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6 Jan 2018 (AFR) – Borrowing costs tumble for home buyers as investors squeezed by higher rates

(6 January 2018, AFR, p6, by Duncan Hughes)

Mortgage rates v interest-only loan demand (Canstar)

Mortgage rates v interest-only loan demand (Canstar)

‘Monthly repayments on a $1 million mortgage have fallen by about $430 for a homebuyer and increased by nearly $300 for an investor in the past three years as big four lenders revamp their lending strategies to maintain profits and appease regulators, analysis of lending rates reveals. The widening repayment gap follows the introduction of regulatory controls on lenders to improve prudential controls, reduce risky loans, strengthen balance sheets and keep a lid on prices.’

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