Non-bank lenders are snagging a bigger portion of the mortgage market, as more Aussies turn away from the big banks. According to mortgage aggregator FAST, the major banks conceded market share to non-bank, neobank and fintech challengers in 2019.
Australians spend a fair bit on rent. Learn more about the median rent across each capital city in Australia and ways to save up on rent here.
Having a pool comes with many benefits. In addition to giving you a spot to cool off on a hot day, it can also potentially add value to your house. Here’s how much it costs.
The dawn of a new year brings a lot of joy for many people. But it’s also a very expensive time of year, with Australians spending about $5.8 billion each year on Christmas gifts. If you’re experiencing a Christmassy financial hangover, then check out these 7 tips on how you can fix your finances and be money savvy in 2020.
Go back ten years and most Australians couldn't have imagined paying for anything with a tap of their phone. Fast forward a decade, and you can even use your smartphone to apply for a home loan.
If you're buying a home at auction, it pays to be aware of the auction laws that apply in your state or territory because they differ from state to state. What's common practice in one state could be illegal in another, so it pays to brush up on the auction laws before the home you want to buy goes under the hammer.
It’s easy to think of your mortgage as a never-ending series of repayments, but every payment you make is building up the amount of equity in your home - and you may already have a substantial sum available.
You may be emotionally ready to put down roots, but there are a lot of things you need to know when getting a mortgage. After all, it's easily one of the biggest financial commitments you'll ever make.
The steamy summer months are nearly upon us, which means big energy bills from keeping your home cool. Here are some environmentally-friendly ways to beat the summer heat.