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We want to ensure you read about the stories that matter most to your household. So, whether it's about the Reserve Bank moving (or holding) the cash rate or a deep dive into a particularly savvy saver, you'll find our latest news stories right here.

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23 Feb 2024 10:40

Break-ins and theft the biggest concern for homes in 2024

Written by Noémi Hadnagy, reviewed by Adrian Taylor

Compare the Market's latest research has revealed that people are most concerned about home break-ins and theft for the year ahead.

19 Feb 2024 10:41

The hack helping Australians save money on their energy bills

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by David Koch

Depending on the existing plan and others available, it’s a move that could save some customers hundreds of dollars a year.

men with buckets after storm in australia

19 Feb 2024 10:34

More than a quarter of Aussies ditching insurance for their home as nation grapples with extreme weather events

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Adrian Taylor

Having no cover at all for your property or belongings isn’t a good idea.

Couple filing tax return and looking over the Medicare Levy

19 Feb 2024 10:26

An alarming number of Aussies don’t know about the surcharge that can sting next tax time

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Steven Spicer

Over 40% of Australians don’t know how the Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS) works – despite the impact it could have on your return at tax time.

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9 Feb 2024 14:03

My refinancing challenge to the government + RBA reaction

Written by David Koch

Kochie shares his latest financial insights and thoughts with Compare the Market.

7 Feb 2024 10:32

No more rate hikes + biggest money arguments

Written by David Koch

Kochie shares his latest financial insights and thoughts with Compare the Market.

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7 Feb 2024 07:00

Compare the Market reveals the most common cat and dog breeds for 2023. Did your pet make the list?

Written by Noémi Hadnagy, reviewed by Adrian Taylor

Compare the Market analysis has found that Domestic Short Hair is the most popular cat breed, while the Cavoodle was the most popular dog breed.

6 Feb 2024 13:45

Inflation genie going back in the bottle? Devil’s in the detail, says Koch

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by David Koch

Data indicates that some key areas are still hurting households, according to David Koch.

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6 Feb 2024 13:39

‘Enough is enough’: Kochie urges change to mortgage process as RBA keep the cash rate on hold

Written by Natasha Innes, reviewed by David Koch

Koch has urged the government to prioritise reforms that could help homeowners save money on their mortgage.

australian couple without solar comparing energy bills

2 Feb 2024 12:51

Fighting with the family: A third of Aussies arguing with loved ones over money

Written by Natasha Innes, reviewed by David Koch

Holidays are meant to be the most cheerful time of year, but according to a recent Compare the Market survey, 38.3% of Australians are arguing with their loved ones over the rising cost of household bills.

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30 Jan 2024 09:03

A nation of financial cheaters: The money secrets we keep from our partners

Written by Natasha Innes, reviewed by David Koch

Have you ever lied to your partner about how much something cost or kept a financial secret from them? You’re not the only one, with new research revealing we’re a nation of financial cheaters.

30 Jan 2024 08:58

“Unnecessary debt” to be treated with caution as interest rates climb, Kochie warns

Written by Natasha Innes, reviewed by David Koch

Debt consolidation has become the ultimate hangover cure for binge spending over Christmas according to Compare the Market’s Economic Director David Koch, as Aussies work to crunch over $18 billion in credit card balances accruing interest.