Seismic shift: two major banks hike fixed interest rates

By: Bishnu Aryal

Are the days of ultra-low fixed interest rates over? It’s looking increasingly so, with two major banks increasing their fixed rates this week. So if you’ve been thinking about...

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How 1-in-10 first home buyers cracked the market 4 years sooner

By: Bishnu Aryal

Almost 33,000 Australians bought their first home four years sooner thanks to two federal government schemes that give first home buyers a leg up into the property market. Could...

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SME lending options are on the rise, but how do you access them?

By: Bishnu Aryal

While many SME owners worry about their access to finance, a surge of new lenders and products is rapidly expanding the options available. And brokers have an important role...

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Is a home loan lending crackdown on the horizon?

By: Bishnu Aryal

The federal treasurer has given the strongest indication yet that a home loan crackdown is coming, stating that “carefully targeted and timely adjustments” may be necessary to avoid troubled...

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Refinancing figures are on a record-breaking run: here’s why

By: Bishnu Aryal

With interest rates at record low levels, the number of homeowners refinancing skyrocketed to an all-time high in July. Today we’ll run you through why so many people are...

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Nine in 10 FHBs trust brokers to help them buy their first property

By: Bishnu Aryal

Remember that classic TV ad: ‘nine out of 10 dentists recommend using [toothpaste brand]?’ Well, it turns out we’ve earned a similar level of trust when it comes to...

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COVID hardship and grant options that could help you

By: Bishnu Aryal

With the pandemic once again tightening its grip around many parts of Australia, today we’ll run you through hardship and grant options that could be available to you or...

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New super laws: a timely reminder to check your life insurance policy

By: Bishnu Aryal

What measures do you have in place to help protect your family home or business? If life insurance through your superannuation account is one of them, then it’s a...

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House price growth hits 17-year high, but is it slowing down?

By: Bishnu Aryal

You’d have to go all the way back to the 2004 Athens Olympics to find a time when house price growth was faster than it has recently been. But...

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Cash flow tips for businesses thriving and surviving the pandemic

By: Bishnu Aryal

Australia is a tale of two economies right now, depending on the state or sector your business is based in. Today we’ll run you through three cash flow tips...

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