It’s important to look after the tenants in your investment property – it encourages them to stay long term and take care of your property. So how can you keep your tenants happy? By treating your property like a business and your tenants like valued customers.
As a result of the “slow down” in investment lending combined with significant losses in market share, major and non-major banks and lenders who imposed heavy restrictions on investment lending are now again open for investment business.
Westpac Bank announced today the maximum LVR (loan to valuation ratio) for those seeking interest only repayments will be capped at 80%. This applies to both owner occupied and investment lending. They are last of the Major 4 Banks to cap LVRs for …
The RBA has again left interest rates on hold at the historical low of 1.50%. There has been no changes to the cash rate since August 2016. However over the past few weeks out of cycle rate hikes by the major banks and second tier lenders have made front page headlines. These interest rate increases ranged from negligible increases to owner occupied loans to smacking investors and those whose loans feature interest only repayments with some significant increases.
In breaking news CBA and their subsidiary Bankwest released communications today that they will no longer accept applications for refinance of investment loans as of Monday 13th February.
Over the past week there have been some bold moves by the major 4 and second tier banks to curtail their investment loan book growth to 10% p.a.. This is in line with APRAs guidelines and recommendations issued back in December 2014 (refer attached) and in addition to the regulator increasing capital adequacy requirements for residential mortgage exposures. After some mild reaction in recent months, there has been some drastic changes over the past week including;- ….