47% of Australians with personal loans are stressed

Australians are struggling under the weight of personal loans, new research by, one of Australia’s biggest comparison websites, reveals. A new survey shows almost half (47%) of Australians with a personal loan feel anxious, stressed or trapped by their towering debt. According to the most common reasons people take out personal loans are for the purchase of…

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Lack of financial literacy the biggest causes stress for people moving to Australia

Did you know that 6.4 million people who are living in Australia were born overseas? In fact, 60% of Australia’s population growth last year was from net overseas migration, with the Australian government granting 4.7 million permanent and temporary visas during 2012-13 alone, an increase of 5.3 percent from the previous year. With so many…


A quieter weekend for Melbourne auction market: The latest results

 Activity in the Melbourne weekend home auction market will track backwards this Saturday with buyers and sellers distracted by the ANZAC Day long weekend holiday. Despite the holiday break, there will be nearly 500 auctions at the weekend which will be well down on last weekend’s 749 listings but well up on the 92 homes…

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The Sydney auction market continues to fall behind.

 The Sydney weekend auction market continues to track backwards, with low listings and a consolidating trend of falling clearance rates. The relatively subdued school-holiday market will be influenced on Saturday by further low listings as a consequence of the distractions of the Anzac Day holiday long weekend. A total 430 auctions is scheduled, higher than…

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