About the author

Harrison is a Financial Analyst and Editor at InfoChoice. Prior to joining the InfoChoice Group in January 2020, he worked for some of Australia's largest comparison sites and media organisations.

With a keen interest in the economy, housing policy, and personal finance, Harrison strives to deliver and edit news and guides that are engaging, thought-provoking, and simple to read.

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Harrison's latest articles

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Comparing Home Loans With Better Deals Than Commonwealth Bank

Commonwealth Bank, CBA, CommBank, whatever you want to call it, is firmly Australia’s largest bank, but that doesn&rsq...

18 Dec 2023
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Competition regulator releases its retail deposit inquiry into banks' subterfuge

The ACCC has found that in the first half of 2023, 71% of bonus interest accounts did not receive bonus interest in any given month.

15 Dec 2023
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Unemployment ticks up to 3.9%: Interest rate rises working as intended

ABS data revealed the unemployment rate continues a gradual uptick, posting a 3.9% result in November - a 10 basis point increase from the month prior.

14 Dec 2023
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Are there any green banks in Australia?

As they say it ain’t easy being green. ‘Green’ finance has become all the rage lately, but where do you st...

08 Dec 2023
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Commonwealth Bank vs. Westpac Home Loans

Commonwealth Bank and Westpac are two of the largest banks in Australia, with a wide array of home loans on offer. But which one offers more competitive home...

08 Dec 2023
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Which banks use Osko?

Osko, in short, is a new way to pay people and businesses, and transfer money between bank accounts using Australia's New Payments Platform (NPP) near-instan...

07 Dec 2023
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Which banks and credit unions are covered by the government's deposit guarantee?

The Australian Government guarantees deposits, up to $250,000, that are held in Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions (ADIs) are guaranteed up to this amoun...

07 Dec 2023
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Sluggish GDP, per capita recession, confirm what we all know

Gross domestic product figures released by the ABS show that beyond meagre growth, productivity is still in a slump, which will give the RBA a headache.

06 Dec 2023
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What is a home loan package deal and how do they work?

As they say it’s not about the size but how you use it. Package home loans bundle various products in with the mortgag...

06 Dec 2023
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RBA holds at 4.35% in lead-up to Christmas but is this the right move?

While the hold will be welcome news for the mortgage belt, the RBA risks fondling the inflation snake for too long.

05 Dec 2023
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History of RBA Cash Rate in Australia

The Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) cash rate target in-part determines interest rates on financial products.

05 Dec 2023
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What's the likelihood of the RBA increasing the cash rate in December?

Looking ahead to the RBA's final monetary policy decision of the year, experts say it's unlikely the RBA will deliver a cash rate lump of coal for mortgage h...

04 Dec 2023