Clancy Yeates It would be extremely unusual for rates to remain at these levels for five years.
Clancy Yeates Australian households have a well-deserved reputation for taking on large amounts of debt - and recent numbers show why.
Clancy Yeates Lenders are pulling out all sorts of tricks to boost spending on credit cards. But watch out for the inevitable catch.
David Potts It's more about when, rather than where, the credit's due that should worry you.
Christine Long Need some breathing space from heavy interest charges on your credit card debts? A balance transfer deal could be the answer.
Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon Paying down debt is pretty much the top strategy to building wealth; it's often even better than buying shares or investing in property.
Peter Trute Bank customers are taking advantage of rate cuts to pay off their mortgages faster, rather than reducing their repayments, Commonwealth Bank chief says.
Almost a third of Australians admit to feeling pressured to spend more than they can afford, a survey says.
Nearly 50,000 people have used debt agreements in the past five years, resulting in a 20 per cent decline in bankruptcies, according to new figures.
Harry Wilson Sales of high-yield debt – or, as they were once known, junk bonds – have exploded this year, raising fears that the world is setting itself up for another crash.
Mark Bouris The biggest financial news for most Australians in the past two years has been the falling cash rate and decreasing mortgage rates.
Clancy Yeates Australian credit card debt has struck a new record high of $50 billion, ballooning by almost a third in the past five years.
Peter Martin We are abandoning credit cards but embracing plastic as never before.
Annette Sampson If there was ever any doubt that a big regulatory stick needs to be taken to the pay-day lending industry, it was well and truly quelched by a recent landmark decision in the Queensland Civil and...
John Collett Home buyers are urged to shop around to ensure they're getting the best possible deal.
John Collett CBA, NAB and Westpac cut interest rates on some of their fixed-rate home loans this week, including slashing their five-year fixed rates to 4.99 per cent.
Mark Bouris When they're used properly they can accelerate the paying-down of the mortgage.
David Potts If you're paying more than 5 per cent, whether fixed or variable, at a bank then you're being ripped off.
David Potts A recent paper suggested renting a home is now cheaper than buying. But it's not that straightforward.
John Collett The Commonwealth Bank’s 5-year fixed home loan interest rate of 4.99 certainly hit the headlines when it was announced on Wednesday.