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8% interest rates on the horizon?

Announcement posted by Sparrow Loans 04 Aug 2022

Interest rates to 8%?

Moderator of the Opportunities in Private Debt session at the Venture and Capital conference at UTS Sydney Ulrika Lobo said that she expects “7 or 8 percent interest rates are possible, but they will certainly be an overreaction.”  


This aligns with the views of leading world economists at the Asia and The Pacific Policy Society, who argue that Australia is “looking in the rear-view mirror.”


Director of Ara Capital Chris Flavell agrees, sharing the long-term view that rate rises will be disproportionate to the actual trends we are seeing. 

"Rates over 5% are more normal and we will see rates over 6% become normal"


The three day Venture and Capital Conference hosted by Wholesale Investor from 25-27 July 2022 saw over 1,000 attendees this year, a record number as interest rates start to bite around the country. The purpose of the three day event is to bring together wholesales investors and the private market to look at the challenges and opportunities presented by an active market. 


The Opportunities in Private Debt panel included Ulrika Lobo from Sparrow Loans, Chris Flavell from Ara Capital, and Troy Harper from Aviator Capital.

The panel discussed access to debt, loan approval processes and rising interest rates.


As a mortgage fund that specialises in property backed corporate financing, Sparrow Loans' company’s director Ulrika Lobo, was invited to moderate and partake in the panel discussion and examine the RBA's management of inflation. 


About Sparrow Loans: Sparrow Loans is a Sydney-based private lender which manages a mortgage book with loans across Australia. The business strives to deliver exceptional value to borrowers through its responsiveness, competitive rates and quick approvals which eliminate settlement stress.


About Wholesale Investor: Wholesale Investor is an investment platform running the largest community of over 31,000 wholesale investors in Australia, with an international presence in Singapore and the UK.

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