Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel is the owner of Hunter & Scribe, a copywriting agency that writes blogs, social media posts, emails and other content for the property and finance industries. Previously, Nick was a professional journalist who specialised in property, finance and business.



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Ever wondered how your mortgage is funded?

When you need a home loan, you turn to a bank or a non-bank lender. But that then begs the question: where do they get the money to fund your loan?

Beware of dodgy property spruikers

Buying investment property can be a great way of building wealth. But it can also end up being a very expensive mistake – especially when there’s an ethically challenged property spruiker involved.

How to get a home loan if you’re self-employed

There’s no doubt there are a lot of perks of being your own boss. But alongside the many benefits come additional challenges, especially when it comes to borrowing money.

The pros and cons of upgrading

Moving to a bigger home in a better neighbourhood sounds like a dream come true, but upgrading can go wrong if you don’t plan wisely. While having more space...

Why negative gearing can be a double-edged sword

When it comes to property investing, one of the most common strategies in Australia is to negatively gear your portfolio. But while it can provide helpful financial support to some investors, it...

How to enter the property market ahead of schedule

Australians tend to buy property for two reasons — to own a home or invest in property, and some want both. Owning property is so important for Aussies, that we spend, on...

How much money do you need for retirement?

It’s never too early to start planning for your retirement. The more wealth you generate during your working years, the more pleasure and comfort you can have during your retirement. But that...

Five reasons why you might want to refinance

Before getting your existing home loan, you probably spent time comparing different products and lenders as you looked to find a mortgage with a competitive rate that best met your needs.

Recent posts

Australia is building the biggest houses in the world once again

We dream big in Australia. So it’s little surprise that when the Great Australian Dream becomes a reality it means bigger houses...

Switch lenders if rate cut is not passed on: RBA

Mortgage holders and business operators are being encouraged by the RBA to switch lenders if their bank doesn’t pass on the latest...

RBA trims cash rate to new record low 0.10%

If you didn’t back a winner on Melbourne Cup Day then fret not: the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has delivered mortgage...

Housing market confidence ‘booms’, cash rate cut expected

Consumer sentiment is surging, confidence in the housing market is booming, and the number of experts tipping a Melbourne Cup Day cash...

Flow of credit to small businesses remains strong

Small business owners in need of credit will be buoyed by new data that shows the approval rate for loans has remained...