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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    China risk is the real worry for Hong Kong banks

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:09am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com While HKMA boss fusses over trifling mortgage delinquency ratios, exposure to borrowings from across the border should be his target China risk ... mortgage loan growth calculated on a yearly basis has shrunk to 4.2 per cent from 8.7 per cent in 2010. "These figures show the growth in mortgage loans has been brought under control..." ...

  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rise in interest rates is something to welcome, not worry about

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp The easier it is to pay off a mortgage, the more likely it is that prices will go up and nowhere is this equation truer than in the property market Don't worry about ... period of artificially low interest rates has distorted the market. The single biggest factor influencing ability to buy a home is the monthly mortgage payment, and the single biggest factor ...

  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Alibaba conjures up 'fantasy' returns

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 12:51am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Kong banking sector's exposure to non-bank loans in China. The red line is the sector's total exposure to mortgages in Hong Kong. And our monetary authority thinks that our property ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    HKMC not playing on a level field

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp By engaging in the mortgage insurance business, the corporation is crushing out some nascent start-ups in the private sector HKMC not playing on a level field "We ... the business more appropriately." Raymond Li Ling-cheung, chief executive, HK Mortgage Corporation, SCMP, October 7 The new name will be created by adding the words "Credit ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Recession, high property prices not signs of market failure

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in the United States, where they have been pushed down to get around the effects of a subprime-mortgage crisis caused largely by earlier overstimulation by the government of mortgage financing. And low ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Public suffers most from big bank fines

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 01:22am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... bank fines JP Morgan Chase's record US$13 billion deal to end US probes of its mortgage bond sales would free America's largest bank from mounting civil disputes with the government ... will be found to have told someone else of these mortgage bonds, "Hey, Sunshine, this is hot stuff, know what I mean? Fill your boots." Hideous crime, he spoke whereof he knew nothing, as most ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    London property not best investment for Hong Kong Monetary Authority

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 04:31am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... much money, they would like to be real gods of the market whom brokers worship and business newscasters speak of in awe. As a starter they have set up a playschool called the Hong Kong Mortgage ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Bank on it- doomsday not so nigh

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in the worst of the fallout from the 1997 property crash, the three-month mortgage delinquency rate never exceeded 1.4 per cent. It now stands at 0.01 per cent. Only one of every 10,000 mortgages is in delinquency. This is about what you would expect from slow probates and people who cannot pay because they have been sent to prison. Mortgage obligations are honoured in this town. ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Abnormal interest in home affordability

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Understanding the effects of unusually low mortgage rates is the key to calculating the real price of a home in Hong Kong’s property market ... is the critical concept to understand: the real price of a home is not the list price in the developer's brochure. It is rather the monthly mortgage payment to which you pledge yourself when you ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Low rates, not lack of flats blowing Hong Kong's property bubble

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... by mortgage payments for an average home. It takes account of price, income, repayment terms and, most of all, prevailing mortgage rates. It says that, despite record-high property prices, there is no serious lack of affordability. There certainly was one in the pre-1998 property bubble, when mortgage payments at one point absorbed more than 100 per cent of household income. But the figure ...




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