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Should Aussies expect a negative mortgage rate anytime soon?

A major bank in Denmark has unveiled the world's first negative mortgage rate. Jyske Bank now offers a 10-year fixed-rate mortgage with an...

Why paying $10,000 for a home deposit might put you behind bars

If the Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019 gets the green light from the federal government, homebuyers might face fines...

Check out these latest home-loan rate changes by small banks

The back-to-back interest-rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of Australia have triggered home-loan providers to reduce their respective mortgage rates. Some of the...

Tax office cautions against fraudulent rental reductions

As part of its efforts to curb fraudsters who are taking advantage of rental deductions, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) plans to bolster...

New loan scheme for SA homeowners

HomeStart Finance, a lender owned by the government of South Australia, has launched a new loan program aimed at helping potential home buyers...

Why Victoria’s stamp duty policies need updating

It would take Melbournians 13 years to save and cover stamp duty costs, spurring a need for the state government to update its...

Luxury homes lose lustre as sales decline

Australia's luxury home segment has been feeling the impact of the overall housing downtrend, recording a decline in values and sales over the...

Digital bank gets APRA’s go-signal

A new lender is in town — digital bank 86 400 announced that it had been granted a full authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI)...

The impact of missing a credit card repayment

Two out of five Australian consumers say they are unable to make their credit card repayments on time – and an overwhelming majority...

Non-major banks announce variable rate changes

Non-major banks and online lenders have announced variable rate changes after the Reserve Bank of Australia decided to cut the official cash rate for...
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