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When talking about accessibility, our minds often turn to the physical world first – railings, ramps or signage, for example. Indeed, in the banking world, these more tangible features are present and often advertised the most when financial institutions promote themselves as ‘inclusive’ organisations.
From Mazdas to Corollas to BMWs, Aussies are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding their dream car. But for many drivers, picking up the right set of wheels is only half of the job, the next step is finding the right car loan. The good news is Mozo has just unveiled its best car loans for this year in its 2021 Mozo Experts Choice Car Loan Awards!Our judges sifted through 89 personal loan products from 88 financial institutions and performed a series of calculations to find the car loans that were not only top value, but budget-friendly.“Purchasing a car is often recognised as a financial milestone for many people, so having the right car loan under your belt is essential,” said Mozo Experts Choice Judge, Peter Marshall. “With the range of options available, finding the right product can be difficult. Our awards aim to help Australians with their search by highlighting the products we believe are worth shortlisting.”So without further delay, introducing the winners for the 2021 Mozo Experts Choice Car Loan Awards.
Planning to spread the cost of Christmas using Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL)? Well, just in time for the holiday spending season, credit card giant American Express has announced a new partnership with BNPL powerhouse Afterpay. According to Amex, customers can now use their credit cards to earn rewards points on Afterpay payments. All they need to do is set up their card as a payment option. The truth is, using your credit card for BNPL can be tricky business, so it’s important to know exactly how to manage your repayments and avoid further debt.
The coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic crisis have forced business to re-examine, if not completely overhaul the way they operate, and few sectors have pivoted as emphatically as the banking sector.Today, the Australian banking world looks a lot different than it did a year ago. From mortgage deferrals to new payment methods, rock-bottom interest rates to stricter credit controls, we look at some of the ways banks have adapted in 2020.
As anyone with loved ones overseas can attest to, spending Christmas away from family is tough. But with travel bans and border closures still in place, that may be the reality for many Australians this year. Still, there’s no need to hit ‘cancel’ on celebrations just yet. Besides navigating time zones to Skype call your nan or sister on Christmas Day, if you’re looking to treat your loved ones to something extra special this festive season, cash is a popular gift option. Given the convenience, speed and low cost of international money transfers, it’s little surprise that they’ve become an attractive avenue for migrants looking to support - or in this case, pleasantly surprise - family back home. In fact, in 2019, Australians sent a whopping $7.44 billion across the globe according to the World Bank. But before you send off your first batch of cash, it’s worth doing your research on things like how to pick the right provider for your transfer and the biggest traps you’ll want to avoid. To keep you in the know, we’ve answered some of the burning questions you might have about Christmas money transfers below.
Ready to leave 2020 in the past and have a full on 2021 refresh? Join the crowd! While we can’t help you with things like getting fit, finding love or kicking lingering lockdown habits, maybe home renovations is on your list of next year’s to-dos.Depending on whether you are planning a whole house makeover or simply sprucing up the kitchen, the cost of your renovation is essentially up to you and your budget. If you’ve collected all your 2020 savings and you have enough to cover your planned reno, well done! But if not, you might want to consider your lending options to cover some of the costs: one being a personal loan. “It’s no secret that renovations can be expensive, so Aussies looking to give their home a facelift need to get savvy when it comes to covering what can be a hefty price tag,” Mozo Director, Kirsty Lamont says. “With some personal loan rates sitting below 4%, now could be the time to take advantage of low rate lending. But, it’s important to stick to a budget when borrowing for renovations and to make changes that will increase the overall value of the property when it comes time to sell.”
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