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
Trending Financial News 14 November

Banks offer help to bushfire victims Wild deadly bushfires are still out of control across much of northern NSW and Queensland. New South Wales and [...]

POSTED ON November 14, 2019
Trending Financial News 13 November

594,000 Aussies cut up their credit cards Almost one million Australians ditched their credit card in the 12 months to September, the Reserve Bank reported [...]

POSTED ON November 13, 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
Trending Financial News 12 November

Judo Bank faces heavyweight fight for name A legal battle over the name Judo has erupted with business lender and term deposit provider Judo Bank [...]

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
Trending Financial News 11 November

More than 100 variable home loans under 3.5% There are now many more than 100 variable home loan products with comparison rates under 3.5 per [...]

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
Trending Financial News 8 November

Which bank gets the most complaints? Commonwealth Bank is the biggest financial institution in Australia by numbers of customers and recorded the most complaints against [...]

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
Trending Financial News 7 November

More Aussies are looking into a new mortgage … The number of Australians making enquiries about applying for a new mortgage has increased for the [...]

POSTED ON November 7, 2019
Trending Financial News 6 November

1. Commonwealth Bank raises fees Commonwealth Bank has raised fees on cheques from $1.50 to $3. Cheques cashed at a branch will also incur a [...]

POSTED ON November 6, 2019
More lenders go under 3%

MEDIA RELEASE Sunday 3 November 2019 More fixed and variable home loan rates fall under 3%There are options for savers who want to beat inflation [...]

POSTED ON November 4, 2019
Trending Financial News 1 November

Active borrowers get rewarded with bigger rate cuts Borrowers have given themselves an extra 0.05 percentage points in home loan rate cuts by comparing rates [...]

POSTED ON November 1, 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
Trending Financial News 31 October

*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 31, 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
Trending Financial News 30 October

Neobank 86 400 opens with $10 cashback 86 400 is a neobank, a completely online bank based on a mobile phone app. 86 400 is [...]

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
Trending Financial News 29 October

First Home Buyer Deposit Scheme caps announced The Morrison government’s First Home Buyer Deposit Scheme will start on 1 January 2020. The scheme will guarantee [...]

POSTED ON October 29, 2019
Trending Financial News 28 October

Pension Loans Scheme rates under review Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced a review of the interest rates charged by Centrelink’s Pension Loans Scheme. The current [...]

POSTED ON October 28, 2019
Trending Financial News 25 October

PayPal credit card coming soon Citi Australia has announced it will develop credit products for PayPal, the online payments and wallet company that claims eight [...]

POSTED ON October 25, 2019
Trending Financial News 24 October

Bank branches are disappearing – fast Almost 10 per cent of bank branches have closed over the last two years. 16 per cent of ATMs [...]

POSTED ON October 24, 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
Trending Financial News 23 October

Westpac Group raises LVRs for investor lending The Westpac Group has raised the maximum loan to valuation ratio allowed in interest-only investor home loans from [...]

POSTED ON October 23, 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
Trending Financial News 22 October

Afterpay threatened by surcharges Shoppers using Afterpay, Zip, Openpay or other Buy Now, Pay Later schemes could be forced to pay a merchant surcharge to [...]

POSTED ON October 22, 2019
Trending Financial News 21 October

“This is terrible,” Commbank tells customers Commonwealth Bank says almost all missed payments resulting from a computer system outage last Thursday will be completed and [...]

POSTED ON October 21, 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
Trending Financial News 18 October

Pension day problems at Commonwealth Bank Commonwealth Bank services have been restored this morning after a major outage in core banking services affected Netbank, branches, [...]

POSTED ON October 18, 2019
Trending Financial News 17 October

Payday lenders turn $600 into $3K debt Loan sharks and payday lenders selling expensive small loans to vulnerable consumers often reliant on welfare and Centrelink [...]

POSTED ON October 17, 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
Trending Financial News 16 October

Which Sydney suburb has the highest rental yield? The average rental yield in the greater Sydney area is 2.8 per cent for houses and 3.7 [...]

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
First home buyer confidence returns

Australian Property Market Outlook 15 October 2019 On 10 October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its Lending to Households and Businesses data for [...]

POSTED ON October 15, 2019
Trending Financial News 15 October

ASIC takes aim at banks who rely on fine print Product disclosures contained in ‘fine print’ at the bottom of advertisements and promotions for financial [...]

POSTED ON October 15, 2019
Five-year fixed loan rates fall under 3%

MEDIA RELEASE 10 October 2019 There are now 16 five-year fixed rate home loan products with advertised rates under 3 per cent pa listed on [...]

POSTED ON October 14, 2019
Trending Financial News 14 October

Is Facebook Libra falling apart? eBay, Visa, Mastercard and Stripe have joined PayPal in exiting the Facebook Libra coalition. There are now just two payments [...]

POSTED ON October 14, 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
Trending Financial News 11 October

Millions of Aussies are switching banks 2.8 million Australians switched to new banks or financial providers for their home loans, credit cards and transaction accounts in the [...]

POSTED ON October 11, 2019
Trending Financial News 10 October

CommBank cuts fixed rates under 3% From today, Commonwealth Bank’s advertised 2 and 3 year (OO, P&I) fixed rates in the “Wealth Package” have been [...]

POSTED ON October 10, 2019
More banks cut rates – for new customers only

MEDIA RELEASE 10 October 2019 Despite ACCC chair Rod Sims’ recent criticism of the bank practice of charging higher rates to loyal existing borrowers than [...]

POSTED ON October 10, 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
Trending Financial News 9 October

ANZ to pay more compo to customers ANZ Bank will pay remediation costs of $559 million to customers who have been charged fees wrongly on [...]

POSTED ON October 9, 2019
Trending Financial News 8 October

Commonwealth Bank wants to hear from customers Commonwealth Bank is sending 8.5 million letters to its customers today inviting them to participate in a customer [...]

POSTED ON October 8, 2019
Trending Financial News 7 October

More lenders cut home loan rates More lenders are announcing rate cuts following the RBA’s October rate cut of 0.25 percentage points on Tuesday. P&N [...]

POSTED ON October 7, 2019
Trending Financial News 4 October

Government tells borrowers – vote with your feet The treasurer Josh Frydenberg has again slammed banks for not passing on the full amount of the [...]

POSTED ON October 4, 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
Home buying bargains in regional Australia

Where can you find a property bargain? The cost of living in Sydney is inarguably high. As a comparison, house prices are approximately 23 per [...]

POSTED ON September 24, 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