What to Consider When Buying a Second Hand Vehicle

Sunday, 30th October 2016 3:05 am

The new car market is often an intimidating experience for motorists looking for a bargain. Not only do motorists have to pit themselves against savvy salesman in an effort to haggle down prices, but there are an infinite amount of options when commencing your search. On the contrary, browsing the c

How Extensive Should the ACCC Make its Review of the New Car Industry

Tuesday, 13th December 2016 4:12 pm

This time last month, the ACCC released a preliminary issues paper stemming from a review into the new car industry. The report contained no fewer than 55 separate issues, and was spurred by a heightening number of complaints lodged by consumers in a year where new car sales look set to post record

When a Loan Seems Too Good to be True – Finance Scams

Thursday, 29th December 2016 1:36 am

In any industry where there is a wealth of competition, you can be certain that different players are going to operate within varying degrees when interpreting the law. What’s more, some might even choose to take advantage of loopholes or bypass requirements altogether. The finance industry is no

Should Motorists be Concerned about Mortgage Brokers Diversifying into Asset Finance

Tuesday, 24th January 2017 4:51 am

One of the hot topics from this month has been around the prospect of mortgage brokers potentially diversifying their operations into asset finance, including car and equipment loans. With more and more home loan specialists opting to take up duties within another form of financing, do Aussie motori

Choosing Between a Trade-In or Private Sale for Your Existing Car

Friday, 24th February 2017 9:43 pm

When we start looking for a new car, we inevitably face the decision regarding what to do with our existing vehicle. The most common options include trading in the vehicle to a dealership in exchange for a discount on your new purchase, or opting to take the car to the private market and deal with m