Home buyers looking to mortgage brokers
It appears that a growing number of Aussie bank customers are using mortgage brokers to secure their home loans, although major banks remain dominant in the market. A study by the Market Intelligence Strategy Centre found that in the December quarter, broker written mortgages rose by 7 percent, bringing the value of the business to $14.18 billion over the three months.
This was the first growth in the broker business in 5 quarters, in fact in the December 2009 quarter, there was a 13 percent decline.
The major banks have been reducing the fees and commissions paid to mortgage brokers in a bid to attract customers directly to cut back costs. The major banks continue to dominate the Australian mortgage market, holding more than 80 per cent of all home loans.