October 30, 2019

You may have heard the terms credit score or credit report, but what do they actually mean and how will they affect you? It's important to understand your credit score, it can help you when applying for a home loan or credit card.

What's a credit score?

A credit score is a numerical assessment which shows your credit trustworthiness. Essentially, it is a su...

October 30, 2019

Money is a leading cause of stress in Australia. In fact, almost half of Australian adults list money as the leading cause of stress in their lives. Research has found that financial stress can happen to anyone, at any income level, and for those people who suffer prolonged levels of stress it can have lasting consequences on mental, emotional and physica...

February 20, 2018

An overwhelming majority of borrowers do not know their home loan rate, with 86 per cent of Australians also unaware of their monthly expenses, a new study has revealed.

The Know Your Number Index, commissioned by digital bank UBank, examined Australians’ knowledge of their household and entertainment expenses.

The study was conducted on an online...

August 30, 2017

In the analysis of a recent survey conducted by UMR Research and the HIA (Housing Industry Association), a massive 73% of potential first home buyers mistakenly believed they needed up to a 20% deposit and up to 50% believed they needed more than a 20% deposit.

Many others are also being held back fulfilling their dream of home ownership because they belie...

July 24, 2017

Did you know that the Australian Securities and Investment Commission recommends that for a “comfortable” retirement, a couple will need $60,000 a year, and a single $44,000?

That’s a total combined superannuation of $1.24 million for a couple or $880,000 for a single. However, the average Australian retires with $320,0000 in their super, which is less tha...

July 5, 2017

The end of financial year has been and gone and I hope you all survived it! And what a year it was for anyone with a home or investment loan and certainly for those thinking about entering the market.

We have seen some banks exit the investment market completely, others no longer accepting refinances and others who just seem to continuously increase t...

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