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Fixed mortgage rates cut


Mark Bristow
Mar 20, 2019( 3 min read )

Millennials take up “pay later” with gusto


Alex Ritchie
Mar 19, 2019( 4 min read )

Car sales may be falling, but EVs are on the rise

Australians are likely to buy fewer cars in 2019, but are expected to buy more new-generation models, according to new data.


Nick Bendel
Mar 18, 2019( 2 min read )

Smaller banks paying the highest term deposit rates

Half a dozen lenders are paying 3.00 per cent interest on three-year term deposits, new research has found.


Nick Bendel
Mar 17, 2019( 2 min read )

Couples still reluctant to talk money in relationships

New research from Westpac shows that a lack of communication around finances is prominent among separating Australian couples, with more than a third (36 per cent) of relationships not in a financially healthy position.


Alex Ritchie
Mar 16, 2019( 2 min read )

UTS professor brings balance to housing debate

Mortgage lending and property prices are in freefall, with potentially damaging consequences for the Australian economy. Should we blame APRA?


Nick Bendel
Mar 15, 2019( 3 min read )

Online lender releases green term deposit

UBank has unveiled an environmentally focused term deposit that allows consumers to indirectly invest in renewable energy projects.


Nick Bendel
Mar 14, 2019( 2 min read )

Properties more likely to sell high than low across Australia


Mark Bristow
Mar 13, 2019( 3 min read )

Housing finance slides in January, as credit cards decline

ABS figures show housing finance tumbled further in January, while the number of credit card accounts continues to fall, according to the RBA.


Nick Bendel
Mar 12, 2019( 3 min read )

NAB and other banks cut mortgage rates

National Australia Bank (NAB) last week cut variable mortgage interest rates on selected loans for new owner occupiers making principal and interest repayments. Other banks that also shifted their rates last week included AMP, Teachers Mutual Bank and Adelaide Bank.


Mark Bristow
Mar 11, 2019( 2 min read )

Great Australian dream not dead for first home buyers

New research from Housing Industry Association (HIA) has found that the goal of home ownership still matters for a majority of Australians, with 81 per cent of Aussies believing they should be able to own their own home.


Alex Ritchie
Mar 10, 2019( 2 min read )

Mobile banking use up, and we’re mostly satisfied


Mark Bristow
Mar 9, 2019( 3 min read )

NSW and Victoria becoming more affordable property markets

Housing affordability has improved in four states and territories, while rental affordability has also improved in four, according to a new report.


Nick Bendel
Mar 8, 2019( 2 min read )

Car sales down for February, though commercial vehicles are up


Nick Bendel
Mar 7, 2019( 2 min read )

Cash rate on hold as more banks slash fixed rates

The Reserve Bank of Australia has today left the cash rate on hold at 1.5 per cent. Meanwhile, 22 lenders have slashed rates on more than 150 fixed home loans this year, as competition among the banks heats up.


Alex Ritchie
Mar 6, 2019( 2 min read )

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