Cash rate for August remains unchanged at 0.1%

Reserve Bank of Australia

The Reserve Bank today confirmed the official cash rate will remain at 0.10% for the foreseeable future.

News of positive inflation last week is seen as a blip due to the economic impacts of the sustained NSW lockdown.

The expectation was that the RBA would increase its government bond buying program, however it surprised the market by advising it will stick to previously announced reduction plans.

The purchase of government bonds, or quantitative easing as it is known, helps stimulate the economy by increasing the supply of money, keeping interest rates low and putting downward pressure on the Australian dollar which assists exporters.

An AFG broker can answer your questions and look at your circumstances to make sure you’re prepared for what could be coming next. This could mean refinancing or approaching your lender for a better rate. Because an AFG broker does this type of work every day, they have a pretty good idea what lenders can do to win or keep your business.

We’re here to help if you have any questions. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with an AFG broker.

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