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Mark Bristow

Personal Finance Editor

Mark Bristow is RateCity's Home & Personal Finances Editor, and an experienced analyst, researcher, and producer. Working for over ten years, Mark previously wrote and researched commercial real estate at CoreLogic, and has seen articles published at Lifehacker and Business Insider, among others.

572 articles written by Mark Bristow

Home Loans

Who needs a low documentation home loan?

Low doc home loans are designed for self-employed Australians who may not be able to provide the documentation that’s required to apply for a typical home loan. While low doc home loans can help some Australians purchase property, they may also have risks to consider before applying.

Home Loans

Finding a green loan is about to get easier

A partnership between a fintech and a digital mortgage broker is promising to make it easier to compare banks, mortgage lenders, and other finance companies by their green credentials, which many Australians are prioritising when choosing home loans and other financial products.

Cryptocurrency

Where to buy Ethereum in Australia?

Ethereum may be one of the best-known cryptocurrencies on the market, rivalling Bitcoin in popularity and also offering several other features and benefits. There are several options available for you to start investing in Ethereum, so it’s important to compare your choices.

Home Loans

What is a digital home loan?

At its recent launch, Unloan has promised to introduce a digital home loan that borrowers can apply for in as little as ten minutes. But what exactly is a digital home loan, and how could one help you achieve your financial goals?

Home Loans

Can comparing home loans save you money?

Whether you are a first-time buyer looking for a home loan, or looking to refinance your existing mortgage, you may find it easier to discover some of the best home loan offers for your circumstances by shopping around and comparing multiple deals.

Home Loans

How do you borrow money to buy a home?

Unless you’re part of the lucky few, you’ll likely have to borrow money from a financial institution to fund a property purchase.

Cryptocurrency

Where to buy Bitcoin in Australia?

As one of the iconic cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin has had its ups and downs, but has so far stood the test of time. If you’re interested in adding Bitcoin to your investment portfolio, you have a few options to choose from when buying Bitcoin in Australia.

Home Loans

Deciding on a fixed rate home loan

When you’re comparing fixed rate home loans, working out the best options to suit your financial needs can be tricky. Learning more about how fixed rates work, as well as variable rates and split rates, may be able to help you make your decision. 

Home Loans

Some of the best home loans for investors and refinancers in May 2022

With many banks and other mortgage lenders passing on the recent cash rate hike from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), many mortgage holders may soon start feeling the pinch in their budget. And with more rate hikes expected to come in the future, it may be worth comparing alternative home loan options to get a better idea of which choice could offer more value.

Home Loans

The pitfalls of no deposit home loans

No deposit home loans are pretty much a thing of the past, though there are still a few ways for selected borrowers to get their foot on to the property ladder with little or no deposit. That said, it’s important to consider whether these options will be the best choices for you and your personal financial situation.