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scammer targeting australian with romance scam

11 Nov 2021 14:55

Victim reach “unlimited” in sinister romance scams

Written by Whitney Holmes

As technology evolves, scam tactics are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and there’s nothing these ruthless fraudsters won’t try, to drain you dry.

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.

RBA November

2 Nov 2021 15:49

RBA holds the cash rate in November, but the next move could be as close as Easter

Written by Sarah Orr

The Reserve Bank has once again held the cash rate steady at 0.10% in its meeting today as expectations of an increase grow louder.

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.

28 Oct 2021 09:26

The services with the longest terms and conditions

Written by Phillip Portman

We investigate the surprising websites and services in Australia with the longest terms and conditions.

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.