Ok, so everyone knows that for years the banks have made insane profits, largely off the back of lending out money to investors and homeowners to purchase property here in Australia.
In 2015 the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) stepped in to curb lending to investors over fears of a runaway property market. (Although to be fair the increased prices were largely confined to the juggernaut cities of Sydney & Melbourne).
Lending conditions tightened, with increased interest rates, and lower Loan To Value Ratios (LVR’s), for investors. Foreign investors also have felt the squeeze with many banks now not open to business to overseas investors without consistent Australian income streams. Additionally, in the background the world has been gorging on cheap credit, and printing money, for years, trying to kick-start the flagging global economy.
In fact, many economists are asking the question, “How much longer can this go on for?”.
Many economists are nervously watching to see what will finally break this camel’s back. So far the Brexit has only temporarily buckled the knees of the global economy, so what is ahead of us? Perhaps a Grexit will be put back on the table, or a Quitaly?
Perhaps Donald Trump will become the leader of the free world, and the US economy will retreat into insular and protectionist policy making. Or perhaps it will be China’s amazing growth screeching to a standstill that finally brings the largest of the biggest global economic experiment to its knees.
Anyway, the upshot of all of these events combined is that type of investments that may have worked over the last few decades, are unlikely to produce the same result over the next few decades.
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