Mortgage Stress Survey 2023: 38% of Australians To Spend Less and Prioritise Mortgage

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A representative survey of 1,000 Australians on interest rate rises and its impact on mortgages has shown that 21% of Australian mortgage holders are “feeling the pressure” of rate hikes, though have not missed any mortgage repayments. Australian families have been battling nine consecutive Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) official cash rate rises since May […]

Property Report 2023: The Most and Least Expensive Suburbs to Buy Property in Australia

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If you were a property investor or looking to buy your first home during 2022, you were likely swept up in equal moments of jubilation and despair as inflation continued to choke the economy, interest rates rose to their highest levels since October 2009 (3.25%), and uncertainty reigned supreme. Despite higher interest rates, overall housing […]

Rental Crisis: Low-Income Households Need 117% of Income to Pay Rent

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Combined with the rising costs of living, job losses and financial insecurity, rental affordability remains a concern – and the crisis is only expected to worsen in 2023. In this report, we reveal the impact on Australians and trends across the country. Rental stress is most elevated for low-income earners As of February 2023, more […]

Budget Nation 2023: Half of Aussies are Keeping on Top of Finances by Budgeting

Budgeting in 2023

A representative survey of 1,000 Australians about how they’ll avoid financial stress in 2023 has shown that a little over a half of those polled (53%) say they’ll create a budget to keep their finances in order. 62% of women said they would create a budget; while the 25-34 and 35-44-year-old demographics said they would […]

Australian Health Report 2022: How Healthy Are We?

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How healthy are we as a nation? Though we may see reports on the news about cancer, obesity, and other lifestyle diseases, we don’t often get a complete picture. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s latest Australia’s Health 2022: In Brief report, there are many metrics to study and quantify the health […]