Personal loans

Billion dollar cheque 'got the job done', says Hamm
Oil tycoon Harold Hamm claims the $1.25 billion cheque he gave to his ex-wife put his divorce "in the rearview mirror", but he might not be out of the woods just yet.
New laws failing to protect against loan sharks
New laws designed to restrict "payday lenders" – companies that offer fast cash at obscene interest rates to people living hand-to-mouth – are proving ineffective, with lenders reporting an increase in revenue.
Banks divided on rates, business gloomier
National Australia Bank has joined Westpac is predicting rate cuts in 2015 as a business barometer showed a deterioration in conditions and confidence.
Personal finance rose 2.6% in Sept
The value of personal finance commitments in Australia rose by 2.6 per cent in September, official data shows.
Frugal households content with finances
Australian households are more comfortable with their finances than at any point in the past two years, a survey shows.
Surviving university debt
University debt levels are at an all time high, but you can manage the burden, writes Margie Sheedy*
Household debt falling but still high: RBA
Australian households are saving more and paying down their debt thanks to a strong economy but indebtedness remains historically high, the central bank said.
Pension loans scheme
If you’re an asset-rich but cash-poor retiree in need of some extra cash it’s worth looking into the federal government’s pension loans scheme.
A package product but not for your home loan
Is it worth the $18 monthly fee?
Special rules for capital protected loans
The latest federal budget has reminded investors interested in using a capital protected loan to take full account of the special tax rules that apply.