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

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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Tips on how to get a personal loan

Looking for a personal loan but unsure how to get started? We can help! This guide offers tips and advice for getting a personal loan.

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Saving on electricity during winter

Learn how to pay less for electricity this winter with our top tips. Then discover the best place to put the money you’ve saved.

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Financial inclusion and First Nations peoples

Financial inclusion plays a major part in Great Southern Bank’s broader commitment to the national reconciliation movement.

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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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When should you choose a term deposit?

Secure and low-risk, a term deposit provides stable returns with guaranteed rates. Find out if it’s the right choice for you here.

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Joint accounts: what you need to know

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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Top tips to maximise your tax return

With the EOFY fast approaching, we look at ways for you to maximise your tax return. Find out how to end the year on a high!

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Join the plastic pollution solution

Looking to learn how you can live a more sustainable lifestyle? Uncover simple yet effective tips. With our Informative guide.

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Financial assistance for older first homebuyers

Worried you’ve left it too late to buy your first home? There’s more help available than you might think.

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How to save for a house deposit in a cost-of-living crisis

Saving for a house deposit might be more challenging during a cost-of-living crisis, but it needn’t be impossible. Learn how with our guide.

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Why choosing a responsible bank doesn’t have to be more expensive

Contrary to popular opinion, a responsible bank needn’t cost more. In fact, it can actually save you money in the long run.

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How to achieve your financial goals in a cost-of-living crisis

Don’t be discouraged by the doom and gloom in the media. Our clever products and tools can help you get ahead even in uncertain times.

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Stamp duty vs land tax – what’s the difference?

What are the key differences between stamp duty and land tax for first homebuyers?

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International Womens Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we sat down for an exclusive chat with Brisbane Heat star Mikayla Hinkley.

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Opening a bank account for your child

Learn about the benefits of setting up a youth account for your little savers, and what to look for when considering a youth bank account.

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What to do when your home loan fixed rate ends

Is your fixed rate home loan period coming to an end? Unsure of your options? Find out how to maximise your home loan savings here!

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Achieve your savings goals for 2023 with Money Meditations

We asked what you’re saving for and how in 2023. Check out the results and test your financial literacy here.

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Change Your Password Day

Changing your passwords regularly is essential for online security. Find out the best way to go about it here.

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What does the Chinese Year of the Rabbit mean for your finances?

January 22 marks the beginning of the Chinese Year of the Rabbit. What will it mean for your finances?

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How high will interest rates go in 2023?

Having endured eight interest rate rises in 2022, we ask whether Australians can expect more of the same in the coming 12 months.

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Australian economy in review 2022

It’s been an extraordinary year for the Australian economy. How did we get here, and what can you do to minimise the impact?

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