Core Logic – Monthly Housing and Economic Update Sept 16


The monthly update on the state of the national housing market has just been released. The key findings can be summarised as

  • Residential real estate underpins Australia’s wealth and has reached $6.7 trillion
  • The annual rate of capital gain has slowed from its peak but remains quite strong
  • Values continue to fall in Perth and Darwin on an annual basis whilst rising across the remaining capital cities
  • Turnover: capital city transaction numbers have continued to trend lower
  • The decline in capital city rents continues with asking rents down 0.5% over the past 12 months
  • Lending to owner occupiers and investors has started to pick-up again

To read the full report click here 

Harnessing Potential – Alternative Lending Market in Australia



KPMG has commissioned a report undertaken by the University of Sydney’s Business School  of over 500 alternative finance platforms in 17 Asia-Pacific countries and regions, capturing an estimated 70 percent of the visible market. As the first comprehensive study of the Asia-Pacific online alternative finance market, this research contributes to the growing body of data supporting the region’s potential.

Click here to view the full report.

Some key questions about the marketplace lending in 2016:

  • Are individual or business borrowers using marketplace/ peer-to-peer lending because they have failed to obtain nance from banks, or in fact do they prefer the speed, flexibility and services offered by the alternative finance platforms?
  • Do businesses that raise finance via an alternative finance platform perform better in terms of profitability, revenue and job creation against businesses that rely on traditional funding channels?
  • From a credit analytics perspective, how are alternative finance platforms using new forms of data to ascertain the creditworthiness of borrowers?
  • Are platform credit risk modelling and underwriting facilities sufficiently robust – particularly in comparison with traditional finance providers?

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