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Same game. New rules.

by James Mitchell8 minute read

Investment lending continues to be a hot topic. The Adviser explores how the industry is navigating the changing landscape amid fears of further regulatory intervention.

A resurgence in investor lending towards the end of 2016 prompted a fresh round of fears that more regulatory measures could be on the way. According to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, investor lending is now up 21 per cent year-on-year after a 4.9 per cent surge in November – the fastest growth rate since the first half of 2015 when APRA implemented its macro prudential regulations.

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James Mitchell


James Mitchell has over eight years’ experience as a financial reporter and is the editor of Wealth and Wellness at Momentum Media.

He has a sound pedigree to cover the business of mortgages and the converging financial services sector having reported for leading finance titles InvestorDaily, InvestorWeekly, Accountants Daily, ifa, Mortgage Business, Residential Property Manager, Real Estate Business, SMSF Adviser, Smart Property Investment, and The Adviser.

He has also been published in The Daily Telegraph and contributed online to FST Media and Mergermarket, part of the Financial Times Group.

James holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and an MA in Journalism.



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