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.
In an Australian first, NAB his rolled out an option to block gambling transactions on its Visa Debit and Visa Credit cards via its apps, to help Australians better manage their personal finances.
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedFeb 24, 2020( 2 min read )
NAB has been ranked as the greenest Australian business in an index of the world’s most sustainable companies.
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedJan 28, 2020( 2 min read )
Smart bank 86 400 is offering to help its customers find a better deal on their household’s electricity, thanks to a new energy plan assessment service.
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedJan 19, 2020( 2 min read )
According to a new report, buy now, pay later (BNPL) services such as Afterpay and Zip Pay are becoming more commonly accepted in Australia, while credit card usage is declining.
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedJan 9, 2020( 3 min read )
They say that it’s better to give than to receive. They also say that you can’t always get what you want. Both of these sayings can be true at Christmas time.
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedDec 26, 2019( 3 min read )
Getting your money under control may sound intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. As the old saying goes, “if you can measure it, you can manage it.”
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedDec 20, 2019( 8 min read )
New research has found that fewer Aussies have been buying cars, in part due to tighter restrictions around car loans.
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedNov 13, 2019( 3 min read )
While many Australians know what they want when they’re buying a home, far fewer have a wishlist in mind when it comes to comparing home loans.
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedOct 4, 2019( 3 min read )
If you’re looking for a new bank, there’s plenty of competition to choose from, including big banks and smaller local banks. But what about credit unions? What are the main differences between a credit union and a bank, and what are their advantages and disadvantages?
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedSep 20, 2019( 3 min read )
With most marriage celebrations costing in the tens of thousands of dollars, could a personal loan be a competitive option for hosting the wedding of your dreams?
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedAug 21, 2019( 6 min read )