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Mark Bristow

Personal Finance Editor

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Mark Bristow is RateCity's Home & Personal Finances Editor, and an experienced analyst, researcher, and producer. Focused primarily on Australian mortgage and home loan expertise, he has been a journalist and writer in the financial space for over ten years, previously researching and writing commercial real estate at CoreLogic. In the years since, Mark has worked for the Winning Group, Expedia, and has seen articles published at Lifehacker and Business Insider.

967 articles written by Mark Bristow

Car Insurance

How does transferring car insurance work?

Most insurance companies allow you to transfer your existing insurance policy when you buy a new car. While the premium amount and insurance terms may need to be adjusted, you’ll continue to enjoy the same benefits as you did with your old car.

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12 Jul, 2024 -

3 min read

Car Insurance

Getting car insurance after a drink driving conviction in Australia

If you’ve been convicted of drunk driving in the past, it’s highly likely that your car insurance quotes will be more expensive. If you have a history of driving while under the influence of alcohol, an insurer will likely consider you more of a liability. As the insurer’s risk increases, so does the cost to your hip pocket.

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Mark Bristow -

11 Jul, 2024 -

4 min read

Car Insurance

Can I buy one-day car insurance?

Are you looking for temporary car insurance? Here’s how to insure a car for one day, one week or just a few months.

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Mark Bristow -

11 Jul, 2024 -

5 min read

Credit Cards

Biggest Qantas frequent flyer points at credit card sign up in July 2024

Are flights and travel back on your agenda this year? A trip to Europe or the USA calling your name? You may be able to get bonus reward points to redeem for travel by signing up for credit card deals.

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Mark Bristow -

10 Jul, 2024 -

4 min read

Personal Loans

Some of the top-rated personal loans in July 2024

If the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) considers hiking the cash rate before the end of the year, how could your personal loans be affected? When your personal financial situation is changing, it’s important to carefully compare personal loans to choose an option that better matches your needs.

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Mark Bristow -

09 Jul, 2024 -

3 min read

Savings Accounts

What could a rate hike mean for your savings? Some of the top-rated savings accounts for July 2024

Reports indicate that inflation may be sticking around for longer than the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) would prefer. This means there’s a chance the central bank could raise the national cash rate again before the year is out, which could have a knock-on effect on your savings.

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Mark Bristow -

08 Jul, 2024 -

3 min read

Term Deposits

Which banks hold the most of Australia’s money? Some of the top-rated term deposits in July 2024

Australians are reportedly depositing more of their money into banks. With this money guaranteed by the Australian government, you can worry less about which banks can keep your money safe, and more on which banks can offer you a better deal on a term deposit.

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Mark Bristow -

05 Jul, 2024 -

3 min read

Credit Cards

Credit cards offering the biggest sign-up rewards point bonuses in July 2024

Signing up for a new credit card may be able to net you a six-figure points bonus, to be redeemed for retail discounts and other exclusive deals. But points hackers must beware that you’ll need to fulfil the card’s terms and conditions to qualify for these bonus points, such as making a minimum spend within the introductory period.

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Mark Bristow -

05 Jul, 2024 -

3 min read

Home Loans

Cashback home loan deals in July 2024

Australians looking for a cashback deal may be running out of options, with the number of lenders offering these deals dropping to single digits. But comparing the available options is still important in order to select a mortgage offer that best suits your personal situation and financial needs.

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Mark Bristow -

05 Jul, 2024 -

4 min read

Car Loans

Car sales have new mid-year record - Some of the top-rated car loans in July 2024

The first six months of 2024 have recorded a record number of new vehicle sales, with an increasing number of these being for electric vehicles.

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Mark Bristow -

04 Jul, 2024 -

3 min read