Finance News

Fewer deaths, car sales soar – what company reports reveal about us

The pandemic kept more Australians alive and demand for second-hand cars went through the roof. The business reporting season reveals much about Australians’ financial behaviour.…


How the pandemic has turbocharged the pet care industry

Vitamin wellness company Blackmores is now making pet vitamin supplements and leading retailers are offering insurance for our increasingly pampered pets.


Pandemic destroying plans of older workers

The Business Council of Australia says older people are most at risk of long-term unemployment because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finance News

Inducing consumer paralysis: how retailers bury customers in an avalanche of choice

Sometimes big isn’t better. The more energy plans to choose from, for instance, does not mean you will make the best budgeting decision. Quite the reverse in fact.


Baby boomers fuelling a trillion-dollar market

Baby boomers are fuelling a burgeoning global market – labelled the silver economy – estimated to be worth $15 trillion by 2020.

Federal Budget

Coalition shifts tax burden from businesses to the individual

The Parliamentary Budget Office released its 2017-18 Budget: medium-term projections report, which reveals how the Coalition plans to get the nation’s economy back into surplus.


ACCC to seek tougher penalties on big business

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chairman Rod Sims says that the watchdog intends to seek tougher penalties on big business for malpractice.


First class flights: the ultimate free travel upgrade

British Airways is offering the ultimate travel deal. Until 31 March 2017, score a complimentary one-way upgrade to first class when you purchase selected Club World business flights.


Federal Minister Stuart Robert’s secret China visit probed

Federal Minister Stuart Robert is under fire for a secret trip to Beijing, where he visited with his millionaire friend Paul Marks to secure a business deal with the Chinese Government-owned Minmetals.


Record spend on Aussie tourism

The Australian dollar may have dipped over the past year, but the number of tourists to our shores has risen, spending a record $32.5 billion over the last 12 months.

People power

Interest rates are on the rise and the big four banks are taking no prisoners. Depending on which financial institution you bank with, your rate could have increased by as much as 10 basis points in the last week. This is despite the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) maintaining the cash rate at its last meeting.

Bank customers make the switch

In last year’s December quarter, more than 50,000 home-owners refinanced their mortgages with other banks, totalling $12.6 billion of mortgage business. This increase in switching was led by customers looking for a better deal.

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