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Charbel Kadib

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Shane Oliver

Credit crunch could ‘exacerbate’ price falls

Housing demand could be hit with a “double whammy”, with tighter lending standards threatening to darken the outlook...
Housing market to withstand jobless surge

Housing market to withstand jobless surge: PIPA

The head of the property investment group expects the market to withstand economic headwinds, despite new ABS data rev...
Responsible lending

Responsible lending leeway ‘put to the test’ by COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis will bring to light the effectiveness of principles-based responsible lending guidance, according to...
Gladys Berejiklian and Daniel Andrews

NSW, Victoria open door to stamp duty reform

State governments have revealed that stamp duty reform is being considered as part of a broader agenda to restructure st...
Owner-occupiers drive book growth for big 4

Owner-occupiers drive book growth for big 4

All four major banks have reported growth in their owner-occupied portfolios, driven by a spike in refinancing activity ...

Housing remains ‘severely unaffordable’ despite correction

The recent downturn in the property market has not been enough to ease affordability pressures, with Australia’s housi...

Prices to soon exceed peak in ‘unsustainable moon-shot’

Residential property prices are set to exceed their 2017 peak in the coming months, but conservatism from mortgage-holde...
Phil White

Supply and demand ‘imbalance’ to trigger nationwide price boost

A misalignment of supply and demand is set to spur property price growth of up to 20 per cent in the coming years, accor...

Major bank slashes mortgage rates by up to 130 bps

A big four bank has cut interest rates across its variable and fixed rate home loan offerings for both owner-occupiers a...
Shane Oliver

Credit curbs in sight as housing rebound accelerates

Regulators could consider a fresh round of macro-prudential measures to keep debt levels at bay, according to one analys...
Ken Morrison

Housing downturn stunts GDP growth

The downturn in the residential property market has served as a drag on GDP growth, according to the latest ABS data. ...
Tall buildings

Another lender slashes its rates

Yet another lender has reduced variable and fixed rates across its owner-occupied and investment home loan products. ...

Spate of lenders slash fixed rates for investors

Key Westpac subsidiaries have dropped their fixed rates by up to 140 basis points.

Westpac reports 40% increase in home seizures

Big four bank Westpac has reported an increase in home loan delinquencies and a rise in the number of properties in its ...

ANZ flags causes of loan processing delays

The major bank has identified the root causes of lags in its home loan application process, which have undermined its co...


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