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Tiimely change for Tic:Toc: rebrand for online-based mortgage provider
One of Australia’s most competitive online-based mortgage providers is rebranding. Effective as of today, 14 November, Tic:Toc will be changing to Tiimely Home.
When will your bank hike your mortgage rate and how much could it cost you?
30 lenders have announced plans to increase variable home loan rates, including the Big Four Banks. Homeowners are likely wondering when they can expect this latest increase to take effect, and how much it’ll put them out-of-pocket.
How renting out a room could help pay off your mortgage
Leveraging extra space within your home can be a viable strategy for those looking to offset rising mortgage costs. However, it may be helpful to investigate the legal, financial, and practical aspects of this decision.
Buying land? Top personal loans for November 2023
If you're able to acquire a plot of land at a reasonable price, it has the potential to speed up your access to capital growth opportunities and offer flexibility for future development.
Grow your savings with rates above 5.5% in November
Savings rates are at some of the highest levels in more than a decade. This means that there are several options for individuals looking to earn competitive interest on their savings.
Stash your savings: top term deposits for November 2023
If you’re considering putting away some of your hard-earned savings, you may want to compare several term deposit accounts to discover those offering the most attractive rates and features that fit your savings goals.
CBA steps up for savers – how the big four banks now stack up
CBA has announced it will be passing on the full 0.25 percentage point hike to its variable mortgage customers, effective 17 November.
ANZ and Westpac the next to announce full hikes to variable mortgage customers
ANZ and Westpac have followed in NAB’s footsteps, announcing they will be passing on Tuesday’s cash rate hike to their variable mortgage customers in full.
1 in 3 mortgage holders are food insecure, can Australians afford another rate hike?
The Reserve Bank of Australia hiked the cash rate to 4.35% yesterday. With more and more mortgage holders suffering under the weight of rising rates and high inflation, can they afford another rate hike?
NAB announces rate hikes
NAB has announced it is passing on Tuesday’s cash rate hike to variable borrowers in full, effective 17 November.
RBA hikes cash rate to 4.35%: what borrowers should do next
The RBA has today increased Australia’s cash rate to 4.35 per cent, the 13th hike since the start of May 2022 and the highest since November 2011.
Australians continue to cut down on credit card debt
Australia’s total credit card debt has decreased for the fourth month in a row, with the latest data showing a drop of $158 million between August and September.
What can we expect from interest rates in 2024?
With only one more RBA meeting on monetary policy left for the year, let’s explore what Australians can expect from interest rates in 2024, based on the latest predictions.
If the cash rate is cut, will my term deposit rate go down?
While the RBA cash rate may influence term deposit rates, the relationship is not always immediate; especially for existing customers locked into a fixed rate.
What to expect from the RBA meeting in November 2023
Three of Australia’s Big four banks have changed their tune on what they expect the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will do at its upcoming meeting in November 2023. And with all four banks now predicting a hike, when can we realistically expect interest rates to start falling again?
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