Non-major lenders tripled their market share of new fixed-rate loans in the final quarter of 2013, the latest statistics show.
The big four banks managed to scrape a slightly higher proportion of home loans in the final month of 2013, but market share continues to track below historical levels.
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The median mortgage size in Australia hit a record high in November, while the proportion of first home buyers continues to decline.
Australia's largest aggregator processed more than $4 billion in home loans in October
The average home loan in Australia jumped $17k in the two months leading up to September - but borrowers aren't taking on any more debt