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The latest personal loans news and tips

Nick Bendel

Property & Personal Finance Writer

Latitude offering lower rates for home owners

Need a personal loan? You may be able to secure a lower interest rate if you own your own home and have an excellent credit rating.

Personal Loans

12 Oct, 2019

3 min read

Latitude offering lower rates for home owners
Nick Bendel

Property & Personal Finance Writer

How to get a $20,000 personal loan in 10 minutes

John* needed quick access to $20,000 to pay for emergency renovations to his home. So he turned to Symple Loans, one of a new breed of online-only marketplace lenders.

Personal Loans

23 Sep, 2019

3 min read

How to get a $20,000 personal loan in 10 minutes
Mark Bristow

Personal Finance Editor

Something borrowed – personal loans for weddings

With most marriage celebrations costing in the tens of thousands of dollars, could a personal loan be a competitive option for hosting the wedding of your dreams?

Personal Loans

21 Aug, 2019

6 min read

Something borrowed – personal loans for weddings
Nick Bendel

Property & Personal Finance Writer

Athena and Wisr win fintech awards

Athena Home Loans and Wisr were two of the winners at the annual Finnie Awards, which honour Australia’s fintech sector.

Personal Loans

07 Jun, 2019

2 min read

Athena and Wisr win fintech awards
Nick Bendel

Property & Personal Finance Writer

Challenger lenders lead the way with personal loan interest rates

A collection of smaller lenders are offering personal loans with interest rates significantly lower than the big four banks are charging.

Personal Loans

27 May, 2019

3 min read

Challenger lenders lead the way with personal loan interest rates
Alex Ritchie

Personal Finance Editor

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

Personal Loans

24 May, 2019

5 min read

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

Personal Finance Editor

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.

Personal Loans

22 Apr, 2019

5 min read

The best home renovation apps to inspire upgrades
Nick Bendel

Property & Personal Finance Writer

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?

Personal Loans

29 Mar, 2019

3 min read

Here’s how much that personal loan will cost you
Alex Ritchie

Personal Finance Editor

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.

Personal Loans

21 Jan, 2019

2 min read

Personal loan values falling but debt consolidation loans rising
Nick Bendel

Property & Personal Finance Writer

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.

Personal Loans

13 Jan, 2019

2 min read

Personal loan rates and fees trending upwards
Nick Bendel

Property & Personal Finance Writer

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.

Personal Loans

25 Nov, 2018

2 min read

Big banks pricing personal loans much higher than smaller rivals
Nick Bendel

Property & Personal Finance Writer

We're getting better at managing money, stats show

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

Personal Loans

20 Oct, 2018

2 min read

We're getting better at managing money, stats show