KUALA LUMPUR (March 30): Against the backdrop of low interest rates domestically and globally, there have been limited signs of credit-fuelled speculative investments in the housing market, according to Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM).
For too long, loan borrowers have been at the losing end as many do not fully understand the terms and conditions (T&C) stated in housing loans or financing contracts.
PETALING JAYA: Its personalised service and social media engagement with customers have helped property developer Oriental Interest Bhd clear off some unsold units from its projects in the current market downturn.
PETALING JAYA (April 3): Banks and most households in Malaysia can withstand severe house price and income falls, according to Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), based on a series of housing price shock simulations carried out to determine the resilience of households and banks to survive in the event of such hypothetical housing market correction.
Take action against banks only if they don't lend to first-timers and buyers of affordable homes, says HBA
PETALING JAYA (April 27): Although the National House Buyers Association supports the move by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) to take action against banks who fail to give out housing loans to those eligible, the consumer body has proposed that action be taken only against banks that fail to lend to first-time homebuyers and those seeking to purchase affordable homes priced below RM300,000.
PETALING JAYA (March 28): The rejection rate of housing applications has declined to below the average rate of about a quarter of all cases, said Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in its “Financial Stability and Payment Systems Report 2017”.
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 20): The Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) has reiterated that its member banks “have been and will continue to” provide home loans to all eligible borrowers, said the association in a statement issued today to rebut claims that commercial banks are imposing strict rules on home loan applicants.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 10): The residential property sector is envisaged to remain sluggish this year, checked by depressed consumer sentiment and selective lending by banks, said RAM Rating Services Bhd.
PETALING JAYA: The Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) said the approval rate for housing loans in 2016 is high at 73.