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November dwelling approvals post upturn

by Staff Reporter • 9 Jan 2008
According to the ABS approvals for private sector houses rose by 1.5 per cent, with other private dwelling approvals... READ MORE

ANZ?s rate rise under fire

by Staff Reporter • 9 Jan 2008
The Treasurer met with the RBA, the Treasury and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) to discuss the... READ MORE

Wholesale interest rate increases behind ANZ rate rise

by Staff Reporter • 8 Jan 2008
Effective Wednesday 9 January, the interest rate on the bank’s standard variable rate home loan will increase... READ MORE

Citigroup may cut work force by up to 10 per cent

by Staff Reporter • 8 Jan 2008
CNBC said the announcement of any redundancies will likely come later this month with the company’s release of... READ MORE

Major banks concede price advantage

by Staff Reporter • 7 Jan 2008
A 0.12 per cent rise in NAB’s standard variable home loan rate plus ANZ’s 0.20 per cent rise to its... READ MORE

Westpac RAMS transaction complete

by Staff Reporter • 7 Jan 2008
Westpac CEO David Morgan expressed confidence in the transaction, stating that the deal provides the bank with... READ MORE

Banks ignore political pressure, lift rates

by Staff Reporter • 4 Jan 2008
Politicians on both sides have condemned the move as Australians come to terms with their Christmas spending... READ MORE

Credit crunch set to hit big US banks hard

by Staff Reporter • 3 Jan 2008
Analysts Sanford C Bernstein & Co have predicted a bad debt write down of US$12 billion (A$13.7 billion) for US... READ MORE

Members Equity Bank to fund mortgages from deposits

by Staff Reporter • 2 Jan 2008
Since acquiring its banking licence in 2001, Members Equity Bank has relied on RMBS to finance its lending... READ MORE

Australian banks to gain from international credit crisis

by Staff Reporter • 19 Dec 2007
“Australian corporates, which have been very active in tapping the international syndicated debt markets, are... READ MORE

Flat outlook for dwelling commencements, says MBA

by Staff Reporter • 18 Dec 2007
National dwelling commencements rose in the September quarter by a seasonally adjusted 1.3 per cent to 37,647. They... READ MORE

Banks up business loan rates

by Staff Reporter • 17 Dec 2007
Commenting to The Australian, Westpac said that like other lenders they were feeling the increased pressure of... READ MORE

UK lenders feel credit crisis sting

by Staff Reporter • 14 Dec 2007
The write downs – which amount to two thirds of the company’s market value – included a £118... READ MORE

Central banks to ease pressure on short-term funding markets

by Staff Reporter • 13 Dec 2007
The Fed has authorised temporary reciprocal currency arrangements (swap lines) with the ECB and Swiss National Bank... READ MORE

Banks? profit cut unless rates rise: JP Morgan

by Staff Reporter • 12 Dec 2007
Data released by JP Morgan yesterday found that the banks’ wholesale borrowing costs are predicted to impact... READ MORE
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