Key terms you should know about margin loans

Lack of access to funds can be a major problem for investors, and many turn to margin loans to increase their investment capacity. While these [...]

POSTED ON October 28, 2016
Shares vs savings accounts

Investors have been tolerating low savings interest rates for four years now but term deposits and savings accounts continue to be very popular. The principal [...]

POSTED ON March 4, 2016
Banks warned over booming margin calls

A big increase in margin calls due to the plunging share market has prompted the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to tell lenders to make [...]

POSTED ON August 10, 2011
St George: Bank of the year

St.George reported strong customer metrics for the year ending June 2009, retaining its comfortable lead over the majors on both customer satisfaction (76.6 per cent [...]

POSTED ON November 16, 2009
Credit costs to go up under new rules

The cost of credit and loans to consumers will rise if the Australian government adopts new global rules governing bank liquidity say the Commonwealth Bank."I [...]

POSTED ON November 12, 2009
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