Top term deposit rates in 2020

The new year brings a new opportunity for savers and investors to review their accounts, compare returns and ensure they are getting the best rates [...]

POSTED ON January 15, 2020
Five easy things you can do today to get richer

Building wealth needs patience, work, diligence and knowledge. InfoChoice can help you get your own everyday banking and finances in order by helping you compare [...]

POSTED ON January 15, 2020
What is F.I.R.E?

Do you want to get rich? Do you know how the rich get their money and how they invest their money to make EVEN MORE [...]

POSTED ON January 15, 2020
Trending Financial News 15 January 2020

NAB gives cash to bushfire victims and businesses National Australia Bank is spending $5 million on immediate relief to business and agriculture customers affected by [...]

POSTED ON January 15, 2020
Trending Financial News 14 January 2020

Westpac pays the mortgage for bushfire victims Westpac Group (including Bank of Melbourne, St George Bank, BankSA and RAMS) has announced more support for customers [...]

POSTED ON January 14, 2020
Car loan rate update: January 2020

“Car loans now have home loan-like rates” The car dealership may not be the best place to finalise your car finance because banks, credit unions [...]

POSTED ON January 13, 2020
Interest Rate update:

MEDIA RELEASEMonday 13 January 2020 Car loans now have home loan-like rates Car loan sales are under pressure as vehicle sales in Australia feel the [...]

POSTED ON January 13, 2020
Do I need car insurance?

Yes you do! And you need to understand the different types of car insurance. Compulsory Third Party insurance is compulsory in Australia for all registered [...]

POSTED ON January 13, 2020
Five top savings accounts, January 2020

The best savings account rates in Australia are now around 2.0% to 2.50% pa. To get a high rate, savers need to compare savings accounts [...]

POSTED ON January 13, 2020
Trending Financial News 13 January 2020

A bank buys Warney’s cap! Australia's all-time leading Test cricket wicket-taker and Victoria’s legendary bowler, Shane Warne, has auctioned his iconic Australian baggy green cap [...]

POSTED ON January 13, 2020
What is a notice saver account?

Notice saver accounts are a hybrid term deposit and at–call savings account, offering a bit more flexibility to savers than a term deposit and a [...]

POSTED ON January 10, 2020
How to get a fast, unsecured personal loan

If you need money fast, you are looking for an instant approval or fast approval unsecured personal loan. Unexpected bills, car repairs, holidays, renovations, furniture, [...]

POSTED ON January 10, 2020
First Home Loan Deposit Scheme warning:

MEDIA RELEASEFriday 10 January 2020 Borrowers could pay up to $5K per year MORE First home buyers participating in the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme [...]

POSTED ON January 10, 2020
Trending Financial News 10 January 2020

Fake tradies prey on bushfire victims The corporate watchdog, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is warning consumers and business owners to watch out [...]

POSTED ON January 10, 2020
How does the First Home Super Scheme work?

The First Home Super Saver scheme enables first home buyers to withdraw some of their extra superannuation contributions to use as some or all of [...]

POSTED ON January 9, 2020
Cryptocurrency price outlook 9 January 2020

The great crypto clean out of 2020 Cyrptocurrency markets may be cleaning out the non-performing lesser known cryptocurrencies in favour of Bitcoin and one or [...]

POSTED ON January 9, 2020
Trending Financial News 9 Jan 2020

Is climate change impacting your property value? The number of major natural disasters in Australia has jumped up by 50% over the ten years. “The [...]

POSTED ON January 9, 2020
What is a neobank?

The digital revolution of the last decade or so has reached into banking, with many existing banks offering online–only accounts and products. More recently, Australia [...]

POSTED ON January 8, 2020
Comparing Raiz vs Spaceship Voyager

Micro-investing and spare change round-up apps are getting more popular in Australia. In this article we compare two of the most popular – RAIZ and [...]

POSTED ON January 8, 2020
Trending Financial News 8 Jan 2020

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme slammed by experts The federal government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme does not address the causes of high home prices [...]

POSTED ON January 8, 2020
Best ways to deal with post-Christmas debt

*Disclaimer: Citi credit card product names have changed effective 20 Jan 2020 as following: Citi Clear Platinum is now Citi Clear; Citi Rewards Platinum is now Citi [...]

POSTED ON January 8, 2020
Trending Financial News 7 Jan 2020

*Disclaimer: Citi credit card product names have changed effective 20 Jan 2020 as following: Citi Clear Platinum is now Citi Clear; Citi Rewards Platinum is now Citi [...]

POSTED ON January 7, 2020
Term Deposit Rate Update January 2020

In January 2020, InfoChoice’s top term deposits include products with market-leading rates, like the Green Term Deposit from UBank, Citi Australia’s term deposits and Judo [...]

POSTED ON January 7, 2020
Best New Year’s Resolutions for 2019 / 2020

Australia’s top New Years Resolutions relate to improving health, finances, relationships, home and careers. New Years resolutions are a common tradition in Australia and other [...]

POSTED ON January 6, 2020
How to donate to help bushfire victims

Do you want to donate money or goods or services to help out people and families fighting bushfire in Australia? This is a page of [...]

POSTED ON January 6, 2020
Trending Financial News 6 Jan 2020

First home loan guarantee scheme underway Eligible first home buyers can now apply for guarantees under the Australian Government’s new First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. [...]

POSTED ON January 6, 2020
Trending Financial News 19 December

ANZ promises 5-min credit card applications ANZ Bank offers some of Australia’s most popular credit cards including the ANZ Rewards Black Card (currently offering 150,000 bonus Rewards [...]

POSTED ON December 19, 2019
Instant approval credit cards

If you’re in the market for a credit card comparison to find the best credit card deals, you are probably wanting fast approval in minutes, [...]

POSTED ON December 18, 2019
Can I 3D print a house?

Are you depressed by the expensive price of houses and home and land packages in Australia? Have you considered looking for an affordable, empty block [...]

POSTED ON December 18, 2019
Cryptocurrency price outlook 18 December 2019

Bitcoin’s Christmas crash Bitcoin has lost 8 per cent of its value in one week of pre-christmas trading since 11 December, [charts from coinbase.com]. Bitcoin [...]

POSTED ON December 18, 2019
InfoChoice guide to choosing a credit card

There are hundreds of different credit cards available in Australia, all offering different features, functions, rates, fees and charges. How could anyone possibly know how [...]

POSTED ON December 18, 2019
Trending Financial News 18 December

Banks must provide NO-FEE bank accounts The Australian Banking Association’s updated Banking Code of Practice has been approved by  ASIC and will commence 1 March [...]

POSTED ON December 18, 2019
Which shares are HOT to buy in December 2019?

In 2019, the ASX S&P200, {ASX chart from TradingEconomics.com] the market measure based on the top two hundred company share prices listed on the Australian [...]

POSTED ON December 17, 2019
Trending Financial News 17 December

A new Chinese bank opening in Australia Australia’s newest digital bank, IN1Bank, is preparing to take on HSBC and the Bank of China and appeal [...]

POSTED ON December 17, 2019
Is Afterpay better than a credit card?

This Christmas, Afterpay is everywhere. Afterpay is an app which shoppers can use at the checkout or online to pay for goods and services. Afterpay [...]

POSTED ON December 16, 2019
Trending Financial News 16 December

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme lenders announced The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation has announced that Commonwealth Bank will join NAB as the second [...]

POSTED ON December 16, 2019
Do savings accounts pay compound interest?

When you open a savings account it’s for one reason only – to grow your money. Obviously, when you’re comparing savings accounts, you’ll be looking [...]

POSTED ON December 12, 2019
InfoChoice Review of ME

ME is a largely online bank headquartered in Melbourne with a handful of branches in other capital cities in Australia. ME started life as Super [...]

POSTED ON December 11, 2019
InfoChoice Review of ING Australia

ING DIRECT became Australia’s first ‘direct bank’ in 1999 when Dutch parent ING Group launched an Australian subsidiary, headquartered in Sydney (pictured). A direct bank [...]

POSTED ON December 11, 2019
InfoChoice Review of Citibank Australia (Citi)

*Disclaimer: Citi credit card product names have changed effective 20 Jan 2020 as following: Citi Clear Platinum is now Citi Clear; Citi Rewards Platinum is now Citi [...]

POSTED ON December 11, 2019
InfoChoice Review of HSBC Australia

HSBC Australia is a foreign owned subsidiary bank of HSBC Holdings, a British bank operating in 65 countries around the world. HSBC is the 7th [...]

POSTED ON December 11, 2019
InfoChoice’s Review of St George Bank

St George Bank is a NSW based, wholly owned subsidiary of Westpac (since 2008) and offers a similar range of loans, cards and accounts as [...]

POSTED ON December 11, 2019
How to become a millionaire

Everyone wants to be a millionaire, but far too many people believe that this is only possible through inheritance or blind luck. While this is [...]

POSTED ON December 10, 2019
Trending Financial News 6 December

Banks consider credit card gambling ban The Australian Bankers Association is proposing new restrictions on the use of credit cards for gambling. The ABA set [...]

POSTED ON December 6, 2019
Trending Financial News 5 December

Citibank raises rates on homeloans Citibank is facing a backlash from politicians and consumer groups after raising rates on homeloans. Citi is the first bank [...]

POSTED ON December 5, 2019
Trending Financial News 4 December

Opal card loophole costs NSW govt millions A common Opal card legal ‘scam’ is costing the NSW government millions each year as commuters rack up [...]

POSTED ON December 4, 2019
Trending Financial News 3 December

Home prices surge higher in November National property prices rose strongly in November according to CoreLogic’s Home Value Index.  The Index jumped up 1.7 per cent [...]

POSTED ON December 3, 2019
Trending Financial News 2 December

Business lending is in the doldrums The latest Reserve Bank data shows a fall in the value of lenders’ business loan portfolios for the first [...]

POSTED ON December 2, 2019
InfoChoice Review of Bank of Queensland

Bank of Queensland (BoQ) is one of Australia’s leading regional banks. BoQ is a listed institution (ASX:BOQ) and, unlike some other state-based banks, is not [...]

POSTED ON December 2, 2019
InfoChoice Review of Bank of Melbourne

Bank of Melbourne is a Westpac owned Victorian lender with a full suite of home loans, personal loans, credit cards, accounts and other banking products. [...]

POSTED ON November 29, 2019
InfoChoice Review of Virgin Money

History of Virgin Money in Australia Virgin Money is an Australian financial services business now owned 100 per cent by Bank of Queensland. The Virgin [...]

POSTED ON November 29, 2019
Trending Financial News 29 November

RBA hoses down money printing talk Australia does not yet require a radical departure from conventional monetary policy into quantitative easing (QE) or ‘money printing’ [...]

POSTED ON November 29, 2019
Trending Financial News 26 November

Christmas shopping scams booming in 2019 Already, before the end of November, more money has been lost online to shopping related scams in 2019 ( [...]

POSTED ON November 26, 2019
100 home loans under 3.3% pa

MEDIA RELEASE Sunday 24 November 2019 Rates Update: 100 home loans under 3.3% pa Savers can still get over 2% pa Expectations of another RBA [...]

POSTED ON November 25, 2019
Trending Financial News 25 November

Westpac share price crashes Westpac shares have crashed in two days of trading last week and may still fall further when markets open this week. [...]

POSTED ON November 25, 2019
Trending Financial News 22 November

Scott Morrison tells Westpac to clean up The prime minister Scott Morrison has told the Westpac board to consider the future of chief executive Brian [...]

POSTED ON November 22, 2019
Trending Financial News 21 November

NAB to pay $50M in compo to customers National Australia Bank has agreed to pay $49.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit over Consumer [...]

POSTED ON November 21, 2019
Trending Financial News 18 November

Aussies set to trim spending this Christmas New research from St.George Bank suggests Aussie households are tightening their belts this Christmas with 43% of Aussies [...]

POSTED ON November 18, 2019
Credit cards offering 0% on purchases

Almost one million Australians ditched their credit card in the 12 months to September, the Reserve Bank reported this week. 594, 289 credit card accounts [...]

POSTED ON November 15, 2019
Trending Financial News 15 November

Credit cards offering amazing deals to entice customers back Many Australians are cutting up their credit card and using debit cards or other ways to [...]

POSTED ON November 15, 2019
Trending Financial News 14 November

Banks offer help to bushfire victims Wild deadly bushfires are still out of control across much of northern NSW and Queensland. New South Wales and [...]

POSTED ON November 14, 2019
Trending Financial News 13 November

594,000 Aussies cut up their credit cards Almost one million Australians ditched their credit card in the 12 months to September, the Reserve Bank reported [...]

POSTED ON November 13, 2019
Trending Financial News 12 November

Judo Bank faces heavyweight fight for name A legal battle over the name Judo has erupted with business lender and term deposit provider Judo Bank [...]

POSTED ON November 12, 2019
Trending Financial News 11 November

More than 100 variable home loans under 3.5% There are now many more than 100 variable home loan products with comparison rates under 3.5 per [...]

POSTED ON November 11, 2019
Trending Financial News 8 November

Which bank gets the most complaints? Commonwealth Bank is the biggest financial institution in Australia by numbers of customers and recorded the most complaints against [...]

POSTED ON November 8, 2019
Trending Financial News 7 November

More Aussies are looking into a new mortgage … The number of Australians making enquiries about applying for a new mortgage has increased for the [...]

POSTED ON November 7, 2019
Trending Financial News 6 November

1. Commonwealth Bank raises fees Commonwealth Bank has raised fees on cheques from $1.50 to $3. Cheques cashed at a branch will also incur a [...]

POSTED ON November 6, 2019
More lenders go under 3%

MEDIA RELEASE Sunday 3 November 2019 More fixed and variable home loan rates fall under 3%There are options for savers who want to beat inflation [...]

POSTED ON November 4, 2019
Trending Financial News 1 November

Active borrowers get rewarded with bigger rate cuts Borrowers have given themselves an extra 0.05 percentage points in home loan rate cuts by comparing rates [...]

POSTED ON November 1, 2019
Top Low-Rate Credit Cards in November 2019

*Disclaimer: Citi credit card product names have changed effective 20 Jan 2020 as following: Citi Clear Platinum is now Citi Clear; Citi Rewards Platinum is now Citi [...]

POSTED ON November 1, 2019