Clock ticking for first-home buyers turning to government incentives

Copyright: domain The clock is ticking for first-home buyers to get on the property ladder with the help of government incentives, with a raft of support measures to expire in the coming months as property prices soar to new heights. Slow lending approvals, strong buyer competition and rapidly rising prices mean first-home buyers need to […]

Updated credit reporting laws to help or harm consumers?

Australians will have their private financial hardship information included on their credit reports for the first time with the passing of the National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Mandatory Credit Reporting and Other Measures) Bill 2019. While before, credit reports were only required to include credit inquiries, defaults and serious infringements, banks must now report more about the […]