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Sarah Orr

Sarah is an avid storyteller, passionate about improving financial literacy and helping Australians make informed choices with their money. Outside the newsroom, she enjoys cycling around Brisbane and snapping scenery on her camera.

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Stories by Sarah Orr

14 Jan 2022 10:45

Australia’s top road trip destinations for 2022 revealed

Written by Sarah Orr

More than a third of Aussies are planning a great Australian road trip this year with the majority planning to spend a week or more travelling the country.

13 Jan 2022 11:16

Queensland crowned Australia’s top domestic destination for 2022

Written by Sarah Orr

Queensland is the top domestic travel destination for Australians in 2022, according to a new survey by Compare the Market.

23 Dec 2021 11:00

Private health insurers announce lowest average rate rise in 21 years

Written by Sarah Orr

Australian health insurance premiums will increase by an average of 2.7% in 2022.

15 Dec 2021 11:24

Low deposit loans up 33% as homebuyers jostle with rising prices

Written by Sarah Orr

The number or properties purchased with lender’s mortgage insurance increased 33% in the year to September 2021, despite government support schemes for first homebuyers, the latest figures show.

13 Dec 2021 09:18

Out of lockdown travellers urged to lock-up homes

Written by Sarah Orr

As holidaymakers pack their bags for the first time in months, insurance experts from Compare the Market have warned the festive season is no time to be complacent about home security.

29 Nov 2021 13:11

Double whammy could hit insurance bills – but there are still ways to save

Written by Sarah Orr

Double trouble caused by increased construction costs and heightened risk of wild weather could see insurance premiums rise for Australians over the next year.Experts at Compare the Market have warned that a medley of issues could see bills rise, including...

11 Nov 2021 15:03

Why are young Australians fighting over money?

Written by Sarah Orr

Money trouble is feeding stress in Aussie households, with young people feeling the pressure most according to new research from Compare the Market.

5 Nov 2021 15:15

Buyers blow budget to break into surging market

Written by Sarah Orr

Over a third of buyers who purchased properties over past five years borrowed more money than they planned to, according to new figures from Compare the Market, shedding light on the sentiment behind Australia’s raging property market.The home loan comparator...

RBA November

2 Nov 2021 15:49

RBA holds the cash rate in November, but the next move could be as close as Easter

Written by Sarah Orr

The Reserve Bank has once again held the cash rate steady at 0.10% in its meeting today as expectations of an increase grow louder.

26 Oct 2021 09:04

Petrol price reprieve may be weeks away

Written by Sarah Orr

Motorists holding out for a dip in surging petrol prices could be waiting well into November based on current projections, according to Compare the Market.Based on average price trends, drivers in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne won’t see cheaper prices at...

12 Oct 2021 13:26

1 in 6 flout flood road warnings

Written by Sarah Orr

One in six Australians admit they’ve ignored advice and tried driving through a flooded area, new figures from Compare the Market show as the east coast braces for storm season.

Alarm-clock

1 Oct 2021 12:09

Awkward! Half of Australia guilty of embarrassing ‘Daylight Savings’ gaffe

Written by Sarah Orr

It’s the Simples terminology we should be getting right, but a majority of us get wrong! A Compare the Market survey – which tested 1,500 Australians in time-changing states – found that more than half of adults mispronounce ‘Daylight Saving’, wrongly selecting ‘Daylight Savings’ with a superfluous letter ‘s’.

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