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  • Top tips when working from home

    21 May 2020

     

    At Community First, you can rest assured that your money is safe, but during uncertain times, your money isn’t the only thing you need to look after. If you have found yourself working from home as a result of the current pandemic, you may be finding a new set of daily challenges. Making sure you keep your health and wellbeing in check during this time is important, which is why we’ve put together our top tips to look after yourself when working from home.

    1.  Get those endorphins pumping

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  • Get prepared: 5 top tips to survive the COVID-19 crisis

    21 May 2020

     

    The Coronavirus pandemic has turned our lives upside down. From lockdowns to layoffs, things just aren’t what they used to be. But some simple steps can help your finances weather the storm.

    It’s fair to say that few of us saw the pandemic coming. That means most Aussies didn’t have time to prepare. However, it’s not too late to take action. Check out our five top tips to keep your finances in the best possible shape during these challenging times.

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  • Cyber Security tips when working from home

    20 May 2020

     

    As a key measure to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, many of us are now working from home. However this can present cyber security challenges, particularly if it is the first time you are working remotely.

    In the workplace, people are often able to rely on their organisation’s cyber security to help keep them safe online. As we move to the home environment, we can’t always pay the same attention to the cyber security of our personal devices.

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  • Fixed vs variable - which home loan is right for you?

    18 May 2020

    Whether you’re looking for your first home, or you have an investment property , the fixed versus variable home loan debate makes it hard to choose.

    With interest rates at an all time low, and price being influenced by more than just the RBA cash rate, it’s anyone’s guess as to when rates will move and by how much. As a result, borrowers may be feeling uncertain as to which type of loan is best for them in the long and short run – fixed or variable.

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  • Beware of unsolicited callers

    20 May 2020

     

    Recent months have seen an increase in unsolicited calls from scammers calling people at home and raising a false alarm that they are at risk of their computer containing a virus or NBN issues. They claim that your computer has been hacked or infected with malware and it is threatening internet infrastructure.

     

    How this scam works

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  • We're here for you

    07 April 2020
    We're here for you during these uncertain times. 
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  • Changes to Deposit Interest Rates

    01 April 2020

    Deposit rates

    Effective Wednesday 1 April 2020, Easy Street has reduced the Easy Savings and Bonus Saver account interest rates by 0.45%p.a.

     

    Our changes to pricing ensure we are able to manage the business sustainably while taking in to account the impacts and needs of both borrowers and depositors.

    Regardless, Easy Street's interest rates for savers remain competitive in the market so we can stay true to our promise of offering you simple value.

     

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  • Changes to Deposit Interest Rates

    19 March 2020

    Deposit rates

    Effective Wednesday 11 March 2020, Easy Street reduced the Easy Savings and Bonus Saver account interest rates by 0.25%p.a.

     

    Our changes to pricing ensure we are able to manage the business sustainably while taking in to account the impacts and needs of both borrowers and depositors.

    Regardless, Easy Street's interest rates for savers remain competitive in the market so we can stay true to our promise of offering you simple value.

     

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  • We've scrapped the monthly fee on our Easy Everyday Account

    10 March 2020

    Hip hip hooray, no monthly fees we say!

    We’ve scrapped the $5 monthly fee on our Easy Street Everyday Access Account, effective 1 January 2020. That’s right, we’re putting money back in your pocket, with zero monthly account keeping fees on your Easy Street Everyday Access Account.

    No strings attached

    There's no minimum monthly deposit, no minimum spend and no need to open other accounts. In fact, you don’t need to do anything at all to enjoy everyday banking with no monthly fees. It’s just plain simple value from us to you.

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  • Great news for first home buyers

    10 March 2020

    If you, a friend or family member has been thinking about buying their first home, we've got great news. From early 2020, the Australian Government will be 'guaranteeing' a limited number of loans which will give home buyers the ability to borrow up to 95% of the property value without having to pay lenders mortgage insurance.* These loans are only available through a limited number of lenders.

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