All articles tagged International (7)

Australians Turn to Auswide Bank for an Accessible and Affordable Alternative to Pricier Big Banks

Australians Turn to Auswide Bank for an Accessible and Affordable Alternative to Pricier Big Banks

In a Nutshell: As Australian home prices continue to tumble, the country’s housing market may see its first annual decline in 27 years. Regulations that aim to freeze out foreign homebuyers may be cooling the market, but that shouldn’t stop Australian residents from purchasing the home of their dreams with a buyer’s advantage. Auswide Bank has positioned itself as one of Australia’s most consumer-friendly financial institutions. The bank offers low mortgage interest rates, as... read more »

Know the Score: GetCreditScore Helps Australians Keep Track of Their Credit Status

Know the Score: GetCreditScore Helps Australians Keep Track of Their Credit Status

In a Nutshell: A person's credit history — whether it's solid or shaky — can have an impact on the outcome of big life decisions, such as taking out a loan to purchase a car or home or starting a business. That's why it's important to know where your credit stands. GetCreditScore offers a free and simple way for Australians to keep track of their credit score, understand the factors that influence a credit score, and learn how to improve it. // Most consumers will need to take... read more »

17 Best Credit Cards for International Travel 2018

17 Best Credit Cards for International Travel 2018

International travel can be an awakening experience — or a test in how much inconvenience you’re able to put up with. Juggling passports, exchanging money to the local currency (for a fee each time), and language barriers are some of the hurdles that can be either exciting or exhausting, depending on your temperament. My go-to currency on trips is plastic, but not all credit cards are equal internationally. Foreign transaction fees, usually 3% to convert your funds into local... read more »

LowestRates.ca Empowers Canadian Consumers with Personal Finance Education and Product Alternatives

LowestRates.ca Empowers Canadian Consumers with Personal Finance Education and Product Alternatives

In a Nutshell: Competition usually leads to better prices, which is a concept that LowestRates.ca helped usher into the Canadian personal finance space in 2012. LowestRates.ca is helping Canadians understand that, to truly achieve superior rates, they must do their homework and challenge the nation’s traditional banks. The company is accomplishing this with its focus on technology, financial literacy education, and side-by-side rate comparisons for auto insurance, mortgages,... read more »

Buy Diamonds & Gemstones with Confidence: How IGI’s Worldwide Presence & Reputation Confirms a Gem’s True Value Through Unbiased Reporting

Buy Diamonds & Gemstones with Confidence: How IGI’s Worldwide Presence & Reputation Confirms a Gem’s True Value Through Unbiased Reporting

In a Nutshell: When it comes to buying diamonds or precious gemstones, there’s a lot to consider. For most people, it all begins with the hefty price tag that’s attached. Using modern technology and professional insights, the International Gemological Institute, or IGI, has been helping people buy and sell diamonds and stones with confidence since its inception in 1975. The organization exists worldwide to provide certification and appraisal to industry professionals and consumers.... read more »

“Can I Use My Credit Card Overseas?” 9 Things To Know

“Can I Use My Credit Card Overseas?” 9 Things To Know

It doesn't matter if you're a first-time traveler or frequent flyer — having the right plastic in your pocket is an important component of having an amazing vacation. Our experts have hand-selected the best credit cards to rack-up air miles and rewards points redeemable for free flights, hotel stays, and more.  Before you book, check out 2015's Best Travel Reward Cards.  But you can't go on autopilot just yet: There are some things you should know in regards to credit... read more »

11 Best Prepaid Cards to Use Abroad in 2018

11 Best Prepaid Cards to Use Abroad in 2018

The advantages of prepaid cards are obvious: they’re safer than cash, easy to get, universally accepted and convenient to use. Some prepaid cards can even save you on exchange fees if you pre-load them with the local currency before you leave home. Finally, since a prepaid travel card isn’t a credit card, it requires no credit check or top-tier credit score. There are prepaid cards designed for all types of travelers and destinations. US Travelers | UK Travelers | Euro... read more »