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Government ready to act if business funds dry up

by Staff Reporter • 22 Jan 2009
Treasurer Wayne Swan last night insisted that the supply of credit available to the economy remained adequate but... READ MORE

Government guarantee leg up for big four: BoQ

by Staff Reporter • 21 Jan 2009
Ram Kangatharan, the bank’s chief financial officer, said the differentiated pricing for the guarantee which is... READ MORE

Government urged to review FHOG boost before removing

by Staff Reporter • 13 Jan 2009
REIA president Noel Dyett said; “There is no point implementing an incentive scheme with a predetermined... READ MORE

Industry commentators warn of property price drop ahead

by Staff Reporter • 13 Jan 2009
The median Australian house price managed to remain in positive territory in 2008 but Australian households have... READ MORE

December 08: ANZ 90pc LVR cap concern for industry

by Staff Reporter • 6 Jan 2009
An ANZ spokesperson said the move was in response to weaker economic conditions forecast for 2009. The wobbling... READ MORE

CBA BankWest acquisition passes final regulatory hurdle

by Staff Reporter • 19 Dec 2008
Federal treasurer Wayne Swan has given final approval to CBA’s acquisition of BankWest and HBOS wealth... READ MORE

CBA's BankWest acquisition approved by ACCC

by Staff Reporter • 11 Dec 2008
In a statement released yesterday ACCC chairman Graeme Samuel said CBA’s acquisition of BankWest was unlikely... READ MORE

Government urged to support shared equity products

by Staff Reporter • 4 Dec 2008
Scott Morrison, opposition spokesperson on housing and local government, told parliament the global crisis was... READ MORE

Moody's backs government wholesale guarantee scheme

by Staff Reporter • 2 Dec 2008
The ratings agency said the scheme should reinforce market confidence and would not threaten the government’s... READ MORE

Excessive stamp duty costs hinder market recovery

by Staff Reporter • 1 Dec 2008
According to a residential stamp duty report released by BankWest today, stamp duty on the typical Australian home... READ MORE

November 08: PUBLISHERS LETTER -- Use it or lose it

by Staff Reporter • 8 Nov 2008
Competition is critical for the health of the mortgage industry – for both borrowers and brokers. But the last... READ MORE

November 08: More to mortgage industry than GE Money

by Staff Reporter • 8 Nov 2008
GE Money pointed to rising funding costs as behind its decision. Signs that all was not well first became clear when... READ MORE

November 08: Seventy per cent of mortgage industry fears further...

by Staff Reporter • 8 Nov 2008
Of the 1,053 respondents to a recent Mortgage Business straw poll, 70 per cent of respondents fear that further pain... READ MORE

PCA attacks property tax

by Staff Reporter • 5 Nov 2008
According to The Australian Financial Review, the call follows reports that state governments were preparing for a... READ MORE

FirstMac, ME score government RMBS injection

by Staff Reporter • 30 Oct 2008
The Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM) yesterday announced that it had selected the two lenders from a... READ MORE
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