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.
Australia's first green home loan has just launched, but it's not the first financial institution to reward customers for acting sustainably.
Rachel WastellBusiness & Finance Writer/author/undefinedJan 20, 2020( 4 min read )
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.
Rachel WastellBusiness & Finance Writer/author/undefinedJan 11, 2020( 5 min read )
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.
Rachel WastellBusiness & Finance Writer/author/undefinedJan 4, 2020( 8 min read )
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.
Rachel WastellBusiness & Finance Writer/author/undefinedDec 29, 2019( 7 min read )
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
Rachel WastellBusiness & Finance Writer/author/undefinedDec 21, 2019( 5 min read )
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.
Rachel WastellBusiness & Finance Writer/author/undefinedDec 13, 2019( 5 min read )
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).
Rachel WastellBusiness & Finance Writer/author/undefinedDec 12, 2019( 5 min read )
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 )