Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Laine Gordon is the Head of Public Relations at RateCity. With a background in journalism, Laine brings over a decade of experience in personal finance to the team. She is passionate about helping people get out of debt, save money, and make better decisions about their own finances.

1214 articles written by Laine Gordon

Bank Accounts

1 in 3 Australians have fallen victim to a financial scam

Almost one third of Australians have been hit by a financial scam, new RateCity research shows. Scams included credit card hacks, identity theft and people who had been tricked into handing over money.

Home Loans

Over 1 million homeowners have never experienced an RBA hike

While the Reserve Bank has left the cash rate unchanged at 0.10 per cent today, a rate hike is on the horizon in 2024 – the same time many homeowners will be coming off a 3-year fixed rate.

Home Loans

NAB cuts fixed rates, again

Australia’s third largest bank has cut its lowest 2-year fixed rate to 1.89 per cent today – a cut of 0.15 per cent.

Home Loans

Risky home loan lending on the rise

Data released by APRA today has confirmed the number of high-risk new home loans is increasing.

Home Loans

Westpac the third big bank to slash fixed rates

Westpac now has the lowest 2-year fixed rate in the market at 1.79 per cent.

Home Loans

$140 less a month: how falling mortgage repayments are pushing up property prices

The RBA has left the cash rate on hold today at 0.10 per cent, despite escalating property prices across the country.

Home Loans

Through the roof: home lending hits new highs

The mortgage market has broken even more records today, with the value of new home lending hitting an all-time high.

Savings Accounts

CBA cuts savings rates again as household deposits continue to rise

Australia’s biggest bank, CBA, has today cut savings rates on its main accounts for the second time this month and the fifth time since the November cash rate cut.

Home Loans

Home loans hit a new record low of 1.69%

Greater Bank has today claimed the new lowest home loan rate in Australia – 1.69 per cent, fixed for 1 year.

Home Loans

Low rates, FOMO drive home lending to new high in December

The value of home loans settled in the month of December has hit another record high, thanks to record-low rates, generous government incentives and borrowers’ fear of missing out.