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Home lending continues to fall.. but for how long?

ABS figures out today show first home buyers have continued to gain market share while the rest of the home lending market continues to fall.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

Jul 11, 2019( 2 min read )

Fewer homes taken to auction in July

New research from CoreLogic has found that auction volumes remain lower year-on-year, with the number of homes taken to auction over the first week of July less than that of the same time last year.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

Jul 8, 2019( 3 min read )

APRA changes: why the average Aussie family can now borrow $60K more

APRA’s decision today to remove the 7 per cent floor on home loan serviceability assessments will help take the brakes off Australia’s home loan credit crunch.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

Jul 5, 2019( 3 min read )

What the big bank rate cuts mean for mortgage holders


Liz Seatter

Liz Seatter

Jul 3, 2019( 4 min read )

Variable mortgage rates set to fall below 3 per cent


Liz Seatter

Liz Seatter

Jul 2, 2019( 4 min read )

Why the banks aren’t likely to pass on the next RBA rate cut in full

The RBA could cut the cash rate again as early as tomorrow however it’s unlikely the big four banks will pass it on in full.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

Jul 1, 2019( 3 min read )

Comprehensive credit reporting is about to reach critical mass

The future has arrived. And borrowing money will never be the same again.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Jul 1, 2019( 6 min read )

Betting closed for Macquarie Bank credit cards

If you’ve been known to make the occasional cheeky bet, you soon may no longer be able to do so using a Macquarie Bank credit card.


Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow

Jun 29, 2019( 2 min read )

Westpac and Velocity offer special credit card deal

Australians could receive up to 120,000 bonus Velocity points if they take out a new American Express Westpac Altitude Black Bundle.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Jun 28, 2019( 2 min read )

Tough time for savers as the big four banks slash interest rates

RateCity.com.au data shows that over 47 banks have dropped their savings rates since the RBA cash rate cut on June 4, including ING, AMP, Bank of Queensland, ME, Suncorp and Bendigo, in addition to the big 4 banks.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

Jun 26, 2019( 4 min read )

“Emotionally draining”: how first home buyers can avoid application anxiety

For many lucky Australians, buying your first home can be a positive experience. But new research from St. George shows that the majority of applicants find the process emotionally draining.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

Jun 26, 2019( 2 min read )

RBA signals that more home loan rate cuts are coming

Banks have been cutting mortgage rates left, right and centre – and it seems more interest rate reductions might be just around the corner.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Jun 24, 2019( 3 min read )

Super fund opens its doors to SMSF investors

Hostplus has launched a new product that allows Australians with self-managed superannuation funds to invest through a professional super group.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Jun 22, 2019( 3 min read )

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