Prime Insights

Borrowers feel the heat of high rates

With interest rates staying elevated following a year of aggressive increases, mortgage stress is on the rise among borrowers. New…

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Australian SMEs grapple with rising defaults amid cost pressures

The rising cost of borrowing and reduced consumer demand are hitting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) hard. Payment defaults among…

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Navigating this year’s economic challenges

Australia faces economic headwinds from internal and external factors, with growth expected to slow down as challenges weigh on consumer…

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Record wage growth sparks inflation and rate fears

After the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) move to resume interest rate hikes and lift the cash rate to 4.35%,…

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Population boom to fuel major city property demand

Australia’s housing market is set to get even tighter, with projected population growth of 7.4 million expected to drive demand…

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Have interest rates peaked?

After months of relentless interest rate hikes, inflation is showing signs of moderating and household spending is slowing down. Does…

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1.5 million borrowers face mortgage stress

After a year of aggressive interest rate hikes, many mortgage holders are feeling the pressure. New research from Roy Morgan…

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Markets brace for uncertainty as interest rates bite

Markets brace for uncertainty as interest rates bite The June cash rate decision has dashed hopes of rate hikes coming…

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A mixed outlook for interest rates and the housing market

The frequency of official interest rate increases has slowed in recent months. It will be interesting to see whether this…

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Spending to slow

Spending expected to slow as higher interest rates bite Hundreds of thousands of homeowners who took advantage of record low…

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