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Loans and M&A activity drop in 2016

Loans with three and five-year tenors made up almost half (48 per cent) of all the loan volume in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan), according to the latest APAC league table. Facilities with a three-year tenor represented volume of US$42.5 billion and were the most popular option for corporate purpose loans, amounting to US$11.1 billion at the end of 1H2017. read more

Briefs: Westpac adjusts home loan rates, Firstmac's $4bn online loan book, New CEO for LIXI

Westpac customers with 'principal and interest' owner-occupier home loans will receive an eight basis points interest rate reduction from 30 June 2017, pushing the bank's annual standard variable rate down to 5.24 per cent. But both investors and owner-occupiers with a Westpac interest-only loan will be paying more. read more

ASIC worries collections and lending won’t mix for marketplace lenders

The corporate watchdog has highlighted conflicts of interest in the marketplace lending industry that may need to be managed better.The Australian Securities and Investments Commission on Friday released the results of a select survey of the sector, revealing a market still in the early stages of development. ASIC's aggregate data on lending by the sector may look low, however.ASIC said it was interested in how the industry was handling a range of conflicts, highlighting an odd theme for a business sector that relies on lending money and getting it paid back, with interest. read more

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