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

*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 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
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
First InfoChoice review of 86 400

What is 86 400? 86 400 is a neobank – a completely online bank that is based on mobile phone app technology. 86 400 is [...]

POSTED ON October 29, 2019
Cryptocurrency update – 29 October 2019

Bitcoin surges as China declares blockchain ‘beneficial’ Bitcoin prices fell during the week as Facebook executive Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by US Congress over plans [...]

POSTED ON October 29, 2019
Weekly rates update 23 October 2019

In your 60-second financial news update this week, The Reserve Bank is not expected to cut rates again in November but is expected to cut [...]

POSTED ON October 24, 2019
Afterpay vs credit cards

Which is better – Afterpay or a credit card? Buy now, pay later or credit? Afterpay, Zip, Openpay, LatitudePay and other buy now, pay later [...]

POSTED ON October 22, 2019
Your guide to getting a great personal loan

Whether it’s for home improvements, debt consolidation, a second-hand car or the holiday of a lifetime, many Australians turn to a personal loan to help [...]

POSTED ON October 22, 2019
Review of Latitude Financial

Latitude Financial is a prominent lender in Australia with a long history specialising in consumer credit, personal loans and insurance. Latitude Financial has been in [...]

POSTED ON October 18, 2019
Weekly rates update 16 October 2019

Futures markets have priced in a 43% chance of another rate cut as soon as Melbourne Cup Day. No big bank has passed on, in [...]

POSTED ON October 16, 2019
Cryptocurrency update – 15 October

Is the Facebook Libra Association dead? No Facebook Libra is not dead, in fact it’s very much alive. The Libra Association has elected a board [...]

POSTED ON October 15, 2019
Which bank calculates term deposit daily?

Calculating interest daily unlocks the power of compounding. It’s a big advantage. When you invest your money in a term deposit account you know that [...]

POSTED ON October 11, 2019
How to earn Velocity Points quickly

Virgin Australia Velocity is one of the world’s best airline loyalty schemes, so if you have a Virgin or Velocity linked credit card, you’ll be [...]

POSTED ON October 11, 2019
Five great 0 balance transfer credit cards

*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 October 11, 2019
Which bank has the best children’s savings account?

Children’s savings accounts are in the news at the moment, mostly because of controversy surrounding the Commonwealth Bank’s school banking program, Dollarmites. In 2018, the [...]

POSTED ON October 9, 2019
Has ING cut interest rates?

ING is one of Australia’s most popular lenders, outside of the big four banks. ING is also a popular bank with savers and the ING [...]

POSTED ON October 9, 2019
What does my credit score mean?

Your credit score is the rating that lenders, banks and any other institutions that may have to lend you money or enter into a contract [...]

POSTED ON October 9, 2019
Which country has the lowest interest rates?

What are interest rates around the world? In 2019, interest rates around the world are trending lower. Since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, many [...]

POSTED ON October 9, 2019
Athena Home Loans

Athena Home Loans like to deliver savings When the Reserve Bank of Australia announced a 0.25 percentage point rate cut this week, the first lender [...]

POSTED ON October 3, 2019
Which bank has the best term deposit rates?

If you’re thinking about opening a term deposit account to help you to achieve your savings goals then it’s important that you choose and open [...]

POSTED ON September 30, 2019
How to earn QFF points quickly

If you’ve recently got a Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card then you’re probably wondering what the best ways to earn frequent flyer points are. The [...]

POSTED ON September 30, 2019
Which banks use Osko?

What is Osko? Osko, in short, is a new way to pay people, businesses and transfer money between bank accounts using Australia’s New Payments Platform [...]

POSTED ON September 26, 2019
How does a balance transfer work?

If you’ve been wondering about balance transfers and whether one would work for you, find out more about it all in this, your guide to [...]

POSTED ON September 24, 2019
Xinja Bank – what is it all about?

Xinja Bank is a new kind of bank that is not yet fully operational. In the next few months Xinja will launch new accounts and [...]

POSTED ON September 19, 2019
Guarantor Home Loans – How to Get One

What is a guarantor home loan and how does it work? Quite simply, a guarantor home loan is one that has a portion of the [...]

POSTED ON September 19, 2019
What are my chances of winning Powerball?

The Powerball jackpot this week is the biggest in Australian history at $150 million. One in three Aussie adults is expected to play this week's [...]

POSTED ON September 18, 2019
How much can I borrow?

New ‘secret shopper’ research reveals what each big bank is prepared to lend – and the answers will SHOCK you. In fact, the differences right [...]

POSTED ON September 13, 2019
What is the cashless welfare card?

All Centrelink payments get paid as cash into bank accounts as a right of every Australian. Until now. Since the Howard government, remote communities have [...]

POSTED ON September 10, 2019
Big banks join low rate mortgage war

Westpac announces amazing new low rates and first major regional bank goes under 3%* Westpac slashes home loan rates by up to 1.30%. Westpac has [...]

POSTED ON September 10, 2019
What’s a good personal loan rate?

Your personal loan is a means to an end. Your way of achieving your dream – of a new (or used) car, a holiday, paying [...]

POSTED ON September 6, 2019
What to consider when refinancing your home loan

By Richard Holdcroft With the lowest home loan interest rates in history now on offer, there are potentially huge savings to be had on your mortgage. Thanks [...]

POSTED ON September 5, 2019
Could Australia get negative interest rates?

The world economy is in totally uncharted territory. Last week central bankers from around the globe met in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA and tried to [...]

POSTED ON August 29, 2019
Top 10 credit cards in Australia

*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 [...]

POSTED ON August 29, 2019
Money RULES

The Big Reveal: 6 ways to PAY for a home makeover By Jason Bryce Australia has home reno fever. The Block and House Rules are [...]

POSTED ON August 26, 2019