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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.

955 articles written by Mark Bristow

Home Loans

SA budget bounds onto bank-bashing bandwagon

The South Australian government has come under fire from the banking industry for adding a major bank levy to its state budget that closely mirrors the controversial Major Bank Levy that recently passed in federal parliament.

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23 Jun, 2017 -

2 min read

Home Loans

Housing boom cools, WA stabilising

New home building is forecast to slow over the remainder of the year, according to the latest housing industry reports from Housing Industry Association (HIA).

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22 Jun, 2017 -

2 min read

Home Loans

Vacancy rates fall despite increasing housing supply

Australia's new housing supply is still yet to catch up with demand in many capital cities, according to new figures from SQM Research.

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21 Jun, 2017 -

2 min read

Home Loans

Banks take one-two punch

Australia’s leading banks have been hit with a double-whammy, with the Senate passing the Major Bank Levy, and Moody’s downgrading their credit ratings.

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20 Jun, 2017 -

3 min read

Home Loans

Lenders take opposing views on bank levy

The Major Bank Levy has been passed in Australia’s Lower House today, following a recent Senate committee hearing and inquiry that saw a variety of banks, financial institutions and economic commentators have their say.

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19 Jun, 2017 -

4 min read

Home Loans

Are apartments making markets unpredictable?

Australia’s increasing demand for new apartment housing could be having an impact on house prices and interest rates, according to a new report from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA).

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16 Jun, 2017 -

3 min read

Home Loans

US rate rise signals confidence in economy

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15 Jun, 2017 -

2 min read

Home Loans

Global house price growth accelerating

Rising house prices across many parts of Australia are in line with a wider global trend that is gaining momentum, according to a recent report.

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13 Jun, 2017 -

2 min read

Home Loans

Not all investors learned from the GFC

While the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) taught many home owners to be more conservative with their wealth, Australia’s property investors are understood to be borrowing even more against their property's equity, which could have an impact on the wider economy if the market shifts.

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Mark Bristow -

09 Jun, 2017 -

3 min read

Superannuation

Simpler super working wonders

Confused about your superannuation? You’re not alone. A new report from Industry Super Australia (ISA) shows that the plethora of options being offered by banks are leading to everyday Australians making suboptimal super decisions.

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07 Jun, 2017 -

2 min read