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
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
How does the First Home Super Scheme work?

The First Home Super Saver scheme enables first home buyers to withdraw some of their extra superannuation contributions to use as some or all of [...]

POSTED ON January 9, 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
Has the housing market ‘turned?’

Property prices in Australian capital cities has been falling since 2017. Many home buyers and investors have been sitting on the sidelines, waiting to see [...]

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
How to get a self-employed home loan

You might love the freedom of being self–employed but you probably don’t like the attitude of banks and lenders to self-employed loan applicants. One of [...]

POSTED ON July 12, 2019
Home loans with rates UNDER 3%

Home loan rates in Australia have never in living memory been as low as they are now. In short, it’s a great time to be [...]

POSTED ON July 11, 2019
Big changes coming soon to home loan rules

Thousands of Australians who are currently considered not able to afford a home loan are about to suddenly become eligible for mortgage credit. Home loan [...]

POSTED ON July 5, 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