Interest-only loans plummet as banks clamp down on mortgage risk

Original article by Michael Roddan
The Australian – Page: 13 & 14 : 16-Jan-18

New data suggests that the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s crackdown on interest-only mortgage loans is having an impact. Australian Fin­ancial Group’s latest mortgage index shows that 19 per cent of new mortgage loans in the December 2017 quarter were interest-only loans, compared with 47 per cent for the corresponding period in 2016. However, the size of the average mortgage loan rose by 2.8 per cent nationwide in the year to November, and by 4.3 per cent in Victoria.

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AUSTRALIAN PRUDENTIAL REGULATION AUTHORITY, AUSTRALIAN FINANCE GROUP LIMITED – ASX AFG, MACQUARIE GROUP LIMITED – ASX MQG, AUSTRALIAN SECURITIES AND INVESTMENTS COMMISSION, DIGITAL FINANCE ANALYTICS, MOODY’S INVESTORS SERVICE INCORPORATED

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