Thousands farewell big four banks

On World Consumer Rights Day, we're calling on all Australians to join the global Move Your Money campaign.

15 Mar 2012 | We're marking World Consumer Rights Day by delivering a giant farewell card to the big four banks on behalf of thousands of Australians.


First chickens, now eggs

ACCC takes action against South Australian ‘free range’ egg supplier

12 Mar 2012 | The ACCC is taking action against South Australian ‘free range’ egg supplier.


CHOICE attends Consumers International regional conference

KL conference shows consumers flexing muscle in developing nations.

9 Mar 2012 | Consumer groups from the Asia Pacific region as well as the Middle East have met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to discuss the consumer movement.


CHOICE lodges super complaint

Our first super complaint under the pilot project with NSW Fair Trading has been lodged on electricity switching sites.

8 Mar 2012 | CHOICE has lodged its first super complaint, part of a pilot project with NSW Fair Trading on electricity switching sites.


Banks mine free transaction account gold

Australians are giving the Big Four a free kick.

2 Mar 2012 | Australian consumers are giving the big four banks a free kick, with an estimated $166.4 billion sitting in transaction accounts that earn little or no interest.

Flood insurance 2

New brief for disaster relief

Government recommends a fresh take on insurance claims handling.

1 Mar 2012 | In the wake of the government's inquiry, CHOICE questions whether the industry’s moves so far have meant better protection for consumers.


Supermarkets set for scrutiny

The ACCC will be focusing on supermarket practices this year, according to Chairman Rod Sims.

21 Feb 2012 | ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has announced supermarkets will be a priority for the Commission in 2012.


CHOICE Big Bank Switch

The CHOICE Big Bank Switch group home loan switching campaign has closed.

18 Feb 2012 | The CHOICE Big Bank Switch attracted more than 40,000 registrations, with over 2,000 people entering discussions with Big Bank Switch lenders. Many more used the offers to demand better deals from their current lenders.


Air Australia goes bust

Stranded ticketholders highlight need for new protections.

17 Feb 2012 | We're calling for a built-in passenger safety net in the airlines industry and a travel industry ombudsman to make sure it works.


Rate rises all around

The Big Four are playing by their own rules, and you can too.

16 Feb 2012 | There is plenty of competition in the Australian market, which is why raising rates is just bad business.

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