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Can You Save On Your Car Loan By Going Green?

February 28, 2022

Green car sales are on the rise here in Australia, with new data revealing sales of plug-in electric vehicles almost tripled in the past year, rising from 6,900 in 2020 to 20,665 in 2021.

According to the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC), EVs now account for 1.95% market share of new vehicles, up from 0.78% in 2020.

So, which EVs are Aussie buyers snapping up? According to EVC sales figures, the top 10 battery and plug-in hybrid EV sales in 2021 … Read more

New Year, New Car Loan?

January 31, 2022

Striding confidently into 2022, you may be considering changes you’d like to make to ensure this year is better than the last – which, given the general vibe of 2021, shouldn’t be that hard.

So then, let’s talk car loans and how you can change yours for the better.

If you have a car loan currently, you may be able to get a better deal by refinancing. In this post, we’ll look at what it means to refinance a car … Read more

Can You Sell A Car Under Finance?

July 05, 2021

While it can be somewhat tricky to sell a car that’s under finance, it is possible. What makes it so tricky exactly? The fact that the car is under finance means it does not fully belong to you. It belongs to the lender, which means you will need to pay out the loan – alongside any fees the lender chooses to apply – before you can sell it on.

In this post, we’ll get into everything you need to know … Read more

Buying A Used Car? Expect To Pay Top Dollar

December 21, 2020

Back in April, when this pandemic was new and we all faced an unknown period of lockdown, potential financial instability and uncertainty over what would happen next, new car sales across Australia plummeted 48.5%. With this – the biggest decline recorded in almost 30 years of tracking – Australians spent at least $1 billion less on new cars than they did during April the previous year.

But, as the situation evolved, so did demand within the industry. Fears of the … Read more

Should You Apply For A Car Loan Or A Car Lease?

December 03, 2020

So, you’re thinking about buying a car. You don’t have funds to pay for it upfront, which means you will have to apply for a car loan. But are there any other options?

A car lease could provide an alternative to a car loan, but just like a car loan, it comes with various pros and cons. In this post, we’ll look at the different types of car leases and how they work, to then compare car leases and car … Read more