By Richard Laycock | Insurance Expert at Finder.com.au Home insurance can be a confusing concept to some, especially if you’re a first home buyer and aren’t completely sure how it works. And even if you already have home insurance and you think you’re adequately protected, you could still be caught out without enough cover. The best […]
To rent or buy – that’s the question plaguing Australians. The property market might be a tough one to get into, but there are many other reasons as to why you might be better suited renting over buying. Today we dissect the pros and cons of renting versus buying to help you make that decision.
…Good But Could Be Better Summary: The Q4 GDP numbers were a little weaker than expected; But other indicators suggest that the economy is doing a bit better than Ok; For 2017, we upgraded our mark for the Australian economy to a B- ; Things are getting better but there is still room for improvement. ‘You […]
The first home owners grant is an incredible tool for helping Australians to buy real estate when they haven’t before. However, these grants are different in every state and territory, with specific eligibility criteria in place. What do you need to understand to make sure you get yours?
Today we are taking a moment to recognise and celebrate the exceptional women who work at BOQ. At BOQ Village in Brisbane, BOQ State office in Sydney and across our branches nation-wide, we will be celebrating International Women’s Day. This week we took a moment to chat to two of these exceptional women, Fiona Harding […]
Summary: The RBA kept the cash rate unchanged for the 17th successive meeting; The accompanying statement was essentially unchanged from the previous month; The stronger global economy is helping Australia; But the RBA is still some time away from a potential rate increase The World is not enough But it is such a perfect place […]
Last week, one lucky BOQ first home buyer won a whopping $25,000! Rachelle, from Western Australia, was the lucky winner! We chatted to Rachelle about her experience with BOQ, her home buying process and how she is going to spend the big bucks! Rachelle has been renting ever since she moved to Perth for university […]
The new BOQ website is here, check it out: www.boq.com.au! Take a look at some of our key features below to familiarise yourself with the new website. Firstly, let’s quickly run through six items that have been updated on our main navigation bar. This main navigation bar will appear at the top of every page […]
We get it – approaching money advice for kids can be a daunting task for parents. How and when do you even begin? We’ve broken down the basics about financial education so you can talk to your kids about the importance of money no matter what age they are.
Is that ‘free’ Wi-Fi connection at the airport a little too good to be true? Be careful! It probably is. Phishing scams are using these so-called ‘free’ Wi-Fi portals to lure victims into logging on – and once you’ve shared your information, they have it for good. Here’s how you can stay safe.
Congratulations on your engagement – but now it’s time to get planning! Weddings in Australia can be expensive if you don’t know how to cut costs. We’ve got some tips and cheap wedding ideas that will help you trim the fat so you can still have the day you’ve always dreamed about!
We’re proud to announce an updated look-and-feel for the BOQ Finance (BOQF) website, check it out: www.boqfinance.com.au. These changes will make it easier to view the BOQF website on mobile and tablet devices. Firstly, let’s quickly run through seven items that have been updated on our main navigation bar. This main navigation bar will appear […]
Throughout your relationships, money will be a constant factor. However, many of us don’t know how to talk about our finances with a significant other, which can cause a lot of tension. This Valentines Day, we’re giving you three scenarios where you may want to start that discussion.
Don McLeod, the Owner Manager of the BOQ Hobart Branch celebrated his 10 year milestone in the business on 12th February. Don is well known to his customers as a professional banker with a wealth of experience that he readily shares in an engaging and thoughtful manner. Don and his family relocated to Hobart in 1995 […]
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we are strong believers in treating yourself! So, if you are a BOQ Visa debit or credit cardholder and are looking for great deals on fashion, accessories or treatments, then keep on reading. Wittner Spoil yourself or your partner with a brand-new pair of gorgeous shoes from […]