With the uncertainty of the federal election behind it, the RBA has decided to reduce the official cash rate to a record low of 1.25% as it tries to stimulate household spending and the economy. This is the first rate move since August 2016.
Investing in property has become increasingly popular in recent years. If this is something that you’re thinking about it’s important to do some homework. You’ll need to know the market dynamics of the area you’d like to buy in, find the right investment property, understand the REAL cost of your investment and of course, find the best investment loan to suit your specific needs.
As financial markets digest the findings of the Banking Royal Commission, the Reserve Bank of Australia has made its first rate announcement for 2019.
The RBA has decided to leave the official cash rate unchanged at 1.5% for the 27th consecutive time. Here are our thoughts on why they have made this decision.
The Reserve Bank of Australia made their announcement today to leave the official cash rate unchanged at 1.5%. It has now been two years since the last cash rate move. We think this is due to a combination of factors including very low wages growth, high underemployment, flattening property prices and home lending and modest inflation. Many experts are predicting it may be some time before we see the next rate movement and it may actually be downwards.