Liz Seatter

Senior Finance Writer

A Senior Finance Writer with RateCity, Liz Seatter is an experienced journalist and producer across the wide media landscape. Her background has seen her covering finance, property, economics, current affairs, and world news. Since 2004, Liz has worked for some of Australia's biggest mastheads, including Sky News, Nine News, Today, Weekend Today, as well as New Zealand's Newstalk ZB.

102 articles written by Liz Seatter

Savings Accounts

Afterpay banking – how it stacks up against the competition has analysed Afterpay Money’s new transaction and savings accounts and compared them to what’s already on offer.

Home Loans

Lockdown bank relief: what’s on offer for you?

With lockdown restrictions now in place across NSW, Victoria and South Australia, the country's banks have rolled out extra support to affected customers.

Personal Loans

PayPal Pay in 4 launches – will it dethrone Afterpay?

Although they have many similarities, one of the biggest differences from Afterpay is PayPal Pay in 4 will not charge any late fees.

Home Loans

1 in 6 households can’t raise $2,000: what options do they have?

Troubling research from the ABS shows 17.5 per cent of Australian households can’t raise $2,000 in an emergency.

Credit Cards

Australia stuck in a rut as credit card debt hovers at $20 billion

Australians appear to be stuck in a debt rut with new RBA figures out today showing credit card debt accruing interest is hovering around $20 billion for the tenth month in a row.

Home Loans

Banks raise fixed rates as RBA hike speculation grows

A growing list of lenders are hiking 2- and 3-year fixed home loan rates despite the fact the Reserve Bank has kept the cash rate on hold this month.

Home Loans

Investors up the ante as home lending hits another record high

Investor lending has now hit the highest level since June 2015 with $9.13 billion of new loans in May. It comes at the cost of first home buyers, with the number of owner-occupier first home buyer loans dropping for the fourth month in a row.

Home Loans

Sign of the times: CBA increases serviceability floor as property prices climb

Australia’s largest bank, CBA, is increasing its serviceability floor rate from 5.10 per cent to 5.25 per cent.

Credit Cards

PayPal dives into declining credit card market

The new credit card comes hot on the heels of PayPal’s new buy now, pay later service also scheduled to kick off in a matter of weeks.

Home Loans

Westpac group hikes 2-and 3-year fixed home loan rates

Australia’s second largest bank, Westpac, and its subsidiaries St George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA, have hiked their 2- and 3-year fixed rates for owner-occupiers paying principal and interest by 0.10 per cent.