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Remote work drove over 60% of house-price surge, Fed study finds

The shift to working from home drove more than half of the increase in house and rent prices during the pandemic and will likely drive up costs and inflation going forward as the shift becomes permanent, according to research from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.  “The transition to remote work because of the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Inflation a bigger concern for Aussies than mortgage debt – study

With inflation showing no signs of slowing after the recent 6.1% lift in the June quarter CPI, rising cost of living has been revealed as the number-one financial worry among Australians. A survey commissioned by Australian finance platform, Money.com.au, showed that 61% of Australians were concerned about meeting the rising cost of living. This was […]

Only half of Australians trust their banks, study reveals

Financial institutions are struggling to keep the faith of Australians, with just over half (51%) trusting their banks enough to share financial .rmation with them by linking their accounts, new data has revealed. Open banking product Frollo conducted the research for its Open Banking – The consumer perspective report, looking at consumer attitudes towards sharing […]

Risky alternative financing is being used by millions: study

Approximately one in five borrowers nationwide, or about 36 million Americans, turned to a riskier, costlier and less regulated alternative to a mortgage at least once in their lifetime to finance a low-cost home, a new report reveals. The Pew Charitable Trusts estimated around 7 million Americans, or one in every 15 current home borrowers, […]