RateSetter completes $10.5m capital raising

Will changes in lending like Ratesetter help reduce the problems of affordable housing or put more buyers in the market and make things worse?

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Private equity firm Five V Capital has led a $10. 5 million capital raising for peer-to-peer lender RateSetter Australia. Five V Capital has joined RateSetter‘s existing shareholders and additional p

Source: RateSetter completes $10.5m capital raising

Mortgage arrears at five-year high: Moody’s

Home loan arrears are at the highest levels for five years http://snip.ly/mky1h

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The proportion of Australian residential mortgages more than 30 days in arrears rose to its highest level in five-years, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

Source: Mortgage arrears at five-year high: Moody’s

 

EXPLAINER: In your 30s and want to buy a house? This is what you need to know and do.

Steep drop in home ownership is a worry especially amongst young people. http://snip.ly/o8cd1

Figures in the recent Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey revealed a steep drop in home ownership amongst people under 40 from almost 36 per cent in 2001 to just 25 per cent in 2015.

Dr Greg Schwann, Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Melbourne and an expert in housing and mortgages, says many crucial factors have led to the prohibitively high prices that are now locking out first home buyers.

“Australian cities are growing rapidly, more than any other cities in the world,” says Dr Schwann.

Source: EXPLAINER: In your 30s and want to buy a house? This is what you need to know and do.

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Carrie Hamilton discusses bond aggregation with ABC TV News 24 (10 March 2017) – YouTube

Bond Aggregation

Bond aggregation and no deposit home loans can be a major disruption the housing industry. I’m not sure if the government realise it but the bond aggregator they’ve put together in the last budget could turn the property market on its head.

Bond Aggregation and No Deposit Home Loans

Bond Aggregation and No Deposit Home Loans housing providers will open up lending options

Investment Property Risks | Our perverse fascination with property – Mortgage Business

Investment Property Risks, There’s No Telling Some People

Investment property risks can be more than adequately managed. So why do so many people forget to manage investment property risks? A little bit of insurance, a long term lease to a good tenant and Bob’s your uncle.

Trouble is with investment property risks property investors get tunnel vision.

Opinion: Our perverse fascination with property – Mortgage Business

The bottom line is this: going into debt carries risks. Period.

Whether you’re racking up debt on a credit card or borrowing to buy a two-bedroom unit in Sydney, there are risks involved. What if you lose your job? What if the price of your property falls? What if you get sick and can’t service the mortgage? What if?

It’s too late to start asking these questions once you’ve taken out a loan. But there are things you can do to alleviate your fears, like taking out mortgage protection insurance and getting advice from someone who isn’t holding the title deeds. Via mortgagebusiness.com.au

The Top 3 Ways To Manage Investment Property Risk

Bank refunds over $230k in overcharged interest – The Adviser

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A Tasmanian bank has refunded over $230,000 in overcharged interest and fees to more than 1,040 customers with mortgage offset accounts.

A customer of MyState Bank Limited (MyState) reportedly contacted the bank to enquire about their offset accounts being linked to their mortgage.

After conducting a review into why the accounts were not linked, MyState found several customers had loans with unlinked offset accounts, while others had offset accounts but no loans, and some had offset accounts together with ineligible loan products.

This therefore meant that they were overcharged interest.

Source: Bank refunds over $230k in overcharged interest – The Adviser