Financial adviser dining out on piggy bank

Super growth, but no trust in financial advisers

Financial planners have become very unpopular with Australians.

2 Apr 2014 | While superannuation has been growing, Australians' trust in financial advisers hasn't been keeping pace.

Apple iPhone 6 is on its way to Australia

Bigger iPhone 6 coming soon(er)

The iPhone 6 - also rumoured to be known as the iPhone Air - could be in Australia by July, according to reports.

1 Apr 2014 | The new iPhone 6 will be known as the iPhone Air and will come in two sizes, with a choice of 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch screen, according to widespread reports.


Rent-to-buy crackdown

Consumer Protection in WA clamps down on dodgy rent-to-buy scheme operators.

1 Apr 2014 | Operators of rent-to-buy home buying schemes, which cash in on would-be home-owners' desperation to enter the property market, have been taken to court by Consumer Protection WA.

shares or fixed interest in superannuation

Can your super handle another financial crisis?

Australian retirees and near-retirees may be vulnerable to another GFC through their super accounts.

1 Apr 2014 | A recent report by the Financial Services Council (FSC) reveals that Australian superannuation funds are more heavily invested in the share markets than a number of other countries with comparable retirement schemes.

baby asleep in baby sling

Safety warning on baby slings

Calls for education campaign for safe use of baby slings following suffocation.

31 Mar 2014 | An Australian university study has found that almost one in 20 infants have been injured or narrowly avoided injury in slings.


Flight Centre fined $11 million

Fined millions for attempting to fix international airfares, Flight Centre's "lowest airfare guarantee" rings hollow.

28 Mar 2014 | Flight Centre tried to eliminate differences in the international airfares offered to consumers by attempting to collude with Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines and Emirates.


Office for iPad released

Microsoft announces genuine Office apps for iOS and Android tablets.

28 Mar 2014 | A new mobile-first and cloud-first strategy that includes bringing Word, Excel and PowerPoint to Apple’s popular tablet as well as Android devices has been announced by Microsoft.

Qantas changes frequent flyer program

Qantas changes Frequent Flyer program

Frequent flyers with Qantas will no longer earn points on how far they fly but on how much they pay.

28 Mar 2014 | Customers choosing cheaper Qantas flights will earn less points under the announced changes.

Online auction site on computer

eBay to charge commissions on shipping

Changes to eBay's fee structures have been announced.

28 Mar 2014 | Sellers will pay more in commissions, but could save money on shipping under eBay's new fee structure.


Optus warned for overcharging customers

Telco wrongly bills 237,500 customers over a four-year period.

27 Mar 2014 | Communications watchdog ACMA has formally warned Optus about overcharging customers nearly $9m following an investigation.

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