More Bank Focus to Regional and Remote Areas

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Senator Barry O’Sullivan, one of the main advocates for the Banking Royal Commission, says it’s now time for the banks to set up and restore their credibility by re-engaging with people from the bush. He says the banks need to provide products and services that ‘work’ for rural enterprises and … [Read more...]

Mortgage Brokers Now Included in Royal Commission

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Leading property Analyst and Developer Chris Anderson has welcomed the news that the federal government has confirmed that mortgage brokers will be included in the Royal Commission into alleged misconduct in Australia's banking, superannuation and financial services industry. Mr Anderson says … [Read more...]

Katter Calls Banks Parasites

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Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has stepped up the rhetoric in his pursuit of a Royal Commission into the banks. He says any investigation into banking practices by Australian Prudential Regulation Authority will fail, labelling APRA a ‘lapdog’. “Let’s just go through what APRA hasn’t done. APRA … [Read more...]

More Funding for Farm Loans

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The Queensland Government’s First Start and Sustainability Loans are now open for application again, with more funding and lower interest rates. $120 million is being made available under the programs for 2017-18. Administered by the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA), … [Read more...]

Panic on The Dance Floor

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It’s been a long time coming but Queensland Property Analyst and Developer Chris Anderson says he’s pleased to see a mortgage industry that has finally began to stir from its slumber and get tough with rogue operators. His comments follow claims from the Mortgage & Finance Association of … [Read more...]

New Appointments to QRAA Board

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Two experienced agribusiness finance executives – Leith Boully and Zoe Kenneally – hav been appointed to the board of the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority (QRAA). QRAA is a Queensland Government statutory authority and specialist administrator of government financial assistance programs … [Read more...]