Does negative gearing work anymore?

New data from the Australian Tax Office shows negative gearing is a great arrangement when interest rates are high. When rates are low, negative gearing [...]

POSTED ON May 8, 2015
Having loans and debts can be good for you

Having lots of loans, credit cards and debts does not necessarily mean you are in financial stress according to Reserve Bank researchers.“The screening lenders carry [...]

POSTED ON March 10, 2015
Reverse mortgages can be very expensive

A reverse mortgage provides an opportunity to access 15 to 40 per cent of your home equity (depending on your age), with the loan repaid [...]

POSTED ON August 25, 2010
Many don’t understand equity release

Many borrowers don’t understand reverse mortgages and are being caught out by the complicated equity release loans. A reverse mortgage allows the borrowers to access [...]

POSTED ON July 7, 2010
Banks to add more to RBA rate rises

Borrowers are likely to be slugged by more rate rises from RBA and more margin expanding rate rises from the big banks as well. The [...]

POSTED ON November 2, 2009
Switch your lender & save $3,800

Over the last 14 months of the GFC, many people moved their money and their business to a big four bank. Many people could simply [...]

POSTED ON November 2, 2009
Four steps to switching banks

Switching bank accounts to a new bank is easier than it has been in the past, but can still be a complex process. ASIC and [...]

POSTED ON November 2, 2009
Fee changes to all transaction accounts

Almost all banks, credit unions and building societies have announced changes to the fees they charge their credit card, loan and account customers. Now may [...]

POSTED ON November 2, 2009
Sydney auction results improving

The Sydney residential property market shows signs of continued improvement with good auction results from last weekend. 65 per cent of 459 properties listed for [...]

POSTED ON November 2, 2009
Banks trying to connect with customers

ANZ, Westpac and NAB have launched new marketing programs recently all trying to reconnect with their customers and communities. ANZ have re-fashioned their signage with [...]

POSTED ON November 2, 2009