Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be a fun but daunting experience. Below is a brief summary of the process you may go through as a buyer from saving a deposit, to settling on your new home. Doing your research is essential to getting the right outcome from your property...

Buying your first home can be a fun but daunting experience. Below is a brief summary of the process...

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Paid the Wrong Account: What Now?

Did you know that if you make a Mistaken Internet Payment, there is a real risk of losing your money, regardless of who you bank with? What is a Mistaken Internet Payment?​ A Mistaken Internet Payment happens when you transfer money to an unintended recipient using the 'Pay Anyone' function in...

Did you know that if you make a Mistaken Internet Payment, there is a real risk of losing your...

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Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) Explained

Achieving the dream of home ownership can be one of the most exciting times in your life. At times however, it can seem unattainable due to how long it takes to save a deposit. Lenders' Mortgage Insurance (LMI) enables us to accept deposits less than 20% for some home...

Achieving the dream of home ownership can be one of the most exciting times in your life. At times...

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Travel Money – What are my Options?

Security. Accessibility. Exchange rates. Hidden costs! These are all things we worry about when considering how to pay for expenses when travelling overseas. Whether you are a first time traveller or a seasoned nomad, assessing the options available before setting foot on the plane can make a big difference to...

Security. Accessibility. Exchange rates. Hidden costs! These are all things we worry about when considering how to pay for expenses...

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Community Grants 2018/19 Recipients Announced

Once again we have to thank all our amazing local organisations, groups, projects and teams for participating in our Community Grants applications. We received over 85 eligible applications from all across the Northern Rivers and together they promoted their causes to the public, attracting over 6,000 in-branch and online...

Once again we have to thank all our amazing local organisations, groups, projects and teams for participating in our...

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How your TFN can save you money!

Have you provided your TFN or ABN to your financial institution? If not, then it's probably costing you money! Did you know that Withholding Tax is applied to interest payments on accounts owned by non-residents of Australia? From the ATO's perspective, if the institution you bank with does not have...

Have you provided your TFN or ABN to your financial institution? If not, then it's probably costing you money! Did...

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What do comparison rates tell us?

Comparison rates help us to compare loan products. They are designed to enable us to compare apples with apples, when it comes to the total cost of lending products, but unfortunately they don't paint the whole picture. What is a Comparison Rate? A comparison rate provides a simplified way to compare...

Comparison rates help us to compare loan products. They are designed to enable us to compare apples with apples,...

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What’s your credit score?

Your Credit Score can sometimes be the difference between moving into your dream home and living in a crummy rental for eternity. But do any of us really know what a Credit Score is or what it means? So, this week I applied for a new credit card. Going through...

Your Credit Score can sometimes be the difference between moving into your dream home and living in a crummy...

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