Many think you can’t renovate your house without a loan – but there are many ways you can breathe life in your home while staying smart with your money.
Starting your first job is a hugely exciting step forward in life but there are a few financial essentials you must sort before your first day.
11/7/2018 Trade tensions are getting tenser; Financial markets have so far absorbed the news well; In the short term, the main impact of ramped up trade protection is weaker growth; But if sustained it will more likely result in higher inflation. ‘New York, London, Paris, Munich Everybody talk about Pop Muzik’ Pop Muzik, M (Robin Scott) […]
CareerTrackers is a national non-profit that creates multi-year, paid internship opportunities within corporate Australia for Indigenous university students. The aim of the program is to convert interns into full-time employees upon the completion of their tertiary study within their interning company. BOQ first partnered with CareerTrackers in 2016 with two interns, since then BOQ has grown […]
3/7/2018 Summary: The cash rate was kept unchanged at 1.50%; The RBA economy remains comfortable that the domestic economy is improving; But the global risks have risen a little in recent weeks; An extended period of an unchanged cash rate remains the most likely outcome. Often I start my reports with a few lyrics from […]
Bessie Hassan | Money expert at finder.com.au So you’ve passed your driving test and have those red hot p-plates in your hands. No more asking for lifts from your parents or older friends – now to a new-found independence with your first set of wheels. Buying your first car is one of the biggest purchases that […]
Filing your tax return for the first time can be a little confusing and stressful but it needn’t be. Check out our tax tips to make it easier.
Tax time is coming up quickly, which means small businesses need to get their paperwork in order and understand exactly what they can claim. Are you ready?
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?
Afterpay is on the rise in Australia, helping consumers make everyday purchases without harming cash flow. But are you aware of all the associated risks?
Last week, another lucky BOQ first home buyer won a massive $25K! Michael and his wife Yuk Yi, from Queensland, won the money just for taking out their first home loan with BOQ. We chatted to Michael about his experience, the home buying process and what he and his wife are planning to do with […]
Recently, a small group from BOQ travelled to San Francisco as part of BOQ’s sponsorship of Myriad Air – an initiative of Myriad Festival, which flew 240 influential technology leaders, entrepreneurial leaders and start-up founders from Silicon Valley to Brisbane for the two-day Myriad Festival. However, before the big Myriad Air flight back to Brisbane, […]
Refinancing your home loan can be a liberating experience that vastly improves your financial situation, if you do it right. Here’s what you need to know.
06/06/2018 Summary: The cash rate remained unchanged at 1.5%; The accompanying Statement was largely unchanged from the previous month; The economy is picking up, and is doing at least as well as the RBA’s forecast; The consumer has been the missing piece of the economic puzzle. Recent economic information This week two of the biggest […]
On June 1 every year, the United Nations observes the Global Day of Parents. This day is one to honour and appreciate parents throughout the world for their selfless commitment to nurturing and protecting children. In honour of the day we interviewed four BOQ working parents from BOQ Village in Brisbane to discuss what it […]