The latest NAB monthly survey shows a slide in business sentiment, yet the overall environment remains promising.
Mirvac chief executive Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz says it is "business as usual" following Westpac's recent announcement it will stop lending to foreign property buyers.
Analysis suggests the major banks will not increase lending rates to maintain high profits, yet consumers will likely pay in other ways, says one mortgage broker.
Australia's big four banks have moved quickly to state they will not pass the cost of the new ASIC levy on to customers.
John Kinghorn, founder of RAMS Home Loans, is returning to the fray through the expansion of LJ Hooker Home Loans.
A jump in business conditions in March has seen the Australian business environment lift to its equal highest level since 2008