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Mortgages in Australia: Market Research Report

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Mortgages Market Research Report | ANZSIC X0010 | Nov 2014

Variable conditions: Interest rates hikes are set to increase industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Mortgages market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$86bn
Annual Growth 10-15
1.9%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
79,949
Businesses
118
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Mortgage lenders help consumers to realise the dream of owning a home. The industry was not immune to the economic downturn, which led to a drop in demand for home finance. The beginning of the past five years was characterised by consumer deleveraging, low credit availability and generally low consumer sentiment. This started to change, however, as the government lowered the official cash rate and implemented numerous assistance programs to support growth in the residential housing market. As a result, the value of mortgages issued by the industry has grown over the past five years. New loan approvals declined in 2010-11, but have grown at an increasing rate since then. In March 2014, approvals of new loans were 27.7% higher than the previous year... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The Mortgages industry writes two major types of mortgages: fixed-rate loans and variable-rate loans. The variable-rate loan market is far more dynamic than the fixed-rate market, with several different types available with unique features that cater for the varying needs of borrowers. Other loan types include lines of credit and low documentation (known as low doc) loans.

Standard variable loans

The most common type of mortgage is the standard variable loan. This loan has a fluctuating interest rate depending on the underlying cash rate, as set by the RBA. Standard variable loans offer more features than a basic variable, such as an offset account, early repayment options or a redraw facility. However, this flexibility comes at a cost... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Mortgages Industry?

This industry comprises the mortgage lending activities of authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs). ADIs include banks, building societies and credit unions. A mortgage is a loan secured by real property. The features of a mortgage include loan size, maturity, interest rate and payment method. Loan size depends mostly on the value of the securing property. Mortgages can be refinanced to reflect property revaluations. The industry does not include mortgage brokers.

Industry Products
Standard variable loansBasic variable loansFixed-rate loansLine of credit
 
Industry Activities
Mortgage originationMortgage refinancing


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