5 ways to improve your credit rating

If you are considering taking out a personal loan or mortgage, or even applying for a credit card, it may affect your credit rating. InfoChoice [...]

POSTED ON June 25, 2020
The top 5 post pandemic jobs

When word came through that cafés and restaurants would reopen, there was a collective sigh of relief amongst would-be patrons, who had for months been [...]

POSTED ON June 4, 2020
4 big scams to be aware of during COVID-19

Scammers have cropped up everywhere since Coronavirus reared its ugly head. We’ve seen everything from phishing scams disguised as official update letters from the World [...]

POSTED ON May 13, 2020
4 ways to save cash in a crisis

While your employer or former employer has to protect their bottom line during an economic downturn, so do you. Thus, there has never been a [...]

POSTED ON May 12, 2020
Trending Financial News 18 March 2020

Can I get Coronavirus COVID-19 from cash? Dr Andrew Stewardson from Monash University said it is possible that infected people could pass on coronavirus through [...]

POSTED ON March 18, 2020
Trending Financial News 16 March 2020

Woolworths opens – for elderly and vulnerable ONLY “There is enough for everyone” announced Coles Supermarkets this weekend as panic buying gripped Australia. Woolworths has [...]

POSTED ON March 16, 2020
Trending Financial News 13 March 2020

“Brutal” share market crash sweeps the globe Share markets in the USA and Europe crashed overnight in the biggest global share sell-off since the Black [...]

POSTED ON March 13, 2020
Trending Financial News 12 March 2020

CUA slashes savings account rates CUA has slashed at-call savings account rates by up to 0.30% pa following the RBA’s 0.25 percentage point rate cut [...]

POSTED ON March 12, 2020
Trending Financial News 10 March 2020

Wall Street crashes in biggest one-day fall in history The New York Stock Exchange crashed on Monday and trading was automatically halted for the first [...]

POSTED ON March 10, 2020
Trending Financial News 6 March 2020

Xinja Bank STOPS accepting NEW CUSTOMERS The Xinja Bank Stash account is, from today, closed to new customers. Eric Wilson, the neobank’s CEO, announced yesterday [...]

POSTED ON March 6, 2020
Trending Financial News 4 March 2020

RBA cuts rates to all-time new low The Reserve Bank yesterday cut the official interest rate in Australia by 0.25 percentage points to 0.50%. The [...]

POSTED ON March 4, 2020
Trending Financial News 3 March 2020

What are the chances of a RBA rate cut? The Reserve Bank WILL cut interest rates today, according to market expectations. Futures trading on rates [...]

POSTED ON March 3, 2020
Trending Financial News 2 March 2020

Coronavirus fears to spark RBA rate cut The treasurer Josh Frydenberg, the prime minister Scott Morrison and the heads of Australia’s financial regulators discussed responses [...]

POSTED ON March 2, 2020
Trending Financial News 28 February 2020

Coronavirus fears spread Shares fell on Wall Street overnight, with the Dow Jones index falling more than 1,000 points on Thursday (US time). The Australian [...]

POSTED ON February 28, 2020
Trending Financial News 26 February 2020

Funeral insurance loopholes closed Expensive funeral expenses insurance policies, that are currently exempt from Corporations Act requirements, have been sold to many indigenous people, over [...]

POSTED ON February 26, 2020
Trending Financial News 25 February 2020

Commonwealth Bank will pay your mortgage if your spouse dies Commonwealth Bank is Australia’s biggest home loan provider. Commonwealth Bank yesterday announced a new complimentary [...]

POSTED ON February 25, 2020
Trending Financial News 18 February 2020

Millennials choose: Smashed Avo vs first home deposit Young Australians have been accused in the media of choosing to eat expensive meals at coffee shops [...]

POSTED ON February 18, 2020
Trending Financial News 17 February 2020

Is Scott Morrison’s government banning cash? The Morrison government has new proposed cash ban law that makes cash business transactions illegal over a limit of [...]

POSTED ON February 17, 2020
Trending Financial News 13 February 2020

One in Four Aussies choose Commonwealth Bank Commonwealth Bank is attracting more new customers in home loans and basic banking products. Commonwealth Bank grew its [...]

POSTED ON February 13, 2020
Trending Financial News 10 February 2020

It’s official – there is a bank loyalty tax Older variable rate mortgages typically have higher interest rates than new loans, even when borrowers of [...]

POSTED ON February 10, 2020
Trending Financial News 7 February 2020

BP dumps Velocity for Qantas Frequent Flyer People who use BP service stations for fuel and in-store purchases to earn Velocity Frequent Flyer points may [...]

POSTED ON February 7, 2020
Trending Financial News 6 February 2020

REVEALED: Fire insurance loopholes Consumer lobby group CHOICE has analysed the definitions of fire in 26 major insurer home and contents policies and found ‘loopholes’ [...]

POSTED ON February 6, 2020
Trending Financial News 5 February 2020

Westpac shareholders launch class action A class action claim has been lodged in the United States District Court on behalf of Westpac shareholders who bought [...]

POSTED ON February 5, 2020
Trending Financial News 4 February 2020

February’s lowest home loan rates on InfoChoice The lowest home loan rates in Australia are now under 2.50 percent pa with Bank Australia now offering [...]

POSTED ON February 4, 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 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
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
Trending Financial News 17 January 2020

Two credit cards with 100,000 Velocity points The NAB Rewards Signature Visa credit card is promoting a 120,000 bonus VFF points giveaway - when you keep the [...]

POSTED ON January 17, 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 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
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