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RBA Cash Rate August 2020: The Second Wave is Here — Will The Stimulus Be Enough To Steer Us Away From The Cliff?

Today, Governor Lowe and the Reserve Board met and yes, of course, they kept the cash rate on hold at a record low 0.25%. Obviously, there's going to be some further updates later in the week when they release their statement of monetary policy, but right now, today's going to be all about the economic update and having a look around. We've got...

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RBA Rate Decision – May 2017

Today Governor Lowe and the Reserve board met, and the kept the cash rate on hold once again in May. That keeps the cash rate at 1.5%, so monetary policy remains on hold, but we now are coming to the month of federal budgets and state budgets. And this is where we start to look at fiscal policy. So what are our state governments and also our federa...

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RBA Rate Decision – April 2017

Today Governor Lowe and the Reserve Board met, and they've kept the Cash Rate on hold at 1.5% for April 2017. Now there is a lot of commentary on the marketplace over the last month around property, and I want to get to that in a minute. Let's just quickly wrap up what's happening in terms of the world market and mainly the US. We did see the Cash ...

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RBA Rate Decision – November 2016

On this Melbourne Cup Day, Governor Lowe and his Board met, and they've kept interest rates on hold. It is an interesting time in our economy at the moment because the RBA is wrestling with one big problem and that is the growing amount of household debt. We are starting to see the household debt to GDP ratio increasing, and that is concerning. Wha...

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2016 Mortgage and Lending Outlook

Here are the other parts of the 2016 Outlook: Australian Property Market Outlook: Part 1: Sydney & Regional NSW Part 2: Melbourne & Regional VIC Part 3: Queensland, Australian Capital Territory and South Australia Part 4: Northern Territory, Western Australia and Tasmania   Global Economy and Equity Market Outlook Part 1:...

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What do the Banks look for when Lending Money?

So you are thinking about actually getting a loan? What is it that the Banks are going to be looking for in terms of being able to lend you money for a mortgage? There's actually 5Cs that allow them to do that. Character, Capacity, Conditions, Collateral and Common Sense. So let's explore all five! The first one is Character. When they are talki...

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