Consumer confidence up, but does it really matter?
Consumer confidence has appeared to bounce back in January, increasing 2.4% over the month. However, does the increase in confidence really matter?
Finance sector feeling positive
Small business owners operating in finance and insurance are feeling positive about the year ahead, but overall confidence has tapered off
Australia on the brink of a housing correction, claims economist
A global research company says Australia is on the brink of a housing correction, as its forecast for the Australian economy remains “downbeat”
Mortgage demand continues to slow
New figures show mortgage demand is still climbing, but has slowed consistently over the last year
IMF warns against rate hikes after gloomy global outlook
The International Monetary Fund has lowered its forecasts for global economic growth, saying that although falling oil prices are likely to support growth, it won’t be enough to offset persistent negative factors
Non-majors' refinance market share surges in 2014
Non-major lenders increased their share of the refinancing loans market by 45% in 2014, despite the intense competition in the mortgage market