Foxes in charge of the hen house

The national financial planning register is worse than useless.

It was supposed to be the Coalition government’s panacea for the crisis in confidence plaguing the financial planning industry, but almost two years after it was launched, it’s a dud.

CBA raises fixed home loan rates

Investors have been denying owner-occupiers houses they once would have bought.

CBA is raising interest rates on a range of fixed-rate home loans, the latest big bank to increase costs for home buyers seeking to lock in their borrowing costs.

'Trump conned them': Wall Street wins again

President-elect Donald Trump: standard media reporting no longer applies.

If Mnuchin becomes Treasury secretary, he'll be the third Goldman Sachs alum in three decades to get the job as the President-elect surrounds himself with bankers and billionaires.

ANZ warns on overbuilding in apartment market

Banks are already reporting a growing number of buyers are struggling to settle on time.

The high-rise construction boom that is transforming the skylines of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will probably leave parts of these cities with too many apartments, ANZ Bank chief executive Shayne Elliott predicts.

Apartment 'settlement bulge' a key risk for property

The apartment settlement bulge needs to be closely watched, BoQ chair Roger Davis says.

Bank of Queensland chairman Roger Davis has highlighted the risks from a looming surge in apartment settlements Brisbane and Melbourne, amid signs more buyers are facing difficulties completing off-the-plan purchases.

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