Media

Martin North, Digital Finance Analytic’s founding Principal and banking sector analyst, willingly engages with the media offering informed, objective and independent views on banking, financial services and broader economic policy issues. He has a special interest in the dynamics of the housing sector. Requests by Media for interviews can be made here  or call 0412 210 016.

We have high quality video recording facilities (as well as skype over NBN) and so can create broadcast standard content to meet tight media deadlines; as well as content for our video blogs.

Recent media citations relating to Digital Finance Analytics are listed below. Where possible links are provided to the original source material. Older citations are listed separately by year, via the “Media” tab.

11 Apr 2018 – Australian Business Review – Easy credit to blame for high house prices (Republished DFA Blog Post)

07 Apr 2018 – Townsville Bulletin – More households than ever are under mortgage stress in Townsville

06 Apr 2018 – International Business Times –  960,000 households in Australia will face ‘mortgage stress’, data shows

06 Apr 2018 – Nine News – Almost one-third of Australian households facing ‘mortgage stress’

06 Apr 2018 – Daily Mail – Mortgage Stress hits almost a MILLION families

05 Apr 2018 – 4BC – Mortgage stress continues to climb as wage growth stalls

03 Apr 2018 – Nine News – Two rate rises could crush ‘risky’ mortgage holders

02 Apr 2018 – Australian Financial Review – Property buyers brace for new round of interest rate hikes as funding costs rise

29 Mar 2018 – The Australian Business Review – APRA faces pressure on liar loans

28 Mar 2018 –  The Queensland Times – ‘Property armageddon is coming’

21 Mar 2018 –  Your Mortgage – Royal Commission grills ANZ about loans submitted by brokers

21 Mar 2018 – Gold Coast Bulletin – Data reveals worst Gold Coast suburbs under mortgage stress

21 Mar 2018 – ABC Radio Nation Breakfast – Mortgage Brokers

13 Mar 2018 – MPA – News Analysis: One more backflip

13 Mar 2018 – Your Mortgage – Can anything solve Australia’s affordability crisis?

12 Mar 2018 – ABC News – Nurse’s $3 million in loans raises questions about banks’ lending practices

11 Mar 2018 –  New Zealand Herald – Housing inequality threatens fabric of society

05 Mar 2018 – Australian Financial Review – Limited security guarantees could be the answer for first-home buyers

03 Mar 2018 – Australian Financial Review – CBA Westpac cut rates but 220,000 interest-only loans face $100b crunch

03 Mar 2018 – The Australian – Interest-only crisis time bomb ticking as repayments reset

01 Mar 2018 – The Australian Business Review – APRA relaxing as home price boom ends

01 Mar 2018 – ABC The Business – Lax Loans

01 Mar 2018 – 2GB Money News – APRA’s Lending Policy

28 Feb 2018 – Australian Financial Review – Interest-only property buyers face ‘double whammy’ of loan resets, rate rises

27 Feb 2018 – The Australian Business Review – Loan insurers in trouble as higher standards bite

26 Feb 2018 – Australian Financial Review – Small business bosses use home equity as ‘piggy banks’ to keep doors open

20 Feb 2018 – 2GB Ross Greenwood’s Money Show – Interest Only Loans

14 Feb 2018 – Sydney Morning Herald – APRA issues another warning on risky investor loans

13 Feb 2018 – Australian Financial Review – Interest-only property investor cash flow crunch sparks fears of fire sales

12 Feb 2018 – News.com.au – Banking Royal Commission holds first hearing

11 Feb 2018 – The New Daily – The end of the banking boom will affect your retirement

09 Feb 2018 – The West Australian – Pilbara mortgage stress high, but improving

09 Feb 2018 – Australian Financial Review – Property buyers need to look beyond lower price and perks to location and gains

08 Feb 2018 – ABC News – Banking royal commission to hear cases like Amy’s

08 Feb 2018 – The Australian Business Review – Banks fret over volatility impact on funding costs

07 Feb 2018 – The New Daily – Taxpayers foot $500m bill for ‘windfall’ bank profits

05 Feb 2018 – The Australian Business Review – UBank eyes online services growth through fintech partnerships

05 Feb 2018 – Herald Sun – Struggling families targeted by ruthless payday lenders

05 Feb 2018 – Courier Mail – Editorial: Payday lenders must be called to account

03 Feb 2018 – The Australian – Martin North: Divining markets for mums and dads

01 Feb 2018 – News.com.au – More Queenslanders in mortgage stress amid likelihood of rate rise

01 Feb 2018 – The Australian Business Review – Mortgage surge as APRA rules sidestepped

30 Jan 2018 – The Australian Business Review – CBA sideswiped by ASIC rate-rig suit

28 Jan 2018 – Australian Financial Review – Big four build $600m ‘war chest’ to win mortgage market share with discount loans

26 Jan 2018 – ABC News – Being billed for getting a bill in the mail could be coming to an end

25 Jan 2018 – Courier Mail – Thousands of interest-only homeowners in Queensland face a looming mortgage crunch

24 Jan 2018 – ABC Radio National PM – Push to ban fees for receiving bills in the mail, but who’s behind it?

20 Jan 2018 – News.com.au – Close to 1 million households under mortgage stress: report

20 Jan 2018 – The Courier Mail – First-home buyers are banking on Mum and Dad

18 Jan 2018 – The Australian Business Review – Australian household debt-to-income ratio taps 200pc

17 Jan 2018 – Australian Financial Review – Interest-only borrowers brace for mortgage crunch

16 Jan 2018 – Nine News – New online platform allows you to ‘auction’ your loan to the lowest bidder

15 Jan 2018 – The Australian Business Review – Interest-only loans plummet as banks clamp down on risk

13 Jan 2018 – The Australian – Wealth effect: households are doing it tough as economy races ahead

11 Jan 2018 – The Australian Business Review – Low-deposit loans push but analysts warn of risks

10 Jan 2018 – International Business Times – About 921,000 Australian households are under mortgage stress: analysis

09 Jan 2018 – News.com.au – How to beat the banks at their own game

08 Jan 2018 – Australian Financial Review – New ‘liar loans’ data reveal borrowers more stretched than some lenders suspect

05 Jan 2018 – SMSF Adviser – Property, debt stress prompts clients to take tax risks

04 Jan 2018 – News.com.au – These are the 10 worst postcodes for mortgage stress in Queensland

04 Jan 2018 – ABC News (TV and Radio) – Risks and Opportunities of Buying Property Now

04 Jan 2018 – Sky Business – Mortgage Stress and Default Predictions

03 Jan 2018 – The Australian Business Review – Rise in mortgage stress defies lending crackdown

01 Jan 2018 – Australian Financial Review – Lowest loan rate since 1956 sparks regulatory fears and raises pressure on debt

01 Jan 2018 – The Australian Business Review – Shadow sector mortgages surging ahead