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Better times ahead for business lending

Small businesses can expect better lending conditions as the economy strengthens, the Reserve Bank says. In a submission to a Senate inquiry into...

We can handle another GFC: Swan

Australia is well placed to deal strongly with another global financial crisis, should one arise, federal Treasurer Wayne Swan says. "We are very well placed...

RESI’s new CEO plans to rattle a few cages

By Jill Fraser for Lending Central Whichever political party breaks the deadlock and forms government could do much more to enhance competition within the mortgage...

Bonds pricing in depression says analyst

Global bond markets have priced in expectations that central banks are unlikely to raise interest rates any time soon, with their low level of...

Global woes to keep rates steady in July

Borrowers are set to be spared a rate rise for at least another month with economists tipping the central bank to leave monetary policy...

Financial services firms risk falling into ‘trust trap’

New research released today has found that Australia's leading financial services names may be in for a shock when the recovery in markets does...

Banks scramble for new funds as credit demand picks up

The global financial crisis (GFC) may not have blocked the flow of credit to consumers and businesses, but it has left banks scrambling for...

RBA says flow of credit in Australia stayed on during GFC

The global financial crisis (GFC) did not stop the flow of credit to consumers looking to buy houses, despite the rising cost of funding...

GFC has significant impact on wealth of Australia’s rich

Half of $1m plus investors report GFC losses of up to 30%. Australia's wealthy have endured significant losses following the GFC with around half reporting...

Significant reform of banking sector required in Europe and US

As the world's banking sector emerges patchily from recession, the head of Australia's central bank has identified the areas where reform must take place...

Australians got through GFC relatively lightly

Australians may have been forced to take some tough decisions during the global financial crisis, but a new survey suggests they got off lightly...

Fraud epidemic in wake of GFC

By Jill Fraser for Lending Central Fact: Fraud cases in Australia have doubled over the past six months. Fact: The epidemic is set to increase. Fact: Banks...

Smartline MD Chris Acret has set his sights on recruitment in...

By Jill Fraser for Lending Central Wanted: Team players and self-starters who possess problem solving and networking attributes. After emerging relatively unscathed from the mortgage fatigue...

Global financial what? Housing confidence at three year high

A survey has found the Global Financial Crisis is a distant memory for most Australians, who now believe the housing market is set to...

Small businesses bounce back from GFC

By Jill Fraser for Lending Central For the first time since the start of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) small to medium businesses are starting...
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