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Should I borrow money to tick things off my bucket list?

Does your ever-growing bucket list include things like trekking the Himalayas or renovating the kitchen, but gets pushed into the too-hard basket from lack of spare cash? Well, you might be surprised to learn luxuries like these can actually bring you wealth, all with a little help from a personal loan.


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Feb 28, 2011( 4 min read )

Fixed personal loans

Like other types of loans, many personal loans offer fixed term borrowing options to help you manage your debt. Fixed term borrowing options for personal loans can be used to consolidate debts from high interest credit cards


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RateCity Staff

Feb 18, 2010( 1 min read )

Using personal loans for a fresh start

If you're battling an escalating credit card bill, a personal loan could provide a low cost solution. A low-interest balance transfer may sound like an appealing option but a personal loan could provide bigger savings on interest.


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Feb 8, 2010( 3 min read )

Confident consumers prefer personal loans

Personal loans are on the rise, as Australia's economy steadies toward a full recovery. However, major banks are the ones enjoying the fruits of consumer confidence, while the rest are left with more to desire.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Feb 8, 2010( 3 min read )

Shop around for the best personal loan

Savvy borrowers thinking about using current low interest rates to shop for a new loan or refinance old debts will need to do their homework to find the best personal loan deals.Personal loans still remain a cheaper option than many credit cards. The potential to lock in an unsecured loan at a fixed rate can also be attractive, so how do you make sure you find the best personal loan for your needs?


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Feb 25, 2009( 3 min read )

Can’t Buy Me Love – Loans and relationships

What to do when the bills, credit cards, personal loans get in the way of your relationship - a Valentine’s Day guide to financial and relationship bliss. You love the same music and movies, share the same tastes in furniture, art and food. You even discuss politics and religion peacefully. But what about your attitudes to money?


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Feb 10, 2009( 4 min read )

Second-hand smarts: Tips for buying a used car

Used cars can be a financial blessing or a beast of burden if a personal loan is taken out for a dodgy deal. But insurance companies like the National Roads and Motorists’ Authority (NRMA) and the Royal Automobile Club Queensland (RACQ) report that a second-hand car is not a problem, so long as you know what you’re looking for.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Jan 14, 2009( 4 min read )

Compare personal loans

Taking out a personal loan can be an effective way to fund important purchases, or consolidate debt. Unlike a credit card, most personal loans require regular, equal repayments. This can provide the forced discipline many people need to pay down their debt in a set timeframe.


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Jan 8, 2009( 2 min read )

Secured personal loans

When a bank lends out money, it prefers to hold collateral to ensure repayment. This is why they will offer a lower rate if you choose to secure your personal loan with property such as a car.


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Jan 8, 2009( 1 min read )

Unsecured personal loan

Even though a secured personal loan offers a cheaper interest rate, not everyone may qualify for it. This is because people, such as students, may not have large assets that they can attach to the loan.


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RateCity Staff

Jan 8, 2009( 1 min read )

Apply for a personal loan

Comparing personal loans is the first step towards finding the perfect low rate loan for you. Get started by searching and applying for some of the best personal loans in the market right here.


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Jan 8, 2009( 1 min read )

Choosing the right personal loan

Personal loans can be used for practically any legal function such as paying for tuition fees, debt consolidation, a holiday, a boat, kitchen renovations and even a car. Each lender has their own specific criteria, but as a general rule - if it's legal, you can find a loan for it!


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RateCity Staff

Nov 20, 2008( 2 min read )

Five Minute Guide to Personal Loans

A personal loan is a loan from the bank that can be taken out for any number of reasons - paying for an upcoming holiday, buying a new car, or even to cover education fees; it is simply for ’personal’ use.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Sep 23, 2008( 4 min read )

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