Firstmac analysis shows the number of borrowers on hardship is falling (MPA Magazine)

The latest data from Firstmac’s $12.6b loan book shows that the number of Australians on COVID-19 hardship arrangements is steadily falling despite the second wave of lockdown in Victoria. MPA spoke with chief financial officer James Austin about how Victoria compares with other states and why the ACT is doing the best nationwide.

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Firstmac issues Australia's biggest non-bank RMBS since crisis

Firstmac Ltd. has priced A$1 billion ($805 million) of notes in the Australian-dollar market’s largest non-bank mortgage-bond deal since the global financial crisis.

The Brisbane-based lender, which funds online mortgage website loans.com.au, sold A$600 million of top class AAA rated notes at a spread of 98 basis points over the bank-bill swap rate, according to an e-mailed statement. It issued a further A$358 million of AAA rated notes at spreads ranging from 115 to 195 basis points, while the remaining A$42 million of securities carried lower credit scores or were held onto by the issuer.- Bloomberg Business- view article