mortgage rates

Rising rates and a falling dollar put the squeeze on mortgagees

Andrew Macken

For Australians with a mortgage, there’s a good chance life is feeling somewhat tougher – and for good reason. For one thing, mortgage rates are increasing. Meanwhile, the Aussie dollar has been depreciating against the US dollar, which is eroding the global purchasing power of all Australians. Unfortunately, these dynamics... Show More

What's the outlook for mortgage rates?

Roger Montgomery

As we have discussed a number of times in the past, the major banks face significant headwinds from increasing capital adequacy requirements over the next few years. This is due to a partial reversal of the significantly lower risk weightings that were applied to major bank mortgages, combined with the... Show More