How to finance home improvements

Financing Home Improvements

Home improvement projects can be very exciting. From improving the garden to redoing the kitchen, they present the opportunity to reinvent your living space by putting a personal touch on your home. Funding such a project is less exciting, however. Renovation can be expensive, and many projects do not get off the ground due to

The differences between hard and soft inquiries

Hard inquiry on credit report

When a prospective lender makes a credit inquiry to a credit bureau, there are two different options of data available for them to pull on your credit report: soft inquiries and hard inquiries. The main three bureaus in Australia being; Veda, Dunn & Bradstreet and Experian. Whilst both types of credit inquiries require a third

Credit accounts – how many should you have?

Credit Card Debt Consolidation

It’s often a question that comes up, and not many of us know the answer to. Credit accounts build the framework for any credit score. With little or no credit activity, you will struggle to obtain a credit score depending on the scoring model. Whether you have one account or ten, you may have wondered

Advice on how to build a credit profile

Building a credit profile

You may have been told from a young age by an older family member that borrowing money means you’ll get into debt and owe a bank interest, which is something to be very wary of. In this day of age, having a credit history is really quite essential. Should you wish to buy a property

Be smart with your credit card whilst travelling

Credit Card and Travelling

A long holiday abroad is always an exciting prospect and can keep us going through the long working weeks. Planning a trip in advance is a great way to reduce costs and enjoy the holiday even more once you’re there. A key part of your planning will be deciding how to pay for the trip

How to stay healthy on a budget

Staying healthy on a budget

According to the Parliamentary Budget Office, the number of students being issued loans to put themselves through university has grown by 11.2% annually over the past five years. Looking back since 2010, the numbers have grown from 308,000 to 522,000 in 2015. That’s a growth rate of 59%, which means that many millennials will be

A guide to conquering overwhelming debt

Loans for home improvements

With any issue we face in life, debt is one that can spiral out of control very quickly unless dealt with head-on. When in debt, people tend to feel isolated and some of us struggle to come up with a solution, or where to turn for advice. Even when you feel like you’re suffocating from what

Credit Card Debt Consolidation

Credit Card Debt Consolidation

The total amount of debt on credit cards in Australia has risen to north of 40 billion. This works out to be roughly $4,300 per cardholder and, at a 15-20% interest rate, means the average card user is paying around $700 in interest per year. People with a high amount of credit card debt often

Why having a good credit score is important

Checking credit score on tablet

If you’ve been paying all of your bills in a timely manner and made the necessary steps to ensure your credit score is in good shape by paying down your credit cards balances, this helps creditors view you as more credit-worthy, which is a good thing. As a result, lenders are more likely to lend

Beginners guide to loans

Saving and creating a budget

A loan is a sum of money that is expected to be paid back with interest.  Traditionally, loan applications were made in person at storefronts. The advancement of technology has enabled credit providers to accept loan applications online and make approval decisions within a matter of minutes. There are a variety of loan types on

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