It was a year of extremes, with shares hitting record highs and interest rates at historic lows. Yet all in all, 2019 delivered far better returns than Australian investors anticipated at the start of the year. The total return from Australian shares (capital growth and dividend income) was 24 per cent in the year to…

Interest rates for Interest Only (I/O) mortgages have increased in the last 3 to 6 months by an average of 0.55% across the big 4 Australian banks and even more by a lot of 2nd tier lenders. Compounding the problem for many, interest rates for Investors have also increased by an average of 0.58% (average…

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