• PRIVATE lenders are helping foreign buyers bypass Australian banks, reigniting Chinese interest in the country’s property market — notably in Melbourne.

One lender in particular, $1.5B Fund, has been tipped by experts to be a “game changer” for investors and developers from China, where there is “pent-up demand” for non-bank lending.

GOLDEN WEEK: Chinese New Year to bring property buyers from China to Melbourne

SEEKING DEALS: Chinese buyers offered discounts on Melbourne apartments


Investorist founder and chief executive Jon Ellis says loans for Australian properties becoming available through alternative lenders had made sentiment among his Chinese clients “more positive”.Source:Supplied