Home owners plough cash into mortgages during lockdown (AFR)

Voluntary payments into mortgages more than doubled in July, August and September from the previous 12 months, data from non-bank lender Firstmac shows, raising the question whether consumers will save, rather than spend, extra cash handed to them in last week's budget.

Firstmac's analysis of its direct retail mortgage book shows the level of additional payments made by borrowers jumped to an average 10.2 per cent of the portfolio in the past three months, compared with the monthly average payment of 4.8 per cent last year.

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Firstmac completes $1.3bn RMBS raising (Australian Broker)

Non-bank lender Firstmac Limited has announced its completion of a $1.3 billion RMBS raising, with over $2 billion in orders.

In a statement, Firstmac said that the issue was oversubscribed “from an early stage” and was supported by 31 institutions.

The roadshow for the RMBS issue was the first to be done entirely online, as COVID-19 travel restrictions made the usual face-to-face meetings throughout Europe, Asia, and the US impossible.

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