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.
Recent news that property prices have been falling in Australia’s capital cities may have been welcomed by first home buyers waiting for the “perfect” time to buy. But with further falls forecast for the future, how can you be sure when exactly it’s the right time to buy?
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedMay 1, 2019( 3 min read )
Your retirement is coming, but in the case of your super, it pays to plan things out, ensuring you get the best super you can for your retirement.
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedApr 27, 2019( 5 min read )
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedApr 23, 2019( 5 min read )
Bankwest has continued to adjust the interest rates on its home loans, slashing the fixed rates on selected mortgages for the second month in a row, which could potentially save new borrowers money on their home loans.
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedApr 17, 2019( 2 min read )
CommBank customers can get an app this week to help them save for personal goals, but the reality is customers of any bank have app options for the same.
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedApr 17, 2019( 4 min read )
Next time you visit a mortgage broker, if you see a home loan from a string of numbers instead of a bank, you’re not seeing things – you may have just encountered 86 400, a neo-bank aiming to disrupt the mortgage market.
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedApr 16, 2019( 2 min read )
It’s official – from tradies to adventure travellers, Aussies love their utes. With the nation’s three top-selling cars all being light commercial vehicles, how much will a car loan for one of these utes cost you?
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedApr 13, 2019( 2 min read )
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedApr 9, 2019( 3 min read )
When was the last time you paid for something with a fat wad of notes or a handful of shrapnel? Even if you wanted to, you may not have had the option – according to the Commonwealth Bank, the number of Aussies making cash payments is shrinking, while the number of businesses going completely cashless is growing.
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedApr 4, 2019( 3 min read )
Many of us have credit cards from banks or credit unions. Some of us have credit cards from big supermarkets, department stores or airlines. And now Apple has announced that it is launching its own branded credit card, backed up by Goldman Sachs and Mastercard.
Mark BristowSenior Financial Writer/author/undefinedMar 27, 2019( 3 min read )