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Open banking is ramping up, so how are lenders using your data?
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Open banking is ramping up, so how are lenders using your data?

Open banking is here and it’s charging full steam ahead. So just how are lenders and fintechs using your shared...
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Bar raised for borrowers: tougher home loan serviceability tests
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Bar raised for borrowers: tougher home loan serviceability tests

Since November 1st some borrowers will find it a little harder to get a mortgage. In October, the banking regulator...
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How 1-in-10 first home buyers cracked the market 4 years sooner
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How 1-in-10 first home buyers cracked the market 4 years sooner

Almost 33,000 Australians bought their first home four years sooner thanks to two federal government schemes that give first home...
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Seismic shift: two major banks hike fixed interest rates
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Seismic shift: two major banks hike fixed interest rates

Are the days of ultra-low fixed interest rates over? It’s looking increasingly so, with two major banks increasing their fixed...
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Netflix and too chill: house hunters cutting corners on inspections
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Netflix and too chill: house hunters cutting corners on inspections

More than half of Australian house hunters spend the same amount of time inspecting a property as they do watching...
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Wheels in motion: RBA paves the way for early cash rate rise
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Wheels in motion: RBA paves the way for early cash rate rise

Mortgage holders are facing a sooner-than-expected cash rate rise after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) revised its outlook due...
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Is a home loan lending crackdown on the horizon?
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Is a home loan lending crackdown on the horizon?

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 waters. So what could a potential lending crackdown look like?
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Are you too loyal for your own good? The banks think so
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Are you too loyal for your own good? The banks think so

The average Australian homeowner is paying more than $37,000 in extra interest over the life of their home loan due to the loyalty tax, and it’s got three-quarters of borrowers feeling “ripped off” and “angry”.
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Refinancing figures are on a record-breaking run: here’s why
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Refinancing figures are on a record-breaking run: here’s why

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 refinancing, and why you should consider doing so too.
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Nine in 10 FHBs trust brokers to help them buy their first property
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Nine in 10 FHBs trust brokers to help them buy their first property

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 helping first home buyers sink their teeth into the property market. 
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SME Recovery Loan Scheme revamped to help more businesses
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SME Recovery Loan Scheme revamped to help more businesses

More small and medium-sized businesses struggling to stay afloat due to the economic impacts of COVID will have access to cheaper funding after the federal government expanded the eligibility criteria for the SME Recovery Loan Scheme.
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How to ease financial pressure through debt consolidation
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How to ease financial pressure through debt consolidation

With many people around the country doing it tough right now, this week we’ll look at a way you can take some pressure off your monthly finances through debt consolidation.
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House price growth hits 17-year high, but is it slowing down?
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House price growth hits 17-year high, but is it slowing down?

You’d have to go all the way back to the 2004 Athens Olympics to find a time when house price...
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What’s the best day to auction your house?
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What’s the best day to auction your house?

Drive or walk around your local suburb mid-morning on a Saturday and chances are you’ll pass a few freshly banged...
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Buy Now Pay Later users put on notice by credit agency
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Buy Now Pay Later users put on notice by credit agency

Do you use a Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) service like Afterpay or Zip? If so, be warned that one leading credit reporting agency has made a big change that means your BNPL data will go onto your credit report.
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It’s on! First home loan deposit schemes open for applications
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It’s on! First home loan deposit schemes open for applications

If you’d like to buy your first home with just a 5% deposit and pay no lenders mortgage insurance (LMI), then you better act quick, as thousands of first home buyers are expected to rush to apply for the limited spots up for grabs.
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Property price caps increased for first home loan deposit scheme
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Property price caps increased for first home loan deposit scheme

First home buyers can now purchase more expensive properties under the federal government’s hugely popular 5% deposit, no LMI scheme.
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4 in 5 hopeful buyers don’t understand key financial concepts
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4 in 5 hopeful buyers don’t understand key financial concepts

While most Australians dream of owning their own home, the majority of hopeful homeowners admit they don’t fully understand how home loans or mortgage rates work. That’s why we make it our mission to enlighten you during your home buying journey.
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“Tide turning on interest rates”: CBA hikes fixed rates
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“Tide turning on interest rates”: CBA hikes fixed rates

Australia’s biggest bank has hiked its three-year fixed rate for owner-occupiers in a further sign that “the tide is turning on interest rates”. So if you’ve been thinking about fixing your interest rate, it could be high time to do so.
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Want to switch home loans? Here are ASIC’s top tips for refinancing
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Want to switch home loans? Here are ASIC’s top tips for refinancing

With interest rates at record low levels, we’ve seen a big increase in homeowners wanting to refinance this year. So this week we’ll look at some of ASIC’s top tips for refinancing, plus some of our own for good measure.
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