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  • Swan's song: How the Budget hits brokers by Adam Smith

    In the wake of Treasurer Wayne Swan's Budget, Australian Broker examines how the eagerly awaited plan will affect you, your family and even your consumption of grog and cigarettes

  • Major trims fixed rates by Adam Smith

    A major bank has carved its fixed rates following its partial pass-on of the Reserve Bank's cash rate cut

  • Broker uses ANZ rate game to spike Facebook by Mackenzie McCarty

    A Melbourne-based mortgage broker has seen a huge spike in Facebook views by offering consumers the chance of winning a free iPad 3 if they can guess how ANZ will move on Friday

  • Major bank boss telegraphs rate move by Adam Smith

    ANZ looks unlikely to pass on the RBA's full 50bp cut when it makes its rate announcement on Friday

  • Bank margins not as bad as claimed by Adam Smith

    Banks have claimed shrinking margins are at fault for their decision to hold back part of the RBA's rate cuts, but RBA figures show the situation may not be as dire as claimed

  • Stock down, but housing not out of the woods by Adam Smith

    Stock levels are finally beginning to trend downwards, but this doesn't mean house prices are set for recovery