Alex Ritchie

Personal Finance Editor

Alex is a personal finance writer and editor at RateCity, and has been writing about finance for over five years. She is passionate about closing the gender pay and superannuation gap, and aims to help young Aussies to overcome their financial apathy and better manage their finances. Alex has been published in numerous print and online outlets, including Money Magazine, Lifehacker Australia, and Business Insider.

504 articles written by Alex Ritchie

Home Loans

Lending criteria and you: how your job affects a loan

Whether you’re in the market for a new vehicle, need to pay for your wedding or are planning on purchasing property, it’s important to note that your job plays a significant role in your chances of being approved for a loan. 

Car Loans

Can I extend my car loan term?

Sometimes your original car loan is no longer financially suitable. In this case you may need to consider extending your car loan term. Let's explore the pros and cons of refinancing to extend your car loan term.

Home Loans

Big bank predicts further 21% growth in Sydney house prices

One of Australia’s biggest banks, NAB, has revealed a new 2021 property growth forecast for Sydney, lifting its previous May estimate of 17% to 21.6%.

Credit Score

When will my mortgage show up on my credit report?

If you’ve recently been given full approval for a mortgage and have settled on your property, you may want to know when your mortgage will show up on your credit report.

Personal Loans

What is the maximum amount I can borrow on a personal loan?

Whether you’re paying for home renovations or need to consolidate debt, if you’re in need of a large lump sum you may be considering taking out a personal loan. Whatever your reason, you may be curious as to how much you can request to borrow and the maximum amount a lender would give you.

Personal Loans

What is a line of credit?

There are more ways to access credit than the standard personal loan with a set term. A line of credit may offer an alternative to borrowers looking to get cash without traditional restrictions.

Home Loans

Can you get a home loan without a deposit?

There may be options to get a home loan with zero deposit or even borrow 100% of a home loan without a guarantor. Let’s explore how to get a home loan with little to no deposit.

Personal Loans

How soon after paying off my last personal loan can I get another loan?

So, can you take out a personal loan while you’re still paying one off? Or how soon after paying off your last personal loan can you apply for a new personal loan? Let’s explore these scenarios in this article.

Home Loans

Household impacts of COVID-19: ABS

New survey results from the ABS into the household impacts of COVID-19 show how Aussies expected their household income to change over the next 12 months, and how they plan to save and/or spend these funds

Home Loans

Calculating your home loan based on rental payments

Your rental payments, or lack of, make up a key component of how a lender will assess your borrowing power for your home loan. Let’s explore how you may be able to determine how much you can borrow for a home loan based on your rental payments and current living situation.