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21 Jan 2022 13:57

Toyota reigns supreme as world’s most desired car

Written by Hannah Norton

Whether you're hunting for your next set of wheels or looking at your dream car, searching for car brands on the internet is likely your first stop. We explore which brands receive the most love when it comes to Google search volume.

Tsunami Australia

19 Jan 2022 10:11

Yes, Australia can have tsunamis. But does your insurance cover them?

Written by William Jolly

This week Australia received its first tsunami warning in 11 years.1 For many coastal homeowners, it’s the first time they’ve had to think about whether their home is adequately insured for such an inundation.According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM),...

17 Jan 2022 16:06

Safest cars of 2021: Did your car rank #1?

Written by James McCay

Safe cars could be cheaper to insure. We review the safest cars of 2021, according to ANCAP safety testing. Compare car insurance today with Compare the Market.

unsure electric cars

17 Dec 2021 10:57

Most Australians unsure if next car will be electric

Written by William Jolly

More than two-thirds of Australian motorists plan to replace their current car or buy a new one in the next few years, but only a small fraction say they will go electric, with the vast majority still undecided.

15 Dec 2021 10:24

2021’s cheapest car to insure revealed

Written by James McCay

As 2022 gets into gear, we take a look back at some of the new cars of 2021 to find out which one is the cheapest new car to insure.

House with Christmas lights

9 Dec 2021 09:20

Light up your tree without lighting up your electricity bill!

Written by Phillip Portman

What impact do Christmas lights have on electricity bills in Australia? Read on to find out.

29 Nov 2021 16:04

Boxers live five years less on average, study finds

Written by Hannah Norton

We studied the lifespan of elite athletes to determine the life expectancy for professionals in each sport. We also discuss the link between head trauma and increased mortality.

La Nina

29 Nov 2021 08:44

La Niña declared: what this means for your insurance

Written by William Jolly

Australians have been warned to brace for a wetter summer this year, as La Niña is officially underway.

29 Nov 2021 07:28

Queensland’s next smoke alarm deadline is fast approaching – here’s what the changes mean for you

Written by James McCay

The deadline for Queensland landlords to upgrade their smoke alarms is almost here. Learn more about the requirements and the deadline for owner occupiers.

2023 forecasts

24 Nov 2021 13:46

ANZ, CBA & Westpac all predict house price falls in 2023

Written by William Jolly

According to new forecasts by three of Australia’s big four banks, house affordability is likely to get worse next year before it gets better in 2023.

22 Nov 2021 08:26

Increase in number of Australians with health insurance during COVID-19

Written by James McCay

There was an increase in the number of people with private health insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data from the ABS.

Value of mortgages

18 Nov 2021 13:42

Value of new mortgages up 70% since pre-COVID

Written by William Jolly

The value of new mortgages has skyrocketed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to rising mortgage debt, loan sizes and loan limits.