Want a first home buyer scheme spot? Here’s how to get the inside lane

By: Bishnu Aryal

We’re just days away from 35,000 first home buyer scheme spots becoming available on July 1. If you’re keen to snare a place in the scheme - and buy...

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No more Mr Nice Guy: the ATO wants its money

By: Bishnu Aryal

Tax time is just around the corner and the ATO has sent out a warning to businesses around the country that owe it money: the COVID-19 moratorium on debt...

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RBA increases cash rate for second consecutive month, to 0.85%

By: Bishnu Aryal

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has increased the official cash rate by 50 basis points to 0.85%. How much extra should you expect to pay on your home...

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Banks tighten lending, reducing the maximum you can borrow

By: Bishnu Aryal

Some of Australia’s biggest banks have tightened their mortgage lending criteria, meaning you might not be able to borrow as much from them. How might this affect your next...

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ATO hit list: rental property income and capital gains

By: Bishnu Aryal

Property investors beware: the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has revealed the four key areas it will be targeting this tax year, and rental property income/deductions and capital gains are...

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The two major parties’ first home buyer policies explained

By: Bishnu Aryal

Housing affordability is one of the key battlegrounds ahead of the federal election this Saturday. So what is each of the two major parties proposing to help first home...

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EOFY alert! Financial year-end is fast approaching

By: Bishnu Aryal

Small business owners wanting to buy a vehicle, asset or important piece of equipment and immediately write off the cost have just over a month to act this financial...

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Ready for lift-off: how to prepare a buffer for more rate rises

By: Bishnu Aryal

Rate rises are a bit like taking off in a plane. Sure, it's a bit nervy, but so long as you’ve run through your pre-flight check, have a well-serviced...

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RBA increases cash rate to 0.35% amid high inflation concerns

By: Bishnu Aryal

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has increased the official cash rate by 25 basis points to 0.35% amid high inflation concerns and has signalled more cash rate increases...

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Brace yourselves: a May rate hike might be coming next week

By: Bishnu Aryal

The chances of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) lifting the official cash rate on Tuesday just increased dramatically after figures showed the cost of living jumped 5.1% over...

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