Posts categorised as 'News'

19/09/2019

Home-ownership within reach: will you qualify for new buyer scheme?

First home buyers News

Imagine buying your first home with only a 5% deposit and not having to pay lenders mortgage insurance (LMI). Well, that dream is one step closer to reality after the government introduced legislation to implement the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. Currently, people with a deposit of less than 20% usually have to pay LMI. Read More

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12/09/2019

Has the tide turned? Household lending surges.

First home buyers Investors Mums and dads News

Lending to Aussie households spiked 3.9% in July, the strongest growth seen since October 2014, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The bumper month follows a 1.9% rise in June 2019, suggesting the tide has finally started to turn in the lending market. “Whoa. Quite the surge in housing credit in July,” remarked Read More

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10/09/2019

Ever dreamed of starting your own business?

First home buyers Mums and dads News Online Marketing

Ever been tempted to tell the boss you’re leaving to start your own business? You’re not alone. In fact, more than nine million Aussies dream about becoming their own boss. However, the biggest hurdle for 60% of those people (5.4 million) is ‘access to money’, according to research commissioned by the Australian Banking Association (ABA). Read More

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05/09/2019

Is the housing market drought finally over?

First home buyers Investors News

Marge, Marge, the rains are ‘ere! Home prices have recorded their first rise since October 2017, with national dwelling values increasing 0.8% over August, according to the latest CoreLogic report. Housing values across capital cities rose by 1%, with Sydney (1.6%), Melbourne (1.4%), Canberra (0.8%), Hobart (0.5%) and Brisbane (0.2%) leading the way. While the Read More

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22/08/2019

New code to protect Aussies buying solar panels.

Investors Mums and dads News

Ever thought about investing in solar panels for your home? If so, you’ll know it’s a big decision and there’s a lot to wrap your head around. Fortunately, the consumer watchdog is proposing a new retailer code to make solar purchases safer and easier. Australia is the sunniest continent on Earth. Yep, even more so Read More

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20/08/2019

Caviar and wine, anyone? What a court ruling means for you.

First home buyers Investors Mums and dads News

Indulgences such as caviar, wagyu beef and the finest bottles of wine shouldn’t count against you when lenders assess your application for finance, a Federal Court judge has said. Ok, so maybe Federal Court Justice Nye Perram has a slightly different grocery list to the rest of us. But his recent judgement should be welcome Read More

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08/08/2019

On the hunt for a new loan provider?

Investors Mums and dads News

One in 10 consumers have switched credit products in the past year, according to new research, with Millennials and women in particular pouncing on offers from small banks, credit unions and building societies. The financial landscape is shifting. Over the past 12 months, 10% of consumers have switched credit providers, according to the Australian Consumer Read More

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06/08/2019

Planning ahead: RBA says expect long-term low interest rates

First home buyers Investors Mums and dads News

Good news for mortgage holders this week, with the RBA saying “it’s reasonable to expect an extended period of low interest rates”. Figures released on Wednesday show that core inflation, the RBA’s preferred measure, is currently at 1.4%. However, Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor Philip Lowe says it is highly unlikely the RBA will Read More

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01/08/2019

Time’s ticking: ATO to report overdue tax debts to credit agencies.

News

Businesses that put off paying large tax bills for too long may soon find that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has notified credit reporting bureaus. The proposal is part of The Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Tax Integrity and Other Measures No.1) Bill, which was recently introduced into parliament. The Bill will provide the ATO with Read More

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31/07/2019

Have your smashed avo and eat it too!

Investors Mums and dads News

One of the most annoying myths for young homebuyers has to be the smashed avo breaky one. You know – to buy a property you have to forego delicious weekend breakfasts. Well, here are three easy recipes that prove otherwise. Today we’re going to have a little fun and trade in our finance professional cap Read More

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