The economic outlook is different now than it was five years ago – and consumers don’t like it. Can brokers help ease the pain?
An economic analyst has claimed the government's push toward a budget surplus will not necessarily move the hand of the RBA
Housing affordability is continuing to improve as incomes grow, lending rates drop and prices soften.
The property market looks set to remain flat for the remainder of 2012 - and although the turbulent conditions are giving lemons, savvy brokers are still making lemonade. We speak to PETER BROMLEY of LJ Hooker and PAUL BLOXHAM of HSBC for their market outlook.
Wary Aussie consumers want tax cuts and a change in government before they're willing to reopen their wallets
The majors have all drawn the ire of consumers for their out-of-cycle rate moves, but one has taken the brunt of the anger with its satisfaction dropping more than twice that of its rivals