Your mortgage

Independent and trusted guides, reviews and comparisons to help you choose the right home loan, understand different mortgage products and avoid mortgage stress.

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How to cope with interest rate increases

Rates are on the rise again.

6 Apr 2010 | The RBA increased interest rates by 0.25% in April 2010.


Are mortgage brokers working in your interest

Can you be sure brokers are working for you and not their own sales targets?

8 Oct 2009 | The CBA now requires mortgage brokers to submit a minimum of four loan applications and settle a minimum of three every six months, which presents an obvious conflict of interest.


Mortgage stress: your alternatives

Are tougher economic times squeezing your household budget? Know your options and rights if you're struggling to make mortgage repayments.

3 Feb 2009 | In this report, we explain a range of options available if you’re experiencing mortgage difficulties.

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Home loans: switch and save

Find the best mortgage. Here's how to save thousands on your home loan.

2 Oct 2008 | The best savings were achieved by switching to a credit union or an online subsidiary of a major bank – and you can’t get any of those loans through mortgage brokers.


Fast-track your mortgage

The best way to own your home sooner is to get a cheap loan and make higher payments, more often.

1 Mar 2008 | Extra repayments can have a huge effect. Our case studies were amazed at how modest extra payments could save tens of thousands in interest.


Reverse mortgage shadow shop

Our shadow shop revealed poor advice and information from reverse mortgage sellers.

27 Feb 2007 | Originally reverse mortgages were sold directly by the lender, but in the last few years mortgage brokers have started to offer these products.

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