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Brokers remain confident despite rate rise fears

by Staff Reporter • 8 Jul 2008
Brokers are braced for a fresh wave of bank rate hikes in the wake of St George’s 20 basis point rise to its...READ MORE
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US house prices down, but improvement apparent

by Staff Reporter • 8 Jul 2008

Almost all US housing markets suffered a decrease in value, figures from Radar Logic revealed yesterday.

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Banks? profits to shrink unless rates rise

by Staff Reporter • 8 Jul 2008
The big four banks stand to suffer significant losses if they don’t follow St George’s lead and raise... READ MORE
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Construction activity declines further, unlikely to pick up soon

by Staff Reporter • 7 Jul 2008
The already tight supply of residential dwellings is set to contract further as construction activity continues to... READ MORE
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MFAA welcomes COAG agreement on regulation

by Staff Reporter • 7 Jul 2008
The MFAA has supported the Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) decision that the Federal government... READ MORE
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SME's credit demand slides

by Staff Reporter • 7 Jul 2008
A drop in business confidence, the credit crunch and a decrease in SME’s need to debt has resulted in a... READ MORE
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St George hikes rates by 20bps

by Staff Reporter • 7 Jul 2008
St George announced a 20 basis points increase to its standard variable home loan rate on Friday to 9.67 per... READ MORE
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Pepper cuts sales jobs; recruits operations staff

by Staff Reporter • 4 Jul 2008
A drop in volumes has forced Pepper Homeloans to axe six staff in its sales and sales support divisions this... READ MORE
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National recession for mortgage sales

by Staff Reporter • 4 Jul 2008
National mortgage sales have fallen into a recession according to sales figures released by the Australian Financial... READ MORE
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Single e-conveyancing system finally gets go ahead

by Staff Reporter • 4 Jul 2008
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) yesterday agreed to the establishment of a national e-conveyancing... READ MORE
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COAG agrees on federal regulation of financial services

by Staff Reporter • 4 Jul 2008
The Commonwealth government yesterday reached an agreement with State and Territory governments to assume... READ MORE
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ING rations wholesale funding

by Staff Reporter • 3 Jul 2008
IING DIRECT told mortgage managers this week that it has capped the amount of wholesale funds it will make available... READ MORE
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Building approvals down in May

by Staff Reporter • 3 Jul 2008
Dwelling approvals suffered a significant 6.5 per cent fall in May, seasonally adjusted, ABS figures revealed... READ MORE
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Arrears on rise in local RMBS market

by Staff Reporter • 3 Jul 2008
Prime residential mortgage arreas rose for the fifth consecutive month in April, according to Standard &... READ MORE
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Commercial property activity slumps to lowest in 15 years

by Staff Reporter • 3 Jul 2008
Commercial property sales fell 60 per cent in the first half of 2008 compared to the first half of 2007, according to... READ MORE

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