Livewire – Are the banks back in town?

11 June 2019

Are the banks back in town? After a tough 2018 the Aussie banks have bounced back thanks to a loosening of lending restrictions from APRA and a surprise election win by the Coalition. But should investors now pile back into the sector? And does the recent rate cut by the RBA herald lower funding costs for the banks – or a margin squeeze?

From both a short and long-term perspective the banks look attractive, with an expected surge in offshore capital flows and their status as a yield play in a “lower for longer” rate environment only heightening their appeal.

Tune in as Jeremy Hook from TMS Capital hosts Jun Bei Liu from Tribeca Investment Partners and Sam Granger from Totus Capital, who give their take on whether the banks are “back in town,” while also naming their standout pick among the Big Four.