Fewer first home buyers as property prices recover

For the first time this year, the monthly number of new loans to first home buyers has fallen, perhaps reigniting housing affordability concerns as property prices rebound.

Australian homes up to 66% underinsured

New research from MCG Quantity Surveyors has found many Aussie property owners could have their homes underinsured by as much as 66%, potentially leading to enormous financial devastation in the event of a claim.

Athena’s war on home loan costs

Since bursting onto Australia’s home loan market in early 2019, Athena has enticed borrowers with its attractively-low home loan interest rates, no-nonsense messaging and a proven reputation for swiftly passing on central bank rate cuts in full to its customers.

No Cup Day cash rate cut from the RBA

Australia’s central bank has not cut the cash rate at this month’s meeting, instead keeping it on hold at 0.75%.

UBank, Westpac, Teachers Mutual & others chop home loan rates below 3%

It’s been a big year for home loan rate cuts, and with the RBA not expected to cut the cash rate again till next year, this week’s cuts by Westpac, UBank, St George, Bank of Melbourne and Teachers Mutual Bank could be among the last we see in 2019.

Loans.com.au cuts fixed rates below 3%

Leading online lender Loans.com.au has slashed its fixed interest rates by 20 basis points across the board, bringing some of its fixed rates below 3% for the first time.