Breaking news

  • Perth data seized as sign for hope by BN

    The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia is badging a small December rise in median Perth house prices as a potential turning point in WA's house price woes

  • Qld gov’t to extend building boost grant by BN

    In a bid to boost the state’s contruction industry, the Queensland government is expected to extend its $10,000 grant for new home buyers.

  • Drop in jobs makes rate cut more likely by BN

    Aussies are finding it harder to find a job, according to newly released statistics.

  • ASIC asks CBA to change advertised rates by BN

    Commonwealth Bank has agreed to change its advertised comparison rate for the Wealth Package home loan after ASIC raised concerns that the comparison rate did not include the loan's $350 annual fee.

  • Housing confidence slumps in NSW, Vic by BN

    Property confidence is down in Australia’s biggest states as investors look to resource-rich areas in 2012.

  • Government policy keeping a lid on rates by BN

    Many questioned the Labor government's decision in October to offer lenders the safety of Australia's credit rating but a new report suggests interest rates could be much higher if it had decided against allowing banks to sell covered bonds.