Higher Funding Costs To Weigh On “Big 5” Bank Shares

Local banking stocks will be facing higher funding costs as LIBOR rates have surged higher over the last few weeks.

Considering the negative combination of the Royal Commission and lower margins on Mortgage lending, we have been urging caution to investors looking to buy the recent dips in the Big 5  banking names.

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As illustrated in the chart below, the cost of local bank funding has posted the sharpest monthly rise in over 8 years.

As such, we don’t believe the local bank shares have found sustainable price support levels yet.

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Author: Todd

Todd has worked in the financial industry for 20 years. During this time, his primary focus has been in the Foreign Exchange, Global Equities and Fixed Income areas. Todd has also served as a Judicial Advocate in several tax cases in the US Federal Court.

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