Breaking news

  • Major bank hikes mortgage rates

    The major bank has increased rates on fixed term owner occupied and investment loans by up to 65 basis points

  • Cash rate widely predicted to hold

    With the RBA going into their monthly board meeting tomorrow, many are predicting an outcome that will see the cash rate left at 1.5% well into 2017

  • City prices consolidate with steady quarter by Mackenzie McCarty

    Australian Property Monitors claims city housing markets are edging their way through a tentative recovery following the release of steady national house price data for September

  • MFAA mentor training courses lauded by Mackenzie McCarty

    The MFAA's mentor training programs have been recognised at a national training awards event

  • Getting over the line pt 4: Difficult deals explained by MPA

    While there’s no replacement for experience, it can be enlightening to see how other brokers have gotten through difficult transactions. MPA asks brokers to describe a tough loan situation and what they did to get the deal over the line

  • Advantedge denies home brand conflict claims by Mackenzie McCarty

    Advantedge's Brett Halliwell says aggregator white label products represent much-needed competition, not a conflict of interest that will encourage ASIC scrutiny of broker incentives

  • Customer expectations to drive insurance sales by Mackenzie McCarty

    A key provider of loan protection insurance claims customers are coming to expect brokers will raise the issue of insurance at the time of their loan application

  • Confidence rebounds with upgraders to lead by Mackenzie McCarty

    Home buyers have gained confidence the property market has bottomed out and prices will recover over the next quarter