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  1. Home loans soar 25pc in October

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... cent in primary market and 28.7 per cent in the secondary market. The number of new loan applications rose for the third straight month, by 9.9 per cent. The mortgage delinquency ratio- ... mortgage pricing, with some financial institutions offering rates as low as prime minus 3.2 per cent for the first year. The proportion of new loan approvals priced at below prime minus 2.5 per ...

  2. Mortgages may hit sales

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Colliers International has warned that tighter mortgage policies by banks may affect the growth of residential sales. It says mainland buyers now represent about 40 per cent of total buyers in the super-luxury sector, while average luxury residential prices have exceeded their peak in 1997 by 41 per cent. Colliers points out that between November last year and April, overall ...

  3. July mortgage loan approvals edge up 0.7pc

    Posted Aug 25th 2007, 12:00am by Nevin Nie, Sandy Li

    ... Authority. New mortgage loans drawn down fell 13.5 per cent last month to HK$14.2 billion, compared with a 17.4 per cent jump in June, the authority said. June loan approvals, which generally precede ... vice-president at mReferral Mortgage Brokerage Services. He predicted that new loan approvals would rise at a slower pace this month. Last month, banks approved 3,492 mortgage loans for homes ...

  4. Home loan aversion may fuel mortgage price war

    Posted Jul 04th 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... of the housing market, according to mReferral Mortgage Brokerage. The loan to valuation rate on mortgages dropped to 61.6 per cent in May from 68.9 per cent in 2002, the brokerage said. Donald Cheng ... their prices on mortgages for luxury flats. In fact, it is already happening.' Mr Cheng said that since the number of mortgages in negative equity- where the amount outstanding on a loan exceeds ...

  5. Mortgage agency looks overseas to expand loan portfolio

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Maria Chan and Enoch Yiu The Hong Kong Mortgage Corp (HKMC) is considering buying home loans on the overseas markets, including mortgage loans offered in the mainland, to boost its loan ... on overseas markets. It will not be an easy task,' the source said. Established by the government in 1997 at the height of the property bubble, the HKMC buys mortgage loans from banks ...

  6. Money Matters

    Posted Mar 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... between the currency of the loan and their assets should tread carefully. In a non-related currency mortgage, the value of the mortgage is borrowed in a third country's currency where ... offer a lower loan-to-value ratio for foreign currency mortgages, borrowers should check out all terms and conditions when deciding which lender to choose. The upside of an unrelated currency ...

  7. Government plans to sell another $10b of mortgage loans this year

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... The government plans to sell another $10 billion worth of mortgage loans this year, according to Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Frederick Ma Si-hang. 'The government has a lot of loans, including the mortgage loans made to first-time home buyers' scheme and the other lending offered to the civil servants,' Mr Ma said in Guangzhou yesterday. ...

  8. Residential mortgage loans show bad signs

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu The credit quality of mainland banks' residential mortgage loans is showing early signs of deterioration- despite a drop in the bad loan ratio of their overall property lending ... loans of 3.07 trillion yuan at the end of last year. Although the non-performing ratio of the 1.8 trillion yuan outstanding residential mortgage loans stood at about 1.5 per cent at the end ...

  9. Mortgage loan activity near five-year high

    Posted Apr 30th 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Strong residential property sales and a surge in refinancing activities pumped mortgage loans last month to their highest recorded levels since mid-1999. However, property ... on the mainland. According to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), new mortgage loans drawn down last month came to $13.1 billion, compared with $9.45 billion in February. The value of loans approved ...

  10. Mortgage loan approvals fall 9.1pc

    Posted Oct 26th 2006, 12:00am by Andy Chen, Sandy Li

    ... many presale buyers of new apartments opted for staggered payments. 'This way, they will not apply for mortgage loans until construction has completed for the flats they bought,' he ... The outstanding value of mortgage loans decreased 0.1 per cent to HK$526.1 billion last month. ...




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