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Will APRA captial requirements force rates to rise?

Discussion in 'Property Finance' started by eng, 20th Jul, 2015.

  1. eng

    eng Well-Known Member

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    I assumed this meant they wouldn't pass on future rate cuts. I never even thought it would manifest in a rise.
     
  3. Tekoz

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    But eventually rate has to rise up soon due to property price is not affordable at the moment for the majority of the people.

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    Tekoz that is a somewhat random and incorrect thing to say.
     
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    Likely more capital raising from the stock market before anything else
     
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    He is random for sure....we plan to have a blanket party with him at the next SS meeting at Wenty. ;)

    That may sense into him. :p

     
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  7. Mick C

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    There's talk of APRA not being happy with the current sanctions in place and they want the Big 4 to increase their capital per loan ( esp over 90% loans and the IP...before it was 1 to 1.2.now it's 1 to 1.8!!!)

    There's only 3 moves the bank can make

    1. increase rate by 0.15% - 0.25% ( this is roughly the cost to close the extra cost for capital)
    2. Reduce expense - ie sack staff or employ better technology to make it more efficient and cut cost
    3. Reduce dividends from shareholders

    Point 3 is the most likely outcome. Hence why the banks shares has slowed down in their growth and some super funds are puling out as well.
     
  8. Tekoz

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    @Mick C

    Talking for high LVR rate yes, that does make sense for anything greater than 80% it is quite risky.
    But as for number #3, no it is safer and better off to do number #2 and #1 at least, reducing the dividends will hurt more for the long term.
     
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    Agree #3 unlikely.

    Most upper management bonus payments are tied in some way to maintaining or increasing share prices. Cutting dividends will lower the share price further.
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  10. Tekoz

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    @Marg4000 Yes that's what I can see.

    Most probably they will be aggresively outsource more of their service or cutting down cost by eliminating the entry level staff. Look at McDonald's & Coles / Woolies with their self service counter.
     
  11. Mick C

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    ANZ increases standard variable rate on IP by +0.27% as of 1/8/2015 - New and existing.....
     
  12. Rolf Latham

    Rolf Latham Inciteful (sic) Staff Member Business Plus Member

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    and the government approved gouge continues : (

    ta
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