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If Your Mortgage Rate Doesn’t Start With a 3, You’re Overpaying

Thursday, August 1 2019

Millions of Australians are paying too much for their home loans, even though a lower interest rate is available. In fact, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) estimates that the average Aussie is paying at least half a percentage point more than they should. If the interest rate on your home loan doesn’t start with […]

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Good deposit and steady income? Don’t assume you’re approved: 6 Surprising reasons banks reject home loans

Wednesday, July 3 2019

Good deposit and steady income? Aussie banks are diving much deeper into your spending habits. Aussie banks are diving much deeper into your spending habits. Get Started You’re finally ready to take the plunge and buy a property, or refinance an existing home loan. Nothing puts a damper on the excitement like a big, fat […]

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5 smart ways to reduce your home loan

Tuesday, May 28 2019

Paying off your home loan may seem like an impossible task, but it could be within your reach sooner than you think. By making a few minor adjustments, you could reduce the life of your loan and save thousands on your mortgage. Here’s How You Do It: Step 1: Select your current life stage below. […]

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End of the big four’s glory years? The Royal Commission’s findings could see a move towards boutique banks

Friday, May 3 2019

Turns out, trust plays a massive factor in where Aussies choose to take out loans. Get Started The verdict’s in. Aussies’ trust in banks is at an all-time low. A recent survey found that only 1 in 5 Australians believe banks act ethically, while a mere 1 in 4 think banks take responsibility for mistakes […]

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Why are borrowers leaving the banks for boutique lenders?

Thursday, February 21 2019

Tighter lending standard introduced after the Royal Commission have put banks under the spotlight. This, as well as efforts by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) to slow growth to investment lending, have made it difficult for borrowers to get a home loan. This crackdown is in place to reduce the likelihood of customers defaulting […]

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Four largest Australian banks under fire for skyrocketing rates

Friday, January 25 2019

NAB’s decision to raise the home loan interest rate could cost Aussies thousands of dollars extra.* Get Started NAB has announced that it is ceding its promise to hold current standard variable rates, with changes coming into effect from the 31st of January, 2019. In a statement released on the 24th of January, the big […]

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Rate Watch 2019: Three Of The Big Four Banks Push Interest Rate Hike To Customers

Wednesday, September 26 2018

After years of historic lows, interest rate rises are set to add thousands to Aussie mortgages. This is how to protect your loan. Get Started First, it was Westpac, now ANZ and CBA have followed through with an out-of-cycle interest rate hike that’s set to add hundreds a year to Aussie mortgage repayments*. Typically a […]

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The First Domino: Aussies rush to fix their loans as The Big Four start hiking rates

Friday, August 31 2018

After years of historic lows, interest rates are finally going up. This is how to protect your loan. Compare Now Westpac is the first big four bank to increase its rates, passing on a rise in operational costs straight to consumers. The bank and its subsidiary St George are adding .14% to their variable rate, […]

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Home Loan Hunger Games: Why Half Of Aussie Borrowers Are Leaving The Major Banks

Friday, June 22 2018

Property investors are leading the charge as Aussies vote with their feet and leave the banks behind. Get Started With the Royal Commission into Australia’s banks in full swing, property owners are voting with their feet. Data from a new AFG report has shown that more people than ever before are choosing to take out […]

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This is how the banks are rewarding loyal Australian mortgage holders.

Monday, November 27 2017

Compare Now The Reserve Bank’s Head of Domestic Markets, Dr Marion Kohler, has revealed just how much the banks are rorting their loyal customers when it comes to home loans. Over the past two years, loyal owner-occupiers and investors have been stuck on increasingly poor rates, while the discount for new customers just seems to […]

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