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.
Australia’s renters on the east coast may need to look a bit further afield to find more affordable places to live, with a new report revealing that the cheapest rents are found in Adelaide and Perth. Property investors however, may welcome news that the highest rents can be found in Canberra and Sydney.
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedJul 15, 2019( 3 min read )
If you’ve been known to make the occasional cheeky bet, you soon may no longer be able to do so using a Macquarie Bank credit card.
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedJun 28, 2019( 2 min read )
Australia’s banks have been recently taking steps to lend money more responsibly, making it that little bit harder for some Aussies to get a home loan. However, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), this tightening of lending standards may be partially responsible for a recent increase in the number of Australians falling into arrears on their mortgage repayments.
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedJun 20, 2019( 3 min read )
End of financial year is a popular time to buy cars, with many dealerships offering end of financial year sales (EOFYS). However, it’s important to be aware of the true value offered by a cheap deal, both in terms of the vehicle you’re buying and car loan you’re using to pay for it.
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedJun 14, 2019( 3 min read )
Speculation is building that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) may soon cut the nation’s cash rate for the first time in years. While many home owners and property investors may welcome this news, what effect would a rate cut have on Australians keeping their wealth in saving accounts or term deposits?
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedJun 1, 2019( 4 min read )
Of the shrinking number of Australians planning to buy a new car over the next few years, an increasing percentage reckon their next car will be a hybrid. But how much do hybrid vehicles cost compared to petrol-fuelled models?
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedMay 30, 2019( 3 min read )
As speculation builds that a cut to Australia’s cash rate could be arriving in the near future, several of Australia’s lenders have been adjusting their home loan interest rates over the past week.
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedMay 25, 2019( 3 min read )
How rewarding is your rewards credit card? Possibly not very, according to a new study from ME, which found that for over a third of Aussie cardholders, rewards cards are effectively costing them money.
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedMay 24, 2019( 2 min read )
With many of Australia’s romantic breakups being attributed to money troubles, can financial planning help couples stay together?
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedMay 17, 2019( 2 min read )