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Jan
30
2024

Renovation nation: 52% of homeowners plan to spruce up their digs next year

Rising costs have not deterred more than half of Australian homeowners planning renovations and home improvements, with new Compare the Market research showing small, low-budget upgrades remain popular.* More than half of Australian homeowners are planning to revamp their property within the next 12 months, according to a recent Compare the Market survey. A third […]

Jan
29
2024

‘Don’t get caught out’: Insurance warning to Taylor Swift fans ahead of record-breaking Eras Tour

With hundreds of thousands of ‘Swifties’ set to descend on Accor Stadium in Sydney and Melbourne Cricket Ground next month for Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour, Compare the Market is warning concertgoers travelling from interstate to the concerts to safeguard their once-in-a-lifetime experience in case the worst happens. While many fans have already organised their tickets, […]

Jan
29
2024

Aussie homeowners are selling up in droves

There may be a squeeze on the property market right now, but new Compare the Market research shows that almost 40% of Aussie homeowners are planning to sell their property within the next five years. Interestingly, around 30% of Aussie homeowners intending to sell are planning to downsize. According to the latest findings, 6.2% will […]

Jan
29
2024

Brisbane booklist breaking the bank: Research reveals the 23% price hike

Families could be forced to fork out 23% more for items from their school booklist provider versus buying the individual items themselves from cheaper retailers this school year. According to Compare the Market’s latest research comparing a Brisbane state school’s booklist cost, only 4 out of the 28 items analysed were cheaper on the list […]

Jan
29
2024

‘Ten years of pain’: Why your household electricity costs could remain high despite plummeting wholesale prices

Compare the Market is warning Australians that electricity prices could remain high for the next decade, with consumers bearing the brunt of network transformations. Latest figures show wholesale electricity prices in the National Electricity Market were down around 50% on the previous year in many jurisdictions, leaving many to question why household energy prices remain […]

Jan
29
2024

‘A match made in heaven’: Compare the Market expands its offering with new home loan service

It’s a meericle! Financial comparison website, Compare the Market has launched its digital-first home loan service with a heavenly campaign uniting its beloved meerkats and property expert Andrew Winter. Home Loan Heaven offers a new way for Australians to compare, apply and settle a home loan, without the hassle of endless paperwork. Seven new TV […]

Jan
29
2024

Despite the wild, wet weather hitting the coast, thunderstorms, hail and floods are not a top concern for many

Despite the recent drenching of Australia’s east coast over the last month that damaged properties and left thousands of homes without power, new data from Compare the Market has found that only 17.8% of Aussies surveyed considered thunderstorm and hail damage as a top concern for their homes in the next 12 months. Furthermore, just […]

Jan
25
2024

Kochie’s six-point agenda for cost-of-living relief

Home loan reforms, energy bill relief, and better fuel price reporting should be considered as part of a cost-of-living package from the government, according to Compare the Market’s Economic Director, David Koch. There is plenty the Prime Minister and his Caucus can do to ease the cost of living crisis apart from just changing the […]

Jan
18
2024

Save more in ‘24: Kochie’s challenge to help you claw back $1000s

David ‘Kochie’ Koch is Compare the Market’s Economic Director, leading research and campaigns to help Australians make educated financial decisions.   When you look back on 2023 in ten years’ time, the one thing you might remember is just how expensive everything from petrol to power and even chips and chocolate got.  That’s why we […]

Jan
15
2024

Compare the Market reveals 2023’s most popular international holiday destinations

If you are looking for your next international destination in 2024, then look no further. Compare the Market analysed its travel insurance data for the past year and found the top 10 most popular international destinations for 2023! Based on over 1,000,000 travel insurance quotes, Compare the Market reveals that Aussies were obsessed with going […]

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