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Grandfather teaching his grandson about classic and vintage cars

20 Jun 2024 10:23

Back to black: How your car colour could be driving up your premium

Written by Noémi Hadnagy, reviewed by David Koch

According to new analysis from Compare the Market, motorists could be slugged with higher car insurance premiums based on the colour of their car.

19 Jun 2024 09:38

Warning to travellers heading over to Paris for the Summer Olympics

Written by Noémi Hadnagy, reviewed by Adrian Taylor

As the Summer Olympics in Paris draw near,Compare the Market is urging travellers to safeguard their European summer sports dreams.

David Koch at Compare the Market

18 Jun 2024 14:38

Saving jobs vs getting inflation down: Kochie weighs in as the RBA keeps the cash rate on hold

Written by Natasha Innes, reviewed by David Koch

It seems homeowners’ cries for a rate cut fell on deaf ears as the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept the cash rate on hold at Tuesday’s Board meeting.Despite the EU and Canadian central banks cutting their cash rate by...

Person skiing down a mountain slope

11 Jun 2024 10:13

Australia’s favourite international snow sports destinations revealed

Written by Noémi Hadnagy, reviewed by Adrian Taylor

Japan has peaked as Australia’s favourite snow sports destination, according to Compare the Market

workers figuring out australian energy crisis

7 Jun 2024 11:20

Energy regulator confirms electricity prices from 1 July – here are the winners and losers

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Meredith O'Brien

Some electricity prices are set to change from 1 July.

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6 Jun 2024 08:51

How to turn pocket money into $50K

Written by Natasha Innes

The average Australian kid is getting $26 per week* in pocket money but Compare the Market Economic Director David Koch said parents could turn this into $50,000 by the time they turn 21 with one simple trick.

David Koch at Compare the Market

31 May 2024 08:38

‘Enough is enough’: Compare the Market backs calls to stop loyal customers being slugged with higher prices

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by David Koch

Compare the Market’s Economic Director David Koch said enough was enough when it comes to the reported loyalty tax in the insurance and banking industries.

paying lump sum home loan

30 May 2024 13:45

The career move that could cost you your home loan

Written by Natasha Innes, reviewed by David Koch

Job hoppers who forged the ‘great resignation’ have been warned that too many career changes could put their home loan applications at risk.

Kochie at Compare the Market

29 May 2024 08:37

Kochie’s Money Digest: Essential steps to ease into retirement + Money causing relationship issues

Written by David Koch

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

mortgage broker home loan contract

28 May 2024 11:14

The home loans hack that could save you tens of thousands

Written by Natasha Innes, reviewed by David Koch

Australian homeowners could save tens of thousands of dollars and pay off their loan faster by making a small change to their repayments. 

Grandparents with funeral insurance play with grandson

28 May 2024 07:29

Bank of Grandma and Grandad keeping young families afloat

Written by Natasha Innes, reviewed by David Koch

Baby boomers are often blamed for today’s inflated house prices but they’re the unsung heroes of today’s cost-of-living crisis – helping their offspring carry the cost of childcare, clothes and essentials, according to new Compare the Market research.

businesswoman considering investing in property

28 May 2024 06:59

Where a mortgage in Australia costs less than the median rent

Written by Natasha Innes, reviewed by Andrew Winter

Owning and buying a property could now be more affordable than the median price of rent in a number of Australian suburbs, after the national median surpassed $600 a week.