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Economists say APRA's new lending restriction effectively a market interest rate hike for borrowers
08 October 2021

Economists say APRA’s new lift to the borrowing interest rate buffer will slow house price growth and is effectively an interest rate hike.

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APRA clamps down on borrowing
07 October 2021

The regulator has stepped in with new rules that make banks check if borrowers can afford repayments if the interest rate was 3 percentage points higher than the loan product rate, which is a rise from the 2.5 per cent previously.

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Non-bank lending to small business on the rise
30 September 2021

A new Productivity Commission report has found that non-bank lending is on the rise.

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A new round of lending restrictions are on the cards to ease surging house prices
29 September 2021

Hot housing markets around the country look set to attract a crackdown from the Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.

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Melbourne city offices effectively sitting empty until lockdown lifts
17 September 2021

Melbourne’s city office towers are basically sitting empty as the state capital rides out the current coronavirus lockdown.

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