Last Week in Review: Take Care of Yourself

It has been an incredibly tough time these past few weeks, and it looks set to get even tougher. At times like this, we would like to extend our support to the community and ensure that you are taking care of yourselves as well as your finances.   As many of us cannot see our [...]

Cash flow tips for businesses thriving and surviving the pandemic

Australia is a tale of two economies right now, depending on the state or sector your business is based in. Today we’ll run you through three cash flow tips for your business, whether it’s growing or struggling. Covid-19 has really brought a two-speed economy to the fore in Australia. For some businesses, the stop-start-stop nature […]

Buy Now Pay Later users put on notice by credit agency

Do you use a Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) service like Afterpay or Zip? If so, be warned that one leading credit agency has made a big change that means your BNPL data will go onto your credit report. BNPL transactions have risen rapidly over the past few years – so much so that they caught financial […]

Last week in review

We hope lockdown hasn’t been too bad for everyone, but we have some news from the week that might be of interest to you.   There has been a lot of focus on rental market prices this week as they’ve surged along with the real estate housing boom. Rents have grown at their greatest pace [...]

What’s the best day to auction your house?

Drive or walk around your local suburb mid-morning on a Saturday and chances are you’ll pass a few freshly banged up ‘Auction’ signs. But is Saturday actually the best day to auction your home? New data suggests perhaps not. We all love a good auction story. You’ve probably got a mate or two whose favourite […]

Last week in review

Lockdown has been extended and affects more people than ever. This means that we want our customers to make sure they are taking care of themselves financially. Here is a quick refresher on the grants available to help you ensure that you and your family are as financially secure as possible during these tough times. [...]

Need help paying your insurance and workers comp premiums this year?

As if Australian business owners hadn’t faced enough challenges this past year – now the dreaded annual insurance and workers compensation premiums will soon arrive in mailboxes. Here’s how to smooth ‘em all out (and get an early bird discount!). If you’re a business owner, you know there’s no shortage of big bills you’ve got […]

Last week in review

As Sydney braces itself for a lengthy lockdown, there is some good news, 22 banks, including the Big 4, have announced fresh COVID support for small businesses. This support includes loan repayment deferrals. Small businesses — with debts under $3 million and a turnover of less than $5 million — can apply for repayment deferrals [...]

How much extra will your mortgage cost when interest rates rise?

After 18 straight RBA cash rate cuts it can be easy to dismiss the notion that interest rates might rise again. But if the cash rate returned to mid-2019 levels, how much extra would an average new mortgage holder expect to pay each month? Let’s take a look. They say what goes up, must come […]

Last Week In Review

Last week, most of the focus was put on lockdown, but there were still a few stories out there about the property market. Let’s focus on the grants available to businesses and individuals made available by the State and Federal governments. These grants are designed to relieve some of the pressure of lockdown. Businesses have [...]