Unpacking the 2023 Federal Budget

Unpacking the 2023 Federal Budget

The budget that was announced on Tuesday night brought several wins for low-income earners, JobSeeker recipients, aged care workers, childcare, small businesses, and renters. In this budget, the government introduced several incentives and investments to support...
Australian Inflation Rate Slows

Australian Inflation Rate Slows

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), inflation in Australia increased by 1.4% in the first quarter of 2023, or 7% annually. This is the lowest quarterly increase since December 2021. Although Consumer Price Index (CPI) prices continued to rise, many...
Apportioned Household Expenses With Non-Applicants

Apportioned Household Expenses With Non-Applicants

Did you know that there are lenders that will apportion a borrower’s household expenses and shared existing commitments with a non-applicant spouse, which can help increase the borrowing capacity of the applicant? The lender will assess the borrower’s portion of...
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