What’s the catch with Afterpay?

Aug 15, 2019 3:45:56 PM

It’s been called the next big thing to hit Australia – a “buy now, pay later” scheme that doesn’t cost you anything. Or does it? Operating like a lay-by system, Afterpay lets you buy something now and pay it off in four instalments over eight weeks. Since July 2018, 2.2 million people have already used Afterpay. We ask the question, “what’s the catch with Afterpay?”.


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Topics: Credit Card Debt, Debt Consolidation, Financial Advice, AfterPay, Part Payment

Can bad credit stop you getting a home loan?

Apr 15, 2019 11:44:44 AM

Bad credit happens for all sorts of reasons: illness, divorce, redundancy, causing you to miss payments and end up with a black mark against your name. Even if you do manage to pay the overdue bills, clear your debt, or fix up a default on a loan repayment, your credit history may still be impaired. Read on to find out what bad credit is and what your options are when it comes to securing a home loan with bad credit.


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Topics: Credit Card Debt, Credit Check, Bad Credit Home LOan, Bad credit, Comprehensive Credit Reporting, Home Loan Advice, Australia Mortgage Broker

Book your home loan review

Jan 21, 2019 10:09:02 AM

As your biggest expense, keeping track of your home loan and any changes to the market or your own situation makes good financial sense. An annual home loan review could lead to significant savings, give you access to better home loan features, or let you tap into your home’s equity to fund other expenses. Read on to find out why a home loan review could help you save money.


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Topics: Credit Card Debt, Debt Consolidation, Debt, Home Loan Advice, Debt-free

Curing your Christmas Debt Hangover

Jan 21, 2019 10:06:29 AM

While you won’t find this expression in a mainstream dictionary, it’s a feeling that’s all too real for anyone who’s overspent at Christmas. A Christmas Debt Hangover usually kicks in around the middle of January when the credit card bills start rolling in. Symptoms include stress, trouble sleeping and an aversion to checking the mailbox! Here’s how to cure it.


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Topics: Credit Card Debt, Debt Consolidation, Debt, Home Loan Advice, Debt-free