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
Is the crackdown on investment lending working?

The Australian banking regulator, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, has imposed stricter criteria on banks and credit unions lending to property investors. APRA has told [...]

POSTED ON May 30, 2016
Two banks announce new investor lending policies

Teachers Mutual Bank announced that it is temporarily withdrawing from approving new investment home loans. Teachers Mutual Bank needs to slow down loan sales to [...]

POSTED ON May 26, 2016