Trending Financial News 18 March 2020

Can I get Coronavirus COVID-19 from cash? Dr Andrew Stewardson from Monash University said it is possible that infected people could pass on coronavirus through [...]

POSTED ON March 18, 2020
Trending Financial News 12 March 2020

CUA slashes savings account rates CUA has slashed at-call savings account rates by up to 0.30% pa following the RBA’s 0.25 percentage point rate cut [...]

POSTED ON March 12, 2020
Best Savings accounts rate update

BREAKING: NAB cuts savings rates by 0.25% pa Effective immediately, National Australia Bank has today announced 0.25% pa cuts to all at-call saving accounts rates. [...]

POSTED ON March 10, 2020
Canberra Property Outlook 2020

Canberra Auction Results for Saturday 14 March 2020 There were 52 residential property auctions held in Canberra on Saturday 14 March 2020. 71 per cent [...]

POSTED ON March 6, 2020
Trending Financial News 6 March 2020

Xinja Bank STOPS accepting NEW CUSTOMERS The Xinja Bank Stash account is, from today, closed to new customers. Eric Wilson, the neobank’s CEO, announced yesterday [...]

POSTED ON March 6, 2020
Trending Financial News 28 February 2020

Coronavirus fears spread Shares fell on Wall Street overnight, with the Dow Jones index falling more than 1,000 points on Thursday (US time). The Australian [...]

POSTED ON February 28, 2020
Trending Financial News 26 February 2020

Funeral insurance loopholes closed Expensive funeral expenses insurance policies, that are currently exempt from Corporations Act requirements, have been sold to many indigenous people, over [...]

POSTED ON February 26, 2020
Trending Financial News 25 February 2020

Commonwealth Bank will pay your mortgage if your spouse dies Commonwealth Bank is Australia’s biggest home loan provider. Commonwealth Bank yesterday announced a new complimentary [...]

POSTED ON February 25, 2020
Trending Financial News 18 February 2020

Millennials choose: Smashed Avo vs first home deposit Young Australians have been accused in the media of choosing to eat expensive meals at coffee shops [...]

POSTED ON February 18, 2020
Trending Financial News 17 February 2020

Is Scott Morrison’s government banning cash? The Morrison government has new proposed cash ban law that makes cash business transactions illegal over a limit of [...]

POSTED ON February 17, 2020
Trending Financial News 7 February 2020

BP dumps Velocity for Qantas Frequent Flyer People who use BP service stations for fuel and in-store purchases to earn Velocity Frequent Flyer points may [...]

POSTED ON February 7, 2020
Trending Financial News 5 February 2020

Westpac shareholders launch class action A class action claim has been lodged in the United States District Court on behalf of Westpac shareholders who bought [...]

POSTED ON February 5, 2020
Trending Financial News 29 January 2020

More borrowers are comparing and leaving the big four The proportion of the home loan market controlled by the big four Australian banks, Commbank, Westpac, [...]

POSTED ON January 29, 2020
Trending Financial News 24 January 2020

Small lenders join Commbank and NAB in FHLDS Commonwealth bank and National Australia Bank are said to be experiencing very strong demand from potential first [...]

POSTED ON January 24, 2020
Shopping with Cash vs Card

Who is REALLY getting the better deal? Aussies love tapping their phone or their card instore or online. And Aussies hate ATM fees for withdrawing [...]

POSTED ON January 17, 2020
Trending Financial News 17 January 2020

Two credit cards with 100,000 Velocity points The NAB Rewards Signature Visa credit card is promoting a 120,000 bonus VFF points giveaway - when you keep the [...]

POSTED ON January 17, 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
Top term deposit rates in 2020

The new year brings a new opportunity for savers and investors to review their accounts, compare returns and ensure they are getting the best rates [...]

POSTED ON January 15, 2020
Trending Financial News 15 January 2020

NAB gives cash to bushfire victims and businesses National Australia Bank is spending $5 million on immediate relief to business and agriculture customers affected by [...]

POSTED ON January 15, 2020
Trending Financial News 14 January 2020

Westpac pays the mortgage for bushfire victims Westpac Group (including Bank of Melbourne, St George Bank, BankSA and RAMS) has announced more support for customers [...]

POSTED ON January 14, 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 10 January 2020

Fake tradies prey on bushfire victims The corporate watchdog, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is warning consumers and business owners to watch out [...]

POSTED ON January 10, 2020
Trending Financial News 8 Jan 2020

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme slammed by experts The federal government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme does not address the causes of high home prices [...]

POSTED ON January 8, 2020
Term Deposit Rate Update January 2020

In January 2020, InfoChoice’s top term deposits include products with market-leading rates, like the Green Term Deposit from UBank, Citi Australia’s term deposits and Judo [...]

POSTED ON January 7, 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
Trending Financial News 19 December

ANZ promises 5-min credit card applications ANZ Bank offers some of Australia’s most popular credit cards including the ANZ Rewards Black Card (currently offering 150,000 bonus Rewards [...]

POSTED ON December 19, 2019
Trending Financial News 17 December

A new Chinese bank opening in Australia Australia’s newest digital bank, IN1Bank, is preparing to take on HSBC and the Bank of China and appeal [...]

POSTED ON December 17, 2019
Trending Financial News 6 December

Banks consider credit card gambling ban The Australian Bankers Association is proposing new restrictions on the use of credit cards for gambling. The ABA set [...]

POSTED ON December 6, 2019
Trending Financial News 5 December

Citibank raises rates on homeloans Citibank is facing a backlash from politicians and consumer groups after raising rates on homeloans. Citi is the first bank [...]

POSTED ON December 5, 2019
Trending Financial News 2 December

Business lending is in the doldrums The latest Reserve Bank data shows a fall in the value of lenders’ business loan portfolios for the first [...]

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
100 home loans under 3.3% pa

MEDIA RELEASE Sunday 24 November 2019 Rates Update: 100 home loans under 3.3% pa Savers can still get over 2% pa Expectations of another RBA [...]

POSTED ON November 25, 2019
Trending Financial News 22 November

Scott Morrison tells Westpac to clean up The prime minister Scott Morrison has told the Westpac board to consider the future of chief executive Brian [...]

POSTED ON November 22, 2019
Getting super returns from your cash

How to turn $100 into $1600 now. Sandra* is a self-funded retiree, with just a small part-pension from Centrelink. Sandra keeps an eye on her [...]

POSTED ON November 14, 2019
Trending Financial News 13 November

594,000 Aussies cut up their credit cards Almost one million Australians ditched their credit card in the 12 months to September, the Reserve Bank reported [...]

POSTED ON November 13, 2019
Trending Financial News 7 November

More Aussies are looking into a new mortgage … The number of Australians making enquiries about applying for a new mortgage has increased for the [...]

POSTED ON November 7, 2019
Trending Financial News 31 October

*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 October 31, 2019
Trending Financial News 29 October

First Home Buyer Deposit Scheme caps announced The Morrison government’s First Home Buyer Deposit Scheme will start on 1 January 2020. The scheme will guarantee [...]

POSTED ON October 29, 2019
Trending Financial News 24 October

Bank branches are disappearing – fast Almost 10 per cent of bank branches have closed over the last two years. 16 per cent of ATMs [...]

POSTED ON October 24, 2019
Trending Financial News 22 October

Afterpay threatened by surcharges Shoppers using Afterpay, Zip, Openpay or other Buy Now, Pay Later schemes could be forced to pay a merchant surcharge to [...]

POSTED ON October 22, 2019
Trending Financial News 17 October

Payday lenders turn $600 into $3K debt Loan sharks and payday lenders selling expensive small loans to vulnerable consumers often reliant on welfare and Centrelink [...]

POSTED ON October 17, 2019
Trending Financial News 16 October

Which Sydney suburb has the highest rental yield? The average rental yield in the greater Sydney area is 2.8 per cent for houses and 3.7 [...]

POSTED ON October 16, 2019
Cryptocurrency update – 15 October

Is the Facebook Libra Association dead? No Facebook Libra is not dead, in fact it’s very much alive. The Libra Association has elected a board [...]

POSTED ON October 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
Trending Financial News 14 October

Is Facebook Libra falling apart? eBay, Visa, Mastercard and Stripe have joined PayPal in exiting the Facebook Libra coalition. There are now just two payments [...]

POSTED ON October 14, 2019
Trending Financial News 10 October

CommBank cuts fixed rates under 3% From today, Commonwealth Bank’s advertised 2 and 3 year (OO, P&I) fixed rates in the “Wealth Package” have been [...]

POSTED ON October 10, 2019
Trending Financial News 7 October

More lenders cut home loan rates More lenders are announcing rate cuts following the RBA’s October rate cut of 0.25 percentage points on Tuesday. P&N [...]

POSTED ON October 7, 2019
Trending Financial News 3 October

Scott Morrison says banks are ‘profiteering’ The Prime Minister Scott Morrison has slammed the big four banks for not passing on the RBA’s October rate [...]

POSTED ON October 3, 2019
Trending Financial News 2 October

Owner occupier rule change hits 100,000 borrowers Around 100,000 Australian home loan borrowers could be hit with interest rate increases on owner occupier mortgages after [...]

POSTED ON October 2, 2019
Trending Financial News 1 October

Sydney property prices are rising – at last After two years of falling home values, Sydney house prices are now rising again as buyer activity [...]

POSTED ON October 1, 2019
Trending Financial News 26 September 2019

Sydney no longer Australia’s most expensive housing market Sydney has lost its title as Australia’s most expensive city for homes to Byron Bay, population 30,000. [...]

POSTED ON September 26, 2019
Trending Financial News 18 September 2019

ING Savings Maximiser cuts maximum interest rate ING Australia have announced to their customers that the Savings Maximiser bonus rate is being cut from today, [...]

POSTED ON September 18, 2019
Trending Financial News 17 September 2019

Borrowers switching to Principal & Interest Home loan borrowers are ditching interest-only loans as they look to reduce mortgage debt in the current low rate [...]

POSTED ON September 17, 2019
Trending Financial News 12 September 2019

CURRENCY CONVERSION RIP-OFF Big banks under sustained fire from regulators The big four banks and AMP Bank face 86 royal commission related investigations plus 59 [...]

POSTED ON September 12, 2019
Trending Financial News 11 September 2019

ASIC appeals “Wagyu and Shiraz” ruling The corporate watchdog, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, has lodged an appeal against a Federal Court decision in [...]

POSTED ON September 11, 2019
Trending Financial News 10 September 2019

A new Aussie bank opens its (mobile) doors Sydney-based Xinja Bank has begun marketing transaction accounts to customers after securing a full banking licence from [...]

POSTED ON September 10, 2019
Trending Financial News 5 September 2019

*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 September 5, 2019
Trending Financial News 4 September 2019

Sydney and Melbourne lead home price turnaround Average home prices in Australian capital cities rose during August, for the first time since August 2017, according [...]

POSTED ON September 4, 2019
Trending Financial News 3 September 2019

New Aussie bank taking deposits from tomorrow Australia’s newest business bank, Judo Bank, is opening for deposits with a line of competitively priced term products [...]

POSTED ON September 3, 2019