In our monthly Ratehacker round-up, Jeremy Cabral from comparison site finder.com.au highlights the latest credit card deals, plus the best savings accounts and home loans.
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Buying your first home is a big deal. It is both exciting and scary at the same time – rather like bungee jumping!
There are two main components to buying your first home, but they don’t have to feel like a leap of faith. They can be informed, educated processes.
The first component is sorting out your finances, and the second is finding the right home and making the purchase.
A person's credit history is kind of like an invisible Sword of Damocles. We know it's out there, but tend to adopt a head-in-the-sand approach until it suddenly chops you in the neck. Fortunately, it's possible to improve your creditworthiness in a few easy steps. This infographic illustrates how to swing credit scoring back in your favour.
A successful home loan application generally requires a steady job. However, there are a range of additional factors that can seriously hamper your borrowing power with banks, even if your salary is higher than average. This superhero-themed infographic outlines the various occupational pitfalls that can trip up applicants.
When done right, switching home loans can produce significant financial benefits -- but you need to properly understand the consequences of moving to another mortgage. So, as we head into the final hours of the big Switch & Save home loan sale, here's our handy list of the top 5 traps to avoid -- to make sure you're a savvy switcher.
Australian banks have been quietly bumping up interest rates in recent months, tightening the already-strained budgets of many mortgage holders. Alternative home loan options are out there, but many aren’t taking the extra step to switch lenders. Enter Australia's biggest home loan sale event --
now underway for 40 hours from 6am Monday May 8. Reduced rates, waived fees, exclusive deals. Here's how to start saving.