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RBA sees no reason to lift rates right now


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

( 2 min read )

Banks tighten the screws on small-deposit mortgages

New research from RateCity shows banks have put the brakes on lending to people with small deposits, slashing the number of mortgage products with a maximum loan-to-value ratio (LVR) of 95 per cent in the past three years.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

( 2 min read )

Real estate agents aim to lift their game

Real estate agents will have to commit to higher training standards and a code of ethics, under a new proposal by Australia’s peak real estate body.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

( 2 min read )

Melbourne dominating building and population growth

Melbourne had the strongest market for building and population growth throughout 2018, according to the latest HIA Population & Residential Building Hotspots report.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

( 3 min read )

Housing finance continues to fall as banks tighten serviceability


Georgie Hay

Georgie Hay

( 2 min read )

Macquarie owner-occ mortgage lending jumps 17.5%

Macquarie Bank has been growing its owner-occupier home loans business more than twice as fast as the big four banks.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

( 2 min read )

Westpac changes its fixed-rate mortgages

Westpac has made a series of changes to its home loan interest rates, with some falling by as much as 30 basis points and others rising by as much as 15 points.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

( 3 min read )

Online lenders challenging the big banks

As the RBA leaves the cash rate on hold, new research has revealed the average home loan customer could save $82K by switching from a big four bank, to a low rate online lender.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

( 2 min read )

Could the Royal Commission disrupt Australia’s housing supply?

Representatives of Australia’s housing industry are concerned that increased scrutiny from the banking Royal Commission could disrupt the nation’s mortgage lending, which could in turn affect future housing supply.


Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow

( 2 min read )

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