Banking & Investment

Home is where the cash is

Is a reverse mortgage right for you? Retired actuary and author John De Ravin takes us step by step through the strategy.

Living in retirement

Number of retirees on struggle street continues to rise

Almost 40 per cent of recent Australian retirees are struggling to make ends meet, report finds.


Mortgage stress infiltrates retirement

The recent report by Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has given rise to all manner of lurid headlines.

Mortgage & home Loans

More people are retiring with high mortgage debts. The implications are huge

The number of mature age Australians carrying mortgage debt into retirement is soaring and the implications are ‘huge’, say experts.

Banking & Investment

Strategies for over 50-year-old borrowers

Borrowing in your 50s is not as easy as borrowing in your 30s and even 40s ... but there are some strategies that could convince your bank to part with its money.


How to beat your biggest money worries

Research suggests the big money bogeymen keeping older Australians awake at night are mortgage repayments, living costs and affordable healthcare.


How older Australians can refinance their mortgage

Don’t believe the myth that older borrowers can’t refinance their home loan. Under the right circumstances they can.


Australian mortgage debt hits $1 trillion

The latest mortgage figures tell a dark tale of Australian homeowners being among the world's most indebted with more than $1 trillion in borrowings.

Mortgage & home Loans

Can changing your home loan save you money?

Are household expenses in retirement starting to get you down, but are unsure how they can be reduced? Is scrimping and saving not working?

Mortgage & home Loans

Refinance your mortgage

Looking to refinance your current homeloan, buy a new property or simply interested in finding out how your current mortgage stacks up against those on the market?

Mortgage & home Loans

How to reduce your mortgage by 10 years

RateCity’s Money Editor Sally Tindall believes it’s possible to slash over 10 years off your mortgage and save thousands of dollars in interest by following these simple tips.

Retirement Planning

Retirement: will you be able to pay off your mortgage

According to new research from MLC, paying off the mortgage is the new Australian dream, with almost 80 per cent of Australians placing outright home ownership as their most important priority.

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