Fitch’s gives Australian house market a tick

October 15th, 2010

In a study much anticipated by some housing bubble doomsayers but which reinforces the views expressed in CurtiseCall August 2010, preliminary calculations just released by credit agency Fitch Ratings suggest that local banks would be able to withstand even a severe scenario under which the probability of a residential loan default rose to 8% and house prices fell 40%. Fitch’s also found that housing costs relative to income had in fact been relatively stable since 1995.