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  A panel of economists has predicted three major trends within the Australian property market for the year ahead, says finder.com.au Insights Manager, Graham Cooke. These expected trends come after the panel correctly predicted that the cash rate would remain at 1.5 per cent following the Reserve Bank of Australia's final...

  The Reserve Bank of Australia has today announced the official cash rate for February following its monthly board meeting. The RBA board has decided to keep the cash rate at 1.5 per cent, a move predicted by most industry experts. All of the 25 surveyed experts on the finder.com.au panel correctly predicted...

  Setting your New Year's resolutions is the easy part. It's actually following through on those goals that tends to be where a lot of us slip up. Now that we are in February here are three helpful tips for taking control of your financial situation this year. Cut back on unnecessary...

  Australians take out personal loans for various reasons. Buying a new car is the most popular choice, with finder.com.au estimating that more than 1.32 million people use personal loans for this purpose. Debt consolidation (399,000), holidays (381,000) and funding education (381,000) also rank highly for Australians. But getting the right personal...

  CASH RATE REMAINS ON HOLD FOR CHRISTMAS The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), which has kept its benchmark cash rate unchanged at a record-low 1.50% for the past year has announced that it will leave the rate on hold for yet another month. Governor Philip Lowe had this to say in...

  CASH RATES REMAIN AT HISTORIC LOW The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has announced that it will leave the cash rate on hold at 1.50% for another month. Governor Philip Lowe had this to say in his official statement: “Growth in housing debt has been outpacing the slow growth in household...

As a new home buyer, learning the ins and outs of the real estate business and the market for property in your area is hard enough. Plus, there are many different types of home loans available, each of which presents buyers with its own special sets of features and options: ...

The RBA announced yesterday that they are dropping the interest rates by .25%. Although this has not come as a surprise, I was still shocked. For someone with a home loan of $400,000 this equates to $19 a week in savings! So what should you be doing? Look to refinance – This is not...

We hope you’ve had a terrific start to 2015. The RBA dropped interest rates yesterday by 0.25%, part of me is shocked and part of me is not. This will of course be great news for home owners and investors as the cost of holding property will reduce. For people that...

When you are just entering into the home buying process, particularly as a first-time homebuyer, the realities of such a large purchase are very often under estimated. Sure, you know that buying a home costs hundreds of thousands of dollars and that a large percentage of that must be a...