Australian financial media says One in five borrowers is ‘screwed’

Australian Financial Review with the headline,

One in five borrowers is ‘screwed’ (gated).

Some of the ‘highlights’ of the report, low lights really, things are not looking promising:

  • The Reserve Bank of Australia likes to spin that “most” borrowers
    are fine, but between 15 and 20 per cent are in trouble.
  • 13 %of borrowers cannot afford to make their debt repayments after living
    costs, up from a mere 3 per cent last year
  • while the RBA and media are crowing about how Aussie households and
    businesses can comfortably wear higher interest rates, which is true,
    the tails of this distribution are still getting crushed.
  • sub-prime home loans originated by non-banks, the news is worse with
    the 30 days arrears rate leaping from 2.5 per cent to almost 4 per
  • The RBA also expressly warns about the coming high-risk debt default
    cycle and pain for non-bank lenders that have financed dodgier
    businesses and households,

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This article was written by Eamonn Sheridan at Source