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RBA Cash Rate – February 2020

On this first Tuesday of February as part of the new 2020s, the new decade, the RBA had a tough decision to make today. They had some really positive economic data flowing through from the end of 2019 that consisted of a really good unemployment story. It also said that retail spending had at a bounce in November, so that was positive. Ultimatel...

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RBA Cash Rate – December 2019

Today Governor Lowe and the reserve board met for the final time in 2019 and they kept the cash rate on hold at 0.75%. Now, in 2019 we saw three rate cuts. And for all of those people who love the data, what's interesting about that is between August 2016 and May 2019 — 34 months — the cash rate was on a hold at 1.5%. So they've definitely tri...

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RBA Cash Rate – November 2019

On this Melbourne Cup Tuesday in November, the Reserve Board met and they've kept the cash rate on hold at 0.75% — and that's on the back of stable unemployment. So we haven't seen unemployment deteriorate — in fact, it improved — but more about that later. And we’ve also had some commentary coming out of the Reserve Bank, in regards to ...

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RBA Cash Rate October 2019: Third Time Lucky?

Today Governor Lowe and the Reserve Board met for the first Tuesday of October and they've cut the cash rate.   Now, 75% of economists believed that this was going to be the case.  If you were listening to some of the commentary last week from Governor Phillip Lowe around his concerns in the market, it was pretty clear that he was signall...

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What to Do When the Banks Say “No”

Been rejected by the bank? Need loan approval? Ben and Bryce 5-page feature in Your Investment Property Magazine is as very timely and yet timeless insight into what the banks REALLY look for when assessing your loan.   DOWNLOAD FULL ARTICLE HERE       This article features... Why the lending environment i...

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The Art of Money Management

Hi, Ben Kingsley here. In this How To Session, I want to talk to you about the art of money management. Some might argue that it's a science but, for me, it's definitely an art. There's no scientific aspect to it, but there are some rules that you need to follow. Most of us have attempted to use a budget before — a very typical or standard bud...

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