Personal loan news and advice

All the latest personal loan news and top tips to help you manage your personal loan.

  • ME Bank reveals 51% of married couples have the same wedding regret

    Monday 24 June 2019

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    ME’s recent Love and Money Survey found that a whopping 51% of married couples regret how much they spent on their wedding, with the top three regretted expenses being, the reception (17%), photography/videography (13%) and wedding favours for guests (13%).

  • Top tips to end the financial year with a bang!

    Friday 21 June 2019

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    Whip out those crumpled receipts (once you figure out where you put them) and get your paperwork ready, because the end of the financial year countdown has officially begun And while the EOFY countdown might not end with fireworks, champagne or a cheeky midnight kiss like the NYE countdown, if you follow our EOFY to-do-list, it’ll be just as monumental!

  • CUA Unsecured Fixed Personal Loan rate drops to 9.89%

    Monday 15 April 2019

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    Rate drop alert! Last week CUA dropped the starting rate on its Unsecured Fixed Personal Loan from an 11.99% p.a. fixed rate to a much lower 9.89% p.a. fixed rate (10.14% p.a. comparison rate^^) with a maximum loan amount of $50,000.

  • eBay predicts Aussies will spend $621 million online on home improvements in 2019

    Friday 29 March 2019

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    With National DIY Day coming up on the 6 April, eBay has revealed that online shopping for home improvements is set to skyrocket in 2019, predicting that Aussies will spend a whopping $621 million just this year alone.

  • Financial goals to have kicked by 30

    Wednesday 13 March 2019

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    After your 21st, the next real birthday milestone isn't until the big dirty-thirty, and a lot can happen in between the two. Aside from a few physical changes, like your first grey hairs and being struck by the dreaded 2-day hangover curse (enjoy it while it last kids!), the most significant difference you'll face when turning 30 is a switch in your priorities, particularly when it comes to your finances.

  • International Women’s Day: Women in finance who are killing it!

    Thursday 07 March 2019

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    Every year on the 8th of March people from around the globe come together to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, for International Women’s Day. This year, the International Women’s Day campaign theme is ‘BalanceforBetter,’ which encompasses the idea of striving for a gender-balanced world. So, in light of this year’s theme, we thought we’d take a look at how women fare in finance.

  • “Shopping around” for a personal loan WITHOUT hurting your credit score: The do’s & don’ts

    Friday 01 March 2019

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    When making a big purchase or financial commitment, the most common advice you’ll hear is to always “shop around” before deciding. However, when it comes to applying for a personal loan, if you go about this the wrong way, “shopping around” could be detrimental to your credit score, and potentially prevent you from being approved for the loan.

  • Top ways to get a cheap personal loan

    Monday 28 January 2019

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    Whether it’s time to consolidate high interest debt, tick off that bucket list holiday, pay for your wedding or give your home the facelift it needs, a personal loan is a great option for those looking to borrow a lump sum of money.

  • MyState Bank hits 100% comprehensive credit reporting, but can we expect personalised rates from banks in 2019?

    Thursday 24 January 2019

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    If you were to ask the average Australian what they’d most like out of their banking products, it’s safe to say that lower rates, or rates which better reflect their own great financial habits would be near the top of the list.

  • Blast debt in the new year with these 4 debt consolidation loans

    Tuesday 15 January 2019

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    New year’s resolutions come in all shapes and sizes - from getting fit to quitting smoking or even spending less time on your phone. But if your resolution is to say goodbye to debt then you might be thinking about taking out a debt consolidation loan.