RBA news

  • Government policy keeping a lid on rates by BN

    Many questioned the Labor government's decision in October to offer lenders the safety of Australia's credit rating but a new report suggests interest rates could be much higher if it had decided against allowing banks to sell covered bonds.

  • RBA to cut rates in February: St. George by BN

    St. George expects uncertainty in Europe to prompt the Reserve Bank to deliver borrowers a 0.25% rate cut when it meets next in early February bringing the cash rate firmly into expansionary territory at 4%.

  • More cuts needed to boost home sales by BN

    A surge in new home sales after the Reserve Bank's November rate cut shows that more cuts are needed to support the fragile housing market, the HIA says.

  • Housing finance on the rebound: Loan Market by BN

    A two-punch combo of lower interest rates and rising consumer confidence means brokers could face a knockout year in 2012.

  • Housing finance on the rebound: Loan Market by BN

    A two-punch combo of lower interest rates and rising consumer confidence means brokers could face a knockout year in 2012.

  • Prepare for fixed rate 'paradigm shift': Milburn by Ben Abbott

    Brokers should prepare for a shift towards the certainty of fixed rates among their clients as the European debt crisis continues to bite