Best home loans for bad credit

If you are looking for a home loan when you have a bad credit rating, you need to shop around and compare deals carefully. You [...]

POSTED ON March 2, 2020
Am I in mortgage stress?

Plenty of Australian families and households are in mortgage stress right now according to economist Martin North from Digital Finance Analytics. In January 2020, more [...]

POSTED ON February 27, 2020
Get a better home loan this weekend

You can a better home loan with a better rate, fees and features this weekend with InfoChoice to assist you. InfoChoice lists 1800 home loans [...]

POSTED ON February 14, 2020
Which lenders are cheaper than Commonwealth Bank?

Australia’s biggest bank is Commonwealth Bank. One in four homebuyers choose Commonwealth Bank for their home loan and, in 2019 and 2020, Commonwealth Bank is [...]

POSTED ON February 13, 2020
Brisbane property market outlook 2020

Brisbane Auction Results for Saturday 14 March 2020 There were 75 residential property auctions held in Brisbane on Saturday 14 March 2020. 59 per cent [...]

POSTED ON February 10, 2020
Get a first Home Loan this weekend

Have you been looking around for a first home? Maybe you are saving for a first home deposit and keeping an eye on the real [...]

POSTED ON February 7, 2020
Melbourne property market outlook for 2020

Melbourne Auction Results for Saturday 14 March 2020 There were 1091 residential property auctions held in Melbourne on Saturday 14 March 2020. 68 per cent [...]

POSTED ON February 7, 2020
Sydney property market outlook for 2020

Sydney Auction Results for Saturday 14 March 2020 There were 644 residential property auctions held in Sydney on Saturday 14 March 2020. 70 per cent [...]

POSTED ON February 6, 2020
Sydney property market back to boomtimes

Australia’s leading property markets are booming. Sydney’s median house price is approaching record levels and Melbourne’s market is not far behind. One reason for the [...]

POSTED ON February 5, 2020
Trending Financial News 30 January 2020

InfoChoice’s new lowest home loan rate* - 2.44% pa More lenders have followed Westpac in slashing home loan rates over the last week. The lowest [...]

POSTED ON January 30, 2020
First Home Loan Deposit Scheme FAQs answered

The First home Loan Deposit Scheme has opened and applications are being accepted. Here are some common questions about the FHLDS: How many FHLDS loans [...]

POSTED ON January 29, 2020
What is the secret to property investment?

It’s an oft-asked question. From spruikers, to investors, to potential investors and self proclaimed ‘gurus’, each of these classes has either asked, or been asked, [...]

POSTED ON January 29, 2020
Trending Financial News 29 January 2020

More borrowers are comparing and leaving the big four The proportion of the home loan market controlled by the big four Australian banks, Commbank, Westpac, [...]

POSTED ON January 29, 2020
Trending Financial News 28 January 2020

Market leaders slash home loan rates to 2.44% pa Two lenders have followed Westpac in slashing home loan rates this week. Westpac now has fixed [...]

POSTED ON January 28, 2020
Trending Financial News 24 January 2020

Small lenders join Commbank and NAB in FHLDS Commonwealth bank and National Australia Bank are said to be experiencing very strong demand from potential first [...]

POSTED ON January 24, 2020
What is PropTech?

Jonathan JacksonInfoChoice investment expert writer Proptech is changing the way homebuyers, investors and developers make property purchases. New technology in the buying and selling of [...]

POSTED ON January 23, 2020
Trending Financial News 23 January 2020

Westpac slashes investor home loan rates Australia’s favourite lender for landlords, Westpac, has slashed fixed interest rates from yesterday, 22 January, by up to 0.50 [...]

POSTED ON January 23, 2020
Interest Rate update:

MEDIA RELEASESunday 19 January 2020 First Home Buyers with small deposits can save more by comparing Up to ten thousand home buyers with small deposits [...]

POSTED ON January 20, 2020
Trending Financial News 16 January 2020

ANZ gives $1 million to bushfire victims ANZ Bank have announced a range of support measures including a financial assistance package for communities affected by bushfires. [...]

POSTED ON January 16, 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
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
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
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
Property prices in the face of natural disasters

What impact is climate change having on property prices? The impact of Australia’s current bushfire crisis, fuelled by record-breaking temperatures and months of severe drought, [...]

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Home price rise puts RBA on back foot

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has kept interest rates on hold for the month of December at a historic low of 0.75 per cent. [...]

POSTED ON December 4, 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
Which bank is best for first home buyers?

The federal government’s first home deposit scheme kicks off on 1 January 2020 and house prices are low but rising. First home buyers are reportedly [...]

POSTED ON December 3, 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
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
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
What is a reverse mortgage?

If you’re looking to make your retirement more comfortable, then a reverse mortgage could help you to access some of the value in your home, [...]

POSTED ON November 25, 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 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
Can you negotiate a better mortgage rate

Will banks and lenders negotiate a better rate if I ask? The simple answer to this question is you probably can negotiate your way to [...]

POSTED ON November 18, 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 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 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
Trending Financial News 30 October

Neobank 86 400 opens with $10 cashback 86 400 is a neobank, a completely online bank based on a mobile phone app. 86 400 is [...]

POSTED ON October 30, 2019
Guide to first home loan deposit scheme.

Who can qualify for the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme? Your two-minute FAQ guide to the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme Whilst seasoned campaigners understand [...]

POSTED ON October 29, 2019
Trending Financial News 29 October

First Home Buyer Deposit Scheme caps announced The Morrison government’s First Home Buyer Deposit Scheme will start on 1 January 2020. The scheme will guarantee [...]

POSTED ON October 29, 2019
Trending Financial News 23 October

Westpac Group raises LVRs for investor lending The Westpac Group has raised the maximum loan to valuation ratio allowed in interest-only investor home loans from [...]

POSTED ON October 23, 2019
Trending Financial News 16 October

Which Sydney suburb has the highest rental yield? The average rental yield in the greater Sydney area is 2.8 per cent for houses and 3.7 [...]

POSTED ON October 16, 2019
First home buyer confidence returns

Australian Property Market Outlook 15 October 2019 On 10 October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its Lending to Households and Businesses data for [...]

POSTED ON October 15, 2019
Five-year fixed loan rates fall under 3%

MEDIA RELEASE 10 October 2019 There are now 16 five-year fixed rate home loan products with advertised rates under 3 per cent pa listed on [...]

POSTED ON October 14, 2019
Trending Financial News 14 October

Is Facebook Libra falling apart? eBay, Visa, Mastercard and Stripe have joined PayPal in exiting the Facebook Libra coalition. There are now just two payments [...]

POSTED ON October 14, 2019
Trending Financial News 10 October

CommBank cuts fixed rates under 3% From today, Commonwealth Bank’s advertised 2 and 3 year (OO, P&I) fixed rates in the “Wealth Package” have been [...]

POSTED ON October 10, 2019