Ryan Smith

Home prices set to surge – then fall – Westpac

Big bank predicts a continuing boom, then bust, and you'll be surprised to see how soon

Alleged Westpac fraudster wants money to return to Australia

Bill Papas says he can't return unless he gets more cash to fund his lifestyle and a return ticket to Greece

Banks accused of forcing mortgage borrowers to delete BNPL accounts

Lawmakers rebuke banks for "strong-arm tactics" after allegations from Zip Co, Afterpay

CBA to 're-purpose' 90 regional branches

The bank is modifying hours and employee duties in an attempt to keep branches open as more customers go digital

No news is good news on negative gearing, CGT – REIA

The peak body welcomed the Opposition's announcement that Labor will support the status quo on negative gearing and capital gains tax

Big four bank deal hit by adverse regulator decision

Bank to appeal after deal worth hundreds of millions nixed

Aggregator tells ASX "merger not likely to proceed"

Chief executive slams lengthy court approval process that has kept the landmark deal in limbo for over a year

Macroprudential measures work to cool overheated markets – RBA

As the housing market stays red-hot, the RBA says previous regulatory intervention benefited the financial sector

CBA says deferral requests are coming in a trickle, not a flood

The number of borrowers requesting repayment pauses during the current lockdown is much smaller than at the height of the pandemic, bank says

Lockdowns will cost some Aussies their homes – NAB boss

While banks have reinstated repayment deferrals, that won't be enough to help every borrower, Ross McEwan says