The ABS has today released its new figures on Housing finance for November. The number of committments for owner occupied dwellings has risen 1.4% - higher than was expected by economists. Positive results for the housing market, but home buyers will still have to work hard to ensure they meet banking criteria, including presenting with [...]
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7 ways to keep a squeaky clean credit file and get that home loan or finance.... By Graham Doessel. Many people don't realise how easy it is to get a bad credit rating, or how difficult credit repair can be. A clear credit file is so important because it is the key to your financial [...]
Don’t give away your personal information to anyone – especially to strangers who come knocking at your door. Seems like the golden rule to live by nowadays to avoid identity theft and scams…unless the person knocking is from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The government has been very busy telling people to be careful with [...]
5 steps to help clear your debts; clean up your credit file and pave the way for new finance goals in 2012. For those of you who have made a New Year’s Resolution in 2012 to get back in control of your finances and reign in all those outstanding debts from last year, you are not [...]
Victims struggle with recovery after tax fraud leaves them out of pocket. Could this type of identity crime threaten their credit file? According to public documents, a staggering $33 million worth of suspected fraudulent tax refunds linked to identity crime have been blocked since July this year. Last week SC Magazine released an article ‘ID thieves steal tax returns’ revealing these figures. It [...]
Statistics show a significant increase in home equity as a contributor to household wealth. A clear credit file has never been more important. The Australian Bureau of Statistics released some interesting statistics yesterday on the components of wealth in Australian households. The major contributor for rising wealth in 2010 is shown to be home equity. With more [...]
Media Release 10 November 2011 Police are concerned identity criminals may turn to targeting the Facebook accounts of children, storing their readily available personal information until they come of age. They confirm ‘warehousing data’ is a new trend amongst identity criminals, and warn personal information could be stored and used to set up fake identity [...]
Media Release 1 November 2011 Home loan rates are set to be reduced today, but for millions of Australians who are living with defaults on their credit file, they will be hit with $22,867.15 more in home loan repayments over the first three years of the loan. The Reserve Bank of Australia is today tipped [...]
Media Release 23 November 2011 First home buyers are dipping their feet into the market again – a drop in interest rates and reduced property prices renewing buyer confidence for the first time in two years, but many are missing one vital check to ensure they are finance-ready, the credit check. The Australian Bureau of Statistic’s [...]
We have often warned of the many scams rampant on social networking, which if fallen for can not only lead to financial loss but to identity theft and if left to their own devices ultimately the damage of the victim’s credit rating. One new email scam was reported on ninemsn last week. This Facebook scam, [...]