The average loan size has increased by about a quarter in the last five years
Foreign investors look to snap up hotels and office assets, while appetite for residential property dwindles
Broker association says the interest-only lending cap could hurt small businesses
The exercise is part of ASIC's review of mortgage broking practices
The broker industry has undergone a raft of changes in the last five years, and brokers and banks need to work together to ensure customers receive the best possible service, says NAB head of broker distribution Steve Kane.
A top NAB exec has taken a swipe at the bank's competitors for “aggressive” tactics designed to gain market share.
Following a Melbourne broker’s ban for failing to verify documents, lenders and aggregators have been called on to help brokers meet ASIC requirements.
Multiple brands, misleading advertising and clawback provisions are stifling competition in the industry and causing confusion amongst consumers, says the former CEO of a broker association.
ASIC chairman Greg Medcraft is meeting with industry groups to spruik the idea of a business levy to help fund the regulator.
The RBA looks set to keep interest rates at record lows for the foreseeable future following minutes from its most recent board meeting.