Back to school budget, free Disney+ for a year, buying a house before tying the knot: This week’s best banking news

Back to school budget, free Disney+ for a year, buying a house before tying the knot: This week’s best banking news
  • 4 back to school budget tips
  • Median house prices in Australian capital cities surpass $1 million
  • More Aussie couples buying a home before tying the knot
  • 5 top renovation loans
  • Get free Disney Plus for a year with Telstra
  • Should you get a credit card from your bank?
  • All in this week’s best banking news recap: editor’s pick.

4 ways to budget back to school that could help you save money

(Sorry kids), but it’s back to school time! And after six weeks of school holidays, all you parents out there are probably rejoicing. But it’s not over yet. There’s still the dreaded annual back to school shop.

But before you go ahead and max out your credit card at Officeworks, we’ve got tonnes of tips to help you keep the cost down this year. 

Read the full article: 4 ways to budget back to school that could help you save money so you don’t break the bank.

Median house prices in Australian capital cities surpass $1 million

This just in: Aussie house prices continue to rise in 2022 - what’s new? But did you know that the median house price in capital cities just hit a record-high $1.066 million?

A recent Domain house price report reported a whopping 25.2% year-on-year price growth across all capital cities. The data also revealed quarterly increases in every city except Darwin, where house values have stayed steady since September.

Read full article: Median house prices in Australian capital cities surpass $1 million for the full scoop.

More Aussie couples buying a home before tying the knot

More Aussie couples buying a home before tying the knot

New Mozo research found that nearly one quarter (23 per cent of those surveyed) of Aussie couples who’ve purchased a home together did so before tying the knot.

“For some couples, it’s very much a case of mortgage at first sight, as their love affair with property takes precedence over a public commitment around their relationship,” said Mozo spokesperson, Tom Godfrey.

Read the full article: More Aussie couples buying a home before tying the knot for the whole story.

5 top renovation loans that could help you turn your home from drab to fab in 2022

We’re nearly one month into 2022, folks. Raise your hand if you’ve kept at your new year’s resolution. Well, if yours was to sink your teeth into a new home reno project, then you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you’re planning a full-scale home renovation or are just keen to upgrade your kitchen or bathroom, you’ll need money to cover the cost. And if you’re looking to borrow, then a low rate personal loan is where it’s at.

Read the full article: 5 top renovation loans that could help you turn your home from drab to fab in 2022 for all the deets.

Get free Disney Plus for a year with Telstra

Get free Disney Plus for a year with Telstra
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Name one thing better than a Disney movie marathon - we’ll wait. Well, if you’re looking for a way to kickstart yours, how does a free 1-year Disney Plus subscription sound? Pretty good, hey?

Well, thanks to Telstra’s hot new offer, (if you’re eligible) you could have just that! That’s right, folks. When you sign up to a broad range of Telstra NBN and mobile plans and meet the eligibility criteria, you could get a free 12-month subscription to Disney’s online streaming service, Disney Plus.

Read the full article: Get free Disney Plus for a year with Telstra to learn more.

Should you get a credit card from your bank?

If you’re on the hunt for a new piece of plastic, then you might be wondering whether you should shop around, or just stick it out and get a credit card with your current bank?

Well, doing the latter might feel easier in the moment, but it could cost you.

Logically speaking, with over 200 different credit cards from 60 providers available for you to compare in the Mozo database, your current bank’s offering might not necessarily be the best option for you. Shopping around is always the way to go.

Read the full article: Should I get a credit card from my bank? Weighing up application to rates for a full rundown.

Keen to find the right piece of plastic for you? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Compare credit card options today with our free credit card comparison tool below:

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