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ThinkBank covers information on the important issues in finance, education, property and travel. The articles are designed to be insightful, entertaining and informative.

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Thinkbank covers information on the important issues in finance, education, property and travel. The articles are designed to be insightful, entertaining and informative.

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Established home vs new build? The pros and cons

Buying a brand new vs established home - which is the best way to go?

Existing home or a new build? What is there to consider in making a decision? Is it just a matter of personal preference or are there other things to consider? 

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How to prepare for your home loan application

Looking to borrow for your first or next home?

Whether you’re just starting out on your property search, or you’re getting ready to buy, applying for a home loan can sometimes feel a little daunting. But with a bit of guidance and the right preparation, you could be moving into your home sweet home before you know it.

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Are you eligible for these first home buyer schemes?

An overview of incentives assisting essential workers get on the property ladder.

Getting your foot on the property ladder can be tough – but the good news is help is available!

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Tips to help you save for your first home

Build your deposit and put your own financial goals in motion.

Smash your savings goals and buy your first home sooner rather than later!

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Renting vs Buying – the Pros and Cons

Should I rent or buy? In our article we settle the debate once and for all

Paying rent is ‘dead money’ right? Not always. Get the low down on the pros and cons of renting vs buying and what’s the best bet for you!

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Wondering what to do with your tax refund?

Getting your refund is the best part of tax time

Tax time can be annoying, painful, and, for the most part, inconvenient—until the refund arrives. Here are a few practical suggestions to help at tax refund time.

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