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14 Oct 2021 08:46

There’s a 65% chance we’ll see more cyclones than average this storm season, BOM says

Written by William Jolly

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned of an increased chance of tropical cyclones in the coming months.

13 Oct 2021 14:05

How will climate change affect the property market?

Written by William Jolly

With all the focus on climate change and the now locked-in effects, we’re set to see, the Australian property market is unlikely to escape unscathed.

Green loan

13 Oct 2021 12:02

What are green loans, and should you get one?

Written by William Jolly

A green home loan can reward borrowers for either buying, building or renovating a ‘sustainable’ property

12 Oct 2021 13:22

What’s the average cost of petrol in Australia?

Written by James McCay

Our Bill Shock Tracker survey found the average cost of petrol in Australia is $1,404 a year. Read more to see the data for your home state and age group.

12 Oct 2021 08:06

Will electric vehicles ever be more cost effective than their petrol counterparts?

Written by Hannah Norton

We take a look at electric vehicles and their petrol counterparts to see how long it takes for the financial benefit to make itself clear.

10% first home buyers

8 Oct 2021 15:02

Government guarantees supporting 10% of all first home buyers

Written by William Jolly

One in 10 first home buyers used just two of the available government support programs, new data shows.

Healthy couple

8 Oct 2021 09:44

Bupa boss says health funds need to further incentivise young people

Written by Matthew Keogh

Bupa Managing Director, Emily Amos says health funds need to further incentivise younger people to take out private health insurance.

8 Oct 2021 09:29

Into the future: Will car insurance cover flying cars?

Written by James McCay

In a time when flying cars are becoming more science and less fiction, we ask, "will car insurance cover a flying car?" Read on to hear what the experts say.

APRA changes

6 Oct 2021 13:30

APRA might have made it harder to get a new home loan

Written by William Jolly

Australia’s prudential regulator has tightened lending rules for Australian home buyers, potentially making it harder to get a home loan from now on.

RBA house prices

5 Oct 2021 13:35

RBA holds the cash rate again, but will it help cool house prices?

Written by William Jolly

The Reserve Bank has again left Australia’s cash rate on hold at a historic low of 0.10%, amid growing calls for action on property prices.

5 Oct 2021 12:44

It’s now easier to take advantage of new electricity rates

Written by Phillip Portman

New rule changes mean you’ll be able to switch electricity providers and start saving in as little as two business days, rather than waiting up to 90 days.

5 Oct 2021 10:56

Hole-in-one champagne? Five weird insurance perks for your next holiday

Written by Eliza Buglar

Insurance policies can contain some odd inclusions you might not have noticed before. Find out more with Compare the Market.