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.

57 articles written by Liz Seatter

Home Loans

Westpac lowers serviceability floor to accommodate for low rates

Australia’s second largest bank, Westpac, has taken action to help some people borrow more from the bank and its subsidiaries.

Home Loans

No RBA cut but home-owners can save three times more by refinancing

The Reserve Bank has left the cash rate on hold today at 0.25 per cent but has left the door open to a future cut.

Home Loans

Home loan rates tumble in the last six months, despite no RBA cut

Australia’s banks have continued to cut home loan rates for new customers, despite no RBA cash rate move in the last six months.

Home Loans

CBA, Westpac, ING cut home loan rates as RBA cash rate speculation increases

CBA, Westpac and ING have all cut variable rate home loan rates as speculation of an imminent RBA rate cut increases.

Credit Cards

$5.5 billion credit card debt wiped out during COVID

Australians have wiped a total of $5.5 billion of debt accruing interest from their credit cards since the start of COVID-19, a drop of 20 per cent.

Home Loans

No RBA cut likely, yet banks keep stinging savers

Savers are continuing to be stung by falling interest rates even though the Reserve Bank isn’t expected to cut the cash rate today.

Home Loans

Eight lenders now offering home loan rates below 2%

There are now eight lenders offering home loan rates under 2 per cent, with People’s Choice Credit Union today cutting its 1-year-fixed rate to 1.99 per cent.

Credit Cards

Australians wipe $4.2 billion off credit card debt since COVID

Australians have wiped a staggering $4.2 billion dollars off the national credit card debt accruing interest since the COVID pandemic hit.

Savings Accounts

Savings rates keep falling as CBA, NAB and ING all make cuts

Savings rates continue to tumble, despite no move to the cash rate, with NAB the most recent big four bank to cut its rates today by up to 0.10 per cent.

Home Loans

Battle of the banks – Australia’s lowest variable rate hits 2.17%

Variable home loan rates continue to drop with Freedom Lend today, the new leader in the mortgage rate wars.