Finance News

Challenge for retirees as interest rates (and confidence) plummet

Falling interest rates are scaring Australians, with confidence falling to a four-year low and many retirees struggling to generate an income from their nest eggs.

Banking & Investment

Could you be charged for having money in the bank?

Australian banks could charge for deposits and pay customers to borrow money for the first time in history, as the Reserve Bank contemplates its next move to stimulate the economy.

Finance News

Rates on hold, but further cuts predicted

The Reserve Bank has kept the official cash rate on hold, but experts are still predicting further cuts once the RBA determines the economic impact of recent moves.

Deeming rates for Age Pension

Time for the Government to step up on deeming rates: Labor

Labor analysis reveals that pensioners stand to gain thousands of dollars each year should the Government step up and reduce deeming rates.


RBA move makes tax cuts vitally important: economists

Low and middle-income earners could pocket their $1080 tax refund as early as next week, if the legislation is approved by the Senate this week.


How interest rate cut will affect retirees

The Reserve Bank is set to cut official interest rates, which is bad news for millions of retirees with an emergency stash in the bank.


Retirees’ savings dwindle as interest rates stay low

The continued stagnation of official interest rates is presenting a real dilemma for retirees with savings.

Mortgage & home Loans

Noel Whittaker’s simple tip for coping with mortgage repayments

If you’re one of the thousands of households that will face the pain of repayment stress, how does Noel Whittaker suggest you cope with managing your mortgage when rates rise again?

Banking & Investment

The price of loyalty to your first bank

Studies have shown that loyalty for life to one of the major four banks is burning an $80,000 hole in your pocket. That is close to what a luxury car costs.

Banking & Investment

Savers forced to wait for boost to interest on deposits

Short-term deposit holders could be waiting a long time for banks to pay higher interest rates on their savings thanks to the climbing Aussie dollar, a leading economist told YourLifeChoices.


Good news for Australian homeowners

Low interest rates and population growth will lead to a slow growth in housing prices, rather than a drop or a crash according to economists from investment bank UBS.


Malcolm Turnbull takes credit for ANZ interest rate cut

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is claiming credit for an ANZ credit card interest rate cut as evidence that his standing committee on economics is working.

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