Avoiding Building Budget Blowout

If you’re knocking up a cubbyhouse for the kids, it’s not the worst thing in the world if you go over budget. An extra set of nails or timber won’t require you to tap into any additional savings. However, if you’re building a new home, those additional costs can amount...

If you’re knocking up a cubbyhouse for the kids, it’s not the worst thing in the world if you...

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What to do When Looking to Refinance Your Home Loan

Buying a house can be such a challenging ordeal that you may be tempted to set and forget – simply paying your regular repayments. Whilst some people’s circumstances may not have changed and their home loan is still fit for purpose, your needs may have altered. You may have...

Buying a house can be such a challenging ordeal that you may be tempted to set and forget –...

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Australia’s Mutual Lender of the Year awards $60K in Community Grants

Southern Cross Credit Union have today announced the six successful recipients of this year's Community Grants program, awarded to families, community groups and small business. After opening up the program beyond Community Groups, the local Credit Union received a record-breaking175 applications and over 5000 community votes, generating more public interest than...

Southern Cross Credit Union have today announced the six successful recipients of this year's Community Grants program, awarded to families,...

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Who is the RBA and what is the ‘cash rate’

On the first Tuesday of every month, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announces what it plans to do with interest rate. Whilst it very rarely exceeds a ¼% increase or decrease, it often gets a mention on the evening news. It’s a fundamental influence on our national economy and...

On the first Tuesday of every month, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announces what it plans to do...

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Understanding what factors into a neighbourhood’s value

Neighbourhood value may be something you may think of, if only subconsciously. You may have a feeling or a thought about particularly suburbs or regions being more appealing or inviting than others. There are several elements that may go into determining the nature of a neighbourhood value. Being more aware...

Neighbourhood value may be something you may think of, if only subconsciously. You may have a feeling or a...

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A look at our 2020 Community Goals Partners – Australian Seabird Rescue Edition!

Australian Seabird Rescue (ASR) is a grass-roots community group with a passion for coastal wildlife rescue and conservation. With branches along the coastline of New South Wales and sister-groups around the country, ASRs strategic objective is to reduce the human impact on wildlife through rescue, research and education. ASR members...

Australian Seabird Rescue (ASR) is a grass-roots community group with a passion for coastal wildlife rescue and conservation. With branches...

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The Key Considerations for Buying a Used Car

The hunt for a used car can be a complex and confusing one. There are so many different factors and features to weigh up that it can feel like paralysis by analysis. Outside of how the car looks and your allegiance to a brand, there are a couple of key...

The hunt for a used car can be a complex and confusing one. There are so many different factors and...

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American Express contributes an additional $10,000 into SCCU Community Grants, bringing the total amount up to a massive $60,000

Proving how businesses can come together to make a real impact, Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) today announced an additional $10,000 on top of their $50,000 Community Grants program thanks to their international payments partner, American Express. Having tripled their contribution into the Grants program this year, SCCU CEO, Stuart...

Proving how businesses can come together to make a real impact, Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) today announced an...

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Which renovations add value and liveability to your home?

Whether you’ve been enticed by a refinancing option with a low interest rate or you just feel like sprucing up your house or investment property, your list of renovation options can begin to grow. It’s often a great idea to look at renovations that may add to the value of...

Whether you’ve been enticed by a refinancing option with a low interest rate or you just feel like sprucing...

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A look at our 2020 Community Goals Partners – Gold Coast Bodyboard Club Edition!

The Gold Coast Bodyboard Club (GCBC) is a community based, non-profit organisation that aims to enable children and adults of all ages and abilities to experience competition bodyboarding. The club is run by members and volunteers who dedicate their personal time for the sport they love. With events and competitions...

The Gold Coast Bodyboard Club (GCBC) is a community based, non-profit organisation that aims to enable children and adults...

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Tips for reducing your energy costs at home

Energy bills can often be a little bit of a surprise, particularly as many of us are increasingly working from home. Depending on your usage over the past month or quarter, the cost owing can often vary from bill to bill. There are a couple of quick and easy steps...

Energy bills can often be a little bit of a surprise, particularly as many of us are increasingly working...

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A look at our 2020 Community Goals Partners – Sth Lismore Celtic Football Club Edition!

A club with a proud history dating back to 1946, the South Lismore Celtic Football Club have a strong reputation for developing junior footballers and allowing them to maximise their potential. Enjoyment, respect, reaching potential, commitment and dedication are the values on which this club has built its foundation,...

A club with a proud history dating back to 1946, the South Lismore Celtic Football Club have a strong...

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