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Mark Bristow

Personal Finance Editor

Mark Bristow is RateCity's Home & Personal Finances Editor, and an experienced analyst, researcher, and producer. Working for over ten years, Mark previously wrote and researched commercial real estate at CoreLogic, and has seen articles published at Lifehacker and Business Insider, among others.

575 articles written by Mark Bristow

Home Loans

What is a fixed rate home loan?

Fixing your home loan interest rate can help keep your mortgage repayments stable and consistent for a limited time, for simpler budgeting and additional peace of mind. There are also other benefits to consider, along with a few risks, before you look at signing up for a fixed rate home loan.

Home Loans

Is it easy to switch home loan lenders?

Have you ever thought about refinancing your home loan, but decided it wasn’t worth the hassle? You may be surprised to find that switching mortgage lenders may actually be easier than you anticipated, which could make refinancing worth reconsidering.

Home Loans

Are some Australian home loan lenders more competitive than others?

While you could get a home loan simply by applying with your current bank, casting your net a little wider could find you dozens of a competitive offers from other banks and non-bank lenders. So which lenders are the most competitive on the market, and which of their home loan options may best suit your needs?

Home Loans

Who needs a low documentation home loan?

Low doc home loans are designed for self-employed Australians who may not be able to provide the documentation that’s required to apply for a typical home loan. While low doc home loans can help some Australians purchase property, they may also have risks to consider before applying.

Home Loans

Finding a green loan is about to get easier

A partnership between a fintech and a digital mortgage broker is promising to make it easier to compare banks, mortgage lenders, and other finance companies by their green credentials, which many Australians are prioritising when choosing home loans and other financial products.

Cryptocurrency

Where to buy Ethereum in Australia?

Ethereum may be one of the best-known cryptocurrencies on the market, rivalling Bitcoin in popularity and also offering several other features and benefits. There are several options available for you to start investing in Ethereum, so it’s important to compare your choices.

Home Loans

What is a digital home loan?

At its recent launch, Unloan has promised to introduce a digital home loan that borrowers can apply for in as little as ten minutes. But what exactly is a digital home loan, and how could one help you achieve your financial goals?

Home Loans

Can comparing home loans save you money?

Whether you are a first-time buyer looking for a home loan, or looking to refinance your existing mortgage, you may find it easier to discover some of the best home loan offers for your circumstances by shopping around and comparing multiple deals.

Home Loans

How do you borrow money to buy a home?

Unless you’re part of the lucky few, you’ll likely have to borrow money from a financial institution to fund a property purchase.

Cryptocurrency

Where to buy Bitcoin in Australia?

As one of the iconic cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin has had its ups and downs, but has so far stood the test of time. If you’re interested in adding Bitcoin to your investment portfolio, you have a few options to choose from when buying Bitcoin in Australia.