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.
ASIC has permanently banned two Sydney-based brokers and one former mortgage broker while announcing the conviction of another.
The ABA has elected the head of a major bank as its new chairman.
Housing affordability improved slightly over the September quarter, while first home buyer figures hit an all-time low.
An Australian major bank has beaten international rivals to be crowned the favourite 'main bank' of consumers globally.
A non-major lender has announced reductions to both fixed and variable rates available exclusively through brokers