mortgage broker vs direct

Use a mortgage broker or go direct?

Australia’s home loan market is huge, with $28.4 billion in new residential loans approved in July 2019 alone, according to ABS housing stats. 

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Construction rates fall

Construction sector suffers further falls in December quarter

Australia’s construction sector declined over the three months to December 2018.

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Labor Bank Levy

Banks could be hit with $640 million levy to support victims of misconduct

Labor leader Bill Shorten will announce a $640 million levy to support those ripped off by the financial sector.

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Good Shepherd responsible lending

Good Shepherd Microfinance calls for more responsible lending

A ‘legislative loophole’ is causing countless vulnerable Australians to accumulate thousands of dollars of debt on things don’t need.

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Perth CBD

Property investors look towards Perth and Brisbane for gains

Australian property investors consider Perth and Brisbane the best capital cities to invest in, according to a new survey.

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Payday lending bill

Labor to push through crackdown on payday lenders

Payday lending in Australia could be set for a shake-up, with Labor to introduce a new bill on Monday.

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HSBC Aussie dollar

HSBC expects Aussie dollar to plummet in value in 2019

The Aussie Dollar could fall to 66 cents against the US dollar in 2019, according to HSBC.

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sunset mortgage brokers

Opinion: Mortgage brokers the fall guys for big banks’ inability to win new customers

Much has been written about the Royal Commission’s recommendations on how mortgage brokers are paid. Let’s set some context.

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New apartments blacklisted

Australia’s top 10 property danger zones revealed

The 10 most ‘dangerous’ areas to buy in have been revealed.

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RBA cash rate

RBA keeps cash rate unchanged at 1.50%

The Reserve Bank of Australia has today left the official cash rate on hold at 1.50%, marking the 30th month of no change in a row.

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