April 4, 2017 / 6:42 AM / 4 months ago

BRIEF-Moody's says new regulatory measures are credit positive for Australian banks, RMBS and covered bonds

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April 4 (Reuters) -

* Moody's - new regulatory measures are credit positive for Australian banks, RMBS and covered bonds

* Moody's - "effect of measures will be credit positive because they will curb growth in riskier mortgage loans against rising house prices"

* Moody's - expect Australian banks to raise interest rates on interest-only loans to reduce growth in this segment

* Moody's - "continue to expect upward pressure on house prices in Australia in an environment of low interest rates" Source text - bit.ly/2nVZG8A (Bengaluru Newsroom)

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