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How to buy a home before you turn 30

For first-timers, there are loads of incentives, schemes and grants that can help you get your foot onto the property ladder. Read about to buy a home.

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5 easy ways to smash credit card debt

Aussies have spent up big on their credit cards over the past year. So to help you get back in control, here are five simple tips to reduce credit card debt

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A to Z of home buying

Buying a home, especially your first, can feel a little daunting at times. We’re here to help make your first home buying experience easier with our A to Z of home buying.

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A to Z of home buying

Buying a home, especially your first, can feel a little daunting at times. We’re here to help make your first home buying experience easier with our A to Z of home buying.

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Money tips to help you end the financial year on high

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Tips to save for a home deposit faster

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Why Take Out A Personal Loan?

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Braces for kids - needed or not: Expert insider tips

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Buy now, pain later? The rising cost of convenience credit

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Personal loans vs. buy now, pay later – which should you choose?

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Need A Break This Easter?

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4 electric cars under $75,000

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Why you should save $10,000 before having a baby

Having a baby is a joyous and fulfilling experience. It can also cost a lot of money. You need $10,000 in savings before you have a baby. Find out why.

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Expecting a baby? Why making advance mortgage repayments will be your savings saviour

Find out here why making extra mortgage repayments is a smart idea for home owners expecting a baby. Find out more about the benefits here.

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Our top 3 financial tips for expecting parents

Planning on starting a family one day? We know it can be difficult when it comes to raising a family. Do these 3 money things first to start on the right path.

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Why new parents should consider a separate savings account

Bring back the piggy bank: Why parents should consider a separate savings account for their little ones. Find out more here.

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Life emergencies you probably haven’t budgeted for

Life can be full of twists. One day you're cruising, the next you're faced with empty toilet roll shelves at the supermarket. Read more here.

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Tips for sleeping well if you're stressed

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Dealing With the Financial Impact of Divorce

Divorce is difficult in many ways, but understanding the impact on your finances can help ease some of the stress. Find out more with Great Southern Bank.

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Are Platinum Credit Cards Worth It?

Looking for more rewards from your credit card? See if a platinum credit card is right for you. Find out full benefits of getting one here.

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Investing in Love

Arguably the biggest conflict point in relationships is money. How can you balance your love life with your financial life?

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How much should you spend on an engagement ring?

Ready to pop the question on Valentine's Day? If so, do you know how much you should spend on an engagement ring? Check out our handy guide.

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The best of both worlds – the benefits of a ‘split’ home loan

Fixed vs Variable home loan? Why not both! Find out how you can have more control of your home loan repayments with a split home loan.

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How to form healthy habits that stick

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Managing the back-to-school mental load

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3 tips to kickstart your financial goals in 2021

After the year that was 2020 it's time to spring into 2021 with a smart financial plan. We can help point you in the winning direction.

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How to survive and thrive during a COVID Christmas

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Milkshake mindset: How to ditch the multitasking method for a calmer mind

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The Season of Giving: How much do we spend at Christmas?

Christmas is a big holiday, spending time with friends and family. We also spend money on food and gifts. Just how much do we spend?

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Moving in together? Here’s how to manage money, family and home life

Getting married or moving in together? Read some tips for navigating the tricky topics and setting the foundation for a long, happy and healthy relationship.

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Melanoma myths: Debunking 10 untruths about skin cancer and sun protection

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How to create an emergency kit

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How to feel less anxious about money

Feeling stressed about money? Check out our handy infographic to help you to feel more confident about your finances.

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Your checklist for preparing your home for bushfire season

With another summer almost upon us, it's time to once again plan and prepare your property for bushfire season.

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How to make a little money go a long way

Trying to get the most out of your income? Make your money go further with our handy hints and tips for how to save on all areas of your budget.

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Going green - boosting your mood and saving money in the garden

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Should you build or buy your first home?

Want to know how to make your home cleaner and healthier, without relying too heavily on chemicals? Read our top 7 tips here on keeping everything clean.

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The different types of fraud to beware of during COVID-19

During the ongoing COVID-19 virus outbreak, fraudsters globally are attempting to exploit the situation to defraud businesses and individuals. Read more here.

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10 ways to declutter your life and finances

This year has brought challenges that are impacting our personal and financial wellbeing. We have tips on declutter cleaning your personal and financial life.

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Helping more Australians onto the property ladder

The Great Sothern Bank has been helping thousands of people get onto the property ladder. Would you like to be next?

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CUA special offer for First Nations members

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What the HECK is HECS?

Want to know how to make your home cleaner and healthier, without relying too heavily on chemicals? Read our top 7 useful tips here.

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Refinance your home in 7 steps

Stuck for a Christmas gift for your friends and family overseas? Why not consider a money transfer? Easy to do and saves on postage.

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8 easy tips to creating a relaxing space at home

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How to cut down on chemicals for a cleaner and healthier home

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Fixed versus variable: What’s the difference in a nutshell?

Before you refinance your home loan to save money, read about the most common refinancing mistakes. It could just save you.

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Not sleeping well? Here’s how to get a good night’s sleep

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Most common mistakes when refinancing

Before you refinance your home loan to save money, read about the most common refinancing mistakes. It could just save you.

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How decluttering our home makes us happy

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6 ways to get more from Extras cover

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What to consider if you’re looking for an investment property during COVID-19

Buying an investment property in a pandemic is a crazy idea, right? Here's 5 things to consider if you're thinking property investment.

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Your guide to refinancing your home loan

Want to refinance your home loan? Do you know how to do it? Don't worry, The Great Southern Bank has some advice for you.

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How to look after yourself and others during COVID-19

In this guide, we'll look at the warning signs of some of the most prevalent schemes out there and give you some tips on how to avoid scams.

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How to Avoid Scams and Recover from Being Scammed

In this guide, we'll look at the warning signs of some of the most prevalent schemes out there and give you some tips on how to avoid scams.

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7 ways to save time and money in the kitchen

Do you want 7 great ways to save time and money in your kitchen? Making meals at home can save you a lot of money during the week.

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How to eat well while reducing food waste

Reducing waste is good for the environment and good for your soul. Great Southern Bank can help you eat well and reduce food waste. Win win!

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How to build home equity faster

What is home equity, how can you build it and use it faster? Download our comprehensive guide on home equity and how to use it to your advantage.

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How to get the best value from your health insurance

How do you get the best value from your health insurance? It is an investment into you, so how do you make it work for you?

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Busted! Myths about millennials and home buying

Is home ownership impossible for millennials? Do they even care about having their own place? Join us as we bust some myths about millennials & home buying.

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Pros and Cons of Afterpay: What You Need to Know Before You Buy Now and Pay Later

Is Afterpay too good to be true? Or is it a genuinely helpful app? Join us as we explore the Afterpay pros and cons you need to know.

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How Quickly Could You Pay Off Your Master’s?

Financially, is a Master's degree worth it? What will your earning potential be compared to the costs? How can you pay it off faster?

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First Home Loan Deposit Scheme – a simple guide

The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme is helping thousands of young Australians get into their own homes. What is it and how can we help you with it?

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Tips to avoid a winter cold and flu

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What you need to know about IVF and fertility treatments

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5 tips to help you survive job market uncertainty

Survive the job market uncertainty from COVID-19 with our 5 tips. They're handy hints to help you maintain and/or seek employment. See our tips here.

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What you need to know about the Medicare Levy Surcharge

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Even More Tips from Start-Up Founders & Entrepreneurs

Aspiring to start your own business? We spoke with 10 successful founders to get their best advice for young entrepreneurs. Read their top tips here.

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More Tips from Start-Up Founders & Entrepreneurs

Aspiring to start your own business? We spoke with 10 successful founders to get their best advice for young entrepreneurs. Read their top tips now.

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Top Tips from Start-Up Founders & Entrepreneurs

Aspiring to start your own business? We spoke with 10 successful founders to get their best advice for young entrepreneurs. Read their top tips.

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How to avoid scams during COVID-19

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How to manage back pain in your daily life

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How to supercharge your diet with iron-rich foods

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Green clean: 7 natural cleaning products you can make

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How to shop without cash or touching the EFTPOS machine

Wondering how can you pay safely without making any contact with the EFTPOS machine? Read more here on how people are changing the way they pay.

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How to talk to kids and teens about COVID-19

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Working from home: Maximising efficiency and minimising distractions

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How to boost your mental health during COVID-19

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Stay calm and cook: 10 steps to cooking like a pro from your pantry

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Information for CUA Health members: your COVID-19 questions

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Multiple births: What to expect when you’re expecting twins, triplets or more

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Interest-free holiday or debt-stination?

Summertime can be a financially and emotionally draining time, even if you did get away for a relaxing break.

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How to protect your hearing in noisy environments

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Wanting to save money in 2020?

Listen to our members, how they set savings goals and how they achieved them in 2020. Be inspired to achieve them yourself.

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Traveling in 2020? Here’s how you can save money on your holiday.

Get some handy money-saving tips from a keen traveller at Great Southern Bank and see how she manages her money when travelling overseas.

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Public or private healthcare: understanding your options

Trying to decide if private health insurance is right for you? Read our simple public vs private healthcare explainer for all you need to know.

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How an electric car works

Electric Vehicles are growing in popularity. With zero emissions and modern styling, you might want one. But how do they work? Find out more.

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Dealing with anxiety through our senses

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How to plan and survive a digital detox

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5 things tenants and landlords should know

Did you know that when leasing a property in Australia, the onus is on owners to make sure the property meets the standards of their State's Tenancies Act?

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Online security tips

All social media platform are a great way to keep in touch with family, friends and work colleagues. However, you put your privacy at risk. Read here.

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Making the most of Mobile and Online Banking

Making the most of Mobile and Online Banking

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Are your online details secure?

Great Southern Bank is committed to helping our members become more cyber aware. In this issue we discuss the concept of 'pwning'. Read more here.

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Why getting financially fit helps your physical wellbeing

Learn how being financially fit can help maintain physical and mental wellbeing. Financial fitness can positively impact your overall health and wellbeing.

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Tips for a clearer financial vision in 2020

It's the start of a new year and new decade, so here are some handy tips to help you make the most of your finances.

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All you need to know about sunscreen for summer

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What to look for when buying kids’ school shoes

Need to buy new school shoes before the start of the school year? Read our expert tips on what to look for and how to buy smart.

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6 ways to spruce up your salad this summer

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How to choose a weight loss app

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Simple, healthy and low-cost lunch ideas

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The hidden salt lurking in ‘meat-free’ foods

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How to keep children’s teeth healthy from the start

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What you need to know about the early signs of dementia

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How hormones affect your mental health

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5 tips to get a great night’s sleep

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Pregnancy diet: What to eat when you’re expecting

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Your guide to buying a second-hand campervan

For many Aussies, buying a campervan and hitting the open road sits at the top of their bucket list. Here is a guide to getting your proverbial wheels in motion

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Your Japan travel checklist

Whether you’ve managed to score tickets to the upcoming Rugby World Cup in Japan or are just visiting the Land of the Rising Sun, here’s a checklist to get help you make the most of your visit.

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5 most iconic Australian road trips

Road trips are a chance to share good times with the air-con on and the music up. Just make sure you follow these unofficial Australian car rules.

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Teach your adult kids the home buying basics

With interest rates at record lows and the housing market stalled, now is the right time for first homebuyers to buy. Find out how your kids can buy one.

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How to reduce your risk of online theft

With cybercrime and scams on the rise, make sure you check out our video on how to reduce your risk of losing money to online theft.

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Tips to spring clean your finances

With the Spring comes new life. You can breathe new life into your finances as well. Get your money working for you with this guide.

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Best exercises to boost your mental health and wellbeing

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6 easy exercises to improve your posture

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Simple self care strategies for happiness and wellbeing

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Your guide to the private health insurance rebate

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Ten driver distractions to avoid

With the national road toll tipped to reach a new record this year, we explore some of the most common distractions that can affect Australian drivers.

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5 tips to teach your kids the value of money

Teaching your kids some basic financial knowledge will set them on the road to success. To help them learn the value of money, we've prepared some handy tips.

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6 easy health hacks to banish colds and flu

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6 questions to ask your health fund

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3 ways to save on your wedding

Your wedding day can be one of the most joyous and memorable occasions. It could also become a huge debt that lasts almost as long as the memories.

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What eases heartburn: 5 ways to beat the burn

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How to spot a hoax email

Being scammed through email feels horrible, a violation of your trust. Let us help you to pick a hoax email from the real thing, and save you.

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7 steps to managing out-of-pocket medical expenses

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The pros and cons of buying new and used cars

You're ready to upgrade your wheels or say goodbye to public transport and hello to the open road via car ownership.

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3 End of financial year money-saving tips

With 30 June just a few weeks away, it's a great time to end the financial year with some big savings.

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How financially empowered are Australians?

As a member-owned organisation, Great Southern Bank is working to educate and empower members to improve their financial wellbeing. Read more here.

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7 steps to managing out-of-pocket medical expenses

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Personal loans vs Home loan top-up: Which is right for you

If you're looking to upgrade your car or renovate your home, you're possibly considering borrowing money to finance it.

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Cashing in on clutter

Decluttering is a big trend now. Living clean and simple is a positive step for your health. You could make some money from decluttering. Find out more.

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Investing in love - tips for managing money in relationships

When it comes to romantic relationships, we invest plenty of emotion, energy and time, but we also invest a lot financially. Read more here.

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Understanding your Specialist referral options

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New Private Health Insurance Tiers: Simple Explainer

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Top 5 causes of high blood pressure

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3 ways to practise gratitude and be happier (and healthier)

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5 tips for more safer, secure online passwords

If you're resetting your NY resolutions, it's a good time to also reset your online passwords to protect yourself against cyber crime. Here are 5 simple tips.

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Chat banking when it suits you with our iM CUA app

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Health motivation: 5 tips to keep your health goals on track

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Resurrecting your resolutions

March is that time of year when a lot of New Year's resolutions fade into a memory. Find out how you can you get your New Year's resolutions back on track.

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Buy and sell, renovate or rebuild what's the best way to get a better home

As your family grows you might find your home isn't big enough anymore. You may need a third bedroom or a bigger kitchen. But what's the right way to upgrade?

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What to look for in a bank account

Whether you're a visiting international student or a local, a good bank account can play a huge role in helping you manage your money better.

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3 Simple tips to help you save on bank fees

To help you start making some simple savings, here are three tips to reduce the bank fees you may be currently paying.

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Aussies reach for their smartphones at the checkout instead of their wallets

Each day seems to bring new innovations that make life that little bit easier, such as making purchases in store with your smartphone.

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Why opening a joint account could be the next big step in your relationship

Opening a joint bank account could help you save money. Read here to find out the many benefits you and your partner can benefit from together.

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How a Visa Debit Card makes your everyday account less “everyday”

Why having a Visa Debit Card is a fantastic way to open up your 'everyday account' into something much more powerful.

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Aussies say debt is making us sick

Debt and financial worries are making us sick, with one in four Australians saying financial stress is impacting their health.

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Australians in the dark on credit card interest rates

research has revealed that only one in five Australians know the exact interest rate they are paying on their credit card. Read more here.

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Australians not in control of their finances

An independent survey of around 2,000 Australians found that only 21 per cent felt completely in control of their finances. Read more here.

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How to boost gut health – and recognise the top 5 signs of an unhealthy gut

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Send and receive money faster on your mobile

Now you can transfer money between friends faster and easier on your phone. Learn how to set up your PayID with your account.

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Health insurance changes: What to expect from April 2019

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Helping your adult kids become financially savvy

Want some help educating your kids on how to be financially secure? We have 4 key points you can discuss with them to set them up for future wealth.

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Helpful tips to recover from post-holiday debt

Did you spend too much over the holidays? Do you need to find a way to save and recover? We can help you with plans and advice.

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Help your kids save money over the holidays

Whether your kids have a part-time holiday job, or are just doing chores for pocket money, a good interest earning savings account can get their money working just as hard.

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Overdraft fee changes - October 2018

There have been some changes to overdraft fees with the Great Southern Bank. We explain them to you here.

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Digital banking it’s more secure than you think

Digital banking can be more secure than other, more traditional methods of banking. Why are there so many misconceptions regarding scams and the security?

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Important changes to CUA members’ usage of rediATMs

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Should you renovate or move?

When you want a change of home should you renovate where you are or move to a new home? What are the costs and benefits of each option? Find out more here.

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How do I look better to lenders?

Learn about the benefits of paying close attention to your credit health, and the simple steps you can take improve it.

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How to maximise your property’s value

How can you make more money from your property? Increasing the value of your home can help when it comes to sell or refinance.

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Five steps to set realistic financial goals

If getting solid and realistic financial goals in place sounds too much like hard work, these simple steps could be the answer.

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Using the sharing economy to reach your savings goals

Saving for a goal? Learn how you could earn some extra money by putting your possessions and skills to work in the sharing economy.

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Five tips for insuring a new car

What should you look out for when insuring a new car to make sure you get the protection you need at the best price?

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Money tips to help you end the financial year on a high

When the end of the financial year approaches, it's a great time to think about extra opportunities that could give your finances a boost.

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Six ways to save when you buy a car

Tips from a money expert to help make sure you get the best deal possible when you go to buy a new car.

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A guide to saving for a home deposit

Are you saving for a home deposit? Great Southern Bank has a comprehensive guide to help you reach your goal.

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What is Lender’s Mortgage Insurance and who needs to pay for it?

Find out which borrowers need to pay for Lenders' Mortgage Insurance (LMI), what it covers and how you might be able to avoid it.

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What is loan to value ratio (LVR) and how do I calculate it?

What is Loan to Value ratio? What's it mean to you? How do you calculate it? All these answers and more to help guide you to buying a property.

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Paying with your phone - security myths versus reality

Here are some of the facts about the tap and pay technology on your mobile device that will help debunk some of the common security myths and scams.

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Four ways to help you own your home sooner

If you're a home owner or looking to become one, here are some tips that could help you reduce the amount of interest you owe so you can own your home sooner.

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Tips to reduce your credit card debt

Credit Card debt can be crippling, both financially and emotionally. How can you get out of debt? How can you breathe easier with a credit card?

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The First Home Owner Grant - a simple guide

The First Home Owner Grant can be a massive help to anyone buying their first home. Find out how it works, whether you're eligible and how to apply.

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Five ways NPP and PayID will make your life easier

The New Payments Platform (NPP) will transform the way we send and receive money. Here are some of the ways it could help you day-to-day.

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NPP and PayID - how your money is secure

What security features are in place to ensure your money is protected when you make fast, simple payments using NPP and PayID?

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Why you should focus on habits not resolutions this new year

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Why are we all so stressed and what can we do about it?

How dangerous is stress? What are the big causes of stress? What are the stress warning signs? This guide has the answers.

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Tips for reaching your New Year goals

Whether your goal this year is to save up for something special, or to improve your health, we've looked at techniques to help you succeed.

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The most common things people forget when they travel

There are a million and one things to remember before you go away on a trip. Here are the some of the big things people forget.

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The eight great myths of travel insurance

Travel insurance is often shrouded in mystery and myth - but no more! We've debunked the common misconceptions so you can get covered with confidence.

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Why a money transfer makes the ideal gift for loved ones overseas

Do you have friends of family overseas? Are you struggling with ideas for gifts, and the costs of postage? Read why money transfers are a good idea.

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How do I consolidate my debt?

Are you wondering how to consolidate your debt? Find out how the process works with our step-by-step guide to consolidating your debt.

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How consolidating your debt can be a good move for your finances.

Learn how consolidating your debt can be a big help to you and your finances in lots of different ways.

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Variable versus fixed interest rates on a loan

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Applying for a personal loan – what’s the process?

Do you need some money for personal reasons? A trip? Some renovations at home? How do you go about getting a personal loan? We can help.

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Budgeting for the cost of running a car

Are you looking at buying a new or second hand car? Do you know the real costs of running a car? Registration, insurance, the daily grind?

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What’s the difference between the interest rate and comparison rate?

Knowing the difference between the interest rate and comparison rate on a loan means making a fully informed decision is that bit easier.

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Secured versus unsecured personal loan

What's the difference between a secured and unsecured personal loan and what should you consider when choosing between the two?

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Top tips for buying at auction

A guide for buying a property at auction and navigating the process, rules, opportunities and risks involved - both before and during the auction.

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How getting home loan pre-approval can boost your buying power

Doing your homework up-front and getting a home loan pre-approval can definitely be a good move that gives home buyers an edge. Read more here.

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The benefits of refinancing your home loan

There are many reasons why choosing to refinance your home loan can be a good move. Read more to find out the main benefits behind refinancing a home loan.

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Refinancing your home loan - what's the process?

Have you ever thought about the process of refinancing your home loan? How easy is it? How difficult is it? Should you do it? Find out more.

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The extra costs of buying a home and how to minimise them

Your home is the biggest thing you'll ever pay for. Sadly the cost doesn't come in one neatly packaged bundle. That's why budgeting properly is a good move.

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How to get the most out of digital banking

Digital banking has been a revolution. More people discovered it during 2020 as well. How can you use it to your best advantage? Let us show you.

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16 Aspects to Plan When Having a Baby

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Investing in a top tenant pays off

Great tenants, long term tenants, are what you want in your investment property. Read Great Southern Bank's tips on how to get and hold onto perfect tenants.

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Buying a car guide

There are plenty of options to consider when buying a car, from the engine size, a new or second hand model and the colour! Read more here.

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8 tips to reduce your credit card debt

Online shopping and a big Christmas can put pressure on your credit card. We have 8 great ways to get your debt under control.

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Seizing the moment: A guide to personal loans

Applying for a personal loan can be be a bit confusing. Read our guide that introduces you to everything you need to know when applying for personal loans.

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Family holiday travel tips

Whether it's a relaxing tropical getaway or an adventure-packed skiing trip, family holidays are all about creating great memories.

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Tips for buying a private sale car

Are you looking at buying a car through a private sale? Have you done this before? It's quite different than going to a yard. Make sure you're fully informed.

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The real cost of 0% car finance

We all love a good deal, but is a 0% car loan really as good as it sounds? We've taken a closer look at the real cost of no interest finance.

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Tips for buying a car

Are you looking at purchasing a car, new or second hand? What are you looking for? What is your budget? How much will it cost going forward?

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Our top home loan tips

Want a home loan? We have 5 awesome tips to help you when going for a home loan. It's a big step, so be as prepared as you can be.

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Being prepared for an auction

Many homes are going up for auction. It can be a thrilling and emotional experience. Find out 5 steps to prepare you for the adrenalin rush of auction day.

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Mortgage Offset Accounts

You can make big gains in your savings with an offset account. But what is it and how can it work for you? Great Southern Bank is here to help.

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Comparison Rates Explained

What do the banks mean by a 'comparison rate'? You see it all the time when they advertise, but are they comparing apples with apples?

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Which Home Loan is right for me – Fixed Rate or Variable Rate?

Fixed-rate or variable home loan? Which is the best? The Great Southern Bank can help you decide. Read on, and make an informed decision.

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