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AUSTRAC AML/CTF deadline nearing

by Staff Reporter • 10 Mar 2008
AUSTRAC chief executive officer Neil Jensen said the centre will be analysing reports to ensure all reporting... READ MORE

US banking regulator tightens mortgage data reporting requirements

by Staff Reporter • 3 Mar 2008
In a letter to the banks, the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) said: “The OCC is requiring... READ MORE

APRA urges institutions to prepare for tough 12 months

by Staff Reporter • 22 Feb 2008
Speaking at the Senate estimates hearing last night, Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) Chairman John... READ MORE

Call for land tax and stamp duty cuts to boost rental stock

by Staff Reporter • 22 Feb 2008
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, opposition front bencher Greg Hunt told the Seven Network that... READ MORE

ASIC to review home loan fees ?immediately?

by Staff Reporter • 12 Feb 2008
“The review will begin immediately,” said Tony D’Aloisio, Chairman of ASIC, “and will focus... READ MORE

Tax cuts spur inflation

by Staff Reporter • 6 Feb 2008
In an Australian Financial Review report, ANZ estimates that each 0.25 per cent interest rate rise reduces disposable... READ MORE

Young should benefit from Government saver accounts: Abacus

by Staff Reporter • 30 Jan 2008
In a submission to the Federal Government, Abacus proposed that the superannuation co-contributions scheme be... READ MORE

Victorian estate agents guilty of rampant misquoting

by Staff Reporter • 20 Dec 2007
An API study of 471 auctions over spring found that more than 50 per cent of properties sold for 20 per cent or more... READ MORE

AUSTRAC launches assistance tools as AML/CTF requirements kick in

by Staff Reporter • 13 Dec 2007
In conjunction with the new requirements the Minister for Home Affairs Bob Debus announced a suite of tools to assist... READ MORE

December 07: Safety mode for sub-prime sector

by Staff Reporter • 7 Dec 2007
Over the last month lenders in the sub-prime sector including Liberty Financial, Bluestone and Pepper have undergone... READ MORE

December 07: Australian RMBS still attractive to investors

by Staff Reporter • 7 Dec 2007
Capital markets have yielded little more than a trickle of funds to Australia’s securitisers in recent months. As... READ MORE

Countdown to compliance

by Staff Reporter • 6 Dec 2007
"Basel II is a journey not a destination and...January 1 2008 is only a milestone on that journey," proclaimed Bernie... READ MORE

November 07: Down to distribution

by Staff Reporter • 26 Oct 2007
For many brokers it was a rite of passage: build a loan book, install systems, develop a network, and then quickly... READ MORE

September 07: Forty year mortgages to combat affordability crisis

by Staff Reporter • 5 Sep 2007
Martin Barter, Genworth Financial’s CEO, believes that longer term loans are the key to getting people into home... READ MORE

BoQ ?natural consolidator? for building societies and credit unions

by Staff Reporter • 3 Sep 2007
“For us it’s about gaining exposure to more customers with a ‘small bank’ approach consistent... READ MORE
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