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23 Apr 2009 |
CHOICE recommends you take a mix of cash and cards to cover expenses and provide a back-up plan. We tell you which companies provide the best products and rates. More »
03 Aug 2009 |
To provide incentives for people to save for their first home, the federal government launched the first home saver account (FHSA) scheme. More »
21 Dec 2009 |
We expose the hidden costs. More »
15 Feb 2008 |
For most of us, minimising the cost of 'staple' financial services like bank accounts and insurance is important. Here's how to save. More »
12 May 2010 |
Make sure you're not being stung by high penalties for overdrawing your account, paying your credit card bill a day late, or trying to pay in a cheque that bounces. More »
30 Jan 2007 |
An estimated one-in-three working Australians have lost contact with their super accounts. If you changed your job, address or name recently and forgot to tell the fund, you could be one of them. More »
15 Jan 2008 |
If you've got money parked in an everyday transaction account paying next to nothing interest, you could be earning much more by switching to an account with a better rate.
20 Apr 2009 |
Most people are getting income from one source — a salary. However, with increasingly complicated employment and the odd savvy person making money from investments, it might not be that simple. More »
10 Mar 2010 |
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. More »
30 Sep 2009 |
Over the past year, ANZ, Commonwealth, NAB and Westpac have increased market share but our survey reveals they haven't increased in popularity. More »
08 Oct 2013 |
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? More »
15 Jul 2013 |
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. More »
31 May 2013 |
A revised banking code is one thing. Compliance is another. More »
03 Apr 2013 |
Unexpected fees and a poor exchange rate could cost you hundreds of dollars in the course of an international money transfer. More »
10 Jul 2012 |
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. More »
15 May 2012 |
We review ten savings accounts designed for children and teenagers, including products offered by ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, NAB and Westpac.
27 Mar 2012 |
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. More »
02 Dec 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. More »
27 Apr 2011 |
These websites can be used to explore many products, from bank accounts to home loans, but CHOICE recommends you approach sites with care. More »
31 Mar 2011 |
To determine the winner, we looked at 150 savings accounts and the rates they've been offering over the past 12 months. More »
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