Posts tagged: RBA

What do higher US interest rates mean for Australia?

In March, the US central bank – the Federal Reserve – lifted its federal funds rate target and forecast at least two more increases...   Read More

Will the cash rate budge in 2018?

With its considerable direct and trickle-down effects on the Australian economy, particularly interest rates and inflation, it’s no wonder The Reserve Bank of Australia’s...   Read More

2018 Property Prices: the good, the bad and the unexpected

It’s that time of year when everyone polishes the crystal ball to see where Australia’s housing market is heading. And there are always plenty...   Read More

Imminent cash rate rise remains unlikely

Mortgage holders were the winners on Melbourne Cup Day as the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left the cash rate on hold for the...   Read More

Should you be preparing for an interest rate rise?

No matter what financial news source you turn to at the moment, you’re likely to find commentary around rate rises – particularly the question:...   Read More

Is Australia’s household debt putting the economy at risk?

It certainly came as no surprise that the official cash rate was kept on hold by the Reserve Bank Board at its April 2017...   Read More

Housing market coming off the boil

More reports have been emerging about the worrying state of Australia’s housing market. But are we set for a bubble to burst in certain...   Read More

What 2017 has in store for interest rates

The Reserve Bank of Australia kept the cash rate on hold in February at its first board meeting for 2017. The decision was in...   Read More

What does 2017 hold for Australia’s property market?

The start of the new year is always a good time to reassess your financial situation and one area that is usually on people’s...   Read More

What the rate cut means for self-funded retirees

It was little surprise to anyone that the Reserve Bank of Australia cut the cash rate at its August 2016 board meeting. It’s at...   Read More