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Brace Yourselves For Interest Rate Rises

Property investors stand to be the hardest hit as banks reprice mortgages to meet tougher regulatory requirements, according to JP Morgan’s latest Australian Mortgage Industry Report.  JP Morgan surveyed 52,000 households and concluded that approximately 10% of investor loans could be at risk. The report further warned that pressure for banks to increase capital levels…

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Capital gains tax concession is too generous: economists poll

The Economics Society of Australia (ESA) Monash Forum polled economists on whether capital gains tax deductions for housing investment should be removed, writes… Maria Yanotti, University of Tasmania As the federal budget approaches, the government is grappling with ways to enhance housing affordability, including reforming the current 50% capital gains tax (CGT) deduction on property…

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