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Predatory lenders 'stealing beds' from debtors

Predatory lenders 'stealing beds' from debtors

In the week that the Rudd government announced a package of measures to help Aussies keep up with home loan and credit card payments, it has emerged that predatory lenders are making a killing out of those most in need.

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Dodgy home loan companies face jail time

Dodgy home loan companies face jail time

The government has introduced plans that will threaten irresponsible home loan brokers and lenders with jail time for failing to check whether a borrower can afford the loan repayments.

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Rudd and the great grant mystery

Rudd and the great grant mystery

The debate over whether prime minister Kevin Rudd will extend the bonus on first-home buyers grant beyond June 30th heated up again on Friday (April 24th) with the revelation from government insiders that he will carry the bonus over.

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Holding home loan payments steady

Holding home loan payments steady

Although speculation continues over whether the Reserve Bank’s spree of interest rate cuts has come to an end, consumers can make the most of previous cuts by maintaining their old home loan payment levels, one financial adviser claims.

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First-home buyers grant 'misguided'

First-home buyers grant 'misguided'

With the housing bubble well and truly burst, Kevin Rudd’s efforts to reinflate it with the first-home buyers grant spell trouble for home loan providers and borrowers alike, the Sydney Morning Herald has warned.

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