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Home refinance activity increases during December

by Staff Reporter • 12 Feb 2008
Other significant findings for December include: •    The value of total owner occupied housing... READ MORE

Swan approves measures to tackle switching fees

by Staff Reporter • 11 Feb 2008
Under the approved account switching services, banks will be forced to give customers a list of their direct debit... READ MORE

NAB lifts variable home loan rate

by Staff Reporter • 9 Feb 2008
NAB slapped 29 basis points onto its standard variable rate to 8.98 per cent, however it has reduced its four and... READ MORE

NAB acquires RHG mortgages

by Staff Reporter • 8 Feb 2008
This announcement came shortly after RHG reported a full repayment of one of two extendible commercial paper (XCP)... READ MORE

Swan fast-tracks plans to cut switching fees

by Staff Reporter • 7 Feb 2008
According to the daily, Mr Swan will meet tomorrow with the Council of Financial Regulators in Sydney for a final... READ MORE

CBA?s rate rise condemned by Swan

by Staff Reporter • 7 Feb 2008
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Mr Swan said CBA has a lot of explaining to do over its decision. “I... READ MORE

Moody?s considers change to rating systems

by Staff Reporter • 6 Feb 2008
Possible changes Moody’s is considering include moving to a new, more detailed rating system of 1-21, adding... READ MORE

December dwelling approval results signal end to market revival

by Staff Reporter • 6 Feb 2008
While the number of approvals is only down 0.9 per cent on December 2006, it represents a disappointing fall from... READ MORE

Banks in good shape: Fitch

by Staff Reporter • 6 Feb 2008
“Fundamentally, Australian banks appear to be in good shape, with solid profitability and excellent asset... READ MORE

Lenders warned of ?bleak? outlook

by Staff Reporter • 5 Feb 2008
Speaking with Mortgage Business, Fujitsu Consulting’s Martin North says that for sufferers of severe mortgage... READ MORE

Government to battle spiralling inflation

by Staff Reporter • 4 Feb 2008
According to the daily, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said that while the RBA has complete control of interest rates, the... READ MORE

Bluestone servicing business boosts strong group earnings

by Staff Reporter • 1 Feb 2008
The back-office processing company generated a total of $5 million in gross revenues – representing 14 per cent... READ MORE

New CEO to lead Pepper

by Staff Reporter • 22 Jan 2008
According to a statement released today by the non-conforming lender, Tuttle will use his knowledge and extensive... READ MORE

Global banks? ratings deteriorate

by Staff Reporter • 22 Jan 2008
Figures released in the latest Fitch Ratings quarterly Global Bank Rating Trends report have shown that the negative... READ MORE

Commission cuts could dent banks? market share

by Staff Reporter • 22 Jan 2008
Recent media reports indicate that the banks are reviewing commission payments as liquidity issues continue to impact... READ MORE
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