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    Royal Commission revelations: who do I work for?

    On September 28, Commissioner Kenneth Hayne released his interim report into the Banking and Finance industry which, at this stage, raises more questions than answers. The final report is due out in February, 2019 however with all the media commentary over the weekend, I thought I’d take the oppo...

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    This is in your interest

    A certain “set and forget” mentality slips in with mortgages. Money leaves your account to nibble on your mortgage. Meanwhile, you get on with other things. But here’s the question — if you have an interest only mortgage (IO) when does it switch to principal and interest (P&I)?

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    The challenges facing residential prices

    After five years of stunning price growth, Australian residential property prices have just fallen for the eleventh month in a row according to a recent report from Core Logic.

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    Australia's latest jobs report is looking good

    Jobs growth in Australia is lumbering along, unchanged, at a near six-year low of 5.3%. But the light at the end of the tunnel, lurking in the latest, monolithic pile of data, is a drop in the under-employment rate, which refers to people who work casual or part-time but want full-time work.

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    What’s an out-of-cycle rate hike? And who should care?

    Over the next couple of years, you can expect to hear a lot about out-of-cycle rate hikes. This means banks decide to raise rates even when the RBA hasn’t, hence, out-of-cycle.

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    Loan Market women recognised in industry awards

    Loan Market today congratulated a trio of specialists recognised at the annual Women in Finance awards held in Sydney this week.

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    Loan Market and Cellarmasters announce new partnership

    Loan Market’s online comparison and utilities connection partner, Home Now, has unveiled a unique customer offer with Australia’s premier wine retailer Cellarmasters.

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    Loan Market celebrates 19 finalists in industry awards

    Loan Market and its network brokers have been named finalists in 12 categories of the 2018 Australian Mortgage Awards (AMAs), including the prestigious Aggregator of the Year title.

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    Negative gearing, capital gains and a possible Labor victory

    With the recent leadership spill - many questions have been raised. What does it mean for Australians and the housing market? Two things come to mind…

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    Rates are rising, but who will join the party?

    Westpac has broken the rate rise stalemate between the Big4 when it decided to raise home loan interest rates. With the official cash rate staying put by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and 3 of the Big4 now with a rate rise in play, who else will play copy cat and hike up their rates too?

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    Inaugural appointment brings businesses closer together

    Loan Market today announced a company-first strategic appointment that will optimise the integrated customer offering it shares with real estate partner, Ray White.

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    The global economy

    The global economy is on the mend, with low unemployment finally feeding global wage growth. But, according to the RBA, there are a few uncertainties.

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    The bite-sized Australian economic update

    The RBA thinks the Australian economy is doing all right. Unemployment is low at 5.3%, GDP is 3.1% and we have 2% inflation. Business confidence is upbeat, the all-important non-mining sector is warming up nicely and federal infrastructure dollars are injecting activity into the economy.