What changes are coming to income protection?

The times they are a changin' … at least for the laws around income protection anyway. Here’s what you should know about the changes coming to retail income protection insurance in 2020.

How to buy property through an SMSF in Australia

A self-managed super fund, or SMSF, gives people complete control over how their retirement funds are invested, whether that be in shares, term deposits or property.

ANZ, Westpac, Bankwest cut rates on home loans

There was a flurry of rate cuts this week, as two of the big four and other lenders made moves ahead of the Reserve Bank's cash rate decision next month.

CoreLogic calls for more medium density housing

The latest dwelling approval data highlights Australia's lack of medium density properties, according to a research report from property analytics firm Corelogic.

BCU raises home loan interest rates, while Aussie, Newcastle Permanent cut

With the RBA slated to cut interest rates in February, a few lenders appear to have gotten ahead of the curve, with Aussie making sweeping cuts across many of its home loan products this week while Newcastle Permanent and BCU also moved rates on several products.