Interest Rate update:

MEDIA RELEASESunday 19 January 2020 First Home Buyers with small deposits can save more by comparing Up to ten thousand home buyers with small deposits [...]

POSTED ON January 20, 2020
Trending Financial News 16 January 2020

ANZ gives $1 million to bushfire victims ANZ Bank have announced a range of support measures including a financial assistance package for communities affected by bushfires. [...]

POSTED ON January 16, 2020
Do I need car insurance?

Yes you do! And you need to understand the different types of car insurance. Compulsory Third Party insurance is compulsory in Australia for all registered [...]

POSTED ON January 13, 2020
Trending Financial News 13 January 2020

A bank buys Warney’s cap! Australia's all-time leading Test cricket wicket-taker and Victoria’s legendary bowler, Shane Warne, has auctioned his iconic Australian baggy green cap [...]

POSTED ON January 13, 2020
Trending Financial News 9 Jan 2020

Is climate change impacting your property value? The number of major natural disasters in Australia has jumped up by 50% over the ten years. “The [...]

POSTED ON January 9, 2020
What is a neobank?

The digital revolution of the last decade or so has reached into banking, with many existing banks offering online–only accounts and products. More recently, Australia [...]

POSTED ON January 8, 2020
Comparing Raiz vs Spaceship Voyager

Micro-investing and spare change round-up apps are getting more popular in Australia. In this article we compare two of the most popular – RAIZ and [...]

POSTED ON January 8, 2020
Best New Year’s Resolutions for 2019 / 2020

Australia’s top New Years Resolutions relate to improving health, finances, relationships, home and careers. New Years resolutions are a common tradition in Australia and other [...]

POSTED ON January 6, 2020
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
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
Trending Financial News 26 November

Christmas shopping scams booming in 2019 Already, before the end of November, more money has been lost online to shopping related scams in 2019 ( [...]

POSTED ON November 26, 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
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
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
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
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
Trending Financial News 14 August

One debt collector is the king of bankruptcy The Financial Counsellors association, the Consumer Action Law Centre and the Financial Rights Legal Centre are all [...]

POSTED ON August 14, 2019
Trending Financial News 13 August

Aussie John wants his home loans back “Aussie” John Symond, the founder of non-bank lender Aussie Home Loans has suggested he wants to buy back [...]

POSTED ON August 13, 2019
Is Scott Morrison banning cash?

The Morrison government is proposing a radical ban on business cash transactions over $10,000 to fight the ‘black economy’ and tax avoidance. Business owners will [...]

POSTED ON August 9, 2019
Trending Financial News 11 July

The end of the comparison rate? The competition regulator will introduce a new “online tool to improve the transparency of the mortgage interest rates paid [...]

POSTED ON July 11, 2019
Trending Financial News 10 July

The big bank “tax on households” revealed The big four banks have withheld the equivalent of eight separate rate cuts since the global financial crisis, [...]

POSTED ON July 10, 2019
Trending Financial News 9 July

Westpac pays compo to 40,000 customers Westpac is refunding tens of thousands of customers who have been overcharged interest on their loans. 40,000 borrowers on [...]

POSTED ON July 9, 2019
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
Trending Financial News 1 July

New banking code in force today A new Banking Code of Practice comes into force today, the 1 July 2019. The new code “represents the [...]

POSTED ON July 1, 2019
Trending Financial News 28 June

Macquarie axes international card fees Macquarie Bank has removed international transaction fees on overseas purchases made on Macquarie Bank branded credit cards. Macquarie Bank has [...]

POSTED ON June 28, 2019
Trending Financial News 27 June

UBank cuts savings account rates UBank, a long-time market leader in the at-call savings market, has slashed interest rates on its USaver accounts. The USaver [...]

POSTED ON June 27, 2019
Trending Financial News 26 June

Which bank has more system outages than any other? There were more than 300 service disruptions at Australian banks and other financial institutions in the [...]

POSTED ON June 26, 2019
Are there any green banks in Australia?

Which bank is greenest? Are you concerned that the planet is warming and some politicians are really not responding with appropriate urgency? Are you concerned [...]

POSTED ON June 25, 2019
Trending News 24 June

Westpac backs down on lowering serviceability requirement Westpac announced on Thursday afternoon that it would allow loan officers some flexibility to approve home loan applicants [...]

POSTED ON June 24, 2019
Trending News 3 June

Which banks are attracting new customers? The latest APRA monthly banking statistics shows the big banks lost market share to challenger banks and other lenders [...]

POSTED ON June 3, 2019
Trending News 31 May

First lender smashes through 3 per cent barrier The first lender in Australia to announce a retail home loan rate under three per cent is [...]

POSTED ON May 31, 2019
Trending News 30 May 2019

New record low home loan rate announced Two lenders have already announced significant interest rate cuts, well ahead of an expected RBA rate cut next [...]

POSTED ON May 30, 2019
Trending News 29 May 2019

Which bank has the most satisfied customers? Customer satisfaction with the big four banks declined sharply during and following the 11-month Hayne Royal Commission into [...]

POSTED ON May 29, 2019
Trending News 28 May 2019

OMG! ANZ Bank customers hit by huge new bank scam An elaborate next generation banking scam is hitting email inboxes across Australia and experts are [...]

POSTED ON May 28, 2019
Trending News 27 May 2019

Big banks announce home loan rule change for self-employed borrowers Westpac and its subsidiaries, Bank of Melbourne, BankSA and St George Bank have announced major [...]

POSTED ON May 27, 2019
What is a low doc home loan?

We’re often told in order to buy your own home you need provide proof of a steady income. But for some, this isn’t always possible. [...]

POSTED ON February 19, 2018
Insurance basics for small businesses

People often think about insurance in terms of life insurance, car insurance and private health insurance. But when you go into business for yourself, you [...]

POSTED ON February 14, 2018
The Small Business Checklist

How to set up a small business There are many benefits to being your own boss, including setting your own hours and controlling the business’s [...]

POSTED ON February 14, 2018
Guide to Qantas Frequent Flyer Partners

Qantas Frequent Flyer Partners The Qantas Frequent Flyer rewards program is all about being rewarded for your everyday spending. As a Qantas Frequent Flyer member [...]

POSTED ON January 10, 2018
How to make your home Airbnb ready

Featured Article By: Now Finance One of the most common tips in “increase your income” articles today is to get your spare room on Airbnb [...]

POSTED ON November 1, 2017
How to get on top of personal debt

For many people, getting on top of their finances can feel like a challenge. But it doesn't have to be. By making informed and responsible [...]

POSTED ON October 30, 2017
What is a business overdraft?

A business overdraft provides relief, helps cover unexpected expenses and can relieve cash-flow bottlenecks. Think of it like a safety net for when you don’t [...]

POSTED ON October 30, 2017
Online share trading for beginners

When you begin your adventure into the world of online share trading, your chosen share-trading platform can have a major impact on the way your [...]

POSTED ON October 30, 2017
What is a Margin Call?

If your lender makes a margin call, you are required to reduce your LVR by putting more money into your loan or selling some of [...]

POSTED ON October 26, 2017