Older workers at greater risk

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

Finance News

Retail ‘trick’ that costs you money

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.


The upside to an ageing society

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

Federal Budget

You’re paying for return to surplus

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 target 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 upgrade … with a catch

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.


Minister’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.

Online Shopping

Earning from eBay

Trading on the belief that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, online auction site eBay has taken the world by storm. This online community, allows you to sell items and hidden treasures that you no longer need or want. n