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Great Southern Bank Blog

Guides, tips and ideas to help you at every stage.

Five ways to add value to your property

Find actionable tips to increase the value of your property and learn how to plan for home improvement projects.

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How To Identify Phishing Email

Find out how to keep your personal information safe by identifying phishing emails, one of the most common scam tactics in recent years.

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How to save for holiday

If you’re dreaming of your next overseas trip, check out our tips for how to save for a holiday, and how to keep your money safe when you get there.

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How to prepare for a bushfire

Our bushfire protection checklist can help ensure you’re prepared if and when the worst happens.

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Celebrating international womens day

We look at the financial challenges facing women and what Great Southern Bank is doing to help.

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What is Afterpay? And what are its benefits and risks?

Is Afterpay too good to be true? Or can it be genuinely helpful? We explore the Afterpay pros and cons you need to know.

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Tips to budget for Christmas holidays

Explore ways to save money this Christmas with our budget-friendly tips.

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The ultimate overseas travel checklist – organise your finances

International trip coming up? Make sure your finances are in order before you leave with our overseas travel checklist.

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Your financial checklist for 2024

Make 2024 the year your finances start working for you.

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2023 scam wrap-up

A look at the year’s most common scams, emerging scam trends, and clever ways to protect yourself against them.

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How do Green Loans work

Find out how to save the planet while also saving money with our guide to green loans.

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Secured vs unsecured loan

What's the difference between a secured and unsecured personal loan? What should you consider when choosing between them? Find out here!

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Black Friday 2023 – how to grab a bargain

The Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are a great opportunity to grab a retail bargain. Find out how to score the best deals here.

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Scariest scams and how to avoid them

Learn how to protect yourself from the most common types of scam and find out what to do if you’ve been the victim of one.

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Five simple tips to save money

Establishing good savings habits isn’t necessarily easy if you’ve never done it before. We look at five top money-saving tips to get you started.

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How to pay off a car loan faster

Not only can paying off your car loan faster help cut down on your expenses, but you can also end up paying less interest too. Here’s how.

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What is an Offset Account

A mortgage offset account can save you thousands over the life of your home loan. But what are they and how do they work? Find out here.

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How to spot a scam

Stay informed and secure with our guide on identifying common scams. Learn how to spot warning signs, safeguard bank details, and act if scammed.

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Your guide to refinancing your home loan

Find out what refinancing a home loan means and how best to go about it with our ultimate guide.

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R U OK? Day - financial stress and mental health

A look at the link between financial stress and mental health, and practical tips for getting on top of debt.

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Saving and planning for your wedding

The best day of your life needn’t be the most expensive. Check out our guide to saving and planning for your dream wedding.

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

Home loan pre-approval is a smart move that gives prospective homebuyers an edge. Find out why here.

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Can I get a loan for dental work?

Explore dental loans in this comprehensive guide. Learn how to get one, their various uses, and more on financing your dental work.

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Government schemes and grants for first homebuyers

Financial assistance is available for first homebuyers. Learn about Australian Government schemes and grants here.

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