Reserve Bank

Lenders ease investor and interest-only mortgage rates

Lenders continued to wind back investor mortgage rate premiums in January. AMP Bank, Bendigo Bank, ING, IMB and Suncorp were among those that cut rates on investor and interest-only loans last month. This follows similar moves in December, when Beyond

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Big dividend payouts set to continue

The trend towards higher and higher dividend payouts shows no sign of reversing, and it is not just Australia where big payouts are the norm. According to the latest Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index, dividend payouts hit an all-time high

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Reserve Bank sounds a note of caution on ETFs

Risks associated with exchange traded funds may increase as the fast-growing market continues to expand and develop more “novel” investment structures, the Reserve Bank has cautioned. According to an analysis of the Australian ETF market in the latest Reserve Bank

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Interest rates will stay lower for longer

Household debt is at record levels. Mortgage stress is at record levels. Yet interest rates are at a record low. What would happen if interest rates were to rise to historic levels and predictions of 50 per cent of Australian

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