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
Billion-dollar bank compo bonanza

Which banks are paying compensation to investors? Banks and financial institutions will pay about one billion dollars in total compensation to investors and customers for [...]

POSTED ON August 7, 2019
How to buy and sell shares in Australia

By far the most common way to buy and sell shares in Australia is on its share market, using either a broker or a stockbroking [...]

POSTED ON July 26, 2019
CommSec Pocket lets you invest with just $50

Commonwealth Bank’s online brokerage, CommSec, has launched a new mobile phone app called CommSec Pocket. CommSec Pocket is aimed at savers who perhaps have not [...]

POSTED ON July 24, 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
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
ASIC awards scam prizes

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission has launched "Pie in the Sky" awards for the scams of the year. The top prize for 2002 goes [...]

POSTED ON April 3, 2019
Banks drop their investment loan rates

Banks and credit unions generally raised interest rates on investment loans in 2015 but are now, in 2016, cutting them back. Most Australian lenders have [...]

POSTED ON May 30, 2016