Beware: The pitfalls of payday loans

Payday lenders target those who need fast cash by providing high-cost short-term cash loans. If you’ve ever seen an ad for “speedy cash” or “money in minutes” you’re dealing with a payday loan. Despite their sky-high rates and bad press, payday loans are still as popular as ever. In fact, new research from Digital Finance Analytics has found...

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Love and Money: how to manage your finances as a couple

According to the Australian Psychological Society, money worries are one of the biggest causes of relationship break-ups and stress, so it pays to go into love and money matters with your eyes open.   Inevitably you will find yourself sharing expenses during your relationship. With a bit of forward planning, you can make sure you and your partner a...

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Back to School: How to keep the costs down

It’s that time of the year when those of us with school-aged kids need to start getting organised for the start of the new school year. But with new books, uniforms and other items like lunch boxes and drink bottles to buy the costs can really pile up! Books & Stationery Audit last year’s supplies Before you spend a cent it’s always a good idea...

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MOVE Bank reviews: Personal finance apps

Daydreaming about your next holiday? Struggling to save for your new car? Hoping you’ll have some spare cash this Christmas? Why not keep your cash in check at the touch of a button? Here at MOVE Bank, we have enlisted the help of our people to review the top personal finance apps which are taking a swipe at making your finances easier to handle. W...

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How to get your credit card debt under control NOW

Christmas and New Year is a time for celebration, joy, and giving; but it’s also a time that is renowned for racking up credit card debt. Now that the festive season has ended the balance owing on your statement might seem overwhelming, but with a few lifestyle adjustments you can combat the credit card debt and get rid of it for good. Cut out cred...

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How to refinance in 5 easy steps

Today’s mortgage market is very competitive, so if you’ve put your mortgage on ‘auto-pilot’ you could be paying more interest than you should be. If you’re looking to save money and pay off your home loan sooner then it makes good financial sense to review your home loan to see whether refinancing could be right for you. Stephane Feuillye, MOVE Ban...

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Member Story: How we helped Luke take the stress out of buying a new car

At MOVE Bank we love sharing stories about how we can help our members #moveforward with their goals! With the end of financial year car sales upon us, we thought it was the perfect time to share this story from Luke M. about how Maree from MOVE Bank helped take the stress out of a new car purchase… Luke’s Story Luke first got in touch with us in l...

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The shopping shortcuts which could cost you

With ‘buy now, pay later’ schemes and interest-free deals becoming increasingly popular with Australian shoppers and big-name retailers, there has never been more temptation at the checkout. While these payment options are giving every day Aussies the chance to buy the items that they want and pay them off over time, some of the deals on off...

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How debt consolidation can help relieve financial pressure

Consolidating your debts could make it easier to get ahead this year. If you’re making repayments on multiple loans to different lenders each month, there could be an easier and more cost-effective way to manage your debt. To save yourself a lot of stress and money, why not consider rolling everything you owe – on personal loans, credit card...

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