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Bank Accounts

Is it still safe to keep my money in a bank?

Let’s explore how the money you deposit into a bank is kept safe, and whether it is at risk of being compromised.

Bank Accounts

Should I keep all my money in one bank?

Let’s take a look at some of the common myths of having one bank account and whether they are true or false, as well as some of the benefits of multiple accounts.

Savings Accounts

Australians tipped to be saving more of their incomes in the next three years

Australians are hanging on tight to their money, with savings levels tipped to stay high in the next three years.

Home Loans

Falling rents could have a scarring impact for years

The drop in demand for rental properties has proven so severe that it may lead to a development fall of hundreds-of-thousands of apartments, according to a government agency.

Home Loans

“Subdued” rental growth on the cards if international borders not open by 2021: RBA

Inner-city housing rents are tipped to show “subdued” growth in the years ahead if the reopening of international borders is delayed beyond 2021.

Home Loans

The tough question facing first home buyers: spend more time or more money?

Many first home buyers are having to make the tough decision between waiting additional years to save a large deposit or spend thousands of dollars extra to buy a property sooner.

Home Loans

City dwellers flock to regional property due to COVID-19

Regional property markets are set to benefit from COVID-19, as the pandemic accelerates the trend of city dwellers relocating to regional areas.

Savings Accounts

Second cut in a month for Dollarmite savers

Australia’s largest bank, CBA, has today cut two of its most popular savings accounts for the second time in a month.

Home Loans

Westpac: House prices will rebound, but there will be some 'urgent' sales

A big four bank believes the fall in the housing market will be half as bad as originally projected, claiming they’ll overcome a sell off of defaults to return to growth much quicker than expected.

Home Loans

Houses on the menu for property investors, but many worry they won’t secure a loan

Veteran investors are looking to buy a standalone house in the next year, according to an industry group, but they’re worried banks won’t give them the loans they need.