How to survive cost of living crisis, cheapest Easter Show Showbags & Optus SubHub: This week’s best banking news

How to survive cost of living crisis, cheapest Easter Show Showbags & Optus SubHub: This week’s best banking news
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  • 10 Ways to Survive the Cost of Living Crisis
  • Cash rate to rise in June, peak at 2% in mid-2023: Westpac
  • Cheapest Easter Show showbags 2022
  • Why do investors pay more for a home loan?
  • Everything you need to know about Optus SubHub
  • Sydney & Melbourne’s national housing values showed a decline, says CoreLogic

All in this week’s best banking news recap: editor’s pick.

10 Ways to Survive the Cost of Living Crisis

From sky-high petrol prices to the rising cost of just about everything but the kitchen sink (TBH, that’s probably gone up too), Aussies just can’t catch a break. 

For real, though. You’re probably just as sick of hearing about the rising cost of living as I am writing about it. 

Nonetheless, I’d say it shan't be leaving the news cycle anytime soon (apologies to the both of us). So the least we can do is share some of our top tips to help you get through it - united we stand! 

Read the full article: 10 Ways to Survive the Cost of Living Crisis to help you keep going while the going gets tough.

Cash rate to rise in June, peak at 2% in mid-2023: Westpac

Well, folks. After a surprise shift in messaging by the Reserve Bank of Australia at its latest policy meeting, Westpac economists have brought forward their initial interest rate hike expectations.

Westpac now anticipates a 15 basis point increase in June and an additional four cuts in 2022, ending the year with a 1.25% cash rate.

“The Reserve Bank Governor surprised us on Tuesday with the Board’s decision to abandon its patient approach to monetary policy,” said Westpac chief economist Bill Evans.

Read the full article: Cash rate to rise in June, peak at 2% in mid-2023: Westpac for the full scoop.

Cheapest Easter Show showbags 2022

Cheapest Easter Show showbags 2022

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Come one, come all - the 2022 Sydney Royal Easter Show has officially begun! It’s time to get your annual Dagwood Dog and $2 toastie fix.

But what’s a day out at the Show without a showbag or two to take home? Lucky for you, we’ve just compiled a massive list of all the cheapest showbags - we even broke them down into categories!

Read the full article: Cheapest Easter Show showbags 2022 so you can walk into the showbag pavilion like you own the dang place!

Why do investors pay more for a home loan?

Whether you’re buying your first investment property or you’re on your way to becoming the next Chuck Bass in the Aussie property scene - investing in real estate has many benefits. 

However, you might be wondering why investors seem to cop much higher home loan interest rates (sometimes as much as 40 basis points) than owner-occupiers? 

Read the full article: Why do investors pay more for a home loan? for the full rundown.

Everything you need to know about Optus SubHub

Everything you need to know about Optus SubHub

Netflix, Amazon Prime - it seems like a new streaming service pops up every day! But one’s never enough… 

It’s great having access to endless content, but staying on top of multiple subscriptions can be a real chore. That’s where Optus SubHub comes in! 

At the end of last year, Optus launched ‘SubHub’, a subscription bundling platform that helps eligible Optus customers manage and save on their subs by combining them all into one payment.

Read the full article: Everything you need to know about Optus SubHub for your guide to managing your subscriptions.

Sydney & Melbourne’s national housing values showed a decline, says CoreLogic

With Australian property prices going through the roof for what feels like yonks, news from CoreLogic’s latest home value index that the market is finally slowing down is sure to be welcomed with open arms.

According to the report, in the first quarter of 2022, national dwelling values went up by 2.4%, less than half of 2021’s 5.8% first-quarter rise.

The report also revealed that the Sydney market is starting to slow down with just a 0.3% growth rate (versus 9.3% this time last year). Similarly, Melbourne saw a growth of just 0.1%, quite a difference from last year’s first quarter when it was at 5.8%.

Read full article: Sydney & Melbourne’s national housing values showed a decline, says CoreLogic for all the deets.

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