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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ASIC to sue Westpac over tardy hardship responses

The corporate regulator ASIC has commenced civil penalty proceedings against the major bank, alleging it failed to respond to customer hardship notices in th...

05 Sep 2023
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Beyond Bank set to acquire small credit union First Choice

Orange-based First Choice Credit Union and Adelaide-based Beyond Bank have signed a memorandum of understanding, signalling an intent to merge.

04 Sep 2023
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Are short-term term deposits a worthwhile investment?

Want to stash your money away for a short period? A term deposit of less than a year could be a worthwhile investment.

21 Aug 2023
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Mortgage rates rise sharply, outpacing RBA cash rate increases

Recent data collated by the RBA shows new variable mortgage rates outpaced that of the 25 basis point cash rate increase in June.

14 Aug 2023
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Teachers Mutual launches 5.50% savings account in quiet non-RBA hiking month

Teachers Mutual Bank and its subsidiaries launched a savings account featuring a 5.50% p.a. interest rate, one of the highest in the market.

08 Aug 2023
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Is the RBA done with rate hikes? Experts say it shouldn't be

Two of the top economists in Australia have said the RBA should not have left the cash rate on hold at 4.10%, because the softer economic data doesn't tell t...

02 Aug 2023
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CBA launches digital refinance application, shaving approval times

The Commonwealth Bank has launched a digital refinancing application process, to make it quicker for homeowners to seek a better deal.

31 Jul 2023
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Sharesies launches subscription service for share trading

Micro-investing app Sharesies has launched a subscription service starting at $5 a month.

28 Jul 2023
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Does 6% inflation mark the end of the RBA rate hike road?

Inflation data released by the ABS shows a further fall in the CPI, down to 6% in the 12 months to June.

26 Jul 2023
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Which lenders are increasing variable home loan rates despite the RBA hold?

Bendigo Bank and AMP were among several banks to increase variable home loan rates this week - at least for new customers anyway.

21 Jul 2023
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Which banks offer 5-year term deposits?

Looking to stash a chunk of money away for a longer term? Five-year term deposits provide interest rate certainty, and the potential for regular interest pay...

14 Jul 2023
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Which lenders offer 5% deposit home loans in Australia?

Want to get your foot on the property ladder but don’t have a 20% deposit? Many lenders offer 5% deposit home loans but there’s a few things you&...

11 Jul 2023