CHOICE - Banking and trusted tests and investigations of your bank accounts, taxes and foreign currencies from CHOICE Australia. Copyright 2015, 28 Jan 2015 07:56:25 GMTMoneyTravel money card comparisons

The travel card market has expanded in the last couple of years, with a range of new products released to the market, but the fees can still pack a sting.

BankingMon, 05 Jan 2015 10:42:00 GMT
Budget buster tips for 2015

Christmas credit card bills and back-to-school costs are putting the squeeze on many household budgets.

BankingMon, 05 Jan 2015 10:18:00 GMT
Top online savings accounts

Don't leave your hard-earned money in zero interest paying transaction accounts, use a high interest account instead.

BankingMon, 29 Sep 2014 10:44:00 GMT
Top fee-free bank accounts

Save on fees by choosing an account with no monthly fee and no fees for many ‘everyday’ transactions.

BankingTue, 23 Sep 2014 12:30:00 GMT
Mobile money managers

We've checked out 10 financial apps that let you keep track of your spending or budget on the go.

BankingWed, 22 Jan 2014 12:40:00 GMT
Direct debit versus BPAY View

With BPAY and direct debit, there are now more convenient options than ever for paying your bills - but which one's the best for your wallet?

BankingTue, 08 Oct 2013 16:04:00 GMT
Term Deposit Rolling

Over the past few years, bonus rates on online savings accounts have been as good or better than the highest rates on term deposit accounts. New regulations will see the pendulum swing back towards term deposits.

BankingMon, 15 Jul 2013 09:29:00 GMT
Banking code exposed

A revised banking code is one thing. Compliance is another.

BankingFri, 31 May 2013 11:20:00 GMT
Overseas money transfers

Unexpected fees and a poor exchange rate could cost you hundreds of dollars in the course of an international money transfer.

BankingWed, 03 Apr 2013 14:40:00 GMT
Foreign transaction fees

Exchange rates say Aussies should be picking up a nice little bonus on overseas transactions this year. Research by a savvy CHOICE member says otherwise.

BankingTue, 10 Jul 2012 11:07:00 GMT
Bank Satisfaction Survey 2011

Most participants in our survey have long-term relationships with one of the big four banks, but the loyalty has yielded very little satisfaction.

BankingFri, 02 Dec 2011 14:03:00 GMT
Finance comparison sites

These websites can be used to explore many products, from bank accounts to home loans, but CHOICE recommends you approach sites with care.

BankingWed, 27 Apr 2011 16:55:00 GMT
Move your money

$153 billion worth of Australian money currently sits in everday transaction accounts that earn little or no interest.

BankingMon, 14 Mar 2011 15:11:00 GMT
CHOICE releases Better Banking report

The report marks a major milestone in our campaign for fairer banking.

BankingWed, 02 Mar 2011 14:34:00 GMT
CHOICE slams foreign ATM fees

Consumers continue to pay up to $4 when they visit “foreign” ATMs.

BankingWed, 16 Feb 2011 17:16:00 GMT
Bank satisfaction survey 2010

If you're not getting an interest rate saving of at least 0.7% then you're probably paying too much.

BankingWed, 01 Sep 2010 15:12:00 GMT
Bank fee bonanza

The Reserve Bank of Australia's annual bank fees report reveals there has been a shift in banks' household penalty fee income from deposit accounts towards loans.

BankingThu, 10 Jun 2010 01:00:00 GMT
Woolworths and debit cards

You can no longer press “CR” after swiping your debit card at Woolies. We look at the reason for this change, and its potential impacts.

BankingTue, 20 Apr 2010 15:50:00 GMT
Low-fee transaction account reviews transaction accounts.aspx

Switching to a new transaction account with no monthly fees and low transaction costs may save you more than $200 per year. CHOICE selects the picks of the crop.

BankingFri, 12 Mar 2010 16:14:00 GMT
ING Direct Orange Everyday review direct orange review.aspx

The account isn't completely fee-free and it doesn't pay interest, but most everyday transactions are free and there are incentives that will be attractive to many customers.

BankingWed, 10 Mar 2010 13:39:00 GMT
Bankwest Zero quick review

The new Bankwest Zero account refunds its customers the fees that the big four banks charge when you use their ATM machines.

BankingMon, 18 Jan 2010 00:30:00 GMT
Travel money cards quick review

We expose the hidden costs.

BankingMon, 21 Dec 2009 16:51:00 GMT
Bank satisfaction survey 2009

Over the past year, ANZ, Commonwealth, NAB and Westpac have increased market share but our survey reveals they haven't increased in popularity.

BankingWed, 30 Sep 2009 15:40:00 GMT
Switch financial providers and save

For most of us, minimising the cost of 'staple' financial services like bank accounts and insurance is important. Here's how to save.

BankingFri, 15 Feb 2008 13:04:00 GMT