Millennials & Money – your unique needs

If you entered the world between 1980 and 1996 you’re part of the “millennial generation”. You’ve grown up in an age of unprecedented abundance and incredible technical innovation, and as a group, enjoy a greater wealth of opportunity – professionally, socially and recreationally – than any previous generation. Many goods and services have never been[…]

Taking out a home loan? What to expect?

In order to avoid borrowers taking on too much financial distress now or in the future, lenders must comply with the responsible lending standards. In brief, this means inquiring into a borrower’s financial situation and requirements, verifying the information supplied, and making an assessment as to whether or not the credit contract is suitable for[…]

Money and love, how to make it work

Are you and your partner financially compatible? A marriage between a saver and a spender comes with its problems, but nothing true love can’t overcome – right? According to the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), household finances are among the main reasons couples argue. When Anna met Tony they planned a life together. They[…]

6 smart ways to build savings

The word “thrifty” is rarely thought of in a positive sense but that’s not fair because if we continually spend more than we earn, our debts will eventually catch up and other words such as “default” or “bankrupt” might become more familiar. Being thrifty doesn’t mean doing without – quite the opposite. Here are six[…]