RBA lifts cash rate for the third month in a row to 1.35%

July 18, 2022

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has increased the official cash rate by another 50 basis points to 1.35% amid continuing inflation pressures. How much will this third consecutive rate hike increase your monthly mortgage repayments? At the beginning of May, the cash rate was 0.10%. Today, it was increased by the RBA to 1.35%…

Want a first home buyer scheme spot? Here’s how to get the inside lane

July 18, 2022

We’re just days away from 35,000 first home buyer scheme spots becoming available on July 1. If you’re keen to snare a place in the scheme – and buy your first home sooner – here’s how to get ahead of the pack. Have you heard about the federal government’s Home Guarantee Scheme? (previously called the…

Financial hardship arrangement reporting is about to change

July 18, 2022

With interest rates on the way back up, there’s no doubt some households around the country are starting to do it a bit tough. Coincidentally, some big changes kick in on July 1 when it comes to recording financial hardship arrangements. In the past, if you were unable to meet your loan repayments, you could…

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