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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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6 May 2020 10:34

How 2020’s Default Market Offer affects your energy bill

Written by James McCay

Changes are coming to the Default Market Offer (DMO) on 1 July 2020. Find out how energy plans could be impacted in NSW, QLD and SA. Read on to learn more.

6 Apr 2020 12:27

79% of Aussies with health cover have bought Bronze Plus or higher

Written by Hannah Twiggs

Our data revealed 79% of Aussies are choosing health insurance policies with ‘Plus’ features over and above the minimum cover required for the standard tiers. Find out more.

6 Apr 2020 11:59

One in four parents say it’s safe for kids to have a pet at any age

Written by Hannah Twiggs

Pet ownership rates in Australia are among the highest in the world. We surveyed over 1,000 Aussie parents to find out if they think it's safe to have their newborn, toddler or primary-school aged child around their 'fur baby'.

3 Apr 2020 10:22

Private health insurers move to cover COVID-19 and pause changes to premium

Written by Eliza Buglar

Private health funds are now including COVID-19 in hospital cover and holding off on the annual rate rise. Learn more about how these changes affect your cover.

3 Mar 2020 12:23

Heart over head: Nearly half of Aussies prioritise their partner’s health and wellbeing over their own

Written by Hannah Twiggs

43% of Aussies prioritise their significant other’s health and general wellbeing over their own 37% have missed an event, appointment or meeting to take care of their significant other 35% have lent their partner more than $2,000Being in a...

2 Mar 2020 13:37

Hello Possums! Dame Edna rescues meerkats in a classic case of mistaken identity

Written by Hannah Twiggs

Leading insurance comparison service Compare the Market has launched its third and final chapter of their new campaign to the nation on Sunday night via its latest TVC.The TVC – ‘Hello Possums’ – sees Aleksandr and Sergei looking a bit worse...

26 Feb 2020 14:39

Family comes first: Half of Aussies value family over their property, job and even life

Written by Hannah Twiggs

52% of people consider their family the most important aspect of their life 13% consider their property the most valuable part of their life Of those who rate their life most important, only 14% have life insuranceWhen it comes...

12 Feb 2020 11:24

1 in 3 Australians with pre-existing medical conditions experience disruptions to their holiday

Written by Claire Rosenberg

Nearly a fifth (17%) of those with a pre-existing condition don’t take out travel insurance whatsoever when they holiday overseas, potentially leaving themselves without a financial safety net should anything go awry.

10 Feb 2020 15:41

Meerkats take the long way home, but will they ever get there?

Written by Hannah Twiggs

Leading insurance comparison service Compare the Market has launched its second chapter of their new campaign to the nation on Sunday night via its latest TVC.The TVC – ‘Long Walk Home’ – follows on from the meerkats’ great escape from...

7 Feb 2020 10:26

Practising bad plastic habits: 45% of Aussies have unsafely shared their credit card details

Written by Hannah Twiggs

A survey of 1,200 Australian credit card holders asked respondents how they had shared their credit card details in the past. Here's what we learned.

5 Feb 2020 07:31

58% of young adults drew from the ‘bank of mum and dad’ when travelling – and most don’t repay their parents in full

Written by Hannah Twiggs

New research has revealed that parents are helping to fund overseas leisure, work trips and even study ventures for their children.

1 Feb 2020 09:28

Deadly driver distractions: 78% of drivers admit to multi-tasking behind the wheel – with eating and drinking the most common disruption

Written by Hannah Twiggs

In a survey commissioned by us, we found that over three-quarters (78 per cent) of motorists admitted to multi-tasking behind the wheel.