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The Reserve Bank of Australia decided to once again leave the official cash rate unchanged at 1.5% with the last rate move back in August 2016. I’d like to share today’s rate announcement and the thoughts on why the Reserve Bank of Australia has made this decision.
With a combination of retail deflation (ie the price of retail goods falling) and continued weak wages growth still impacting economic growth, the Reserve Bank have signaled that we can expect to see rates where they are for the time being. They have indicated however that they expect the next rate move to be an increase and are concerned about the potential shock that this may cause the economy.
Rates remain constant now but it is important that you are prepared if they increase. There may be different rates available from our lenders, so your broker is always on hand to ensure you have the right financial solution for your current circumstances.
If you’d like to have a chat about what today’s news means for you and your finances, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with an AFG broker.