Will the 2017 Budget affect you? Here’s everything you need to know about the Australian budget breakdown.

By | May 18th, 2017|Market Information|

Scott Morrison sounded positive about his second Budget, promising “better days ahead” as he delivered it last week. But what will it actually mean for you as you go about your daily life? Here we provide the ultimate Australian budget breakdown so you can decide for yourself whether you share the Treasurer’s optimism. For first-home buyers It’s [...]

How to get ready for End of Financial Year (EOFY)

By | May 16th, 2017|lifestyle, Loop Financial|

There’s a lot to love about tax time (said no one ever!). We know it’s very easy to find ways to keep putting it off, but in the end there’s no avoiding EOFY. Nobody loves the idea of having to spend hours searching through their inbox, files, and drawers and wherever else they keep their invoices, receipts [...]

Why it pays to know your credit score before you apply for finance

By | May 9th, 2017|Banks & Finance, Loop Financial|

Are you planning to apply for finance soon? Whether it’s for a new car, a new home, or renovations on your existing place, there’s one simple thing that may hamper your chances of getting the loan you need. We’re talking about your credit score. Think about it: before you put all that effort into your [...]

7 ways you can manage your money better

By | May 7th, 2017|Loop Financial|

Apparently, more than 30% of Gen Y are planning to retire between the ages of 31 and 40. Say Whaaat??? It’s an awesome goal to have, but you ain’t gonna achieve it without some serious money management (or a very rich relative). If you’re Gen Y and hoping to retire early, you need to get [...]

Young investors proving that property isn’t everything

By | May 4th, 2017|lifestyle, Market Information|

While many young investors may be struggling to crack the property market, they are finding plenty of other innovative ways to invest their money and make good returns. Gen X and Gen Y are losing interest in property investments and big-name shares, and are instead investing more and more in high-growth sectors offshore including video [...]

Phew….that is the sweet sound of relief! May 2017 rates decision.

By | May 2nd, 2017|Loop Financial|

With the Autumn property market in full swing, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) met today for its May RBA rates decision shindig and decided to keep the official cash rate on hold at 1.50 per cent. We have no doubt that this will (if not already) generate a collective sigh of relief from mortgage holders [...]