The US Federal Government has announced it will wind-back its stimulus program, bringing optimism to the Australian housing market.
Market conditions seen prior to the GFC are unlikely to return, says Westpac group treasurer Curt Zuber.
Clarification by the ATO relating to SMSF trustees has been welcomed by those in the industry.
Non-bank lenders have more than doubled the growth rate of banks, but industry bodies say competition between the big four is not strong enough.
RESIMAC has hit back at reports claiming the company’s focus is on owning distribution channels, stating the non-bank lender will continue to expand its retail broker channel.
The percentage of loans written by the major banks fell slightly last quarter, according to the latest APRA statistics.