John Collett Home buyers are urged to shop around to ensure they're getting the best possible deal.
David Potts If you're paying more than 5 per cent, whether fixed or variable, at a bank then you're being ripped off.
John Collett Solid credit scores could help you get a cheaper mortgage if Australia follows the US.
First home buyers are locking in more fixed rate home loans than they were four years ago as arrears rates continue to improve.
Clancy Yeates Margin lending is growing for the first time since the stimulus-induced sharemarket surge of 2009, as investors seek to capitalise on record low interest rates and rising stock prices.
Clancy Yeates Australians are rushing to pay off their home loans faster than many households overseas, with half of all borrowers ahead of their mortgage repayment schedule.
Gareth Hutchens Banks could pull back from lending to new home owners after making losses on mortgages.
Margin loans are still out of favour, more than three years after the global financial crisis (GFC) began, with fewer investors than ever inclined to use them - and those that do opting for much more...
Clancy Yeates The number of people taking out home loans with non-bank lenders is creeping up.
By Lesley Parker Responsible lending laws may bring an end to these potentially predatory financial products.
By Barbara Drury Tapping into home equity may seem like an easy way to gain extra cash but mistakes can cost you dearly.
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.
Mark Bouris When they're used properly they can accelerate the paying-down of the mortgage.
David Potts A recent paper suggested renting a home is now cheaper than buying. But it's not that straightforward.
David Potts Economists have changed their tune about interest rates and you may not want to hear it if you're trying to save.
Penny Pryor Helping break the poverty trap for people with small interest-free loans, will benefit the whole country in the long run.
Mark Bouris Could you save money on your mortgage? Ask yourself some simple questions to find out.
Mark Bouris We owe far more than we earn, but is there any need to restrict the housing market?
Mark Bouris Take advantage of the cheap cash-rate environment while it lasts.
Christine Long At just 20, Vanessa Hall declared herself bankrupt. She's still paying for that decision.