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How much will the RBA lift the cash rate in July?

The Reserve Bank will meet next week to determine the cash rate for July with all signs pointing to another 50 basis point increase.

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NAB increases fixed home loan rates

Following CommBank’s lead, NAB has responded with a 110 basis point increase of its own to fixed home loan rates.

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Census data shows mortgage holders still better off financially than renters

Census data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and analysed by PRD Research revealed Aussies are forking out more for rentals each year.

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CommBank hikes fixed home loan rates, yet cuts variable ahead of RBA decision

CommBank has moved to cut variable rates by 15 basis points, yet increased fixed home loan rates by 140 basis points.

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Compare Liberty Personal Loans

Providing loans with personalised attention, Liberty offers an alternative personal loan solution to the big-four banks.

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How is inflation impacting consumer spending?

Australian retail sales continued its upward trend in May, rising 0.9% from April to $34.2 billion.

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Top Family Cars in Australia

Is your family growing and your four-door hatchback isn’t quite going to cut it anymore? Check out our list of the top family cars available in Australia.

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10 Biggest Car Manufacturers & Brands In Australia

On the hunt for a new car? We take a look at the top 10 car brands according to the latest research from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

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Westpac increases under-30s savings account rate to 2.50% p.a.

Westpac boosted its savings account rate for 18-29 year olds by 50 basis points, now sporting a maximum rate of 2.50% p.a.

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Macquarie Bank cuts variable rate home loans by 25 basis points

Macquarie cut variable rates by up to 25 basis points after it increased them by 50 basis points earlier in the month.

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Is Australia headed for a recession?

ANALYSIS: The Federal Reserve has confirmed a US recession is ‘certainly a possibility’, while our neighbours across the ditch appear to be halfway there.

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How long will high inflation and rate rises stick around?

As the Australian economy is hit with waves of uncertainty both domestically and abroad, the RBA has warned Aussies to prepare for more interest rate increases.

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How can I claim the $150 NSW back-to-school subsidy?

The $150 payment will be made available to parents via the Service NSW app from early 2023. 

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Lock it in: NSW phases out stamp duty in favour of land tax

The NSW Government revealed within its 2022-23 State budget ‘the worst tax any government can have’ is set to be shaken up for first home buyers.

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NSW to introduce shared equity property ownership scheme

The NSW Government has unveiled a shared equity housing scheme commencing January 2023 to assist frontline workers and over-50s singles.

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Term deposit market heats up as Aussies chase financial security

Banks continue to increase term deposit rates amid a growing appetite for financial security as clouds hang over the outlook of global finances.

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Unemployment rate remains steady at 3.9%

New data details the unemployment rate has remained consistent on April results, sitting at 3.9% for May.

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Minimum wage to increase 5.2%

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 5.2% increase to the minimum wage, coming into effect from 1 July.

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Consumer confidence shot as interest rates, inflationary pressures bite

The falling trend of consumer confidence continues in June, reaching near recessionary levels off the back of high inflation and rising interest rates.

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Will RBA cash rate increases rein-in household spending?

ABS data shows spending continues upward, with the categories of furnishings and household equipment, hotels, cafes and restaurants and transport reporting the largest increases. 

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What is a margin loan?

When purchasing a property as an investment, the vast majority of Australians require some form of finance to help secure their purchase - but what about taking out a loan for other investments?

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How are cost of living pressures impacting spending habits?

New NAB research has revealed Australians are making changes to spending behaviours, cutting back on non-essentials in order to save money.

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Term deposit rates grow following RBA decision

In a week where the RBA's 50 basis point cash rate increase stole the limelight, a number of banks increased term deposit products by up to 150 basis points.

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Could the RBA stop hiking the cash rate sooner than we expect?

ANZ and CommBank economists are at-odds over what the Reserve Bank will do in 2023, with the latter predicting a potential cut.

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Savers rejoice: Macquarie increases transaction account interest rate

Dubbed an Australian first, Macquarie will increase the interest rates customers earn on their transaction account by 145 basis points to 1.50% p.a.

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