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RBA Rate Decision – April 2015

Today the Reserve Governor and the Board met and they've kept interest rates on hold for the April 2015 board meeting. That has kept the cash rate at 2.25%. Now, why had they kept the rate on hold? Well the reasons come down to a few things. To begin with, they've probably seen some early signs on the economy starting to pick up. Those early ...

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Three Simple Tips to Keep a Good Credit Rating

Gaining and maintaining good credit is one of the most important things a person can do for themselves. Credit is something that is often confusing to people who are looking to start building their credit and a daily necessity to those that have an established history. Following the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), Australia is now using a system wh...

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RBA Rate Decision – March 2015

Today the Reserve Bank of Australia decides to keep rates on hold after dropping rates by 25 basis points last month. Now looking at the Board Meeting minutes from last month, it was a bit of a flip of the coin whether they were going to drop rates in February or potentially wait until March. Ultimately, we all know the outcome of that. They d...

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RBA Rate Decision – October 2014

Hello, the Reserve Board met today and kept interest rates on hold. Well anticipated that they were going to remain on hold and it's certainly a view that they are going to stay lower for longer. That's being about installing confidence into the market place for business to start doing more lending. In the last 4 weeks, there have been some big thi...

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RBA Rate Decision – September 2014

As widely anticipated, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept interest rates on hold for another month at 2.5% and this is following Glenn Stevens's commentary to the government last month, around where he saw the cash rate and where he saw the general economy. From a cash rate point of view the take out of that meeting and from his commentary wa...

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RBA Rate Decision – August 2014

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) today kept interest rates on hold for another month and that's twelve months now since the RBA last reduced interest rates which they did by 25 basis points. So the cash rate as of today stands at 2.5 which is still at record low levels. Now what's happening in the economy at the moment is there's not a lot a ...

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RBA Rate Decision – July 2014

Hello, Ben Kingsley here. Welcome to the new Financial Year. Today, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) met and we have well predicted, interest rates remain on hold. What was interesting over the last month is being the communication that is coming out from the Reserve Bank in regards to a sluggishness in the transition of our economy from the ...

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RBA Rate Decision – June 2014

Today the Reserve Bank met and kept interest rates on hold for another month. It's amazing what can happen after a federal budget and more importantly, an austere federal budget. We're actually seeing what I said in my last video from last month is that this budget is an important budget. And it's an important budget in terms of momentum in the ...

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RBA Rate Decision – May 2014

Hello, Ben Kingsley here and today the RBA met and release their cash right decision. As anticipated by many, the cash rate was kept on hold at 2.5 percent. In this month I want to talk to you about the big pending discussions which is dominating the financial sector at the moment and that is the budget. Next Tuesday night's budget and what that me...

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RBA Rate Decision – April 2014

Today the RBA has left the cash rate on hold at 2.5%. So that's another month where interest rate are at historical low. Now, Glenn Stevens made a parliamentary comment earlier this month, basically saying that they see a period of stable cash rate position and monetary position. Now that's good news for the general economy because what it does ...

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RBA Rate Decision – March 2014

The RBA has just announced their decision to keep rates on hold. What we have seen from the start of the year where we had lots of economists still tipping a rate reduction, and a cash rate around 2%, we are currently sitting on 2.5% and the commentary is changing. The flavor of the message from the RBA is changing from a 'we still got some furt...

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