut but RBA expected to hold
Banks are trimming home loan and deposit rates despite the fact the RBA is likely to keep rates on hold tomorrow, signalling there may still be a cut on the cards later in 2020.
Home buying intentions at record high
Home auctions may soon be even more crowded, with Commonwealth Bank (CBA) reporting that home buying intentions have reached record highs.
ANZ cuts home loan and deposit rates
ANZ Bank has today cut both home loan and deposit rates in the lead up to the RBA’s first meeting of the year.
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