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