Credit debt

How to keep your credit score in check
When interest rates are low, house prices usually rise and first home buyers can feel shut out of the market. But all is not lost – if first home buyers stick to these simple tips:
Spanish village to grow cannabis to pay debts
The Spanish village of Rasquera has adopted in a referendum a plan to rent out a field for growing cannabis in an urgent bid to create jobs and raise money to pay off its debts.
Your credit history could soon be up for sale
Information about what shoppers buy on their Visa and MasterCard credit cards could be used to target individuals with online advertising.
Savvy consumers paying down plastic debt
Credit card issuers could be getting less revenue as Australian consumers make a greater effort to pay off their credit card debt, research shows.
Credit cards: always check the fine print
Miss a payment on your credit card and you’ll find yourself screaming “Can they really do that?” A not-so-quick flick through the terms and conditions and you’ll find the answer: “Yes they can!”
Handling your HECS debt
To pay or not to pay — that is the question. When your income is high enough to trigger compulsory repayments of your Higher Education Loan Program (HECS-HELP) debt, should you be rushing to pay it off as quickly as possible or just pay the minimum amount?
The end of credit as we know it
The October global financial crisis struck fear and loathing into western consumer hearts around the world.
Loan shark hunting: dodgy lending to be outlawed
Watch out, loan sharks! A national regulation being touted could wipe out dodgy lending practices in Australia.
Student debt: pay off now or later?
Student debt: pay off now or later?
Debt and the gender gap
Gender credit gap puts women on top when it comes to paying debts.