Comment of the Week goes to…

by 29 Nov 2013
This week’s winning comment came after it was revealed that complaints about LMI had tripled over the past year.

In our article, FBAA president Peter White called for major reforms and mandatory disclosure. One reader, under the pen name ‘Positive Broker’ put the onus back on lenders.
I would actually argue the lenders need to do better here. Technically it is the lender who takes out and pays for the LMI to cover a potential shortfall upon default. It is the lenders choice to pass the cost on to the consumer. I.e. they usually absorb the cost under 80% LVR. LMI definitely needs a shake but the lenders need to be more upfront as well.” 

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