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Dec
15
2021

Low deposit loans up 33% as homebuyers jostle with rising prices

The number of properties purchased with lenders mortgage insurance increased 33% in the year to September 2021, despite government support schemes for first home buyers, the latest figures show. A Compare the Market analysis of Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) data found Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) was used to purchase 183,000 properties in the year […]

Dec
13
2021

Out of lockdown travellers urged to lock-up homes

Out of lockdown travellers urged to lock-up homes As holidaymakers pack their bags for the first time in months, insurance experts from Compare the Market have warned the festive season is no time to be complacent about home security. The comparator surveyed 1,500 Australians on home security and found 42% had taken steps to protect […]

Nov
29
2021

Boxers live five years less on average, study finds

New research by Compare the Market has uncovered links between sport and life expectancy, with boxers living nearly five years less on average Head trauma could be linked to elite athlete boxer deaths in about 1 in 5 of cases Athletes from every other discipline considered saw an extended life span, with tennis players enjoying […]

Nov
29
2021

Double whammy could hit insurance bills – but there are still ways to save

Double trouble caused by increased construction costs and heightened risk of wild weather could see insurance premiums rise for Australians over the next year. Experts at Compare the Market have warned that a medley of issues could see bills rise, including building material and labour supply shortages caused by increased dwelling approvals and growing demand […]

Nov
11
2021

Why are young Australians fighting over money?

A quarter of Australians say money problems have put strain on their relationships, with challenges more likely to arise among younger people Bill Shock Tracker report reveals just over half of Australians have had to cut back on spending to afford bills over the past three months One in five said they would not be […]

Nov
05
2021

Buyers blow budget to break into surging market

Over a third of buyers who purchased properties over past five years borrowed more money than they planned to, according to new figures from Compare the Market, shedding light on the sentiment behind Australia’s raging property market. The home loan comparator surveyed 510 people who had purchased a property between 2017 and 2021 to measure […]

Oct
26
2021

Petrol price reprieve may be weeks away

Motorists holding out for a dip in surging petrol prices could be waiting well into November based on current projections, according to Compare the Market. Based on average price trends, drivers in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne won’t see cheaper prices at the bowser for another three or four weeks. Compare the Market’s Head of Innovation, […]

Oct
12
2021

1 in 6 flout flood road warnings

One in six Australians admit they’ve ignored advice and tried driving through a flooded area, new figures from Compare the Market show as the east coast braces for storm season. A storm season preparedness survey of over 1,500 people found 18 per cent had disregarded the ‘if it’s flooded forget it’ message to drive across […]

Oct
01
2021

Awkward! Half of Australia guilty of embarrassing ‘Daylight Savings’ gaffe

Survey finds 55% of Australians erroneously think Daylight Saving ends with an extra ‘s’ One in four adults in Daylight Saving states think the clocks are about to go BACK an hour One in three people in Daylight Saving states would prefer the clocks NEVER CHANGE at all Nearly three quarters of Australians said that […]

Sep
27
2021

Anti-hawking laws put consumers first

Reforms to stop predatory sales behaviour have been welcomed by Compare the Market as an important step for consumer protection. From 5 October, anti-hawking legislation will ensure companies seek clear consent from customers before contacting them about financial products including life insurance, general insurance and superannuation. The new laws provide a clear definition for ‘unsolicited […]

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