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A bridging loan could get you in deep water

A bridging loan can tide you over while you sell your home, but an impulsive decision could land you in deep water, here’s what you need to know. © freshidea – Fotolia.com BigPond Money deals 5.62% home loans Compare all home loans If you find yourself packing for a sudden work relocation or heaven forbid,…

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Getting the most from travel insurance

Getting the most from travel insurance

There are many ways to access travel insurance when you head off on a break from work so that you can enjoy a well-deserved worry-free holiday. Before signing up for an insurance package, the first thing to do is check whether any of your memberships or credit card providers give you automatic cover. If you…

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Top ten luxury island resorts

Top ten luxury island resorts

These luxury island resorts have been selected based on the criteria of luxury, desirability, price and breathtaking beauty. We also sought to offer a representative selection from across the world. Matthew King, Editor North Island, Seychelles North Island is a conservation oriented resort offering extreme luxury, tempered by a rustic, natural mindset. Hauntingly beautiful, it offers guests the…

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Falls After CPI Data

The Australian dollar has fallen a third of a US cent after the release of weaker-than-expected inflation figures. At 1130 AEST on Wednesday, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced the headline consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.4 per cent in the March quarter, for an annual rate of 2.5 per cent. The CPI was…

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