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Are banks involved in risky lending?

28th of September 2013

Lenders are proving more willing to lend to people with less deposit or equity than since the onset of the global financial crisis, new research from Australia’s leading financial comparison website, RateCity (, has found.

Investors shoulder out first home buyers

20th of September 2013

Property investors are flocking to cheap money and making it difficult for first home buyers to enter the market, new research from Australia’s leading financial comparison website RateCity shows.

Borrowers swoop on record low fixed rates

11th of September 2013

Borrowers are increasingly turning to fixed-rate home loans as lenders slash rates in a bid to attract new customers, Australia’s leading financial comparison website RateCity ( has found.

Rate hike is not far away

9th of September 2013

Australians should get ready for interest rates to increase as early as next year, with new data signalling some relief for savers but bad news for mortgage holders.

RBA leaves rates on hold

4th of September 2013

Homeowners may have been denied a rate cut at today’s Reserve Bank board meeting, but RateCity research shows that the many borrowers could save $1560 per year by refinancing.

Mortgage lenders turn it on for spring

2nd of September 2013

Mortgage lenders have kick-started an aggressive incentive war in a bid to lure new borrowers, including offering free cash to switch and to price match on interest rates.

RateCity welcomes Ali Cassim as marketing director

15th of August 2013

Australia’s leading financial comparison website RateCity ( is pleased to announce the appointment of marketing powerhouse Ali Cassim in the newly created role of Marketing Director.

RBA-led rate cut means $44 monthly saving

6th of August 2013

Reserve Bank drops cash rate to new record low of 2.50%. Borrowers with a $300,000 variable home loan at the average rate can expect a monthly saving of $44. Refinancing from the average to lowest variable rates would mean monthly savings of over $150. 8 rate cuts between highest and lowest variable interest rates!

Borrowers debt-free almost 10 years sooner!

13th of July 2013

Variable borrowers will wipe almost 10 years from home loan if repayments kept high: RateCity study. Borrowers urged to take advantage of low rates by accelerating repayments. If you don’t have spare cash to add to mortgage now you could be in the wrong home loan!

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