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Warning over BIG Home Loans
Residential
Wednesday November 22 2017

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...

Households at Risk from Excessive Lending
Residential
Tuesday October 31 2017

Households at Risk from Excessive Lending

The perception that they are 'too big to fail' has encouraged Australia's big four banks to take risks that would exacerbate a housing downturn.

Deposit Key to Home Ownership: RBA Study
Residential
Tuesday September 12 2017

Deposit Key to Home Ownership: RBA Study

First-home buyers who manage to save for a steep deposit despite higher house prices are in a better financial position to pay off their loan, a...

Property Worries Spark Lender Ratings Cuts
Residential
Monday May 22 2017

Property Worries Spark Lender Ratings Cuts

Standard & Poor's is lowering the credit ratings of 23 Australian financial institutions including AMP, Bank of Queensland and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank due to what...

Housing Affordability: A Key Policy Focus for 2017?
Residential
Monday May 15 2017

Housing Affordability: A Key Policy Focus for 2017?

Housing affordability has again become a policy issue of national focus and debate.

Australian Banking Regulator Sounds ‘Alarm’ on Mortgage Risks
Residential
Thursday April 6 2017

Australian Banking Regulator Sounds ‘Alarm’ on Mortgage Risks

The banking regulator has expressed concern over the heavy exposure of Australia's financial sector to the housing market and warned it may take further steps to...

Lenders Expect House Price Slow
Residential
Friday March 31 2017

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.

Mortgage Stress Mounts Nationally
Residential
Monday March 27 2017

Mortgage Stress Mounts Nationally

Western Australia is driving a nationwide rise in Aussies falling behind on home loan repayments.

RBA Warns of Rising Housing Risk
Residential
Wednesday March 22 2017

RBA Warns of Rising Housing Risk

The Reserve Bank of Australia says there is reason to believe commodity prices could rise higher than expected but is concerned about increasing risks in the...

Residential
Jun 13 2018
Home Loan Approvals Slip 1.4% in April

Home loan approvals fell in April, and while the drop was not as great as economists had forecast there are expectations the housing market has...

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Business
Jun 6 2018
Mortgage Choice Hit by Franchisee Unrest

Mortgage Choice shares have tumbled more than 20 per cent after the home loan broker became the latest firm to face accusations of mistreating franchisees.

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Residential
Jan 24 2018
Average Australian Mortgage Passes $500k

The average Aussie mortgage has cracked half-a-million dollars for the first time.

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Business
26 Oct, 2016
Residential Defaults Rise for Mirvac

Property developer Mirvac expects a strong year despite ongoing settlement delays from foreign buyers and the rate of defaults edging higher.

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Business
15 Jul, 2014
Citigroup to Pay $US7bn Over Mortgages

Citigroup will pay $US7 billion ($A7.5 billion) to settle allegations that it misled investors in its sale of mortgage-linked securities ahead of the financial crisis.

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