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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.

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Home Loans

Housing affordability woes might impose extra costs

Australia’s present housing affordability woes could not just impact first home buyers, but the business sector as well, according to new research from CoreLogic Australia.

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30 May, 2017 -

3 min read

Home Loans

Regional Australia's housing on the grow

Housing supply is enjoying strong increases in numerous regional hotspots throughout Australia, as well as many metro areas, according to a new housing industry report.

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29 May, 2017 -

2 min read

Home Loans

High rental returns in regional Victoria

Property investors looking for high rental returns may be better served purchasing property in regional Victoria than Australia's capital cities.

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26 May, 2017 -

2 min read

Home Loans

Housing boost in the pipeline

The 2017 federal budget’s housing affordability measures are set to boost Australia’s housing supply by 41% over the next four years, according to a report from an Australian building and construction industry body.

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23 May, 2017 -

2 min read

Home Loans

Aussie auctions stay busy

Despite high prices in the capital cities, Australian housing remains popular with buyers, according to the latest auction clearance rates.

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22 May, 2017 -

1 min read

Savings Accounts

More Aussies working part time, for fewer hours

New labour market numbers from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) indicate that while there were fewer Australians out of work in April 2017, many of them were in part-time jobs.

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19 May, 2017 -

2 min read

Savings Accounts

Fantastic plastic, Aussies leaving cash behind

If fishing through your wallet for notes and coins drives you up the wall, you’re not alone. According to a new report, one in four Aussies would be happy to live in a cashless society.

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18 May, 2017 -

3 min read

Car Loans

Aussie car sales on the increase

Aussies are buying more new cars, with four wheel drives and similar vehicles leading the pack, according to new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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17 May, 2017 -

1 min read

Credit Cards

Record scam numbers recorded

Australians are reporting a record number of scams, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s annual Targeting Scams report showing a 47% increase from 2015 to 2016.

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16 May, 2017 -

3 min read

Home Loans

Stats show slowdown in new dwelling approvals

Figures recently released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) indicate that Australia’s total number of new dwelling approvals shrank significantly in March 2017, after having risen over the previous two months.

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15 May, 2017 -

2 min read