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Traveller lost passport at airport travel scams

26 Sep 2019 07:34

Travel scams deter 1 in 3 Aussies from going overseas

Written by Megan Birot

With over a third of Aussies nervous to travel out of fear of being fleeced while on holiday, we reveal some common travel scams faced by travellers overseas and how to avoid them.

International currencies

25 Sep 2019 14:31

Weak Aussie dollar builds a strong case for international money transfers

Written by James McCay

The weakness in the Aussie dollar might be sad news for Aussie travellers heading overseas, but it presents a strong opportunity for international money transfers to Australia.

23 Sep 2019 07:44

Why ‘fee-free’ money transfers aren’t always the cheapest

Written by Megan Birot

Aussies pay millions too much to send money overseas with banks, instead of with international money transfer (IMT) services. These typically offer low or zero fees, and better exchange rates. But are 'fee-free’ money transfers always the cheapest? Read more.

16 Sep 2019 08:06

New energy discounts offer an opportunity for over 2 in 5 Aussies

Written by Megan Birot

Energy customers can save big with conditional discounts like pay-on-time offers. But, these discounts are only achieved about half of the time. Could guaranteed or unconditional discounts deliver more long term savings, without the sting of penalties? Read more.

Receiving Australian dollar at the bank

10 Sep 2019 08:17

7.5 million Aussies are struggling financially – 2 million more than last year

Written by Hannah Twiggs

The 2019 release of a major national study reveals Aussies are worse off this year than last year in their personal financial circumstances and their ability, knowledge and motivation to make a positive change across their finances.

29 Aug 2019 06:36

Almost half of Queenslanders would fail the test for financial literacy and health

Written by Hannah Twiggs and Deloitte Access Economics release 2019 instalment of major consumer report QLD residents meet the country’s average score for financial consciousness: scoring 48/100 A whopping 43 per cent of Queenslanders wouldn’t meet the basic threshold of financial consciousness...

26 Aug 2019 07:38

How to prevent digital business scams from crippling your company

Written by Hannah Twiggs

Aussies need to stay alert to cyber-crimes and digital business scams throughout the year, especially as $60 million was lost in such scams in 2018.

20 Aug 2019 15:58

Need a spinal disc replacement? You no longer need Gold-tier cover.

Written by Michael Tabet

Discover why you no longer need Gold tier health insurance to cover spinal disc replacement, how many Aussies are affected and how much more affordable it is to get lower-level cover.

a man using credit card for gambling on phone

16 Aug 2019 08:26

Crackdown on Aussies using credit cards for gambling

Written by James McCay

On 1 July 2019 Macquarie Bank has blocked its customers from using credit cards for gambling. What are Australia's other banks doing to help prevent Aussies from getting in too deep?

Person paying via credit card tap

15 Aug 2019 16:23

Over a quarter of retirees lost more than $1,000 to credit card fraud

Written by Megan Birot

We ran an independent survey from a nationally representative panel of 1,500 credit card holders, to reveal which Aussies lose more cash to credit card fraud.

8 Aug 2019 14:17

Nearly half of surveyed Aussies would use alternative therapies for pets

Written by Hannah Twiggs

Pet health: we reveal what alternative therapies for pets Aussies would try to keep their fur babies healthy. Read more here!

1 Aug 2019 15:38

New research reveals 1 in 2 Aussies have poor oral hygiene habits

Written by Claire Rosenberg

One in two Aussies has poor oral hygiene habits. Discover what these are, good dental habits to practice and how to get affordable dental treatment.