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Bankruptcies at 24 year low; how you can stay on top of debt


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

May 24, 2019( 5 min read )

The best home renovation apps to inspire upgrades

The right loan can help you renovate, but before you get there, take a moment for yourself and work out what you’ll do differently with these handy apps.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

Apr 22, 2019( 5 min read )

Here’s how much that personal loan will cost you

Want to go on an epic holiday? Got a wedding to pay for? Been hit by a sudden medical bill?


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Mar 29, 2019( 3 min read )

Personal loan values falling but debt consolidation loans rising

The number of personal finance commitments fell from October 2018 to November 2018, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

Jan 21, 2019( 2 min read )

Personal loan rates and fees trending upwards

Personal loan interest rates have climbed over the past year, although it’s still possible to get loans for under 6 per cent.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Jan 13, 2019( 2 min read )

Big banks pricing personal loans much higher than smaller rivals

A range of customer-owned institutions are significantly undercutting the big four banks, according to a new analysis of personal loan interest rates.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Nov 25, 2018( 2 min read )

We’re getting better at managing money, stats show

Australians are taking out fewer personal loans and suffering fewer bankruptcies, new data has revealed.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Oct 20, 2018( 2 min read )

Coles moves in to personal loans

Coles Financial Services is now offering personal loans, on top of its existing offering of insurance, credit cards and prepaid cards.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Sep 14, 2018( 2 min read )

A bad year for bankruptcies

It was a tough financial year for Australia’s debtors, with the number of personal insolvencies around the country growing over 2017-18 to reach the highest figure in nearly a decade.


Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow

Jul 19, 2018( 3 min read )

Millennials may have debt; but they’re smart about paying it off

New research from ING shows that while millennials have an inclination towards accumulating debt, they’re more serious about paying it off than many would believe.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

Jul 16, 2018( 2 min read )

Credit unions lead the way for low interest rates

A diverse range of small lenders are undercutting the big banks and offering some of the lowest-rate personal loans in Australia.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Jul 8, 2018( 2 min read )

Debt management firms ‘can leave people in a worse financial situation’

Australia’s financial services regulator has warned consumers to be wary of companies that claim they can fix poor credit ratings.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Jun 8, 2018( 2 min read )

Court penalises home appliances business for leasing breaches

The Federal Court of Australia has ordered a $2 million penalty against Thorn Australia Pty Ltd's Radio Rentals for contravening its responsible lending obligations.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

May 17, 2018( 2 min read )

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