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19/12/2018

Buy now, pay later schemes putting young shoppers at debt risk

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One in six customers who use payment methods such as After pay and Zip Pay run into financial strife – and ASIC is putting the ‘buy now, pay later’ industry under the spotlight. ASIC’s first review of this evolving market finds that buy now pay later arrangements are having a negative impact on spending habits, Read More

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17/12/2018

6 Christmas tips to help you save this silly season

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Most of us roll our eyes when we start seeing shopping centres spruik Christmas merchandise in November. While it’s important not to get caught up in the festivities too early, now’s actually a great time to start prepping to ensure a budget blow-out doesn’t derail your mortgage repayments over the silly season. The best bit? Read More

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13/12/2018

Don’t dive into credit card debt this Christmas

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Every Christmas almost half of the Australian population decides to go swimming in credit card debt to get through the festive season. But there’s two big reasons why you shouldn’t do that this year. Bad news: new data from St George bank shows that 46% of Australians haven’t saved up for Christmas gifts and need Read More

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Bank wanted mortgage broking fees transferred to customers

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A big four bank almost overhauled its broker remuneration model so that the cost of mortgage broking services would be transferred to the customer, the royal commission heard. Here’s how to prevent that from happening. The Royal Commission recently revealed that back in 2017 the Commonwealth Bank planned to replace commissions paid to mortgage brokers Read More

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03/12/2018

Stress tested your home loan recently? Don’t stress

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Seven in 10 Australian mortgage holders have not stress tested their home loan. But don’t stress, it’s much easier to do than you think. Deloitte Access Economics’ latest report makes for pretty interesting reading. It turns out the average Australian has a “wide-ranging hesitancy to make any sort of change” when it comes to their mortgages and Read More

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26/11/2018

Having a managing agent vs doing it yourself

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One of the biggest milestones you’ll encounter on your climb up the property ladder is becoming a landlord. Which means that one big decision you’ll face is whether to hire the services of a managing agent, or take on the responsibility yourself. I want to preface this article by saying that there’s no wrong or Read More

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20/11/2018

Property round up: NSW overhauls stamp duty, NAB increases rates

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There’s been a couple of fairly big property-related announcements recently, including a stamp duty overhaul in NSW and NAB increasing interest rates. Let’s break down what they could mean for you. NSW stamp duty overhaul First, let’s start with the good. The NSW Government recently announced it will peg stamp duty to the rate of Read More

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15/11/2018

Guidance needed for borrowers, industry body says

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Property owners and prospective first home buyers are increasingly in need of clear guidance on home lending as the housing markets in Melbourne and Sydney begin to cool, says the Housing Industry Association (HIA). The RBA on Tuesday again resolved to leave the official cash rate on hold at 1.5%, noting that the current settings Read More

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12/11/2018

Under the microscope: your micro-transactions

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When it comes to paying off your mortgage, many of us are in the dark as to where we should be making significant savings. A good place to start? Cutting down on ‘micro-transactions’. The lure of micro-transactions – purchases that are low in cost and trivial in nature – can be a real obstacle for Read More

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25/10/2018

The house price fall we had to have: Deloitte

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It may seem as though every time you open a newspaper there’s another story about the sky falling in on the property market. But here’s why it’s being labelled the “house price fall we had to have”. We’ve all seen the news. Auction clearance rates are down, property prices are dipping, loans are becoming harder Read More

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