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Falling home loans point to further drop in house prices  The Sydney Morning Herald

A drop in home loans taken out across the country has prompted more warnings of further falls in house prices.

Tasmania's strong home loans growth as tax breaks extended  The Advocate

Tasmania leads the nation for growth in new home loans. The 1123 new housing finance commitments recorded for Tasmania in November in trend terms were ...

Top home loans with an offset account to help you save Offset accounts are a popular  Mozo.com.au

If you're thinking about buying a home and want to fast track your mortgage, offset accounts are well worth a look. To help you out, we've compiled some top ...

Investor home loans hit lowest level in nine years  The Australian Financial Review

Tighter property lending has investors fleeing the market with the lowest percentage of borrowers since 2009, as banks tighten lending requirements in the wake ...

Why home lending will prove the key driver of property prices in 2019  Domain News

The answer to the big question of “What will happen to the property market this year?” is dependent on the answer to another question, “What's in store for home ...

Cut your home loan by 5 years and $111,000 by paying an extra $250 a week  The Australian Financial Review

Got spare capacity to pay off your mortgage and wondering whether it makes a difference just paying off the principal or using an offset account or redraw ...

National Australia Bank's UBank hikes home loan interest rates  Canstar

National Australia Bank-owned lender UBank has increased interest rates across some of its fixed interest-only home loans for investors.

Interest rates on mortgages could be even lower in a year, analysts predict  ABC News

Even as several smaller lenders are raising certain home loan interest rates, some analysts are tipping most mortgage borrowers will have lower repayments in ...

Virgin Money follows BOQ & hikes variable home loan interest rates  Canstar

Virgin Money will increase interest rates by 0.20 percentage points across some of its variable rate home loan products from today.

Bank of Queensland raises interest rates on home loans out-of-cycle  Nine

The Bank of Queensland (BOQ) is the first lender to raise interest rates on its home loan products in 2019,...

Bank of Queensland set to lift home loan interest rates  Canstar

The bank announced today that funding cost pressures and “intense” competition for term deposits were partly behind its decision to lift rates, with the hikes set ...

Citi to slash 240 basis points off loan rates in 'back to basics' push  The Australian Financial Review

Citi is set to launch a "back to basics" lending campaign that will slash nearly 240 basis points off principal and interest loans, turning a flagship loan from being ...

Loans to linger in arrears for longer: Fitch  Mortgage Business

Stagnant housing market activity is expected to prolong the stay of borrowers in arrears, with the expected fall in home values among the sharpest in the world, ...

How to cut annual payments on a $1m mortgage by $18,000  The Australian Financial Review

A property buyer with a $1 million loan can cut annual repayments by about $1500 a month – or nearly $18,000 a year – by switching to one of dozens of cheap ...

Six ways to increase your chances on getting a home loan approved  NEWS.com.au

It is no secret that Aussie homebuyers are having a lot of trouble getting home loans approved at the moment.

How to Get a Mortgage With Bad Credit  Yahoo Finance

A bad credit score could add an extra wrinkle or two to the mortgage approval process. "While getting a mortgage with bad credit is not always easy or optimal, ...

Treasurer urges banks to give home loans  Daily Telegraph

It's in Australia's banks best interest to ensure they continue to approve housing loans, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says.

What this startup CMO is doing to support home loan market disruption  CMO

Australian startup, Athena, aims to disrupt Australia's $1.7 trillion home loan mortgages market. We chat with the challenger brand's inaugural chief marketing ...

Decline of credit cards: Aussies take responsible approach to spending  NEWS.com.au

Australians are taking a more responsible approach to spending by chopping up their credit cards and improving their shot at getting a home loan, new figures ...

Get home loans at SBI utsav this weekend  Times of India

Bengaluru: The SBI home loan utsav kicked off on Friday to bring builders and customers on a common platform.

MONEY CLINIC: How can I manage my home loan?  Fin24

Have a money problem that needs solving? Fin24 can help! This month our focus is on debt. Send your question to editor@fin24.com or find the Money Clinic ...

How To Save Money On Your Home Loan With Small Banks  Lifehacker Australia

You've been depositing money with a big bank since you were child. So now that you need a home loan, they'll reward you for your loyalty, right? Ah, no.

Workers going unpaid during the shutdown owe $438 million in rent and mortgage payments this month  CNBC

The partial U.S. government shutdown has continued longer than any in U.S. history and left many federal workers without a paycheck. But rent and mortgage ...

Microsoft pledges almost $500m for affordable housing loans  Financial Times

Microsoft has pledged nearly $500m to provide loans to boost affordable housing in its hometown of Seattle, in one of the biggest moves by a technology ...

Arvest mortgage division originates more than $2 billion in loans  Muskogee Daily Phoenix

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arvest Bank's mortgage division originated more than $2 billion in loans in 2018, the third time it has done so in its history.

ANZ Bank buys into online mortgage broker Lendi  The Australian Financial Review

ANZ Banking Group has taken a stake in online home loans platform Lendi, paying close to $40 million for a minority stake.

What the Government Shutdown Means for Home Loans  KIIITV.com

The partial federal government shutdown is complicating the already complicated process of getting and managing a mortgage. For one thing, the political storm ...

Home loan fourth-quarter data sends mixed signals on market  IOL

The total number of mortgage bonds registered at the Deeds Office in the fourth quarter of 2018 year increased by 5.4 percent.

Government shutdown affecting home loans, mortgages | WOLF  fox56.com

(WOLF) -- While federal workers are bearing most of the brunt of the government shutdown, other people are also beginning to feel its effects. Some hoping to ...

Home loans: Five tips to enhance your eligibility  The Financial Express

Shorter tenures imply higher EMIs, which may impact the repayment capacity of borrower and hamper their loan eligibility as well.

IRS Reopens Key Program for Mortgage Loans  The Wall Street Journal

The Trump administration last week revived a program that is key to home lending, after the mortgage industry said its closure during the partial government ...

Home mortgage rates are down but you'd better hurry  Dallas News

Small changes in mortgage rates can have a big impact on the housing market.North Texas home sales fell about 6 percent in the fourth quarter of...

Federal Shutdown Puts Stress On Rural Development Home Loans  WGLT News

The leader of the Bloomington-Normal Association of Realtors says the government shutdown has little impact on local home loan programs.

How to maximise your home loan borrowing power  Your Money

The mortgage landscape has undergone a dramatic shift in the past year as a property market downturn emerges in the big cities and the banks clamp down on ...

FHA loan delays from government shutdown loom larger for seniors  National Mortgage News

While most single-family Federal Housing Administration lending is somewhat insulated from the government shutdown, the impasse is doing more to hurt ...

Nations Lending Adds to Executive and Management Teams as Strong Growth Continues  PRNewswire

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nations Lending, a leading full-*service* national mortgage lender, today announced two new additions to ...

Top 10 Reasons Seniors Choose Jumbo Reverse Mortgage Loans  Markets Insider

ORANGE, Calif., Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Trends show that wealthy seniors are now taking advantage of their home equity as means for further ...

Budget 2019 should bring debt, hybrid funds under Section 80C  Business Today

Despite being an interim budget, there is no hard and fast rule which stops the outgoing government from framing any new major policies or benefits, and it is ...

SBI to hold home loan utsav during Jan 18-20  BusinessLine

State Bank India (SBI) to hold its annual 'SBI Home Loan Utsav 2019' at its Local Head Office (LHO) campus located on St Marks Road, Bengaluru from January ...

Mortgage applications surge 13.5% as borrowers rush to take advantage of lower rates  CNBC

That is its highest level since February and came after a 23 percent jump the previous week. Volume was just 0.5 percent lower than a year ago.

Mortgage rates stay subdued, bringing relief to slumping housing market  MarketWatch

Rates for home loans were unchanged at recent lows, helping bolster the housing market's comeback case.

Have Student Loans Caused A Drop In Home Ownership?  Forbes

New research from the Federal Reserve suggests that student loan debt may have prevented some people from owning a home. Here's what the Fed found.

Student Debt Is Indeed Hurting Homeownership, Federal Reserve Study Finds  Slate

Student debt has obviously forced some number of young adults to either delay or give up on homeownership. But how many, exactly? A group of economists ...

Housing advocates call for halt on foreclosures during government shutdown  MarketWatch

It's only fair the foreclosure process is shut down while the federal government remains on a partial shutdown, housing advocates urged this week.

Why mortgage lending at Wells Fargo, Chase and Citi plunged  MarketWatch

Mortgage lending at three of the country's biggest banks has fallen off a cliff as customers pivot to online-only options and stop refinancing.

ATO worried about $12b in SMSF loans  The Australian Financial Review

The Tax Office has raised the alarm over the one-third of $42 billion in property loans by self-managed super funds that are guaranteed by assets outside super, ...

UK Mortgages, Credit Demand To Decline Pre-Brexit  pymnts.com

British lenders say that leading up to Brexit, they expect a large drop in demand for credit cards and mortgages, according to a survey from Bank of England.

Historic Italian homes for sale for $1  Your Investment Property

A small town in Italy has listed several properties at a bargain basement price ...

New-home mortgage applications drop over stock market volatility: MBA  National Mortgage News

Mortgage applications for new homes declined again as worries over the stock market and the global economy outweighed lower interest rates for potential ...

Veteran home buying seminar scheduled for Thursday | News  Denton Record Chronicle

Real estate and insurance specialists will lead a free seminar to help veterans learn more about the process of buying a home Thursday, Jan. 24.

As the government shutdown continues, would-be homeowners are stuck waiting on USDA aid  The Desert Sun

Last year, the agency provided housing assistance worth $18.4 billion in home loans, loan guarantees and grants.

Survey Finds More Small Business Owners Are Bypassing Traditional Lenders Entirely  Benzinga

Trends in home buying over the past 10 years have revealed that buyers are increasingly foregoing traditional financial institutions in favor of alternative lenders ...

Tax returns, home loans and other ways the government shutdown could affect you  The News Journal

Even if you don't work for the federal government, you could be impacted by the shutdown.

US data drought raises doubt; Canada starts mortgage rate cuts; EU inflation falls; OECD employment rises; China embraces RMBS; Aussie home lending falls; UST 10yr 2.73%; oil holds while gold slips; NZ$1 = 67.5 USc; TWI-5 = 71.6  Interest.co.nz

Here's our summary of key events overnight that affect New Zealand, with news of rising employment in the OECD countries just as growth starts to fade.. But first ...

Housing Finance: Prolonged Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Prompt Need for Reform  Government Accountability Office

Housing Finance: Prolonged Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Prompt Need for Reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac issue mortgage-backed ...

House prices are set to plunge even further - and Sydney and Melbourne will be hit the hardest  Daily Mail

A plunge in home loan applications across Australia has sparked warnings property prices are set to fall even further - with the country's east coast to be hit the ...

Mortgage refinancing spree becomes a race against the clock  Bankrate.com

Some 43 million homeowners can reduce their mortgage interest rate by refinancing, according to a recent mortgage report by Black Knight, a mortgage data ...

Refinancing needs can be complex as no two homeowners are in exact same situation  The Independent

Finding a mortgage provider and loan that meets your refinancing needs can be a complicated process and customers always have several questions.

Affordable homeownership: possible even in pricey places | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy  The Mortgage Reports

Check out these 5 secrets to affordable homeownership and achieve your dream -- wherever you live.

Parents dig deep for kids  New Zealand Herald

By Diana Clement. Mortgage brokers do a brisk trade in organising home loans for children who have sought help from the bank of mum and dad, says ...

Borrowers are turning to digital lenders — and abandoning banks  Inman.com

Americans are increasingly forgoing traditional banks when taking out home loans, pushing mortgage revenue down for big name lenders but offering a boon to ...

Correction: NerdWallet-Government Shutdown-Mortgages story  Daily Journal

In a story Jan. 11 about the government shutdown, The Associated Press — from an article that originally appeared on the personal finance web site NerdWallet ...

How the shutdown is jeopardizing housing for rural Americans  NBCNews.com

The USDA's closure is hurting homeowners, landlords and tenants in rural areas. But they say the agency has provided little information.

Why President Trump Is Quietly Caving on Parts of the Shutdown  TIME

When President Donald Trump signs a bill guaranteeing back pay for furloughed federal workers Wednesday afternoon, it will be a rare moment of bipartisan ...

IIFL Finance to raise up to Rs 2,000 crore via NCDs  Economic Times

The proceeds may be utilised during the current fiscal itself across various business segments.

Government shutdown delaying home purchases in Northeast Tennessee  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

The government shutdown over funding for border security is throwing a wrench into some people's plans to buy or sell homes.

Yoma Strategic Holdings: Potential Upside On Myanmar Property And Possible Debt Financing  Seeking Alpha

Yoma Strategic Holdings (YMAIF) trades near book value of $0.26. Potential upside in demand from middle income earners accessibility to long term home ...

Home loan interest rates rise and fall as lenders fight  Daily Telegraph

Variable home loan interest rates are moving in both directions as lenders jostle for position, making now more important than ever to check your mortgage.

Mortgage Rates Fall as Government Shutdown Rolls On – Market Update  Zing! Blog by Quicken Loans

It's Day 24 of the partial government shutdown, but inflation is low, as are jobless claims and mortgage rates. All that and more in Market Update!

‘Could you make these guys essential?’: Mortgage industry gets shutdown relief after appeal to senior Treasury officials  Washington Post

After an intense lobbying campaign by the mortgage industry, the Treasury Department this week restarted a program that had been sidelined by the partial ...

ARM mortgages are popular again: Are they the choice for you? | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy  The Mortgage Reports

ARM mortgages are suddenly more popular than they have been in years. Rising interest rates, better loan products and big money-savings are making ...

More ex-Wilmington Trust bankers sentenced to prison  Philly.com

Two more bankers at what was once the Philadelphia area's largest locally-based bank were sentenced to federal prison for lying about massive loan losses.

Banking regulator moves to scrap limit on interest-only home loans  The Sydney Morning Herald

The banking regulator will remove its cap on interest-only mortgage lending, saying the restriction has served its purpose of reining in higher-risk loans and ...

Kogan rolls out home loans, promising low rates & quick turnaround  Canstar

Kogan, which sells a range of general merchandise, travel deals and insurance, is aggressively expanding its financial products' range. It has now launched ...

Home loan customers should be paying more off their loans  NEWS.com.au

Home loan customers should be paying down their debt faster, as new research reveals that just one in four borrowers is ahead. Maximising the record-low ...

Fur friend or foe? Owning a pet could affect your home loan  Canstar

What you spend at the pet store is reportedly enough to hold up your home loan application amid tougher lending standards.

A little Christmas spending could harm your chances of a home loan  The Sydney Morning Herald

The two moves that mean the difference between loan approval and rejection.

Lower expenses, C&I growth drive Regions' 4Q profits  American Banker

Regions Financial in Birmingham, Ala., posted double-digit profit growth in the fourth quarter as strong business loan growth and sharply lower expenses offset a ...

Checking on lunch kebabs: Has the home loan crackdown gone too far?  The Sydney Morning Herald

When Carla Jenkins recently sought to refinance a loan over a house she bought six years ago, she faced a very different vetting process from her bank.

St. George's new home loan application platform gives 'power back to buyers'  Canstar

The St. George Banking Group – which includes Westpac subsidiary banks St. George Bank, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA – today launched the home loan ...

Want a home loan? Be a model spender for three months before you apply  The Sydney Morning Herald

It's important to understand the game has changed when it comes to borrowing. It's changed for everyone from first home buyers to investors refinancing fixed ...

Why it pays to review your home loan  INTHEBLACK

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Data shows customers who get their home loan online are using more varied lending options  Business Insider Australia

The changing credit landscape in Australia is creating additional uncertainty for homeowners.

Homeloans to fund and use Athena's new home loan platform  The Australian Financial Review

Homeloans Ltd will provide debt funding to Athena Home Loans and has joined Macquarie and Square Peg as a shareholder of the new lending platform, which ...

Chief Sneed calls for an end to federal shutdown  Cherokee One Feather

Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed submitted Emergency Resolution #464 (2019) at the end of the regular session of Tribal Council on Thursday, Jan.

Home loans jump as RBA sticks to rate hike call  The Sydney Morning Herald

A cut in interest rates could not be ruled out, a senior central banker said on Monday, but emphasised that the next move was still likely to be an increase given ...

Homeloans and Resimac set for relaunch under new name  The Australian Financial Review

ASX listed non-bank lender Homeloans and Resimac, which merged two-years ago, are to be renamed and relaunched as Resimac Group, subject to ...

ANZ cuts variable home loan rate for new customers as competition heats up  ABC News

ANZ becomes the first big lender to cut its variable home loan rate for new customers as the banks slug it out for business in a tightening market.

Closely watched mortgage rate moves lower for Tuesday  Bankrate.com

Mortgage rates diverged today, but one key rate tapered off. The average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage slid down, but the average rate on a 15-year fixed ...

Westpac hit with $35m penalty to settle irresponsible home loan case with ASIC  ABC News

Westpac reaches a $35 million settlement with the corporate regulator over more than 10000 home loans that breached responsible lending laws.

Hayne puts the skids on the home loans, experts say  The Sydney Morning Herald

The Hayne royal commission has paved the way for an overhaul of home loan lending that will put the skids on the housing market, affect some people's ability ...

RBA highlights out-of-cycle home loan rate moves  Canstar

Australia's central bank has acknowledged that lenders have increased standard variable mortgage rates, while reducing rates for some new loans.

Australian home loan lending lifts unexpectedly  Business Insider Australia

The value of Australian home loan lending bounced unexpectedly in October, led by a strong increase in finance provided to owner-occupier buyers.

Home loan delinquencies on the rise this year  YourMortgage.com.au

Home loan delinquencies behind Australia's residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) was kept steady in July but tracked 21 basis points higher when ...

Big banks reaped $1bn from home loans 'while customers lost hundreds', ACCC says  The Guardian

Competition watchdog says banks' 'opaque' pricing strategies makes it hard for customers to work out best mortgage deal.

Why borrowers need guidance on home lending shifts  YourMortgage.com.au

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) put the spotlight on the importance of having a clear guidance for any potential changes that an Aussie may encounter in ...

Owner-occupier home loans hit 7-year low, ABS data show  Canstar

Australian Bureau of Statistics figures revealed today a steeper-than-expected 2.1% fall in owner-occupier mortgage approvals, in seasonally adjusted terms, ...

Australians are becoming frustrated with home loan applications  YourMortgage.com.au

A lack of money is just one of the many things discouraging Australians from entering the housing market. In fact, a recent study found that Australians find ...

How food delivery could derail home loan applications  YourMortgage.com.au

Homebuyers who frequently order food via apps like Uber Eats could be derailing their chances to get approved for a home loan as banks start to scrutinize ...

Aussie buyers run to non-bank lenders for home loans  YourMortgage.com.au

While banks continue to be under the microscope of regulators and the banking royal commission, home buyers seem to be running towards non-bank lenders ...