Mark Bristow

Senior Financial Writer

Mark Bristow is a senior financial writer for RateCity 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. Most recently, Mark has joined RateCity working across finance as a whole. Whatever the topic, Mark’s goal is always to provide simple solutions to complex problems.

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Home Loans

City dwellers flock to regional property due to COVID-19

Regional property markets are set to benefit from COVID-19, as the pandemic accelerates the trend of city dwellers relocating to regional areas.

Savings Accounts

Second cut in a month for Dollarmite savers

Australia’s largest bank, CBA, has today cut two of its most popular savings accounts for the second time in a month.

Home Loans

Westpac: House prices will rebound, but there will be some 'urgent' sales

A big four bank believes the fall in the housing market will be half as bad as originally projected, claiming they’ll overcome a sell off of defaults to return to growth much quicker than expected.

Home Loans

Houses on the menu for property investors, but many worry they won’t secure a loan

Veteran investors are looking to buy a standalone house in the next year, according to an industry group, but they’re worried banks won’t give them the loans they need.

Savings Accounts

Australians tighten their belts, keep cash close as deposits surge

Nearly half of Australians are cutting back on spending they made before COVID-19, new research indicated.

Car Loans

Used car prices balloon by 25 per cent in a year: analysts

Used cars values jumped by 25 per cent since the beginning of the year, a new report reveals, spurred by a drop in supply, a lift in demand and the lockdowns instituted to contain COVID-19.

Home Loans

Some of the best owner occupier home loans in September 2020

Even if your home-buying plans have changed, falling prices could make it easier for some first home buyers to take the next step towards becoming home owners. Current owner occupiers may also be able to take advantage of interest rates being recently slashed to new record lows to refinance their home loans.

Home Loans

Lenders sweeten refinancing deals with thousands of dollars in cashbacks

Lenders are tempting mortgage holders with thousands of dollars in cashback offers in hopes of drawing in new customers.

Home Loans

Australian Finance Group amends clawback rules as mortgage holders rush to refinance

One of Australia’s biggest mortgage provider groups has tweaked how broker commissions are refunded when people take their business elsewhere, just as borrowers refinance in large numbers to take advantage of record low interest rates.

Home Loans

The typical home shed about $12,500 this year: ABS

The typical home dropped more than $12,000 in price since the beginning of the year, according to the nation’s statistical agency, possibly ushering in a property fall.