Rachel Wastell is an award-winning writer with a knack for translating complicated subjects. She is a strong environmental advocate, and is as passionate about the planet as she is about finance and open education. Writing professionally for almost ten years, Rachel's work has been published across the Australian media landscape including the Australian Financial Review and The Guardian, and she regularly contributes to Business Insider and Lifehacker.
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.
Rachel WastellBusiness & Finance Writer/author/undefinedDec 1, 2019( 6 min read )
Recent Roy Morgan research shows environmental issues are a major concern, pushing lenders to launch green products.
Rachel WastellBusiness & Finance Writer/author/undefinedNov 22, 2019( 4 min read )
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?
Rachel WastellBusiness & Finance Writer/author/undefinedNov 10, 2019( 3 min read )
Monthly data from APRA shows a domination of the loans market by the big four banks, is now the time to think about switching to a credit union?
Rachel WastellBusiness & Finance Writer/author/undefinedNov 3, 2019( 5 min read )
When you look at how our mobile usage has changed in recent years, it makes sense why mobile banking has become the most popular banking channel.
Rachel WastellBusiness & Finance Writer/author/undefinedOct 24, 2019( 1 min read )
The RBA cash rate is at an historical low of just 0.75%, and home loan rates have dropped as low as 2.69%. Many banks are not passing on the full rate cut, but in a highly competitive home loan market you may be able to negotiate a lower rate.
Rachel WastellBusiness & Finance Writer/author/undefinedOct 7, 2019( 5 min read )
A lack of oversight in private certification in the construction industry could mean that building your own home is a better option.
Rachel WastellBusiness & Finance Writer/author/undefinedSep 1, 2019( 6 min read )
According to new research released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the number of registered motor vehicles within Australia has increased by 1.7 per cent in the last year as known.
Rachel WastellBusiness & Finance Writer/author/undefinedAug 28, 2019( 2 min read )
The Superannuation Guarantee scheme relies on voluntary compliance, suggesting Australians need to take control of their super fund before they retire.
Rachel WastellBusiness & Finance Writer/author/undefinedAug 24, 2019( 5 min read )