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William Jolly

William is a Senior Finance Writer at Compare the Market, and has previously worked as a finance journalist for several years. He specialises in writing about financial products like home loans in ways that the average Australian can understand and enjoy. When he's not writing about saving money, William enjoys playing football (soccer), watching a good movie and spending time with his dog.

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Stories by William Jolly

unsure electric cars

17 Dec 2021 10:57

Most Australians unsure if next car will be electric

Written by William Jolly

More than two-thirds of Australian motorists plan to replace their current car or buy a new one in the next few years, but only a small fraction say they will go electric, with the vast majority still undecided.

La Nina

29 Nov 2021 08:44

La Niña declared: what this means for your insurance

Written by William Jolly

Australians have been warned to brace for a wetter summer this year, as La Niña is officially underway.

2023 forecasts

24 Nov 2021 13:46

ANZ, CBA & Westpac all predict house price falls in 2023

Written by William Jolly

According to new forecasts by three of Australia’s big four banks, house affordability is likely to get worse next year before it gets better in 2023.

Value of mortgages

18 Nov 2021 13:42

Value of new mortgages up 70% since pre-COVID

Written by William Jolly

The value of new mortgages has skyrocketed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to rising mortgage debt, loan sizes and loan limits.

Fixed or variable

18 Nov 2021 09:17

Nearly one-fifth of home owners unsure if they’re on a fixed or variable interest rate

Written by William Jolly

Despite all the talk of interest rates in recent months, almost one-fifth of homeowners aren’t even aware of what type of interest rate they’re on.

11 Nov 2021 13:40

Australian dream ‘fading’ as property prices grow several times faster than income

Written by William Jolly

Stagnant wage growth combined with near-record high house price growth may just put the debate over housing affordability to bed once and for all.

Fixed rate rises

9 Nov 2021 13:24

Fixed rates set to rise in 2022: ANZ

Written by William Jolly

New research by major bank ANZ predicts that fixed mortgage rates are set to increase sharply in 2022 from their current record-low rates.

Young couple with broker

4 Nov 2021 12:59

Could lending restrictions hurt our smaller banks?

Written by William Jolly

A representative body for customer-owned banks has warned that further lending restrictions could harm competition.

cash rate November

1 Nov 2021 13:33

The cash rate could be increased sooner rather than later

Written by William Jolly

Ahead of November’s cash rate announcement, recent data could see the Reserve Bank (RBA) make a move sooner than initially expected.

BNPLequifax

28 Oct 2021 13:45

Buy Now, Pay Later applications up 30% since last year

Written by William Jolly

Buy Now, Pay Later applications grew 31.4% in the last 12 months to September 2021, as Australia continues its post-COVID-19 recovery.

rent report

27 Oct 2021 14:33

Rents rise at fastest pace since 2008

Written by William Jolly

It’s getting tough out there for renters, with national rents 8.9% higher year-on-year as of September 2021.

Affordability

26 Oct 2021 14:47

Home loan affordability hits 5-year low

Written by William Jolly

Housing affordability is at its worst level in five years thanks to substantial house price growth and subdued income growth.

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