Home loans

RBA rate cuts could damage confidence
Consumer confidence took a dive last week, on the back of disappointing economic growth figures and talk of rate cuts.
Murray criticises investor tax breaks
Former Commonwealth Bank boss David Murray's financial system review says tax breaks for housing investors need to be reduced.
First Home Tips
When interest rates are low, house prices usually rise and first home buyers can feel shut out of the market. But all is not lost – if first home buyers stick to these simple tips:
Low-equity mortgage lending falls in NZ
High loan-to-value lending by New Zealand banks has fallen to 6.5 per cent of total new mortgages in the Reserve Bank's latest monthly figures.
Penny pinch your way to a cheaper mortgage
When it comes to finance, I encourage people to divide their attentions between what they can control and what they can’t.
Tops tips for scoring the right home loan
First-time mortgage borrowers are tiring of being told that these are the cheapest interest rates they’ll ever see.
Renovation high on home owners' agenda
Home owners are more likely to be saving for renovations this year over any other household item, a new survey has found.
Home loans rose 0.9% in Sept
The Australian Bureau of Statistics releases home loan approvals data for September.
Major banks told to pass on rate cut in full
Business groups are demanding banks pass on the latest cut in the official cash rate in full.
Loan data confirm housing in doldrums
The latest housing finance figures from the ABS confirm the housing industry is still in the doldrums despite a recent rise in building approvals.