A change of heart ME Bank's CEO, Jamie McPhee, issued a statement on their website and on Facebook on 8 May 2020 to advise that anyone who has had their home loan redraw limit reduced can request that it be changed back, and has acknowledged that their actions were "poorly communicated". He has also stated … Continue reading “Despicable” ME? – an update
The dangers of the redraw facility So, who else got caught out by ME Bank's "amortisation error correction" late last month? No doubt many of you saw the recent media articles about an unannounced adjustment that ME Bank made to approximately 20,000 of their home loan customers' loan accounts, where money that had been available … Continue reading “Despicable” ME?
Ten months down, two to go - I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Compared to March, this month is looking so much better! Most categories are showing an underspend against budget, primarily due to the coronavirus pandemic. I didn't need to buy petrol in April and I've reduced my eating … Continue reading Savings rate challenge results – April 2020
Nine months down, three to go - I'm hitting the home stretch! Well, March is just a sea of red when I look at the variance sheet in my spreadsheet. Every expenditure category is over budget (although, to be fair, there are some line items that have no specified budgeted figure because they're so ad … Continue reading Savings rate challenge results – March 2020
Photo above by Hanna Skoromna on Unsplash Everyone: Well, 2019 was a crap year. Surely 2020 will be better. 2020: Hold my (Corona) beer! Well, this year went south really quick, didn’t it?! The religious amongst us might be wondering if the End of Days is upon us here in Australia – first we have … Continue reading Calm in the time of COVID-19