New laws to bring greater transparency for credit card contracts. Expected to tackle rise in credit card debt. RateCity warns credit card holders: you’re responsible for your debt!
Tougher credit card laws welcomed
Cash rate holds at 1.5%, yet mortgage stress on the rise
The RBA has left the cash rate on hold at the historical low of 1.5 per cent today. Yet, new research shows that the financial pressures of paying off a home loan are increasing.
Credit card surcharge ban: success will be in the detail
RateCity, Australia's leading financial comparison website, today welcomed the Federal Government's pledge to ban excessive surcharges on credit card payments but warned its success would be dependent on the regulators' ability to enforce such a ban.
Singles priced out of the property market Australia wide
Only two of Australia’s eight capital cities have a median house price that can be afforded by an average single income, new analysis by Australia’s leading financial comparison website, RateCity.com.au, shows.
Generation debt, Y Australians are credit crazy
Australians are now taking on debt earlier in life, with age 20 the new average age for young people to purchase their first credit card. This compares with the average age for older generations (such as those aged 65 years and older), which applied for their first credit cards at age 34.
Yes, it may be possible to get a $1,500 payday loan with bad credit. Some payday lenders give loans to people with bad credit histories if they believe the borrower has the capacity to repay the loan.
Under Australia’s responsible lending rules, lenders aren’t allowed to approve $1,500 payday loans if they don’t believe the borrower can make the repayments.