About the author

Gerv Tacadena started his career as a science and technology reporter working in a busy newsroom. Prior to joining the Infochoice Group in 2021, Gerv was a journalist for some notable business news sites and magazines, particularly in Singapore, Canada and Hong Kong. He also writes for other mastheads in the Group, including Your Mortgage, and Your Investment Property Mag.

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Rate cuts persist in term deposits, but some providers defy the trend, 15 September

The downtrend in term deposit rates continues this week but some providers like Qudos and Bank of Sydney defied the trend and made some increases.

15 Sep 2023
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Customer-owned bank partners with LMI provider

Great Southern Bank inked a five-year deal with Helia, formerly Genworth, the exclusive lenders mortgage insurance provider for Australia's third-largest cus...

14 Sep 2023
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Australia pushes with ban on credit cards, digital wallets in online gambling

The federal government will enforce a ban on the use of credit cards, cards linked to e-wallets, crypto, and digital currencies in online gambling through a ...

13 Sep 2023
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ABS confirms recovery of house prices

It appears the housing market recovery started even earlier, with the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showing that the total value of housing ma...

12 Sep 2023
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Proposed changes to Banking Code set to provide extra protection to customers

The Australian Banking Association (ABA) has submitted a proposal that would institute a new Banking Code that would provide rights and entitlements to bank ...

11 Sep 2023
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These providers are cutting their one-year term deposit rates, 8 September

It certainly is an end of an era as several providers started scaling back on one-year term deposit rates.

08 Sep 2023
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Use of savings contributes to resurgence of home prices

The value of Australia’s housing market just hit $10 trillion and several factors, including the high level of savings helped boost the market despite ...

07 Sep 2023
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Refinancing dissipates threats of fixed mortgage cliff — PEXA

The recent surge in refinancing appears to have mitigated the looming risks associated with the mortgage cliff, according to PEXA Refinancing Index.

06 Sep 2023
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RBA cash rate still on pause at 4.10%

The Reserve Bank of Australia’s cash rate hold this month marks outgoing Governor Philip Lowe’s swan song.

05 Sep 2023
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Loans for holiday and travel reach 5 year high

The value of refinancing reached a new record high in July, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

01 Sep 2023
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Find out which lenders moved their variable, fixed rates this week, 1 September

One week before the Reserve Bank of Australia’s cash-rate decision for September, several lenders, including NAB, made some changes in their variable i...

01 Sep 2023
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Housing upturn regains momentum in August

Dwelling prices in Australia seemed to have regained momentum in August, according to CoreLogic.

01 Sep 2023