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Banks considering riskier lending as first-home buyers return to the property market
14 February 2018

A leading financial CEO says banks are considering riskier lending as the Melbourne property market softens and it’s first-home buyers that are most looking to get involved.

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Home building costs on the rise in Victoria
13 February 2018

It’s getting more expensive to build homes in Victoria with building costs rising 5 per cent last year.

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Official interest rates look set to stay at 1.5% for some time yet
09 February 2018

In their opening statement for the year, the Reserve Bank has indicated that any movement in rates in the current economic climate would be a slow-moving affair.

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Productivity Commission wants brokers to put customers before banks
08 February 2018

The Productivity Commission has raised concerns about mortgage brokers as part of its report on competition in financial services.

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Home lending restrictions 'malleable': Treasurer
07 February 2018

Treasurer Scott Morrison has spoken to Australian Financial Review while in the US, and said financial regulators may ease back on home lending restrictions.

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