Banker holding money behind back

Banking needs to work better for consumers

CHOICE calls on inquiry to put power back in the hands of banking customers.

9 Apr 2014 | CHOICE submission calls for several key reforms to make banking work better for Australian consumers.

Hospital doctor making notes about the patient's health

Health insurance complaints down, but issues remain

The gap between how much a consumer pays in hospital fees and how much their health fund covers is still causing headaches.

9 Apr 2014 | Health insurance industry complaints are down, The State of the Health Funds report finds, but some issues such as out-of-pocket costs, remain.

Taxis lined up on a rainy street.

NSW to limit taxi surcharges

The call to impose a five per cent cap follows a similar move in Victoria.

8 Apr 2014 | The NSW government is pushing for a five per cent limit on taxi surcharges following a similar move in Victoria.

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ACCC acts on misleading Coles cartoon

Coles to issue a correction after ACCC takes action on a misleading video and cartoon.

8 Apr 2014 | The ACCC has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from supermarket giant Coles after an investigation into the “Our Coles Brand Milk Story” cartoon and video found it to be misleading.

Extended warranty document tucked under an electronics appliance

NSW Fair Trading to educate youth

Special program targets lack of consumer rights awareness among the 18-to 24-year-old set.

8 Apr 2014 | NSW Fair Trading's Youth Week aims to educate young people about their consumer rights, including extended warranties and rent-to-buy schemes.

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Apple increases price of apps

Across the board increase will hit Australian app store customers as the end of the sub-$1 app era arrives.

7 Apr 2014 | You’ll have to reach deeper into your virtual wallet for iPhone and iPad apps, following across the board price increase in Apple’s App Store for Australia.

NSW energy prices will be deregulated as of July 1

NSW deregulates electricity prices

From 1 July, NSW electricity prices will be regulated by the market as the requirement for a set electricity price disappears.

7 Apr 2014 | NSW electricity prices will be regulated by the market with the requirement for a set electricity price to disappear.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Free anti-theft features coming to Samsung smartphones

Manufacturer to crack down on rampant phone theft.

7 Apr 2014 | The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 will include two complimentary security tools.

Cloud services

Peak data could be a looming disaster

Could we be running out of room on the Wi-Fi spectrum?

7 Apr 2014 | User demand for wireless internet and other services is testing the radiofrequency spectrum, according to a report by the CSIRO.

Broadband has made us all richer.

Mobile broadband boost

Australians are each $650 richer thanks to the growth of mobile technology.

4 Apr 2014 | Mobile broadband has meant a big boost for the economy according to a report from ACMA.

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