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Anastasia Lloyd

Anastasia Lloyd

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Anastasia Lloyd is the Communications Coordinator at Finder. She has a Bachelor of Arts-Media from Macquarie University and has previously worked in the banking sector. She has written about a wide range of financial topics including mortgages, personal and business loans, savings and credit cards. Ana loves turning complex topics into useful advice that helps Aussies save on time, money and headaches.

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Flip-flops and rip-offs: Summer stingers to avoid on holidays

For many Aussies, summer is the ultimate time of year to escape the daily grind. A recent Finder survey revealed that almost half (49%) of us are planning a summer getaway, either Down Under or overseas. But unsuspecting travellers can come home with more than they bargained, or budgeted, for as a result of holiday […]

Anastasia Lloyd 4 December 2019
Flip-flops and rip-offs: Summer stingers to avoid on holidays

RBA Survey: Brisbane and Melbourne picked as top cities to buy property

Experts have encouraged those hunting for good value for their property dollar to look at Brisbane and Melbourne according to Finder. Only one in eight experts and economists say they would buy in Sydney.

Anastasia Lloyd 3 December 2019
RBA Survey: Brisbane and Melbourne picked as top cities to buy property

Experts contradict RBA governor and expect quantitative easing in 2020

Experts predict the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will take unconventional measures to stimulate the economy in 2020. While economists almost universally expected no cut in December, many experts are forecasting a cut in February.

Anastasia Lloyd 2 December 2019
Experts contradict RBA governor and expect quantitative easing in 2020

‘Tis the season to be spending- and Australians aren’t holding back this year

Aussies are set to spend $18.8 billion in the lead up to Christmas. Yet more than one in four (28%) won't have enough savings to cover their costs. Instead they'll be relying on credit cards, Afterpay or personal loans to see them through the silly season. Tips for beating to beat post-festive debt.

Anastasia Lloyd 18 November 2019
‘Tis the season to be spending- and Australians aren’t holding back this year

Stick to the plan: Aussies forking out millions on excess data charges

Finder research shows that over the past 12 months, Aussies have wasted $152.6 million on excess data charges.

Anastasia Lloyd 6 November 2019
Stick to the plan: Aussies forking out millions on excess data charges

RBA Survey: To buy or not to buy, that is the question

The RBA held the cash rate for the third time since June, 2019. 64% of Finder's RBA panel predict a cut will come in February 2020, while 69% of Aussies think now is a good time to buy property.

Anastasia Lloyd 6 November 2019
RBA Survey: To buy or not to buy, that is the question

RBA Survey: Rate cut coming in Feb 2020

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is likely to cut the cash rate at its first meeting of 2020, according to Finder. Graham Cooke, insights manager at Finder, said despite the rate falling from 1.50% in May to a predicted 0.50% by February 2020, the general consensus is that the RBA’s cuts have had little impact thus far.

Anastasia Lloyd 4 November 2019
RBA Survey: Rate cut coming in Feb 2020

Cash you later: Aussies ditching physical currency

Aussies are carrying less cash in their wallets than ever before. Around 23% go completely cashless when out and about, and average person holds $59.40.

Anastasia Lloyd 30 October 2019
Cash you later: Aussies ditching physical currency

How to save on Christmas shopping

Aussies spend around $25 billion on Christmas, with many households going in to debt to cover their purchases. With five major sales coming up between October and December, Aussies can now stock up on Christmas goods at a fraction of the regular price.

Anastasia Lloyd 18 October 2019
How to save on Christmas shopping

Should you keep your landline?

With unlimited calls now a standard inclusion for mobile plans, why are some Aussies yet to hang up on their home phone?

Anastasia Lloyd 17 October 2019
Should you keep your landline?
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