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RBA clamps down on surcharges

Payment Systems Standard will be varied to limit amount businesses charge credit-card customers.

16 Dec 2011 | We take a look at the Reserve Bank’s decision to step into the credit card surcharge debate.

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Consumers to get better financial advice

CHOICE supports FOFA reforms

15 Dec 2011 | CHOICE has endorsed the Joint Consumer Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee inquiry into the proposed Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms.

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Investor compensation reviewed

We're calling for substantial changes to the way in which the National Guarantee Fund is run.

15 Dec 2011 | The Australian government is reviewing the way in which investors are compensated when their stockbroker acts without authority or becomes insolvent.

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Ministers announce future of food labelling

The results are a mixed bag.

13 Dec 2011 | Ministers have handed down their decisions on the future of food labelling, and the menu contains mixed results for consumers.

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Thousands support traffic lights

Over 3700 consumers joined the call for traffic light labels.

9 Dec 2011 | More than 3700 signatures and CHOICE’s open letter were sent to food and health ministers from around Australia.

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Fair calls from mobiles

There's been some success but there's still a way to go with free or local rate calls.

18 Nov 2011 | A campaign being run by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) aims to have calls to 1800, 1300 and 13 numbers charged at a fair price from mobile phones.

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In memory of John Pospisil – 1971-2011

The inspiration for and editor of Computer CHOICE magazine from 1996 to 1998.

16 Nov 2011 | CHOICE salutes an innovator, talented journalist and loving husband and father who died on 15 November 2011, just 18 days short of his 40th birthday.

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Go4Green recalled

Go4Green reaches the next level of shonkiness.

16 Nov 2011 | Just when you thought it couldn't get any shonkier, Go4Green is recalled due to the risk of electric shock.

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Simpler mortgage-speak

Small but crucial victory for prospective homeowners.

11 Nov 2011 | The fight for plain English and full disclosure on financial products is far from over but there have been some wins.

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US consumers flee big banks

How a single Facebook post sparked a major consumer movement against the big banks.

9 Nov 2011 | Thousands of US citizens have walked away from big banks in a consumer revolt as part of Bank Transfer Day.

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