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30 Jul 2021 11:08

Aussies improve their credit scores since the pandemic’s arrival

Written by William Jolly

Careful spending habits because of the pandemic have led to an improvement in the average Australian’s credit score.

stamp duty note

29 Jul 2021 14:04

Key housing body calls for stamp duty to be scrapped

Written by William Jolly

Yet another key housing body has called for stamp duty to be either reformed or removed.

29 Jul 2021 09:48

Safer streets could lead to insurance savings in lockdown

Written by Sarah Orr

Reduced levels of crime linked to lockdown may have a positive impact on insurance premiums, according to insurance experts at Compare the Market.

inflatable man dancing

28 Jul 2021 15:30

Inflation hits 3.8% annually, but what does that mean?

Written by William Jolly

CPI rose 0.8% in the June 2021 quarter and 3.8% over the last 12 months.

28 Jul 2021 11:53

Pricey purebred? A mongrel mutt could save you money on insurance

Written by Sarah Orr

We reveal the cheapest and most expensive pooches to insure and the popular purebred that tops the list.

Power lines stretching across blue sky

27 Jul 2021 08:29

You can now get home and car insurance from an energy company… but is it a good idea?

Written by Eliza Buglar

You can now get home and car insurance from an energy company… but is it a good idea? Find out more with Compare the Market.

SA concession couple applying for the switch for solar program

26 Jul 2021 11:52

South Australians may be eligible for a free solar system under new pilot program

Written by Phillip Portman

With the Switch for Solar pilot program, eligible SA residents can switch concessions for free solar PV systems. Learn more.

Plane flying over mountains near Queenstown, New Zealand

23 Jul 2021 16:21

The New Zealand travel bubble will close – what are your rights?

Written by Eliza Buglar

The Trans-Tasman travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand has closed. Compare the Market helps you find out what your rights are for cancelled travel.

23 Jul 2021 15:06

Over 70% of car owners won’t let younger people drive their car

Written by James McCay

Over 70% of drivers won't let someone younger get behind the wheel. Discover which age group is the most restricted, and how this affects the cost of insurance.

Surfers Paradise, QLD

22 Jul 2021 10:33

Queensland, New South Wales see spike in refinancing in 2021

Written by William Jolly

Australians have been busy comparing home loans, with refinancing up significantly in the 12 months from June 2020 to 2021.

rental increases 6.6%

22 Jul 2021 10:16

Rental prices up 6.6% in just one year

Written by William Jolly

The weekly cost of renting across Australia has increased at its fastest rate since January 2009.

a number of electric SUV’s parked in a saleyard at sunset

21 Jul 2021 16:28

What Europe’s accelerated fossil fuel ban means for Aussies

Written by James McCay

The EU has recently announced new legislation that would ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2035. What does this mean for Australian motorists?