RBA Lifts Cash Rate 0.25 Per Cent to 3.75 Per Cent at December 2009 Meet

Glenn StevensTHE Reserve Bank of Australia has given mortgage holders an early Christmas present, by increasing interest rates just 0.25 per cent this week.

The RBA meeting, the last one for what has been a strong year for major residential markets, will see the official cash rate increase to 3.75 per cent. The RBA meets again on February 2, 2010.

It’s the first time the RBA has increased interest rates for three consecutive months. Some analysts were speculating interest rates may increase by more than 0.25 per cent, on the back of strength in the residential sector.

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