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Am I Responsible for Someone Else's Debt?

am i responsible for someone else's debt

Many people worry that getting married, being in a long-term relationship or the death of a spouse means they will be liable for their partner's debt. This is not the case, but there can be certain situations where you agree to share or take on all the responsibility. If creditors are demanding tha... Continue reading

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Should I Take Out a Loan to Pay Off My Credit Card?

Australians owe around $45 billion in total credit card debt. Many people are trapped in a vicious cycle of debt with cards charging interest as high as 20%. If you're struggling under the weight of debt, paying off your credit card with a personal loan at lower interest could leave you better off,... Continue reading

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Will Bankruptcy Clear All My Debts?

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If you're trapped under a mountain of debt that you can't repay and being hassled by debt collectors, bankruptcy may seem like an attractive solution for wiping the slate clean. However, like any major decision, it needs to be researched carefully to make sure you know the risks. When you go bankru... Continue reading

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Credit Card vs. Personal Loan: Which Is More Affordable?

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Whether it's paying for a holiday or Christmas gifts, Aussies are prone to reach for their credit cards when they need some extra cash. According to data from the Reserve Bank of Australia and Finder.com.au, the nation spent a total of $29.7 billion on credit cards in December 2018 alone, or $1,863... Continue reading

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Do You Have These Bad Credit Card Habits?

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Most Aussies use their credit cards unwisely, according to a recent survey of 1,000 credit card holders by Members Equity Bank. 70% of people admitted to at least 3 out of 7 common bad habits that can lead to expensive charges, higher interest rates and spiralling credit card debt. For Millennials ... Continue reading

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Australia's New Credit Card Restrictions Protect Borrowers from Spiralling Debt

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If you've heard about the changes to credit card rules that are being introduced this year in Australia, you might be wondering how they apply to you. The good news is that these reforms are designed to protect consumers by preventing banks, credit card companies and other lenders from using disrep... Continue reading

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Do You Really Need a Credit Card?

Do You Really Need a Credit Card?

Australians are relying on their plastic more than ever. According to recent figures from JD Power and RBA, credit card use increased by 18% last year and the average credit card debt now stands at $1,990 per person, the highest in two years. If you're thinking about getting a credit card, it's imp... Continue reading

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New Australian Credit Requirements

Applying for credit cards, loans and mortgages just got a whole lot harder – or easier, depending on how good you are at making repayments. With amended privacy laws, new national credit reporting requirements have increased to allow lenders access to a much more information about a customer&r... Continue reading

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Student Credit Cards Causing Risk of Bad Credit

Too Easy to Get a Credit Card? New research has found that almost a quarter of Australians have signed up to a credit card as a teenager. The accessible nature of attaining your own credit card has fuelled warning that without the right education or guidance, this could easily lead to a debt spiral... Continue reading

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Mounting Credit Card Debt Could Be the Next Big Crisis for Households

Has your bank ever asked you to increase your credit card limit? Or did you ever think it was too easy to increase the amount you can spend on your card? These questions may resonate with a lot of Australian consumers and households, as the issue surrounding credit cards have been put under intense ... Continue reading

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