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  • Shares in ANZ suspended after info leak
    Shares in Australian giant ANZ have been suspended after full-year results were accidentally released ahead of schedule.   The banking group called a halt to trading for Monday after a spreadsheet intended for a small ...
    Mon 27th Oct, 2014
  • Australians enjoying convenient contactless cards
    Increasing numbers of Australians are turning towards the convenience and speed of contactless payments.   The number of transactions made using Visa PayWave has doubled in the space of a year, from 28 million last year to ...
    Tue 30th Sep, 2014
  • How do you become successful at saving?
    About half the population are successful in putting a savings plan into place, while the other half find it much more difficult, according to new data.   The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) ...
    Fri 12th Sep, 2014
  • Government moves to cut airline credit card surcharges
    The days of extracting millions of dollars in credit card fees could be numbered for airlines, if a government move to enact legal measures gets the go-ahead.   The government is seeking to limit the amount that Australian ...
    Fri 29th Aug, 2014
  • Look for money saving opportunities as wage growth slows
    Australians must stretch to make every cent count, as wage growth grinds to a halt.   Wages rose by just 0.6% just April and June, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, owing to higher unemployment and a weaker ...
    Mon 18th Aug, 2014
  • Steep house prices offset interest rate cuts during crisis years
    House prices have risen so steeply in some areas that even the interest rate cuts made during the crisis years have barely offered any savings whatsoever.   Conditions for some homeowners are more challenging now than they ...
    Mon 11th Aug, 2014
  • Borrowers should demand lower home loan rates
    Homeowners with a mortgage should demand discounts on their home loans because the climate is favourable for lending right now, according to an influential banker.   People with a mortgage are being urged not to accept ...
    Tue 5th Aug, 2014
  • Chip and PIN deadline approaches – be prepared
    Most cardholders have been quick to embrace the new credit card measures designed to improve security, but the remainder needs to be ready for them or risk not being able to use their cards.   From August, cardholders will ...
    Fri 25th Jul, 2014
  • Superannuation savings post fifth straight year of growth
    Australians saving for retirement have received a major boost after superannuation savings posted growth of over 10% for the second year running.   Both Chant West and SuperRatings, which monitor the performance of super ...
    Mon 30th Jun, 2014
  • Customers urged to join campaign for cheaper fuel
    Consumers are being urged to lend their names to a Big Switch campaign in the hope of reducing prices at the petrol pumps.   Around 97,000 people have joined the One Big Switch campaign in the last two weeks, which is ...
    Wed 18th Jun, 2014
  • Minimum wage in Australia to rise
    The lowest paid workers in Australia are to receive a boost to their pay packets worth $18.70 a week.   The 1.5 million Australians on the minimum wage will now earn $16.87 an hour following the latest annual wage review. ...
    Wed 4th Jun, 2014
  • Commonwealth Bank launches card-free cash withdrawal service
    Commonwealth Bank has launched the first card-free withdrawal service in Australia for smartphone customers.   The latest update to the bank’s mobile app includes two new services, Cardless Cash and Lock and Limit, which ...
    Wed 14th May, 2014
  • Commonwealth Bank to pioneer cardless withdrawals
    From next month, Australians will have the ability to withdraw cash from 3,000 ATM machines without using their cards.   The card-free withdrawal service, the first of its kind in Australia, will be made available by ...
    Wed 30th Apr, 2014
  • Foreign buyers driving up house prices in Queensland
    Queensland residents will see the biggest gains in house prices over the next two years, according to a new report.   The latest Residential Property survey from National Australia Bank predicts that house prices across the ...
    Wed 16th Apr, 2014
  • CommBank apologises after glitch disrupts services
    Commonwealth Bank has apologised after a system glitch yesterday left thousands of customers without access to their accounts.   Technical problems at the bank left customers unable to withdraw cash via ATM machines, make ...
    Tue 15th Apr, 2014
  • Using credit cards for cheaper spending
    It's easy to criticize credit cards: when they are used inefficiently, they constitute an expensive method of payment.   With interest rates approaching 20% per annum – and higher still for reward cards – credit cards ...
    Tue 8th Apr, 2014
  • Vertigo cards improve range of 0% balance transfer offers
    A number of brands under the Westpac Group have brought their 0% balance transfer deals in line with the banking giant, improving the range of cards available for customers.   Both St. George and the Bank of Melbourne have ...
    Wed 2nd Apr, 2014
  • Westpac Group donates $5.3 million to charity
    Westpac Group has gifted $5.3 million to Australian charities after the institution matched the $2.65 million donated by employees.   Around 650 charities will benefit from the Matching Gifts program, which sees the bank ...
    Thu 27th Mar, 2014
  • $1 million not enough for retirement: start saving early
    A $1 million pot may no longer be enough for a comfortable level of retirement, sources suggest, in a prompt to get Australians to start saving early for later life.   According to the Australian Securities and Investments ...
    Wed 26th Mar, 2014
  • Complaints rise about unaffordable utility bills
    The Energy and Water Ombudsman service has faced a surge in complaints from customers who are upset at the lack of help they have been given by utility firms to pay their bills.   With growing numbers struggling to keep ...
    Mon 10th Mar, 2014
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