Am I in mortgage stress?

Plenty of Australian families and households are in mortgage stress right now according to economist Martin North from Digital Finance Analytics. In January 2020, more [...]

POSTED ON February 27, 2020
Which lenders are cheaper than Commonwealth Bank?

Australia’s biggest bank is Commonwealth Bank. One in four homebuyers choose Commonwealth Bank for their home loan and, in 2019 and 2020, Commonwealth Bank is [...]

POSTED ON February 13, 2020
Get a first Home Loan this weekend

Have you been looking around for a first home? Maybe you are saving for a first home deposit and keeping an eye on the real [...]

POSTED ON February 7, 2020
InfoChoice Review of ME

ME is a largely online bank headquartered in Melbourne with a handful of branches in other capital cities in Australia. ME started life as Super [...]

POSTED ON December 11, 2019
InfoChoice Review of ING Australia

ING DIRECT became Australia’s first ‘direct bank’ in 1999 when Dutch parent ING Group launched an Australian subsidiary, headquartered in Sydney (pictured). A direct bank [...]

POSTED ON December 11, 2019
InfoChoice Review of Citibank Australia (Citi)

*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 December 11, 2019
InfoChoice Review of HSBC Australia

HSBC Australia is a foreign owned subsidiary bank of HSBC Holdings, a British bank operating in 65 countries around the world. HSBC is the 7th [...]

POSTED ON December 11, 2019
InfoChoice’s Review of St George Bank

St George Bank is a NSW based, wholly owned subsidiary of Westpac (since 2008) and offers a similar range of loans, cards and accounts as [...]

POSTED ON December 11, 2019
Home price rise puts RBA on back foot

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has kept interest rates on hold for the month of December at a historic low of 0.75 per cent. [...]

POSTED ON December 4, 2019
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
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 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
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
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
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
Great home loans for refinancers

Home loans typically last for 25 or 30 years, unless you repay it early or refinance. Refinancing means using a new loan to pay off [...]

POSTED ON August 23, 2019
These two men determine your home loan rate

US President Donald Trump is an unconventional and controversial political leader. That’s not news but what you may not realise is how much influence Mr [...]

POSTED ON August 22, 2019
How much can I save with refinancing?

How much can I save by refinancing? Refinancing your home loan could be one of the best financial decisions you ever make. And refinancing is [...]

POSTED ON August 16, 2019
Your home loan deposit explained

For many of the hopeful, wannabe homeowners in Australia, it’s not keeping up with home loan news and finding the right property that stumps them, [...]

POSTED ON July 12, 2019
Buying versus renting in Australia

“It is more affordable to buy than rent” Which cities and towns are cheaper for home buyers than renters? Suddenly in 2019, there are plenty [...]

POSTED ON June 13, 2019
How low can interest rates go?

Tuesday June 4 will be remembered as the day the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) reduced interest rates to a new all-time record low. The [...]

POSTED ON June 13, 2019
Nine Bad Credit Myths, Busted

One of the downsides of people being unwilling to talk openly about money and their personal finances is that lots of myths and misconceptions spring [...]

POSTED ON May 15, 2019
ATM Fees Get The Axe From Four Big Banks

Australian’s biggest banks have decided to axe ATM’s fees for customers of other banks. Commonwealth Bank (CBA) announced on Sunday that they were axing ATM [...]

POSTED ON September 25, 2017