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Actually they should ban high LVR lending, where the borrower doesn't have a deposit of at least 20%, altogether.
36% (221 votes)
Yes, as soon as possible.
24% (148 votes)
They should leave the restriction as it is for at least another year.
14% (89 votes)
No, but they should increase the limit from 10% to 15%.
13% (81 votes)
No, they should leave the 10% limit there permanently.
13% (78 votes)
Total voters: 617

Should the Reserve Bank remove its "speed limit" on banks' high loan to value ratio (LVR) home lending?

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