If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you’ve recently decided to take the plunge into home ownership, thereby taking advantage of some of the lowest interest rates available. Or, you’ve been tempted into switching your existing home loan by the highly competitive deals being offered by lenders across the board. Either way, it’s a move […]
By Commercial Property Guide The commercial real estate market in Australia is a collection of separate geographic domains. Nowhere is this more true than with the current comparison between soaring Sydney and flat Brisbane commercial property asking rents. Right now, the major influences determining rent increases are local considerations. Although, all locations, especially the major […]
Have you been doubting your ability to make good financial decisions lately? Here are a few techniques to boost your confidence and your bank account!
Donna-Maree Vinci, Chief Operations, Digital and Information Officer (CxO) at BOQ, recently spoke to cyber security experts at an industry event about how businesses are tackling the increasingly sophisticated world of cyber threats. While cyber security is one of the biggest issues for Australian businesses, it’s just as important for individuals as well. Be cyber […]
This time last week, the BOQ Hackathon was soon to get underway. The anticipation, excitement, and nervousness was palpable as everyone waited for attendees to give their pitches. These would then make way for 54-hours of team work, validation, coding, more validation, pivoting ideas, validation, pitch practice, until Sunday evening rolled around and the teams […]
This International Women’s Day, BOQ is shining a spotlight on gender-quality in the banking and finance sector. Over the last two weeks, BOQ have held International Women’s Day events in Brisbane and Sydney to bring our female leaders and Male Champions of Change together to share insights, challenges and advice around strengthening gender diversity. Since […]
07/03/2017 Summary: The RBA kept the cash rate at 1.5%; The Statement was broadly similar to that released in February; I believe that an unchanged cash rate is the most likely outcome for 2017; Market pricing is currently also for an unchanged cash rate this year. ‘Steady as she goes’ An instruction from the captain […]
Is your home going to cost you more because it’s not eco-friendly? Does it stand up to the neighbours on your street? Ask these questions before you sign.
What should you expect from your savings account when you’re expecting? There’s a lot to think about when you’ve got a beautiful baby on the way, and saving money doesn’t always feature in your daily thought processes. However, it should, because it’s expensive to raise a child. According to Huggies, the average family spends over […]
How much are you currently paying for the maintenance of your car? You might not know a precise figure, because of all the hidden costs you’ve incurred over the period you’ve owned it. As cars get older, they can also become more expensive to keep in the same condition, which is something you might not […]
The very term ‘hackathon’ can elicit polar opposite opinions, but when you throw the word ‘corporate’ in front of it, those opinions can become even more so. We’re talking about ‘corporate hackathons’, but specifically, we’re also talking about the BOQ Hackathon, and how it differs from what you might imagine a typical corporate hackathon to […]
15/02/2017 I have great expectations for the future Because the past was highly overrated – Sylvester Stallone Who would have thought that Sly had it in him to come up with a nifty quote (to be fair he has come up with a couple of others). But whether you agree with the above quote or […]
When was the last time you had a disagreement with your partner about your finances? It may not have been long ago – money is a source of stress for many people, because it’s what we rely on to live the way we want. Money is also a very emotional thing for people. If we […]
Are you in the market for a used car? If so, it might be time to look at what’s out there. You never know what you might find, and it could be that your dream car turns up for a great price, with low kilometres on the odometer and it’s in mint condition. Or is […]
07/02/2017 Summary: The RBA kept the cash rate at 1.5% following its February meeting; Despite the economic ups and downs, the RBA looks to have largely kept their forecasts unchanged; The most likely outcome is no cash rate change this year; But if there is to be a move this year we believe that it […]