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APRA calls time out on the interest only cap in a bid to breathe life back into home lending


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

( 3 min read )

Greater Bank slashes fixed rates

Greater Bank has cut its fixed mortgage rates for owner-occupiers and investors by up to 20 basis points.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

( 4 min read )

Australia’s housing price fall is the biggest in seven years


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

( 2 min read )

Low-deposit loans hit record low

Data released by APRA today has confirmed banks are demanding bigger deposits from new buyers as part of their serviceability crack-down.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

( 2 min read )

Mortgage confusion costing average borrower $850 per year

Australia’s biggest banks are deliberately confusing home loan customers and costing them hundreds of dollars per year, according to the competition regulator.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

( 2 min read )

Sydney, Perth and Darwin buck trend of rising rents

Property rental rates increased in most of Australia’s eight capital cities over the past year, according to new data from SQM Research.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

( 1 min read )

Housing affordability improves, but first home buyers fall

Australia’s housing affordability has shown recent improvement, though that doesn’t mean things are easier for first home buyers, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA).


Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow

( 2 min read )

Branch versus broker; mortgage customers more satisfied at the bank

Mortgage customers are most satisfied when they obtain their loan directly from a bank branch, recording a satisfaction rating of 78.7 per cent according to Roy Morgan data.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

( 3 min read )

Government pushing ahead with ‘open banking’ reforms

Individuals will soon have the right to electronically transfer their personal data from one lender to another, in a move designed to encourage greater competition.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

( 2 min read )

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