Brooke Cooper

CommBank & Bendigo Bank-backed lenders shake up the mortgage space

Considering buying a new property? There’s been good news from CommBank’s competitively-priced digital ...

3 day(s) ago
Bernadette Lunas

New term deposit market leader emerges in a quiet week of rate movements

A new top rate emerging for six-month term deposits livened up a relatively quiet week for TD rate changes. ...

3 day(s) ago
Bernadette Lunas

Rent prices across capital cities hit fresh highs

Good news for investors, bad news for renters: Australia’s nationwide house and unit rental prices soared to new record highs as vacancy rates remain a...

4 day(s) ago
Bernadette Lunas

Inflation, cash rate woes lead to prolonged consumer pessimism

Australian consumers are becoming more and more pessimistic as they grapple with persistent cost-of-living pressures and high interest rates.

5 day(s) ago
Bernadette Lunas

Banks, customer-owned institutions adjust home loan rates

The first week of April welcomed more home loans breaching the 5% rate level.

05 Apr 2024
Harrison Astbury

Short term deposits bear fruit as banks push up rates

More banks are incentivising savers to choose a short-term product, with rates on some now north of 5% p.a. 

05 Apr 2024
Bernadette Lunas

Australia’s housing shortage worsens as building approvals dip 1.9%

Building approvals continued to disappoint as fresh data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed ne...

04 Apr 2024
Bernadette Lunas

Another month, more home price growth: Values hit new record of $772k

Despite rate hikes and cost-of-living pressures, Australia’s property market maintained its steady climb with a 1.6% rise in prices in the first quarte...

02 Apr 2024
Bernadette Lunas

Term deposit rates yo-yo in shadow of RBA’s neutral stance; new market leaders emerge

Despite the broadly expected RBA rate cuts in the mid-year, two banks have chosen to increase their offered rates o...

28 Mar 2024
Brooke Cooper

The Mac & Bank First slash home loan interest rates

Growing anticipation of a cash rate cut appears to have driven more lenders to slash fixed rates, offering an advan...

28 Mar 2024
Bernadette Lunas

Australia’s inflation rate unswayed by the ‘Taylor Swift effect’

Australia’s inflation rate remains unchanged for the third consecutive month, fuelling hopes the RBA would fi...

27 Mar 2024
Bernadette Lunas

Concerns over rate hikes dampen consumer confidence

Sentiment among Australian consumers declined following the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) less-than-reass...

26 Mar 2024
Bernadette Lunas

Few movements in home loan rates following RBA hold

The local mortgage market’s subdued sentiment towards RBA’s cash rate hold was evident in this week’s scant movements on home loan rates.

22 Mar 2024
Harrison Astbury

RBA holding steady clouds term deposit rate movement machine

The RBA's cash rate hold this week, and a refusal to kotow to calls to cut any time soon, has led to a wishy-washy period for term deposit movements.

22 Mar 2024
Bernadette Lunas

More Australians returning to work eases jobless rate to 3.7%

ABS February jobs data revealed the unemployment rate slowed slightly after breaching the 4% threshold as more Aussies returned to work.

21 Mar 2024
Bernadette Lunas

Which Australian cities have the most expensive land prices per square metre?

Australian homeowners now own less land relative to the price per square metre, with land values in major cities ri...

21 Mar 2024
Bernadette Lunas

RBA leaves cash rate unchanged as expected

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) wrapped up its two-day policy meeting by keeping the cash rate at 4.35% until May.

19 Mar 2024
Bernadette Lunas

New term deposit top rate hits the market ahead of RBA meeting

A term deposit surprise hit the market this week, as Credit Union SA set a new top rate while other banks lowered t...

15 Mar 2024
Harrison Astbury

Is the peak in mortgage interest rates behind us?

In a relatively quiet week for home loan rate movements, a couple of customer-owned banks slashed variable rates, potentially a sign of sunnier days ahead fo...

15 Mar 2024
Bernadette Lunas

Perth, Adelaide lead price rises in the cheaper end of the home market

Affordable home owners are getting more value for their money compared to those who own luxury properties, according to latest findings.

14 Mar 2024
Bernadette Lunas

‘Tay-flation’ no match to inflation: Australian households tighten the purse strings

Aussies’ willingness to open their wallets for Taylor Swift concert tickets was not enough to lift household ...

13 Mar 2024
Bernadette Lunas

Australia's residential real estate continues full market recovery

Australia’s residential real estate continues to display robust recovery after recording another rise in home...

12 Mar 2024
Bernadette Lunas

Banks slash term deposit rates leaving top rates behind

One of Australia’s biggest banks along with several other providers further dropped term deposit rates.

08 Mar 2024
Bernadette Lunas

Lenders lower home loan rates anew

It has been another week of huge drops in home loan rates, offering a bit of good news to homebuyers and refinancer...

08 Mar 2024

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