Mark Bouris With low interest rates forcing competition among lenders, price is not the only factor.
Christine Long Need some breathing space from heavy interest charges on your credit card debts? A balance transfer deal could be the answer.
David Wilson If there is one thing that riles Australians more than the taxman, it's banks. Here are seven tell-tale signs it is time for you to stop being a doormat.
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.
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.
Sylvia Pennington Almost an anachronism since the advent of easy credit and interest-free finance - or are they?
Annette Sampson Bankers are up to their old sneaky tricks.
Christine Long Sticking to a straightforward strategy is the key to defeating credit-card debt.
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.
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.
Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon Ultimately, whatever the maxims, the best ways to repay debt and fund retirement come down to you.
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...
Barbara Drury Helping your child climb onto the housing ladder by guaranteeing a loan is a serious commitment.