Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

  • Dean Koutsoumidis
  • 14 March 2017

It is with great pleasure and pride we announce that Equity-One will officially support the great work of the very talented people at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.

Managing Director Dean Koutsoumidis, Non-Executive Director Frank Troise and Deputy Portfolio Manager Tom Danaher attended the very-impressive new facilities adjoining the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne and had the pleasure of being taken on a Tour by Cale Wilkinson, Manager of Trusts & Foundations, Engagement and Philanthropy .

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Inflation hits 20 year lows

  • Dean Koutsoumidis
  • 27 January 2017

Remarkably low inflation figures recently released paint an interesting picture. Property prices have not abated in a material way, credit through the banks is increasingly challenging to acquire, and Chinese buyers are finding it tougher to move their funds offshore.

Policy makers sure have their work cut out for them in this environment. Liquidity is the saviour here, for both buyers and lenders. Whilst official cash rates have dropped, non-bank pricing for funds has slowly edged upwards due to the demand, yet still is a viable option for many.

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APRA to tighten Investment Lending further

  • Dean Koutsoumidis
  • 2 November 2016

Funding constraints affecting Banks are likely to continue, if not increase during the short term.

A senior economist has predicted that APRA is likely to add further directives on banks' lending standards to help cool Sydney and Melbourne's property markets "before they get totally out of hand".

Shortly after the release of the RBA Review last month, which warned that the risk of oversupply in some capital city markets is nearing, the Australian Prudential Regulation Association announced a series of changes to its mortgage lending guidance, particularly around serviceability requirements.

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Community Project - Wellness Packs - Mornington Peninsula

  • Dean Koutsoumidis
  • 17 October 2016

We are proud to be a part of a little community project whereby hundreds of "Wellness Packs" are distributed to medical clinics across Mornington Peninsula. What's a Wellness Pack, you may ask? Simply something to help pass the time when you are waiting for your health professional.

Thanks to Rose Farfalla who founded the initiative. read more

APRA tipped to tighten Investment Lending

  • Dean Koutsoumidis
  • 9 September 2016

Bank lending poised to tighten further. Demand for credible alternative finance options is likely to increase in the short term.

One of Australia's most respected economists says there is a "good chance" the prudential regulator will crack down on a recent lift in property investor activity by announcing stricter lending conditions for banks.

Last week's housing finance figures for the month of June showed a 3.2 per cent increase in investor loan commitments following a 3.9 per cent surge in May.

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