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26 articles written by Rachel Wastell

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Save on your mortgage by going green

Australia's first green home loan has just launched, but it's not the first financial institution to reward customers for acting sustainably.

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The banks driving sustainable finance in 2020

Banks and other financial services are working together in 2020 to promote sustainable finance, responsible banking, and to support greater social, environmental and economic outcomes in Australia.

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New year, new home renovations

If you’ve been thinking about renovating your kitchen, or making your home more sustainable and environmentally friendly, now could be the perfect time to start planning.

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7 of the best financial resolutions for 2020

This classic season for goal-making and self-reflection is quite suited to financial resolutions. Access to annual financial statements can show you how you managed your money in 2019, and give you an idea of what you can achieve in 2020. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve picked 7 of the best financial resolutions for you.

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Three trends that could impact your home loan in 2020

As we move closer to Christmas and the New Year break, we can begin to look back on the financial news that really mattered in 2019 and start to predict what we could see in the year ahead

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The finance news that really mattered in 2019

With open banking legislation to begin in February 2020, now seems a good time to review some of the major news stories that put finance front and centre this year.

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See who's been approved for the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

The government has approved 27 lenders, including National Australia Bank and Commonwealth Bank, to provide guaranteed home loans under the Coalition’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS).


What is an SMSF and should you get one?

If you have a lot of super and understand the financial and legal responsibilities, an SMSF could be of more benefit to you than an APRA regulated super fund.

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Environmental concerns Australia’s biggest problem, pushing lenders to go green

Recent Roy Morgan research shows environmental issues are a major concern, pushing lenders to launch green products.

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House prices rising, but peak still a far climb

Corelogic has reported a strong uplift in house prices in their October Home Value Index, but is it too optimistic to expect the housing market recover so soon?