News Archive for February 2018

February 2018

8 energy saving tips that’ll help your bills fall this Autumn

8 energy saving tips that’ll help your bills fall this Autumn

While the weather has been extremely unpredictable of late, we are now officially in Autumn. Soon leaves will start changing colour and the temperature will begin to get cooler in many parts of Australia. And although ‘tis the season for robes and slippers', it also means that our household energy bills will likely see a spike as we make the switch from air con to heaters.

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Australia’s best bank accounts and savings accounts of 2018 revealed

Australia’s best bank accounts and savings accounts of 2018 revealed

You probably know that interest rates have been stuck in a rut for some time now, and savers are feeling the pinch. But never fear - this March it's the time of year again when the Mozo Experts put their heads together to work out which bank accounts and savings accounts out there offer Aussies the best bang for their buck.

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What happens if I don't pay off my credit card on time?

What happens if I don't pay off my credit card on time?

From the added convenience of being able to pay for big ticket items on the spot, to points earning potential and even complimentary insurances - it’s no wonder Australians love their credit cards. In fact, according to RBA statistics from December 2017, there are just shy of 17 million (16,695,000) credit and charge card accounts in Australia.

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Easter 2018 travel money checklist

Easter 2018 travel money checklist

There’s nothing like using the Easter long weekend as an excuse to do some travelling. But that usually means ticking a bunch of things off your to-do list before you can even pack your bags. So whether you’re planning a quick weekend getaway or a month in Europe, here are a few things to remember…

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Could easy, app-based home insurance make its Aussie debut this year?

Could easy, app-based home insurance make its Aussie debut this year?

If you’ve ever applied for a home insurance policy, you’ll know the oodles of patience required to complete the process. There is form after form to fill out, as well as the couple of days typically needed to have your application approved - but all of that could be set to change for Aussie customers.

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4 quick Easter reno ideas to add value to your home

4 quick Easter reno ideas to add value to your home

Summer is over, but with the Easter long weekend just around the corner, now’s the time to tackle those renos you’ve been thinking about, but always postponing. According to Mozo property expert Steve Jovcevski, there are two keys to a successful long weekend renovation which will add value to your home: planning, and a strict budget.

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Unsolicited credit card limit increases to be banned from early 2019

Unsolicited credit card limit increases to be banned from early 2019

In a move aimed at improving consumer protection and addressing the nations mounting credit card debt, the federal parliament passed a suite of changes last week, including a ban which will stop banks and other providers from sending unsolicited card limit increase offers to their customers.

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Studying abroad this year? Save with a specialist IMT provider

Studying abroad this year? Save with a specialist IMT provider

Many university students across Australia are lapping up the final weeks of a well-earned summer break with midweek trips to the beach or lazy days binging Netflix. Meanwhile, others are hard at work, saving their precious pennies for what is going to be a glorious semester abroad later this year - but how can their budgets benefit with an international money transfer?

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Loyalty doesn’t pay: is it time to break up with your bank?

Loyalty doesn’t pay: is it time to break up with your bank?

Although love is in the air this Valentine’s Day, a break up might be in your future - not with your date, but with your provider. Because staying loyal to your bank, insurer or energy provider doesn’t often pay off, and could mean missing out on big savings, Mozo data shows.

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Fall back in love with your home loan by snagging a low rate deal

Fall back in love with your home loan by snagging a low rate deal

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with your mortgage, and to stay with the same lender because it’s simpler than switching. But if the romance has gone out of your home loan and you’re no longer feeling the love with your current lender, it may be time to think about playing the field.

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Harmoney show borrowers some love with launch of new car loan deal

Harmoney show borrowers some love with launch of new car loan deal

With Valentine's Day just hours away, thousands of Australians will be rushing around madly looking for last minute gifts for that special someone, but if you have stars in your eyes and a flutter in your heart for a new set of wheels, Harmoney may just have the perfect gift for you.

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Best 2018 home loans for refinancers - Mozo Editors’ picks

Best 2018 home loans for refinancers - Mozo Editors’ picks

As the saying goes ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ and while this may apply to many circumstances, your home loan isn’t one of them. And if you come to find that your rate is no longer competitive and that your loan doesn’t offer a range of features, it might be time to refinance.

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Best home loans of February 2018: Mozo Editors’ picks

Best home loans of February 2018: Mozo Editors’ picks

Are you in the market for a home loan this February? Whether you’re buying your first home, upgrading to a new place or on your fifth investment property, finding the right mortgage offer is key to starting your property search off on the right foot.

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6 quirky ways you’ll be able to use Osko

6 quirky ways you’ll be able to use Osko

With the arrival of the New Payments Platform expected sometime this month, we’re sure you can’t wait to make ‘real time’ instant payments without the need for a BSB or account number. And once it gets here, you'll be able to do that through Osko by BPAY- the first product to be developed under the New Payments Platform. Osko will be available through online or mobile banking - you won’t even need to download an app to use it!

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10 banking buzzwords you must know in 2018

10 banking buzzwords you must know in 2018

Financial jargon can be hard to keep track of at the best of times and just when you think you’ve gotten a handle on the latest money mutterings, a raft of legislative changes or technological disruptions mean that they change all over again.

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January financial wrap up

January financial wrap up

You might not have been paying attention during the first month of 2018 and who could blame you - there were beaches to get to, bevvies that needed drinking and books that simply had to be read.

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