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|Interest rates up another 50 basis points with more hikes to come|
03 Aug 2022: .
As expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) raised interest rates by another 50 basis points this month. The fourth rate hike in as many months, today’s decision takes the cash rate from an emergency low of 0.1% to 1.85%. - read more
|Business loans on the rise while mortgage growth remains flat|
02 Jun 2022: .
Australian business loans growth accelerated in April as mortgage growth stayed consistent, with major banks growing at less than the system average according to latest RBA data. - read more
|Homebuyers up in the air despite new government home loan support|
29 May 2022: .
The government’s promise of an equity contribution will help the most disadvantaged Australians to get a home loan, but they still won't be able to afford one. - read more
|RBA lifts official interest rate|
03 May 2022: .financialservicesonline.com.au
The Reserve Bank of Australia lifted the official cash rate by 25 basis points at its meeting Today. - read more
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For young drivers, getting a drivers license is like a ticket to freedom. Driving provides a number of other obvious benefits as well, and it is largely considered a rite of passage into adulthood by the vast majority of teenagers. However, there are many things to think about when you’re preparing to take the wheel, including a car insurance policy. - read more
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|When to use a Finance Broker for Car Loan Finance |
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|Loan Finance: How to Shop Around Without Damaging Your Credit|
If you are considering taking out a loan, you wouldn’t go out of your way to make it harder on yourself to get approved or to get a good interest rate, would you? Yet many loan applicants would enjoy a considerably better outcome on their loan application if they followed this important rule. - read more
|4 Ways To Finance Your Jet Ski|
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|Default and Reposession|
Most people would assume that a default under a loan contract means that payments haven't been made but, as you are about to learn, there are other reasons why a lender may have the right to repossession. - read more
|How Credit Card Balance Transfers Can Damage Your Credit Rating|
Since the banks and finance providers have been castigated for the way they seemingly indiscriminately awarded credit to people who could ill afford it, the chances of being accepted for loans and credit cards have decreased. Concurrently, there is a greater focus on individual's being aware of how credit works and what their financial behaviors means in terms of a credit score and history. - read more
|How to freeze the Plastic Debt Dragon in Your Wallet|
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