Australian households are among the most indebted in the world and the interest rate increases by the Reserve Bank will generate a big potential problem” for many people and the wider economy.
We have a big potential problem courtesy of the way we have run our housing system, for not just the last decade but for the last at least three decades.
Our housing system is only weakly governed by real housing policy objectives, that is, ensuring everyone can own or rent a decent affordable home. Instead, it is governed by objectives of wealth creation, and sometimes by concerns about financial system stability.”
Macro-economic issues like the rising cost of living, inflation and economic pressures are influencing trends in first-party fraud, with almost one in five (19 per cent) Australians believing it’s okay to tell a “white lie” and report having less debt than they actually have in a financial service or loan application.
The implications for financial stability as rates rise are potentially significant!
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