Six months in: How are house prices faring?
Forecasts and predictions that the pandemic is going to push real estate prices off a cliff have not yet eventuated – and many experts believe that suggestions of huge property price falls are overblown. What does the data say?
A risky business or safe as houses?
Has 2020 highlighted just how risky property investing is – or is it a bump in the road for an otherwise secure asset class?
Are Australians better off financially now?
When the federal government began delivering hundreds of billions of dollars worth of stimulus packages and grants in March, some Australians wound up better off financially than they were before the pandemic hit. But where are we headed from here?
Will September deliver a 'fiscal cliff'?
Are we approaching financial doom? Moreover, for those who have weathered the storm financially thus far, is this an opportunity to build wealth?
Banks to extend home loan deferral period
Lenders can now provide another four months to customers with reduced incomes and COVID-19 related financial difficulties. How can brokers help their clients access this?
The new era of open banking
With the first of July marking the start of 'phase one', AB examines what it all means for borrowers