How to fund your retirement travel

For many older Australians, travelling during retirement is a much-deserved reward after a long career. Whether you want to buy a caravan and trek around [...]

POSTED ON June 7, 2017
Are home loan interest rates going to rise?

The question - Are home loan interest rates going to up? -  is always a major concern for all mortgage borrowers. Rising funding costs are [...]

POSTED ON April 1, 2016
Which lenders are now cutting rates?

AMP Bank, Beyond Bank, Click Home Loans, IMB, Mortgage House and Suncorp Bank now have special offers for new lending. Some mortgage products have had [...]

POSTED ON January 19, 2016
Do you really want to lock in that fixed rate?

More first home buyers are in mortgage stress now and struggling with repayments because they locked in a fixed rate when interest rates were higher [...]

POSTED ON September 30, 2015
First home buyer mortgage stress rising

More first home buyers are experiencing mortgage stress over the last six months according to the Genworth Homebuyer Confidence Index. First home buyer confidence is [...]

POSTED ON September 30, 2015
Big changes coming soon for interest-only loans

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission is investigating interest-only mortgages. Sydney lawyer Anthony Cordato said mortgage brokers have been “gaming” the interest-only home loan system [...]

POSTED ON August 19, 2015
Good news – mortgage rates staying low

The Reserve Bank of Australia has left the official cash rate unchanged for August 2015 at 2.0 per cent. Average retail mortgage interest rates are [...]

POSTED ON August 5, 2015
Big banks clamp down on investor home loans

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has told lenders to limit growth in their investor mortgage portfolios. Now Westpac is no longer making package discounts available [...]

POSTED ON July 2, 2015