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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.

122 articles written by Liz Seatter

Home Loans

CBA hikes fixed rates 3 times in 6 weeks

CBA increased its owner-occupier fixed rates by up to 0.30 per cent, while investor fixed rates rose by up to 0.60 per cent.

Credit Cards

Black Friday warning: don’t send your budget into a black hole

Shoppers planning to spend big in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are being warned to write out lists and set spending limits to avoid getting into trouble.

Home Loans

Westpac hikes fixed rates for 3rd time in a month

Like CBA and ANZ, Westpac now has no advertised fixed home loan rates under 2 per cent.

Savings Accounts

Westpac cuts rates on popular savings accounts

Australia’s second largest bank, Westpac, has today cut savings rates by 0.05 per cent.

Home Loans

ANZ joins the race to hike fixed rates

Australia’s fourth largest bank, ANZ, has hiked its fixed rates for the second time in three weeks.

Home Loans

Variable rates keep tumbling as ANZ joins 25 lenders cutting

ANZ has cuts its basic variable rate by up to 0.43 per cent for owner-occupiers paying principal and interest following similar cuts from CBA and NAB last month.

Home Loans

Fixed rate hike frenzy: CBA pulls the pin on rates under 2 per cent

It appears the banks are racing each other to raise fixed rates with CBA now hiking for the second time in just over three weeks.

Home Loans

Investors come up trumps as owner-occupier lending drops off

The latest ABS statistics show owner-occupier lending has dropped, while investor lending has climbed to its highest level since April 2015.

Home Loans

How the new 3% mortgage stress test will affect home buyers from November

New APRA home loan rules will kick in from November, which will limit the amount people can borrow from the bank. However, potential buyers with pre-approval and buyers mid-settlement will still have their mortgages stress-tested under the old rules.

Savings Accounts

NAB the latest bank to cut savings account rates

Australia’s third largest bank, NAB, has today cut savings rates by 0.05 per cent, following similar moves by CBA, ANZ and Westpac.