Trending Financial News 27 August

New bank 86 400 is now up and running Neo bank 86 400 is offering services to the public just five weeks after securing a [...]

POSTED ON August 27, 2019
Great home loans for refinancers

Home loans typically last for 25 or 30 years, unless you repay it early or refinance. Refinancing means using a new loan to pay off [...]

POSTED ON August 23, 2019
Your guide to online share brokers in Australia

The rise of online share trading platforms has democratised trading by making it more accessible to “regular” people. You don’t need to visit and hire [...]

POSTED ON August 23, 2019
Your guide to margin loans

When you think about borrowing money in order to invest it, the first thing you’ll probably imagine is an investment home loan. You borrow a [...]

POSTED ON August 21, 2019
Four great Unsecured Small Business Loans

When you’re looking for finance for business purposes, there’s a few factors to consider. You need to minimise the costs of the finance while maximising [...]

POSTED ON August 20, 2019
What is happening to eftpos?

There is a titanic battle playing out right now, behind the scenes, between Australia’s big banks, the Morrison government, the Reserve Bank, global credit card [...]

POSTED ON August 16, 2019
Tick and flick – is it really that easy?

Your guide to switching banks Australians are more likely to get divorced than change their bank. But thanks to a number of government regulations in [...]

POSTED ON August 7, 2019
Trending Financial News 6 August

Most borrowers are clueless about their loan rate Three quarters of Australian borrowers don’t know their home loan interest rate according to new research released [...]

POSTED ON August 6, 2019
Trending Financial News 2 August

Bank customers get rights to own data Open Banking laws passed by parliament yesterday give consumers more rights to access their own data held by [...]

POSTED ON August 2, 2019
Trending Financial News 19 July

Hong Kong protests ignite property market in Australia Foreigners are back in the Australian property market after largely disappearing in 2018 and early 2019 according [...]

POSTED ON July 19, 2019
Expect more rate cuts in 2019

RBA Governor Philip Lowe and the board of the RBA are being very clear with their messaging at the moment – expect more rate cuts [...]

POSTED ON July 18, 2019
Trending Financial News 18 July

The Great Australian Dream is alive - First home buyers see the light Increasing optimism in property markets is pointing to better days ahead for [...]

POSTED ON July 18, 2019
Is it time to invest in cryptocurrencies?

Is Bitcoin crashing or set to boom? Bitcoin prices are currently sitting on the edge of a key price level - US$10,000, down more than [...]

POSTED ON July 16, 2019
Trending Financial News 16 July

Banks told: Get on top of fraud Banks and other financial institutions have been told firmly by the banking industry ombudsman to do more to [...]

POSTED ON July 16, 2019
Trending Financial News 15 July

The deeming rate cut explained Pros and cons of the deeming rate cuts Centrelink’s deeming rate has been cut, after two recent RBA rate cuts [...]

POSTED ON July 15, 2019
Your home loan deposit explained

For many of the hopeful, wannabe homeowners in Australia, it’s not keeping up with home loan news and finding the right property that stumps them, [...]

POSTED ON July 12, 2019
How to get a self-employed home loan

You might love the freedom of being self–employed but you probably don’t like the attitude of banks and lenders to self-employed loan applicants. One of [...]

POSTED ON July 12, 2019
Trending Financial News 12 July

First home buyers are BACK! New home loan sales are falling and first home buyers are jumping in to take advantage of cheap loan deals [...]

POSTED ON July 12, 2019
Trending Financial News 10 July

The big bank “tax on households” revealed The big four banks have withheld the equivalent of eight separate rate cuts since the global financial crisis, [...]

POSTED ON July 10, 2019
Trending Financial News 9 July

Westpac pays compo to 40,000 customers Westpac is refunding tens of thousands of customers who have been overcharged interest on their loans. 40,000 borrowers on [...]

POSTED ON July 9, 2019
Trending Financial News 8 July

Suddenly getting a home loan just got easier The 7.25 per cent assessment for home loan applicants has been dropped by the Australian Prudential Regulatory [...]

POSTED ON July 8, 2019
Big changes coming soon to home loan rules

Thousands of Australians who are currently considered not able to afford a home loan are about to suddenly become eligible for mortgage credit. Home loan [...]

POSTED ON July 5, 2019
Trending Financial News 5 July

The lowest variable home loan rate ever is 2.89% Home loan rates continue to fall as the Reserve Bank brings down the official cash rate [...]

POSTED ON July 5, 2019
What is term deposit ‘rollover risk?’

At first sight, term deposits are pretty much the ideal, low–maintenance savings vehicles; you deposit your money, then sit back and wait for the term [...]

POSTED ON July 4, 2019
Trending Financial News 4 July

Westpac partly withholds rate cuts – again Westpac has announced a rate cut of 0.20 percentage points on its range of owner occupier loans and [...]

POSTED ON July 4, 2019
Are bonds a smart investment?

You have heard of shares, property, term deposits and savings accounts but are you on top of bonds as an investment vehicle? Bonds are often [...]

POSTED ON July 3, 2019
Trending Financial News 3 July

RBA cuts rates and is prepared to cut again The Reserve Bank of Australia yesterday cut the official cash interest rate by 0.25 percentage points [...]

POSTED ON July 3, 2019
Trending Financial News 2 July

$1080 coming soon to your bank account Lower and middle-income Aussies could see $1080 in their bank accounts as early as next week thanks to [...]

POSTED ON July 2, 2019
Personal Loan Vs Car Loan: Pros & Cons

When you’re looking for a new car, you should always think about whether you need finance to buy it and what sort of finance you [...]

POSTED ON July 1, 2019
Trending Financial News 1 July

New banking code in force today A new Banking Code of Practice comes into force today, the 1 July 2019. The new code “represents the [...]

POSTED ON July 1, 2019
How will we buy things in 2025?

The world of fintech is moving quickly—so quickly, that some nations are already talking about becoming cashless societies in the next five years. Fintech, which [...]

POSTED ON June 28, 2019
Trending Financial News 28 June

Macquarie axes international card fees Macquarie Bank has removed international transaction fees on overseas purchases made on Macquarie Bank branded credit cards. Macquarie Bank has [...]

POSTED ON June 28, 2019
How to double your deposit in half the time

The cost of living isn’t getting any cheaper so if you’re saving up for a home deposit you might feel like you’re running an impossible [...]

POSTED ON June 27, 2019
Trending Financial News 26 June

Which bank has more system outages than any other? There were more than 300 service disruptions at Australian banks and other financial institutions in the [...]

POSTED ON June 26, 2019
Trending News 25 June

Aussies choose the loo for banking One in five Australians do their banking on the toilet using their mobile phone, according to a new survey [...]

POSTED ON June 25, 2019
Property market outlook

Confidence up as loan rules loosened (8 July 2019) Confidence in the property market has jumped since the federal election and auction results are improving. [...]

POSTED ON June 24, 2019
Trending News 24 June

Westpac backs down on lowering serviceability requirement Westpac announced on Thursday afternoon that it would allow loan officers some flexibility to approve home loan applicants [...]

POSTED ON June 24, 2019
Does Financing a Car Affect Your Car Insurance?

In Australia, it’s a legal requirement for car owners to have compulsory third–party (CTP) insurance so that if you injure someone else, you’re covered for [...]

POSTED ON June 21, 2019
Which suburbs have booming property prices?

A boom weekend of auction results has experts predicting a property market turnaround after almost two years of falling prices. More than 60 per cent [...]

POSTED ON June 20, 2019
Trending News 18 June

NAB loan customers can join class action for compo Law firm Slater & Gordon is running a class legal action claiming that National Australia Bank [...]

POSTED ON June 18, 2019
Trending News 17 June

ING cuts savings rates by 0.25% ING has joined Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank and Suncorp in cutting at-call savings account interest rates. ING is [...]

POSTED ON June 17, 2019
Trending News 14 June

WARNING: Cardless Cash scam offers $500 Commonwealth Bank is warning its customers about scam SMS text messages offering $500 and featuring a link that takes [...]

POSTED ON June 14, 2019
Buying versus renting in Australia

“It is more affordable to buy than rent” Which cities and towns are cheaper for home buyers than renters? Suddenly in 2019, there are plenty [...]

POSTED ON June 13, 2019
Trending News 13 June

Savers need to take action NOW Online savings account rates offered by the big four banks are now all set at 0.5 per cent p.a. [...]

POSTED ON June 13, 2019
Trending News 12 June

Buying vs renting – Buying is the new winner! Falling house prices and lower interest rates have combined to make buying a home much more [...]

POSTED ON June 12, 2019
Which credit card is right for me?

Whether you’re applying for your first credit card, or you’re looking for a new one, it’s important that you choose the right card for you [...]

POSTED ON June 11, 2019
Trending News 31 May

First lender smashes through 3 per cent barrier The first lender in Australia to announce a retail home loan rate under three per cent is [...]

POSTED ON May 31, 2019
Do I need a financial adviser?

You might like trading in shares, comparing returns on managed funds, looking at interest rates on term deposits and researching property deals yourself. You love [...]

POSTED ON May 28, 2019
Trending News 28 May 2019

OMG! ANZ Bank customers hit by huge new bank scam An elaborate next generation banking scam is hitting email inboxes across Australia and experts are [...]

POSTED ON May 28, 2019