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Nick Bendel

Property & Personal Finance Writer

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.

Personal Loans

14 Sep, 2018

2 min read

Coles moves in to personal loans
Mark Bristow

Personal Finance Editor

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.

Personal Loans

19 Jul, 2018

2 min read

A bad year for bankruptcies
Alex Ritchie

Personal Finance Editor

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.

Personal Loans

16 Jul, 2018

2 min read

Millennials may have debt; but they're smart about paying it off
Nick Bendel

Property & Personal Finance Writer

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.

Personal Loans

08 Jul, 2018

2 min read

Credit unions lead the way for low interest rates
Nick Bendel

Property & Personal Finance Writer

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.

Personal Loans

08 Jun, 2018

2 min read

Debt management firms 'can leave people in a worse financial situation'
Nick Bendel

Property & Personal Finance Writer

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.

Personal Loans

17 May, 2018

2 min read

Court penalises home appliances business for leasing breaches
Mark Bristow

Personal Finance Editor

Small business roundtable asks how to make loan comparisons easier

A recent roundtable hosted by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) looked at issues facing Australia’s small businesses, including challenges such as comparing and switching business financing products across different lenders.

Personal Loans

21 Apr, 2018

2 min read

Small business roundtable asks how to make loan comparisons easier
Nick Bendel

Property & Personal Finance Writer

Small lenders offering some of the cheapest personal loans

Endeavour Mutual Bank is offering a personal loan from as low as 4.24 per cent - but there’s a catch.

Personal Loans

24 Mar, 2018

2 min read

Small lenders offering some of the cheapest personal loans
Alex Ritchie

Personal Finance Editor

New loan program for financially excluded' small business entrepreneurs

Small business entrepreneurs now have the opportunity to be financially supported and mentored by NAB and their approved partner organisations, through their re-invigorated Microenterprise Loan program.

Personal Loans

02 Feb, 2018

2 min read

New loan program for financially excluded' small business entrepreneurs
Nick Bendel

Property & Personal Finance Writer

More Australians falling victim to debt

Bankruptcies, debt agreements and personal insolvency agreements all rose in the final quarter of 2017, according to new data.

Personal Loans

31 Jan, 2018

1 min read

More Australians falling victim to debt
Nick Bendel

Property & Personal Finance Writer

RateSetter leading the way for personal loans

Interest rates for personal loans listed on RateCity range from as low as 3.57 per cent to as high as 48.00 per cent, with the average rate being 11.89 per cent.

Personal Loans

16 Jan, 2018

2 min read

RateSetter leading the way for personal loans
Nick Bendel

Property & Personal Finance Writer

Personal loan and credit card customers get $1.1m refund

Hallmark General Insurance Company, trading as Latitude Insurance, will provide refunds of approximately $1.1 million to 905 customers.

Personal Loans

22 Dec, 2017

2 min read

Personal loan and credit card customers get $1.1m refund