News

Low growth, high inflation challenges RBA
16 September 2011

RBA deputy governor Ric Battellino has commented that the Reserve Bank board has had to balance higher-than-anticipated inflation with slowed economic growth. Battellino said inflation for 2011 is likely to trend higher than was forecast last year, while growth estimates have had to be revised downward amid global economic uncertainty and this year's natural disasters.

Read more
Positively geared property investments: do they exist?
11 September 2011

When investors talk of buying positively geared property, where are they looking – and do these types of investments still really exist?

Read more
Seven lenders secrets that could save you thousands
05 September 2011

In fact, there are many aspects to financing that your bank may not necessarily tell you about. The following are some of the hidden truths your lender is unlikely to tell you about:

Read more
Is now the time to fix your mortgage?
29 August 2011

The ANZ has joined the chorus of cutting fixed mortgage rates, cutting two and three-year loans by 60 basis points to 6.44 per cent. Westpac and the Commonwealth Bank also recently announced rate cuts after massive falls in global share markets.

Read more
Mortgage broker vs. bank manager: which is best?
15 August 2011

There are countless reasons why it pays to use a broker when shopping for your home loan, and even if you want to use your own bank for your mortgage, you can still use a mortgage broker to process paperwork and manage the application on your behalf.

Read more