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Home lending hits the record books for six with $24 billion in loans
Australia’s home lending market has smashed yet another record, with the value of new home loans approved in November hitting a new high of $23.96 billion.
House rental prices rise, unit rental prices fall hard across country
The gap between house and unit rental prices has grown over the December quarter, according to the latest data from Domain’s December Rental Report.
Fintech WLTH launches home loan offering
Brisbane-based fintech startup, WLTH, has entered the home loan market, offering Australians a digital-only application process and low-rate launch offer.
Metropolitan and regional housing supply ‘simply not enough’: REINSW
While the New South Wales property market experienced a rush of activity in the lead up to Christmas, the state’s peak industry body expects it to strengthen further once auction season resumes later this month.
Home loan cashback deals for January 2021
There are a range of home loan cashback deals on offer this month, with the majority targeting refinancers. If you’ve been considering refinancing to a new home loan lender, 2021 may be the time to strike.
Click Frenzy: $58 billion spent on credit and debit cards in November
Australians went on a spending spree the month before Christmas, making purchases worth $58.31 billion according to the latest credit and debit card statistics released by the RBA today.
1 in 3 Aussies don’t know their credit card interest rate, do you?
New research from Defence Bank has found that one in three (35 per cent) of credit card holders don’t know their interest rate. If you’re constantly being stung by credit card interest, it may be worth considering switching to a low-rate credit card.
Saving slowed over Christmas, but Aussies squirrelled away $100b
The rate of savings slowed in November according to the latest data from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), as millions of Aussies undoubtedly spent more on groceries and gifts in the lead up to Christmas.
Fresh research findings a timely reminder for consumers to consider their super fund’s performance
New research has revealed there is an underperformance challenge that needs to be tackled within the superannuation industry, providing super fund members even more reason to check their fund’s performance.
Some of the best home loans for owner occupiers in January 2021
Could 2021 be the year you buy your first home? Or are you overdue to refinance the mortgage on your home? In any case, you’ll want a home loan that suits your needs.
More affordable home insurance required across northern Australia says ACCC
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC’s) report into insurance in northern Australia has revealed that unaffordable home and contents insurance is affecting the prosperity of communities across the region, though there are actions that could help address this.
Best bank accounts for January 2021
As savings accounts and term deposit rates dip below 1 per cent, ensuring you have the most competitive bank account can be a great way to kick off your 2021 financial health check.
What would negative interest rates mean for your finances?
And as a Denmark bank announces that it is now offering 20-year home loans at zero per cent interest, you may be wondering what would a negative interest rate environment look like in Australia?
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