News

Friday, 21 Jul 2017
Two lenders have announced reductions to fixed interest rates on principal and interest loans. ...
07:50 AM, 21 Jul 2017
Auswide Bank has announced a raft of changes to its credit policy, stripping off-the-plan purchases and owner-builder loans from its acceptable loan list. ...
07:45 AM, 21 Jul 2017
Eight new entrants and four franchise groups made it into this year’s Top 25 Brokerages ranking, revealing the eclectic mix of successful brokerages. Find out who took the top spot. ...
Handcuffs
16:16 PM, 20 Jul 2017
A Queensland broker who was found guilty of submitting false documents to support mortgage applications has had her sentence reduced. ...
15:32 PM, 20 Jul 2017
Members of the mortgage broking and banking industries have agreed the framework to develop an industry response to ASIC’s report on mortgage broker remuneration. ...
Suncorp Bank
14:10 PM, 20 Jul 2017
Two non-major banks have released revised turnaround times for home loans, stating that they can now service PAYG customers in around two days. ...
Rent, vacancy rates
07:45 AM, 20 Jul 2017
Led by a jump in Sydney, the overall number of national residential vacancies is 78,314 in June 2017, giving a national vacancy rate of 2.4 per cent, data released this week by SQM Research has rev...
07:30 AM, 20 Jul 2017
COBA has praised the government on moving quickly to allow all credit unions and building societies to use the term ‘bank’. ...
Helping hand, homeless
15:33 PM, 19 Jul 2017
As consumer groups call for “urgent action” on trail commissions, one Sydney mortgage professional has started donating his trail to a national charity in an effort ...
Out of control, complex
07:50 AM, 19 Jul 2017
The FBAA has hit out at an article released by CHOICE this week, which suggested that mortgage brokers are targeting “Australians battling medical conditions, unemployment and addiction” due to...
FAST Brendan Wright
07:40 AM, 19 Jul 2017
The chief executive of a leading aggregator has said that the broking industry has grown as a result of “a lot more diversity being embraced”. ...
17:04 PM, 18 Jul 2017
A non-major lender and a mortgage manager have announced changes to maximum LVR ratios. ...
17:00 PM, 18 Jul 2017
Enough now. The attack on brokers is getting out of hand. Also, the irony of a consumer group called ‘CHOICE’ trying to kill off an industry that provides customers with choice is not lost on m...
first-time homebuyers, stress, struggle, mortgage, investment
15:50 PM, 18 Jul 2017
First-time home buyers are currently having a hard time navigating the mortgage maze, with Queensland having the highest number of stressed buyers. ...
Money, fees, cash
07:50 AM, 18 Jul 2017
Mortgage brokers will soon “have to” charge fees for some, or all, of their services, one of Australia’s top loan writers has revealed. ...
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Lenders announce P&I rate changes

Two lenders have announced reductions to fixed interest rates on ...

Auswide classes off-the-plan lending as ‘unacceptable’

Auswide Bank has announced a raft of changes to its credit policy...

Top 25 brokerages in Australia revealed

Eight new entrants and four franchise groups made it into this ye...