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Get a $50 Load and Go Travel Visa Card from ISinsured!

Australian Unions Member Benefits members have access to a range of insurance products through ISinsured which is designed to offer great value on features and benefits.

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In less than 4 weeks the Income Test for the Age Pension will change.

Do you know if your retirement plans will be impacted?

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The perfect storm for home owners

In today’s competitive lending market, borrowers hold the trump card.

Rising property values have made headlines in recent months, but what’s less well known is that demand for home loans is very low right now. Ten years ago, in 2004, demand for home loans was growing at 22 per cent annually. Today that figure is closer to just 6 per cent.

Low interest rates are fuelling the situation with many Australians paying off their home loan at an accelerated pace. Indeed, some borrowers are paying back debt as fast as banks can lend it out.       

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Our Living Standards, Our Voice survey

People across the country, from all walks of life, will be having their say on the type of Australia they want. This is your chance to add your voice and to be part of building a vision for a country that working Australians and their families want.

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Fixed rates plunge below 5%

Wafer thin fixed rates could be taking pressure off the Reserve Bank to deliver further rate cuts.
Intense competition among lenders has seen fixed rates fall to lows not previously seen by many in the home loan industry. Three-year fixed deals are especially competitive – in some cases, falling well below 5%.

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