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US Treasury to bail out Freddie and Fannie

by Staff Reporter • 15 Jul 2008
Treasury secretary Henry Paulson said on Sunday US time that he was working with Congress to develop an immediate... READ MORE

MFAA welcomes COAG agreement on regulation

by Staff Reporter • 7 Jul 2008
In a statement released on Friday, Phil Naylor, MFAA chief executive officer, said the agreement should result in a... READ MORE

COAG agrees on federal regulation of financial services

by Staff Reporter • 4 Jul 2008
As part of the new regime, the Federal government will be responsible for all regulation of non-deposit taking... READ MORE

Australia slips in property transparency index

by Staff Reporter • 30 Jun 2008
The index which rates commercial property markets on their application of laws and regulations, availability of... READ MORE

ASIC serves warning for upcoming reporting period

by Staff Reporter • 25 Jun 2008
According to the statement the body will pay close attention to submissions tihs year. Key areas for scrutiny will be... READ MORE

APRA chairman to stay put

by Staff Reporter • 24 Jun 2008
"Dr Laker and Mr Jones have proved highly effective leaders of APRA — particularly during recent global... READ MORE

MFAA responds to green paper: federal regulation required

by Staff Reporter • 23 Jun 2008
The recommendations will be part of a submission made by the MFAA in response to the federal government’s... READ MORE

Land tax too high

by Staff Reporter • 19 Jun 2008
In comments to The Australian Financial Review, chief executive of the Property Council of Australia said:... READ MORE

Green Paper brings national regulation one step closer

by Staff Reporter • 5 Jun 2008
Under the proposed reform, the mortgage industry will be regulated at a national level with all lenders and brokers... READ MORE

RAMS franchisees take Westpac to the ACCC

by Staff Reporter • 3 Jun 2008
According to the daily, the claims centre on representations made by Westpac on available products, trail... READ MORE

Country report -- Uncle Sam and the sub-prime fall out

by Staff Reporter • 21 May 2008
Poor mortgage lending practices brought the United States – previously one of the world’s strongest economies –... READ MORE

May 08: Diversification to boom

by Staff Reporter • 21 May 2008
Of the poll’s respondents, 49 per cent said that they were planning to diversify, while 35 per cent had already... READ MORE

May 08: PUBLISHER'S LETTER -- Act in haste; repent at leisure

by Staff Reporter • 21 May 2008
Lenders have of course been nibbling away at broker remuneration indirectly for years through claw-backs and tiered... READ MORE

April 08: Virgin Money 'unaffected' by Macquarie's exit

by Staff Reporter • 18 Apr 2008
“It is business as usual,” Virgin Money CEO David Wakeley said. “Macquarie will continue to be our funding... READ MORE

April 08: ING DIRECT to fund Resi

by Staff Reporter • 18 Apr 2008
Resi was formerly funded in part by Macquarie Bank. “Resi had actually been looking to work with ING DIRECT for... READ MORE
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