Fees do not ‘legitimise’ brokers
An industry figure claims yesterday’s comments on a fee-for-service model is ‘insulting to brokers’, and argues fees are not what make brokers legitimate
2012 AMAs the best ever!
The 2012 Australian Mortgage Awards has hit new highs with the biggest celebration of the best in the mortgage industry.
Low docs: facing extinction?
A brokerage claims low doc loans, as they exist now, are a dying breed due to banks tightening their lending policies
Carbon tax fear: Broker warns of confidence woes
Fears over the financial impact of the carbon tax are likely to "weigh in on consumer confidence," according to one mortgage broker
Loan Market: RBA moved too soon
Loan Market Group has slammed the RBA for lifting interest rates today, saying it has put "a healthy housing market in jeopardy".
Confusion reigns over fate of boosted FHOG
Yesterday the prime minister indicated the boosted first home owners grant would not be extended beyond the 30 June. Today, reports in the Daily Telegraph and Herald Sun suggested it would be extended when the Budget is announced on 12 May.