About the author

Brooke Cooper joined the InfoChoice Group in 2023. She previously wrote for the Motley Fool, covering topics such as share prices, companies, and IPOs. With interests in everyday finance and wealth, Brooke is passionate about educating Aussies - especially young adults - on all things money.


Brooke's latest articles

Brooke Cooper

Exploring Sharia home loans and Islamic banking options in Australia

For those of Islamic faith, there are numerous factors beyond house prices and the ability to save a deposit that can pave the way to getting onto the proper...

13 Dec 2023
Brooke Cooper

Term deposit alert: Judo Bank slashes rates, Bank Australia hikes

In what could be a devastating blow for term deposit enthusiasts, the market-leading rate revealed just last week has been cut.

08 Dec 2023
Brooke Cooper

Telstra refunds $21m after wrongly charging thousands of customers

The communications watchdog has ‘lost patience’ with Australia’s largest telco after it was once ...

06 Dec 2023
Brooke Cooper

Week's winners: Judo Bank, People First, and Suncorp hike term deposit rates

And just like that, challenger bank Judo has regained its status as a term deposit market leader, hiking rates by 1...

01 Dec 2023
Brooke Cooper

RACQ to issue millions in refunds after overcharging 460,000 customers

Queensland insurance giant RACQ has been rapped over the knuckles by the Federal Court after nearly 460,000 custome...

30 Nov 2023
Brooke Cooper

Aussies splash nearly $9b on Black Friday sales

Australia once again embraced the United States' favourite sales event, with consumers engaging in a record spend of more than $8.7 billion despite the natio...

30 Nov 2023
Brooke Cooper

First home buyers must now save for 8 years to raise a deposit

New research from PEXA reveals buyers looking to get on the property ladder in Sydney need to save for eight years ...

29 Nov 2023
Brooke Cooper

Help to Buy: One small step for shared equity scheme

In what could be a giant leap for 40,000 struggling first home buyers, the Albanese Government will introduce Help to Buy legislation this week.

28 Nov 2023
Brooke Cooper

Rentvesting: A Unique Path to Home Ownership and Wealth Creation

Property ownership has long been heralded the ‘great Australian dream’, but buying a ‘dream’ house appears increasingly out of reach ...

27 Nov 2023
Brooke Cooper

Melbourne and Sydney housing markets more affordable for wishful buyers

In a surprising shift, Australia’s two largest cities are now more friendly for would-be home buyers sitting on the sidelines in 2023. 

27 Nov 2023
Brooke Cooper

Which banks increased term deposit rates this week, 17 November?

Term deposit enthusiasts have had a great week, with many banks hoisting the interest rates on offer in the wake of the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) Nov...

17 Nov 2023
Brooke Cooper

Which banks increased term deposit rates this week, 10 November?

Good news for depositors, bad news for borrowers: The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) hiked the nation’s cash...

10 Nov 2023