Penny Pryor When recently separated Jan Bradley applied for a personal loan for what she believed was a relatively small amount of $10,000 at her bank earlier this year, she was shocked and dismayed at the way...
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.
Christine Long Sticking to a straightforward strategy is the key to defeating credit-card debt.
Annette Sampson Bankers are up to their old sneaky tricks.
Annette Sampson Financing a new car has become much easier, with lenders scrambling to compete with cheap dealer-finance offers.
John Kavanagh The information held on consumer credit files will change in the coming year so that lenders, utility suppliers and telcos can find out more about the way we use credit.
Eric Johnston Disputes between borrowers and their banks surged nearly 30 per cent last financial year.
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...
Lesley Parker New ''responsible lending'' provisions have made life harder for the dodgy operators among debt consolidation services but recent surveillance by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission...
Debt is a four-letter word and never more so since the global financial crisis.
Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon Ultimately, whatever the maxims, the best ways to repay debt and fund retirement come down to you.
Barbara Drury Helping your child climb onto the housing ladder by guaranteeing a loan is a serious commitment.