|Balloon Payment Loans: 6 steps to make the loan profitable|
Did you know that you can reduce the monthly payments on a loan to half of what they should be by using a balloon payment? Handled correctly, structuring your loan to include a Balloon Payment will increase your bottom line. Mishandled, a Balloon Payment can cause real headaches. Here are 6 steps to keep it smart. - read more
|5 Credit Killers|
A good credit score speaks volumes about your financial habits. It's the evidence most creditors need to evaluate your credit worthiness. - read more
|Business Loans: Managing interest rate risks |
"I want the protection in the current low interest rate environment but I don't want to be locked in for too long a period" - a commonly heard requirement from business borrowers. - read more
|5 top tips when buying a used car in Australia|
Buying the right second-hand car can be a bit of a minefield – from finding a model that fits your needs and budget - to negotiating the best deal with the seller, but with a few tips and tricks, it can be made a lot easier and less stressful. - read more
|How to freeze the Plastic Debt Dragon in Your Wallet|
Are you scared to open your wallet knowing there is a fire snorting dragon lurking in there? You don't need to be afraid of your credit card, you can make it your friend. Here is a plan to choke the dragon and replace it with a friendly furry critter so you can start creating wealth in your life. - read more
|How Credit Card Balance Transfers Can Damage Your Credit Rating|
Since the banks and finance providers have been castigated for the way they seemingly indiscriminately awarded credit to people who could ill afford it, the chances of being accepted for loans and credit cards have decreased. Concurrently, there is a greater focus on individual's being aware of how credit works and what their financial behaviors means in terms of a credit score and history. - read more
|Interest rates up another 50 basis points with more hikes to come|
03 Aug 2022: .
As expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) raised interest rates by another 50 basis points this month. The fourth rate hike in as many months, today’s decision takes the cash rate from an emergency low of 0.1% to 1.85%. - read more
|Business loans on the rise while mortgage growth remains flat|
02 Jun 2022: .
Australian business loans growth accelerated in April as mortgage growth stayed consistent, with major banks growing at less than the system average according to latest RBA data. - read more
|Homebuyers up in the air despite new government home loan support|
29 May 2022: .
The government’s promise of an equity contribution will help the most disadvantaged Australians to get a home loan, but they still won't be able to afford one. - read more
|RBA lifts official interest rate|
03 May 2022: .financialservicesonline.com.au
The Reserve Bank of Australia lifted the official cash rate by 25 basis points at its meeting Today. - read more
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