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Update February 2015

Here is your Member Benefits update. From all of us here at Australian Unions we'd like to wish our readers across the country a very happy 2015 as we welcome you to the first edition of your Member Benefits Update for the year. 

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Lack of discipline holding back Aussie savings resolutions

A lack of money discipline is denying many Australian households from realising their financial goals in 2015 according to ME Bank’s Saving Intentions and Behaviours Survey, conducted in December 2014 with 1,500 adults nationally.

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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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