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Apr
16
2018

A nation of over-spenders and under-budgeters: Our worst money habits while travelling revealed

When it comes to holidays, Aussies stomachs are bigger than their budget with a third (36 per cent) admitting they don’t have a holiday budget, a quarter saying they have spent $500 more than they planned on holiday before, and a further third (37 per cent) splashing cash on wining and dining. Leading credit card […]

Apr
12
2018

Hospital wait times the main trigger for Aussies to take out health cover

Public hospital surgery wait times are at their worst in 15 years[1], driving nearly one in three Aussies to take out private health insurance to avoid the wait, according to new research. A survey of an independent, nationally representative panel of 1000 Australian adults with private health insurance, commissioned by leading financial comparison service comparethemarket.com.au[2], […]

Apr
01
2018

Insider tips for reducing or eliminating dental bills

It’s not just the pain – the cost is also why many of us delay dental visits. In 2015-16, Aussies forked out a whopping $5.7 billion a year[1] in dental services from their own pocket. In light of this huge expense that affects almost every Australian, we offer our top tips from on how to reduce […]

Mar
26
2018

Quarterly petrol prices highest in a year: New data reveals where to fuel up this Easter long weekend

Sydney and Perth petrol prices at their lowest in the cycle over the weekend Prices should ease slightly in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide Bad news for Canberra residents as prices expected to remain high Motorists in Sydney and Perth can look forward to the weekend ahead with prices expected to be towards their lowest in […]

Feb
27
2018

The most expensive taxi they’ll ever take: Aussies ignorant about ambulance costs

With 4.3 million ambulance service responses in 2015-2016[1] and 7.8 million emergency department hospitalisations in 2016-17[2], ambulance is a service most Aussies will use at least once in their lives. Yet a new survey has revealed many could be left with huge bill shock after an ambulance ride. Incredibly, almost half (49%) of Australians surveyed […]

Feb
21
2018

Health cover a head scratcher: 7 in 10 policyholders admit they suffer from information overload

Families will soon have to pay an average of $160[1] more a year for health cover after premiums rise on April 1. Yet new research indicates Australians don’t fully understand what they are paying for, with 71 per cent feeling overwhelmed by all the information available, and 50 per cent finding their policy unclear. The […]

Jan
17
2018

Jenny Williams joins Compare the Market as Chief Marketing Officer

Leading comparison service comparethemarket.com.au (CTM) is delighted to announce that Jenny Williams has joined as Chief Marketing Officer. Jenny brings with her more than 30 years experience in technology-driven marketing and is well-known for her digital expertise. “The role is the perfect fit for me – I have been a fan of the brand since […]

Jan
11
2018

CTM’s commitment to transparency supported by Senate Cmte recommendations

Comparethemarket.com.au (CTM) has long held the view that by improving transparency across the private healthcare system, consumers would be empowered with a greater understanding of the benefits of their private health insurance. The need for improved transparency was a key theme throughout the recently-released Senate Community Affairs References Committee’s report on the value and affordability […]

Dec
22
2017

Data reveals petrol prices easing in the lead up to Christmas

Motorists around the country may want to hold off filling up the tank until closer to Christmas, if possible, as petrol prices have begun to ease in most cities, according to the latest quarterly petrol analysis from comparethemarket.com.au. The free comparison website, which updates its petrol price data three times daily across all major Australian […]

Dec
07
2017

Pay-on-time discounts not helping 57% of households to pay their energy bill

Following a recent industry report that found higher energy discounts don’t necessarily translate to lower energy bills[1], a new survey reveals that 57 per cent of Aussie households admit pay-on-time discounts have not been helping them pay the rising costs of their energy bills. The survey of an independent, nationally representative panel of 1000 Australian […]

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Hannah Twiggs, Public Relations Executive
hannah.twiggs@comparethemarket.com.au

M: 0431 511 362
P: 07 3377 8879

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