Warning over BIG Home Loans
The banking regulator is still concerned about the size of the mortgages being taken on by consumers despite the effectiveness of its efforts to curtail...
Lending Clampdown Slows Property Market
New commercial lending, including loans to property investors, has suffered its biggest fall in since February, latest figures show.
Lenders Expect House Price Slow
Regulatory pressure on mortgage lending and soaring house prices in Sydney and Melbourne are likely to dampen property transaction volumes in 2017.
Construction Lending, Risk and Holes in the Ground
The building industry is fraught with perils for the uninitiated, lenders included. Together with labour issues and the proliferation of entrepreneurs and speculators, you can...
Melbourne Developers Rally Against Tax and Lending Restrictions
Developers are concerned that the state's new tax and lending policies could severely undermine the appeal of Melbourne's property market to foreign purchasers.
Low Borrowing Costs Are Still a Very Good Story
Low borrowing costs have obviously been a tremendously important ingredient to both the strong upcyle in new home building - now into its fourth year -...
Property Emerges as Australia’s Largest Industry
The Australian property sector directly accounted for 11.5 per cent of GDP during the last financial year.
Watchdog Cracks Down on Risky Mortgages
The banking watchdog is cracking down on risky mortgage lending as the property market heats up.
NAB Will No Longer Back New Coal Projects
National Australia Bank says it will stop lending for new thermal coal mining projects, becoming the first major Australian bank to phase out support for the...