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Fixed mortgage rates on the chopping block

Challenger banks are joining market leaders in slashing their fixed mortgage rates to attract new customers.


Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow

May 17, 2019( 3 min read )

More Aussie properties selling under list price


Leigh Stark

Leigh Stark

May 16, 2019( 2 min read )

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 )

Where to park your tax refund to get the best bang for your buck

If you’re one of the lucky Australians who’ll be getting a tax refund this year, you have a few places that you can deposit your dollars. But’s which one will give you the best return?


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

May 14, 2019( 6 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 )

Where does it cost the most to fill up your car?

Owning a car can be a major expense, with running costs including rego, insurance, servicing, and car loan repayments. But when it comes to fuel, which Australian city is the most expensive on average at the fuel pump?


Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow

May 13, 2019( 2 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 )

These frequent flyer credit cards have a $0 annual fee

Want something for nothing? There are five credit cards that give you just that – provided you pay off your entire bill each month.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

May 11, 2019( 4 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 )

Highest rates for 5-year term deposits sitting at 3%

If you want to earn high interest rates for a term deposit, you might have to lock away a lot of money for a long time.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

May 10, 2019( 2 min read )

Almost 70 per cent of airbag recalls complete, does it include you?

Almost three million cars have been recalled with defective Takata airbags, and while many have been replaced, many have not.


Leigh Stark

Leigh Stark

May 9, 2019( 3 min read )

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