Most People Still Lie To Get A Mortgage

Most People Still Lie To Get A Mortgage

Investment bank UBS claims that as many as a third of all mortgages are “liar loans”, based on false or inaccurate information. This is an increase on previous findings.
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  • Online Credit Card Fraud Growing All The Time

    14:47' 17-08-2017

    Online Credit Card Fraud Growing All The Time

    A report released this month by the Australian Payments Network (APN) shows that nearly one in a hundred online credit card transactions are fraudulent.

  • Energy Efficiency Program Saves Households Plenty

    14:12' 01-08-2017

    Energy Efficiency Program Saves Households Plenty

    The Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) program, now renamed Victorian Energy Upgrades, has saved householders and businesses more than $400 million on their energy bills already this year.

  • Monitor Your Power Use To Lower Energy Bills

    14:15' 31-07-2017

    Monitor Your Power Use To Lower Energy Bills

    Up to 1000 homes across Victoria will be able to monitor and access their own power usage because of a new initiative funded by the State Government.

  • Using Your Expenses To Claim A Tax Refund

    14:39' 27-07-2017

    Using Your Expenses To Claim A Tax Refund

    Now that a new financial year has begun, it is time to think about completing your tax return.

  • Cut Your Power Bills By Trading Electricity

    18:41' 20-07-2017

    Cut Your Power Bills By Trading Electricity

    It may be possible to cut household power bills, or even make a profit from them, by trading electricity usage with the help of an app.

  • Making Your Small Business Financially Stable

    18:51' 05-07-2017

    Making Your Small Business Financially Stable

    A stable and reliable cash flow is essential in business. If you can’t cover your expenses, you might lose earnings opportunities. There are a few simple steps you can take to improve your business cash flow.

  • Government Will Move Against Credit Card Cheats

    18:49' 03-07-2017

    Government Will Move Against Credit Card Cheats

    Credit card providers who carry out unfair and “predatory” practices are being targeted by the Federal Government, under reforms to be introduced within the year.

  • Tax Office Warning To Get Your Tax Right

    18:59' 29-06-2017

    Tax Office Warning To Get Your Tax Right

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning taxpayers to take their time to get their tax returns right. In the first place, this means waiting until August before you lodge your return.

  • Taskforce Reports On The Black Economy

    13:48' 07-06-2017

    Taskforce Reports On The Black Economy

    The Black Economy Taskforce was established late last year to identify and investigate people who operate outside the tax system, or who are known to the authorities but do not correctly report their tax obligations. In 2012 the ABS estimated it to account for as much as $25 billion in unpaid revenue, but the true figure is not known.

  • Reforms Proposed To Reduce Gas Bills

    13:41' 07-06-2017

    Reforms Proposed To Reduce Gas Bills

    The State Government has proposed new gas market reforms to drive down prices, protect jobs and preserve the supply of gas to Victorian homes and businesses.

  • Helping Needy Households Reduce Energy Costs

    20:10' 22-05-2017

    Helping Needy Households Reduce Energy Costs

    Households that struggle to meet energy costs will benefit from a $17 million package from the State Labor Government.

  • Be Wary About Investing In Scams

    20:00' 17-05-2017

    Be Wary About Investing In Scams

    The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) reminds consumers to stay informed and protect themselves against investment scams.  

  • How To Prepare For Your Retirement

    18:19' 10-05-2017

    How To Prepare For Your Retirement

    Australia’s superannuation system is one of the largest in the world, with approximately $2 trillion in assets. However, research reported by Wade Matterson for financial consultants Milliman a year ago shows that a majority of Australians are still significantly unprepared for retirement.

  • Budget Includes First Home Super Saver Scheme

    17:36' 10-05-2017

    Budget Includes First Home Super Saver Scheme

    The Federal Budget has offered hope to first-home buyers, allowing them to put up to $30,000 in their superannuation accounts, saving on tax. The government claims the First Home Super Saver Scheme will help people save the money for a deposit 30% faster.

  • Financial Close For Major Building Projects

    13:50' 01-05-2017

    Financial Close For Major Building Projects

    Privately-owned advisory firm Point Polaris has achieved financial close for five apartment projects and one hotel project, worth a combined end value of $320 million, in the first quarter of 2017.

  • Shoppers May Be Banned From eBay

    13:54' 24-04-2017

    Shoppers May Be Banned From eBay

    Overseas sellers of online goods are not happy about Australias new GST laws, and are threatening to block Australian customers from their sites.

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