A small bank has raised A$500 million of funding in the residential mortgage-backed securities market, partly due to the success of Australia's residential mortgages.
A number of lenders are said to have made bids to acquire around $2bn in loans being sold by Investec.
Second-tier banks have refuted claims from brokers that there is a lack of flexibility and product innovation amongst the non-majors.
A non-major lender has announced the ex-BDM of another bank as its new state business relationship manager.
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While housing growth in capital cities such as Sydney and Melbourne has been in the spotlight lately, figures show rural areas are seeing higher demand and strong price growth.