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30 Apr 2018 16:28

First Home Buyer grants not generous enough to stimulate real growth

Written by Hannah Twiggs

New data from AFG shows that the portion of mortgages lodged by First Home Buyers has flatlined over the last three quarters, indicating that the benefits of the revised First Home Owner Grants have plateaued, failing to stimulate the market as much as hoped.

26 Mar 2018 13:03

Quarterly petrol prices highest in a year: New data reveals where to fuel up this Easter long weekend

Written by Hannah Twiggs

Motorists in Sydney and Perth can look forward to the weekend ahead with prices expected to be towards their lowest in the petrol cycle.

"New Payments Platform Australia makes instant banking a reality

16 Mar 2018 08:53

New Payments Platform Australia makes instant banking a reality

Written by Compare the Market

The New Payments Platform, referred to as the ‘most modern payments system in the world’[1], is now widely available to Australian customers. The New Payments Platform (NPP), built by participating Australian financial institutions, was launched on the 13th of February,...

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15 Mar 2018 18:30

Stay safe online: 4 ways to protect yourself and your family

Written by Compare the Market

Stay safe online, boost your internet safety and ward off hackers with tips from Compare The market.

13 Mar 2018 11:25

Life Cover Vs Income Protection

Written by Compare the Market

While it’s not the nicest thing to think about, at some point everyone should take a moment to consider what would happen to your lifestyle, or your family, should the unfortunate happen – whether it is the loss of income due to death, illness or...

22 Jan 2018 14:53

Latest mortgage figures reveal national household debt deepens

Written by Hannah Twiggs

Last quarter, the average Australian mortgage loan size grew, for the first time ever, past half a million dollars, according to new data from AFG.

20 Nov 2017 10:46

High household debt stopping us from saving for a rainy day? 1 in 3 households don’t save for unexpected loss

Written by Hannah Twiggs

Is Australia’s household debt too high to enable Aussies to save? A recent survey indicates 37% of respondents do not save for unexpected events.

18 Oct 2017 14:38

Victoria leads the property market as NSW lags behind

Written by Compare the Market

Throwing off worries about high household debt, new data reveals Victoria as the state with the highest growth in property settlements since last quarter.

25 Sep 2017 11:47

New petrol price analysis: Australia’s major cities compared ahead of the long weekend

Written by Compare the Market has released its quarterly petrol price analysis ahead of the long weekend, revealing most motorists should hold off filling up.

13 Oct 2016 16:12

New data reveals investors brush off stricter lending rules, embrace low interest rates

Written by Compare the Market

Despite tighter lending rules, new data reveals that borrowing by real estate investors declined by only two per cent last quarter.