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AustralianSuper delivers long-term returns of 9.6%

AustralianSuper has been named the top-performing superannuation fund over the past decade.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Sep 15, 2019( 2 min read )

Credit card exodus continues, as those left standing get smarter with debts

New data from the RBA today shows Australians are continuing to shy away from credit cards. But those that are still using plastic are getting smarter about how they use their cards.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Sep 12, 2019( 2 min read )

LinkedIn names its 25 hottest Australian start-ups

Judo Bank and Athena Home Loans have been recognised as fast-rising stars after qualifying for LinkedIn’s prestigious Top Startups ranking.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Sep 12, 2019( 3 min read )

From paper to plastic – how to ditch fees for good

A small fee on your last bank transaction might feel like a drop in the ocean, but if you’re ignoring all your account fees, you may soon be struggling to keep your head above water. If you take the time to do your research, you could ditch the pesky fees for good.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

Sep 11, 2019( 7 min read )

Neo banks are live – but do they live up to the hype?

Australia’s neo banking market is heating up with 86 400 officially opening its doors today, and neo-rival Xinja receiving its full banking licence from APRA yesterday.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

Sep 10, 2019( 4 min read )

Home lending bounces back in the lead up to spring

New ABS data out today shows home lending is back with a bang, posting a 5.1 per cent jump month-on-month in new home loans settled in July.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Sep 9, 2019( 3 min read )

The credit card with the lowest interest rate may not be the best

There are plenty of low-rate credit cards on the market, but finding one that ticks all the boxes can be easier said than done.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Sep 9, 2019( 3 min read )

Smaller institutions offering highest 3-month term deposit rates

Found yourself with a bit of extra cash and wondering what to do with it? Putting the funds in a three-month term deposit may be a clever move while you research your options.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Sep 7, 2019( 2 min read )

Well Home Loans cuts fixed rates to 2.74%

Well Home Loans has shaken up the mortgage market by unveiling the lowest two-year and three-year fixed rates in Australia.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Sep 5, 2019( 2 min read )

Brokers arranging low-rate car loan deals for car buyers

If you’re shopping around for a new or used vehicle, there are several prominent finance brokers offering some of the cheapest car loans in Australia.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Sep 5, 2019( 2 min read )

CASH RATE ON HOLD: But fixed rates keep tumbling

The RBA has left cash rate on hold today at an historic low of 1 per cent. Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe has indicated there will be a prolonged period of low rates and further cuts are still on the table.


Liz Seatter

Liz Seatter

Sep 3, 2019( 4 min read )

Credit card providers rewarding shoppers with Qantas points

Australians can rack up Qantas points through everyday shopping either by using a Qantas Money credit card or a rival card that also offers Qantas points.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Sep 2, 2019( 3 min read )

Weapons of mass construction: is it time to build your own home?

A lack of oversight in private certification in the construction industry could mean that building your own home is a better option.


Rachel Wastell

Rachel Wastell

Sep 1, 2019( 6 min read )

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