How to find the best savings account in Australia

Comparing Savings Accounts: Your InfoChoice Guide to Savings Accounts, January 2020 Looking for your best savings account means not just jumping at the highest rate [...]

POSTED ON January 20, 2020
Shopping with Cash vs Card

Who is REALLY getting the better deal? Aussies love tapping their phone or their card instore or online. And Aussies hate ATM fees for withdrawing [...]

POSTED ON January 17, 2020
Top Platinum level credit cards in Australia

Platinum, black and gold level credit cards offer a higher level of service than the average credit card. These are credit cards for people who [...]

POSTED ON January 17, 2020
Top business credit cards in Australia

The best credit cards for business provide a good value proposition with reasonable rates and fees. The best cards for business also have features like [...]

POSTED ON January 16, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
Best ways to deal with post-Christmas debt

If you have a Christmas debt hangover, you might be weighing up your options now. Are you looking for the cheapest and quickest way to [...]

POSTED ON January 8, 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
Instant approval credit cards

If you’re comparing credit cards and looking for good credit card deals, you are probably wanting fast approval in minutes, if possible. Many credit cards [...]

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
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
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
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 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
Is Ripple a real cryptocurrency?

There are lots of cryptocurrencies out there now, all of which have been inspired by Bitcoin, the original crypto. For all its popularity, however, Bitcoin [...]

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
How to pay off your personal loan faster

When you’re looking for a personal loan, as well as asking yourself “How much can I borrow?”, you also think about how long it’s going [...]

POSTED ON December 3, 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
Top savings rates in December 2019

The RBA has set interest rates in Australia at all-time lows and may cut rates yet again in the near future. CPI inflation in December [...]

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
What is Facebook Pay?

It makes paying and sending money as easy as inserting an emoji into a text message. Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project may be struggling but another [...]

POSTED ON November 26, 2019
Cryptocurrency Update 26 November 2019

Is Bitcoin crashing? Bitcoin’s recent rally after comments from Chinese President Xi Jinping last month now seems over. Bitcoin prices have resumed their six-month bear [...]

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
Top 12–month term deposit rates in November 2019

Top 12–month term deposit rates in November 2019 Term deposits are popular with retirees, sophisticated investors wanting to diversify with cash and savers needing to [...]

POSTED ON November 25, 2019
How to overdraw your bank account

You just need a few more dollars. There just isn’t quite enough in our account. Or there is none at all! Some banks will let [...]

POSTED ON November 25, 2019
How to get a basic fee-free bank account

An everyday transaction banking account is a basic necessary tool of modern life. Australian banks have recently committed to strengthening the protections for Aussies who [...]

POSTED ON November 22, 2019
What is a joint bank account?

A joint banking account is a transaction or savings account that two or more people hold together; both (or all) account holders can access the [...]

POSTED ON November 21, 2019
How much can I borrow?

How much you can borrow, on either a home loan or a personal loan, depends on: Your total household income,Total household expenses, The value of [...]

POSTED ON November 18, 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
Cash back shopping apps compared

Which cashback site is best? In Australia cash back shopping services are rising in popularity. And why not? We all like buying shiny new things [...]

POSTED ON November 15, 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
Getting super returns from your cash

How to turn $100 into $1600 now. Sandra* is a self-funded retiree, with just a small part-pension from Centrelink. Sandra keeps an eye on her [...]

POSTED ON November 14, 2019
Top small business loans in November 2019

Your guide to getting a small business loan Business loan rates have not fallen as far as RBA’s cash rate and rates on business savings [...]

POSTED ON November 14, 2019
Term deposit rate update November

Term deposit rates are under pressure as official interest rates fall closer to zero in Australia. The highest term deposit rate now on offer from [...]

POSTED ON November 12, 2019
How to check your business credit score

Did you know your small business has its own credit score, separate to you, the business’s owner? Most Australian small business owners do not know [...]

POSTED ON November 12, 2019
Top savings rates in November 2019

The RBA has rates set at all-time lows and may cut rates yet again in the near future. CPI inflation has edged up to 1.7 [...]

POSTED ON November 12, 2019
Review of OnDeck business loans

Easy unsecured loans for small business is the aim of OnDeck Capital. OnDeck opened for business in Australia in 2015 and specialises in unsecured loans [...]

POSTED ON November 11, 2019
Finding Cheap Credit Cards in Australian Market

If you have been searching for cheap credit cards in Australia, you can compare low rate and no-annual fee credit cards from Australia’s banks, credit [...]

POSTED ON November 8, 2019
Best credit cards for Christmas 2019

Australians love gifts. In fact, Aussies love giving more than receiving, according to recent research from the Financial Planning Association. 85 per cent of people [...]

POSTED ON November 8, 2019
Top Low-Rate Credit Cards in November 2019

Credit cards offer plenty of benefits to smart users who stay in control of their spending and repay their debts each month. Those people get [...]

POSTED ON November 1, 2019
Micro-investing apps vs savings accounts

Micro-investing apps make investing easy, you link your internet banking login details to the app, set up a savings/investment plan and watch your money grow, [...]

POSTED ON October 30, 2019