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Queensland the place to be for young Aussies looking to get their first home, research shows

Young Aussies in Queensland are more likely to be in the market to own their own home than any other state, according to our research.  We’ve looked at mortgage application data (from January – June 2017) broken down by region, and it shows Queensland has the highest proportion (17 per cent) of mortgage applications among people under 30 in Australia, compared to making up only 15 per cent of all applications nationally. Queensland is followed closely by Western Australia (16 per cent)…

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Men are almost twice as likely as women to default on credit card bills (but don’t worry, we’ve got the fix)

We’ve done a new study and discovered that men are almost twice as likely to have a credit card default on file than women, which can seriously affect their ability to access credit and negotiate better deals. The analysis looks at Aussies’ credit card defaults over the past five years and shows men account for a whopping 64 per cent of defaults, while women represent 36 per cent. Meanwhile, women are more likely to fix up a credit card default…

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