Surcharge cash cow milked for too long

22 Jul 2011 | CHOICE says credit card surcharges are out of control and has recommended a series of reforms aimed at reining in excessive costs.

Aussies pay big bucks to go to the flicks

20 Jul 2011 | Australians pay more to go to the movies than cinema-goers in the United States and New Zealand according to a review of movie prices by CHOICE.

ACCC must be ready to pounce on carbon conmen

13 Jul 2011 | CHOICE welcomes today’s announcement that the ACCC will target businesses attempting to pass on unrelated costs under the guise of the carbon price.

Carbon price compo passes first test but consumers remain vigilant

11 Jul 2011 | Choice says a well-designed carbon price is the most efficient way to reduce CO2 emmisions and limit the cost to consumers of taking credible action on climate change.

CHOICE backs permanent financial claims scheme to help smaller lenders

8 Jul 2011 | People’s watchdog CHOICE has called for the Financial Claims Scheme (FCS) to be maintained to enhance competition in the banking sector and benefit consumers.

Consumers bamboozled by probiotics

6 Jul 2011 | CHOICE says inadequate food labelling standards and pseudo-scientific names are allowing some manufacturers of probiotic yoghurts and drinks to mislead people about the products’ health benefits.

Switching health funds best way to save bucks

28 Jun 2011 | A review of more than 17,000 health insurance policies by CHOICE has found families could save more than $1500 by switching to a better value fund.

Tall Aussies caught short by undersized items

24 Jun 2011 | CHOICE says Australian businesses could be overlooking a growing number of taller consumers by failing to provide suitably sized products and services.

Tall Aussies caught short by undersized items

23 Jun 2011 | CHOICE says Australian businesses could be overlooking a growing number of taller consumers by failing to provide suitably sized products and services.

Consumers win as exit fee ban goes ahead

22 Jun 2011 | People’s watchdog CHOICE has welcomed the Federal Parliament’s decision to uphold the ban on mortgage exit fees, which will now come into effect from 1 July, 2011.

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