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What does the RBA official cash rate decrease mean for me?

Following the RBA's (Reserve Bank of Australia) recent decision to decrease the country's official cash rate by 25 basis points (0.25%) to an all time low of 0.50%, you may be left wondering why these decisions are made, why some banks don't pass on the full rate cut, and what this all means for you.

Friday, 06 Mar 2020

Answers to common questions about the RBA's (Reserve Bank of Australia) recent cash rate decrease.

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Video: Jersey Launch

It's more than just a Jersey, it's our way of life.

Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018

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Video: Partner Announcement

Martin Barrett, Managing Director of Auswide Bank, shares some exciting partner news.

Friday, 09 Nov 2018

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Video: About Auswide Bank

Ron Hancock, Former Managing Director & Founder Auswide Bank

Friday, 09 Nov 2018

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The Importance of a Good Interest Rate

Interest rates are more important than you might realise, and can have a big financial impact over the life of a loan.

Thursday, 06 Sep 2018

In the world of consumer finance, it often seems as if every product has some sort of interest rate attached to it. These rates denote either how much the product will cost you, or how much you can earn from it.

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5 Hot Tips before Holidaying

We’ve compiled our Top 5 tips to help make your holiday preparations less stressful

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018

The excitement of heading off on holidays can often leave you forgetting to do those few important things before jetting off. We’ve compiled a short checklist to help make your holiday preparations a little less stressful.

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Wearables. Are they just a fad?

The introduction of wearable technology has crossed over into the payments realm.

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018

Payments for everyday items can now be made with the flick of your wrist using a wearable device with PayWave technology.

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Video: Downsizer Super Contribution

Charlton Nevis talks superannuation

Wednesday, 04 Apr 2018

When was the last time your got your Super checked? If it’s been more than 3 years, it’s most probably out of date.

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Preparing for bushfire season

Don’t leave yourself unprepared during bushfire season

Tuesday, 02 Jan 2018

The vast majority of Australia’s population will face above-normal bushfire risks this year and homeowners must be prepared, according to the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre's (CRC).

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Auswide Bank 16/17 financials released

Auswide Bank’s Managing Director Martin Barrett speaks about the financial year that was

Saturday, 10 Jun 2017

Auswide Bank attracted over 4,000 new customers to the bank over the year

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Tackle Tax Time

Get on top of your tax return

Saturday, 10 Jun 2017

Tax is an unavoidable part of employment, but preparing your tax return doesn’t have to be stressful.

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The Big-Hearted Bank has a new home

North Lakes Branch Opening

Monday, 05 Jun 2017

The Big-Hearted Bank is proud to announce the opening of a brand new branch in North Lakes, Queensland.

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You, me and the RBA

Reserve Bank of Australia

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) frequently pops up in the news, and while we know it’s important, what is the RBA and how does it affect us?

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Resilient Queensland

Tropical Cyclone Debbie Recovery

Friday, 28 Apr 2017

Tropical Cyclone Debbie affected almost the entire east coast of Australia late March 2017, reaching a Category Four system when it made landfall.

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The things every first home buyer needs to know

Are you eligible for a grant?

Tuesday, 11 Apr 2017

We’ve put together some handy questions and considerations to get you on your way.

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Is a debt consolidation loan right for you?

Making a choice for your financial future

Tuesday, 11 Apr 2017

No one wants to be in debt, but there are a few things you can do to reduce your stress and get back on track.

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The gift of choice in retirement

Financial Advice

Wednesday, 15 Mar 2017

My conversations with clients on when they want to retire starts when they come and see me for advice.

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Getting down to business

Business banking with Auswide Bank

Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017

It’s important you have the right financial partner for your business.

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Helping your community

Sponsorship and support

Thursday, 09 Mar 2017

Helping people, organisations and community groups achieve their goals is

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Buying a new car?

Be a diligent buyer

Monday, 20 Feb 2017

The car buying process can seem like a daunting one, but with a little preparation you can be on the road in no time.

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Have a budget-friendly Valentine’s Day

Gifts that won’t break the bank

Tuesday, 07 Feb 2017

There are plenty of creative Valentine’s Day gifts to fit your budget.

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Choosing your Home Loan

An Important Choice

Thursday, 19 Jan 2017

There a few key things that can have a big impact on your loan and your repayments.

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From Home to Holiday

Tips for travelling

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017

We’ve put together a quick guide with our top travel tips to get you

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Back to School

Get Ready For Term 1

Monday, 02 Jan 2017

The school holidays are coming to a close, which means that back-to-school panic is creeping into our households.

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A mouse, a lion and a merger

2016: the year that was

Friday, 16 Dec 2016

2016 marked the first full year of Auswide Bank as we know it, and what a big year it was! As the year comes to an end, we’re taking a stroll down memory lane to reminisce on the year that was.

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New Year’s Financial Resolutions

Get a jump start on 2017

Tuesday, 06 Dec 2016

The New Year signals a fresh start and boundless possibility. It’s a time when we are hopeful and excited about the year ahead and it also offers a chance to re-assess your goals, especially the financial ones.

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Are you covered?

Get your insurance into shape

Friday, 25 Nov 2016

As much as we try to prevent them, sometimes unexpected events occur.

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Rate Tracker

What does the Rate Tracker Home Loan mean for me?

Tuesday, 08 Nov 2016

Auswide Bank made Australian history in recent weeks, unveiling the new Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Rate Tracker Home Loan.

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Have a merry, stress-free Christmas.

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Full of food, family, gifts and fun, it can also be a financially draining time for some families. The good news is, Christmas doesn’t have to be stressful.

Monday, 31 Oct 2016

Here are our top savings tips to keep your Christmas full of holiday cheer without the added stress.

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How to instantly increase the value of your home.

Whether you want to spend $3,000 or $50,000, a home improvement can be as big or small as you’d like.

Friday, 21 Oct 2016

You’ve worked hard to buy your home. When it comes time to give it a little TLC, to sell or simply to better suit you and your family, renovations are a great way to add instant value to your home.

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Father Day gift ideas for the over thinker and over spender!

Let’s face it, finding a suitable gift for Father’s Day can be daunting.

Monday, 29 Aug 2016

Let’s face it, finding a suitable gift for Father’s Day can be daunting. It’s even more daunting when the father of your children comes home a week before Father’s Day with his annual supply of socks and jocks already purchased. Yep, my partner came home last Friday with a crumpled grey woolies shopping bag in hand and emptied his new purchases out on the freshly made bed so we could all take note. Yes, he was subliminally telling the family that he can buy his own Rio undies and tradies socks and that this year we’d all have to think outside of the box! Message received loud and clear, Gift Idea No. 1 was now out the window!

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Top 50 Small Things

Here’s our list of the Top 50 ‘small things’ that make a ‘big difference’

Friday, 18 Mar 2016

This year Auswide Bank celebrates 50 years of making a difference to the lives of people and the financial landscape … . Sitting back reflecting on this milestone got me thinking about our promise of “Small things, Big difference”. Our staff are regularly shown appreciation and support by our customers. We receive flowers in branch, letters thanking us for exceptional customer service and we’ve no shortage of advocates to sing our praises.

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Lindsay Cunneen – Banking Customer / Community Partner

Agnes Water QLD

Tuesday, 15 Mar 2016

Auswide Bank has created a very satisfied customer from their commitment to me as an everyday client, but also through their corporate support of our community.

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Annette Goodhew – Banking Customer

"Why I don’t bank anywhere else"

Tuesday, 08 Mar 2016

Why I don’t bank anywhere else

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Kerrie Fornoe – Home Loan Customer

"A special thank you."

Tuesday, 08 Mar 2016

I would just like to express my gratitude for the service provided by Auswide Bank to date.

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The Bundaberg Powerboat Club – Banking Customer

"30+ years banking with Auswide Bank"

Tuesday, 08 Mar 2016

Auswide Bank is a company we trust and we are very lucky to have them as a sponsor and club partner.

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Ray McCord – Home Loan Customer

"Why I recommend Auswide Bank"

Monday, 07 Mar 2016

". I urge you to pursue Auswide Bank for your home loan and other financial requirements."

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Why are Business Interest rates so different?

Higher risk = higher rates

Friday, 18 Dec 2015

So you have a business loan approved with your bank but the interest rate you have been offered is very different to your neighbour who has a business loan with them also.

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Business Loans. What type of loan facility should I apply for?

Line of Credit vs Overdrafts vs a Business Loan. Which one is right for you?

Thursday, 10 Dec 2015

You require some finance from your Bank but what is the best facility to suit your needs? There are some key differences to each.

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Should I buy a business? – Using your head over your heart

Should I buy a business?

Thursday, 10 Dec 2015

There can be many pitfalls to buying a business so don’t rush in a buy the first one you see. Make decisions from your head and not your heart.

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Managing your Overdraft – Are you getting maximum benefit?

Managing your Overdraft

Wednesday, 09 Dec 2015

So you have an overdraft which you utilise for your business. Are you getting maximum benefit out of it and are you managing it as it was designed to be used for.

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To fix or not to fix.

The age old question.

Tuesday, 01 Dec 2015

Interest rates are currently at an all-time low and the demand for locking in rates has been increasing. So when is it the right time to lock in your interest rate?

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Bank Guarantees – How they can help your business

Bank Guarantees

Thursday, 19 Nov 2015

Bank Guarantees are used for a number of reasons, even leasing commercial property.

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Auswide Bank 14/15 financials released

Auswide Bank’s Managing Director Martin Barrett speaks about the financial year that was

Wednesday, 02 Sep 2015

Pleasing results for Australia’s newest bank

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Is home ownership just a pipe dream for the next generation

The lost art of sacrifice & saving

Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015

Do young people have as much chance of buying a home today as young people 20 years ago?

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Renting vs buying – which is better?


Thursday, 13 Aug 2015

Auswide Bank loans consultant Paul Rehbein gives advice on renting and buying, weighing up the options is an important...

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