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Bankwest, ME and UBank to cut interest rates

Australia’s tenth largest bank ME bank has today cut its variable and fixed interest rates by up to 0.26 per cent, on the same day as competitor UBank also announced fixed rate cuts of up to 0.30 per cent. Bankwest has announced cuts to its fixed rates, effective on Friday 17 May.


Liz Seatter

Liz Seatter

May 15, 2019( 3 min read )

People of Australia: there’s another option to get your foot on the property ladder

You may not realise that some lenders offer special mortgage products designed to make it easier for first home buyers to access the property market.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

May 15, 2019( 3 min read )

First home buyers take the bull by the horns, as the rest of the market shies away

ABS figures reveal first home buyers are showing signs of life in March, in an otherwise tumbling housing finance market.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

May 13, 2019( 3 min read )

ScoMo and Shorten go guarantor for first home buyers

The government is set to take over the role of guarantor by helping some first home buyers get into the market with as little as a 5 per cent deposit.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

May 13, 2019( 3 min read )

Auswide cuts mortgage rates

Auswide has cut interest rates on selected home loans, including fixed and variable rate options for investors and owner occupiers.


Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow

May 12, 2019( 2 min read )

ANZ cuts fixed rates as the home loan market heats up

ANZ has today dropped rates across several fixed rate home loans, becoming the last of the big four banks to slash fixed rates in recent weeks.


Liz Seatter

Liz Seatter

May 10, 2019( 2 min read )

Rates remain on hold for the 33rd month, but here’s how to get a rate cut

The RBA has resisted calls to cut the official cash rate, but will be looking closely at this month’s employment data, whether wages growth remains flat and potentially the next round of inflation figures, before they pull the trigger.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

May 8, 2019( 2 min read )

Will home loan interest rates drop below 3.20 per cent?

The lowest variable home loan rate in Australia could drop below 3.20 per cent according to financial comparison site RateCity.


Liz Seatter

Liz Seatter

May 6, 2019( 3 min read )

Home loan fees can pack a surprisingly big punch

It’s impossible to think of home loans without thinking of interest rates. But there’s another surprisingly significant cost we ignore at our peril – fees.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

May 3, 2019( 3 min read )

When’s the best time to buy a property?

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 Bristow

Mark Bristow

May 1, 2019( 3 min read )

You might be closer to buying a house than you think

Housing affordability is one of the key issues of this election, yet it’s actually becoming easier to enter the property market in much of Australia.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Apr 30, 2019( 4 min read )

What to read, watch and follow to become a home loan expert

You wouldn’t buy a car without first giving it a test drive, so why would you make the biggest financial decision of your life without arming yourself with as much information as possible?


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

Apr 26, 2019( 4 min read )

ING counters the big banks with its own rate cuts

Australia’s fifth largest home loan lender, ING, has today dropped rates on several fixed home loans by up to 0.19 per cent.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Apr 24, 2019( 2 min read )

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