Banking Tips For The New Financial year

The end of financial year has come and tax time is upon us. Now is a great time to think about improving your finance and money management over the next 12 months. Keep reading for some helpful tips for the new financial year. See A Financial Planner Organising to see a financial planner at any age is a great idea to discuss matters like managing...

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What Can I Claim This Tax Time?

With many people in Australia working from home, the Australian Taxation Office has provided additional information for deductions you can claim this tax time due to the impact of the Coronavirus. You may be asking yourself, how do tax deductions work and what can I claim this tax time? We’ll look at these in more detail below. Your Income Stateme...

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Personal Banking Solutions For Members

There have been many changes in the banking industry over the years. Technology has enabled real time access to services at your fingertips, anywhere and anytime. However, one thing it can’t replace is that personalised, in-person experience. As a customer-owned bank, we’ve been providing personalised banking solutions for our local NSW south coas...

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What Banking Services Does Horizon Bank Provide?

Not all banks were created equal. Which is why it’s important to know what banking services are offered so that you can decide on what is best for you based on your own personal finance needs. As a customer-owned bank, we have a range of banking services available for our members accompanied by personalised customer service to support those in our...

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How Do You Budget When Expecting A Baby?

Having a baby? We’ve developed this handy guide to help you plan your finances before your baby arrives. Your life is about to change forever! With a baby on the way, there's a lot to prepare for, so it doesn't help to worry about your finances too. With some careful pre-planning and budgeting, the cost of the ever-increasing number of 'necessary'...

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What Is A Customer Owned Bank?

What is a customer-owned bank? Customer-owned banks or mutual banks, provide consumer banking services such as credit cards, home loans, personal loans, savings accounts, and term deposits like any other bank. The key difference is in the ownership structure. The bank is owned by its members rather than shareholders. Certain issues or changes may...

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Debit Cards Vs Credit Cards

What’s the difference between a debit card and credit card?  A debit card provides access to your own money held in a transaction account. A credit card is a loan provided by your bank that gives you access to funds or ‘credit’. This becomes a debt and you will need to repay the minimum balance each month. Spending your own money versus the banks...

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Protecting Yourself From Online Scams

With technology always changing, and scammers becoming even more clever and cunning, It’s important to stay on top of the latest scam and fraud tactics used by scammers. By keeping your personal details safe and staying on top of the latest scams that are circulating, you can effectively protect yourself from scams and avoid being a victim. How to...

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Smart Financial Goal Tips for the New Year

As the New Year kicks in, it’s a good time to assess where you are and where you want to go with your finances. You are able to plan for, and make a list of financial goals at any time of the year - however having an outlook for the year ahead can be a great place to start, especially after the challenges many of us faced due to the effects of COVI...

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