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After spending plenty of time researching your new car, you finally find the one that ticks all of your boxes and lucky you – it’s an EOFY sale! So you apply for a loan and look forward to driving away from the dealership in your dream car, but then receive the terrible news that you have been refused a loan because of your poor credit score. Your suitability as a borrower is something that lenders always assess when you apply for...

Many people purchase a caravan because it offers them an inexpensive way to take lots of great holidays and weekends away with family and friends. A caravan gives you the freedom to see so much more of Australia than simply staying in a hotel and offers the excitement of finding isolated spots away from the main tourist traps. So, if you have taken the plunge and purchased your very first caravan, here are our top tips for making sure that...

Many home owners believe that using their home equity to purchase a new car is a great solution because they don’t have to apply for a personal loan and their mortgage repayments stay the same. So it actually feels as if you are getting a free car! Using your equity is so easy and convenient that many home owners don’t think twice about adding the purchase price of a car or even a holiday to their mortgage, but this is short-term...

The 2017 Sydney Motorcycle show is on again this 24-26 November, following a hugely successful event in 2015.  Whether you’re in the market for a new ride or just want to see the latest models on offer, this is the event not to miss! With over 120 exhibitors attending to showcase new model releases for motorcycles, scooters, Jet skis, ATVs, UTVs, side by sides and all the industry products and services you can think of, the anticipated event will be...

When you are ready to hit the open road in style and comfort, your main choice is between a caravan and a motorhome. Essentially this means that you will be either towing a caravan or driving an RV, and if you have never towed a caravan before, you might initially prefer to drive an RV. There are, however, pros and cons to both of these choices, so let’s take a look at some of the good and not so good features...

With the cut-off date for tax returns looming uncomfortably close (October 31st), there’s not much time left for you to sort out your tax and claim your much-needed refund. Once you have your refund in hand, however, you might be persuaded to just go out and spend it all, without giving other options any real thought. The problem with blowing your refund in this way is that you usually regret it later and wish that you had been more sensible with...

  Buying a boat is a huge lifestyle decision, so you need to make sure that you purchase the right boat for your needs and one that is also within your budget. Let’s take a look at some of the different types of boats that are popular with Aussies, so you can decide which one is best for your needs.   Sailboat There is a wide range of boats within the category, from small dinghies to major ocean-going models. However, if you want a...

Most people who ride motorbikes appreciate the freedom that a bike gives them, anything from an easier commute to work to simply enjoying the open road on a sunny day. However, another factor that often plays heavily on the decision to buy a motorbike is that a bike costs less to run when compared to a car, SUV or even a Ute. Using less fuel on a day-to-day basis is not only great for your hip-pocket, but it is also good...

You might have seen a few ads about 0% finance and thought that it sounds like a great deal, particularly if you are in the market for a new car, boat, motorbike or caravan. After all, not having to pay any interest on your loan is awesome and is not something you see every day. Well, it’s best not to get too worked up over these offers, because unfortunately, this is a case of if it looks too good to be...

It’s no secret that looking for a loan can be a nightmare. If you’re looking for finance, there are countless lenders in the industry and it can be hard to know if you are getting the most competitive deal that suits your needs. Some people are under the impression that going straight to your current bank is the best idea, but there are countless reasons why you should consider using a finance broker. They can generally offer a more competitive...

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