More Bank Focus to Regional and Remote Areas


Senator Barry O’Sullivan, one of the main advocates for the Banking Royal Commission, says it’s now time for the banks to set up and restore their credibility by re-engaging with people from the bush. He says the banks need to provide products and services that ‘work’ for rural enterprises and … [Read more...]

Katter Calls Banks Parasites


Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has stepped up the rhetoric in his pursuit of a Royal Commission into the banks. He says any investigation into banking practices by Australian Prudential Regulation Authority will fail, labelling APRA a ‘lapdog’. “Let’s just go through what APRA hasn’t done. APRA … [Read more...]

More Funding for Farm Loans

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The Queensland Government’s First Start and Sustainability Loans are now open for application again, with more funding and lower interest rates. $120 million is being made available under the programs for 2017-18. Administered by the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA), … [Read more...]

Big 4 banks called to account at forum

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Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen is holding the banks to task with a special banking industry forum to be held in Mackay next week. He says the Forum will put direct questions to representatives of the big four banks regarding their treatment of customers. Mr Christensen says … [Read more...]

Panic on The Dance Floor

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It’s been a long time coming but Queensland Property Analyst and Developer Chris Anderson says he’s pleased to see a mortgage industry that has finally began to stir from its slumber and get tough with rogue operators. His comments follow claims from the Mortgage & Finance Association of … [Read more...]

Fiddling at the Edges

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A leading Queensland Property Analyst and Developer has slammed the Federal Governments move to merge finance and banking complaints into a mega Agency as nothing more than a cop out. Chris Anderson from AFT Projects laughs at Federal Budget changes which will see the merging of the three now … [Read more...]