Breaking news

  • Australian firms optimistic about recovery: reports by Adam Smith

    Australian firms are substantially more optimistic now than in the previous quarter, according to Dun & Bradstreet's latest Business Expectations Survey.

  • Fixed rate home loans to rise by BN

    Sixty percent of new fixed rate home loans in Australia are expected to rise in the next week, according to comparison website, RateCity.

  • GMAC records big quarterly loss by BN

    US-based mortgage lender GMAC Financial Services has recorded a pre-tax loss of US$2bn (A$2.38bn) in its mortgage business in the second quarter of 2009.

  • RBA leaves cash rate unchanged by BN

    For the fourth consecutive month the RBA has left the headline cash rate at 3%.

  • Westpac follows NAB on bank fees by BN

    In a move rivalling NAB's cuts to bank fees, Westpac has announced it will be slashing exception fees across credit cards, personal accounts and business accounts.

  • finconnect boss slams fast-track planner courses by BN

    Tanya Sale, general manager of aggregator finconnect, has slammed training providers that offer quick-fire financial planning conversion courses for brokers