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Fed moves to bolster market liquidity

The US Federal Reserve (Fed) has announced two measures this week to “bolster market liquidity” and “promote orderly m...
May 24, 2019
The MFAA, showing support for the non-bank sector, has encouraged Australian borrowers to consider both banks and non-banks when looking to switch lenders. “We k...
March 17, 2008
Consumer confidence has been dented but further rate rises may be on the cards. According to the Westpac-Melbourne Institute’s March survey, consumer confidence ...
March 17, 2008
Property markets are hurting from the latest string of interest rate rises, Residex data has revealed. House prices fell in most capital cities over the month of Febr...
March 17, 2008
The end may be nigh for sub-prime write downs, according to Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. In two reports released last week, the ratings agency said th...
March 17, 2008
Macquarie Mortgages has raised the rate on its stated income low doc loans by 70 basis points. A Macquarie spokesp...
March 14, 2008
Lenders need to radically review their use of brokers if they are to improve profitability, according to JPMorgan and Fujitsu Consulting ...
March 14, 2008
Bluestone Group yesterday announced that it would materially reduce its residential origination levels and suspend commercial originations due to continued deteriora...
March 14, 2008
The national unemployment rate dropped again in February to four per cent, seasonally adjusted. Figures released by the ABS this morning showed that the number of empl...
March 13, 2008
More young Australians are embarking on home ownership than at any other time in history, research by Flinders University Academics revealed today. But according to th...
March 13, 2008
The value of total commercial finance achieved a seasonally adjusted increase of 14.4 per cent in January to $51.007 billion, ABS figures revealed today. The increase ...
March 12, 2008
The federal government’s recently announced initiatives to tackle housing affordability have been met with scepticism by the mortgage industry. Almost 90 per cen...
March 12, 2008
The weighted average median Australian house price hit $471,300 in the December quarter 2007. According to the Mortgage Choice/REIA Real Estate Market Facts report rel...
March 12, 2008
ANZ announced this afternoon that it will increase the interest rate on its variable rate products by 0.35 per cent. The bank’s group managing director of person...
March 11, 2008
Mortgage brokerage Mortgage Choice today called on the federal government to abandon its tax cut plans and pause on lifting interest rates. Managing director Paul Lahi...
March 11, 2008
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