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Punish doctors who overcharge, says medical chief

Australia’s chief medical officer wants to punish doctors who charge unnecessarily high fees.

Resources

CommBank’s new technology to help travellers save on fees

CommBank is targeting travellers with new technology that helps them avoid foreign exchange fees, extra charges and provides prompts for better travel decisions.

Finance

‘Are my pension fund fees too high?’

Mike is concerned that the fees he is paying on his pension fund for advice and administration are over the odds and asks personal finance guru Noel Whittaker for his view.

News

Unlikely bedfellows team up to offer discounted super

A day after think tank the Grattan Institute called for lower superannuation fund fees, financial giant Mercer and discount online retailer Kogan.com have delivered.

News

Never worry about surprise luggage fees again

Have you ever arrived at the airport and discovered your bag exceeds the weight limit, followed by being asked to pay an exorbitant amount of extra money by the check-in assistant just to get your luggage on board? Not any more …

News

The top 20 super funds that may really be ripping you off

The top 20 super funds in Australia charge their members around $3.4 billion combined in fees, but when you break down fees charged by some funds, you’ll see they’re quite reasonable.

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Extra $700b charged in super fees, analyst claims

Superannuation funds in Australia are scrambling retirement nest eggs, according to a study, with an extra $700 billion in fees being charged compared with typical funds overseas.

Health news

Medical groups slam ‘rogue surgeons’ on fees

Key medical bodies blast ‘rogue surgeons’ and warn of the need for second opinions after a Four Corners expose on patients charged thousands of dollars of out-of-pocket medical expenses.

News

Four tips to prevent super earnings falling into the wrong hands

A woeful investment return has made me more determined than ever to roll my money from a retail super fund into my industry fund, to stop it from falling into the wrong hands.

Banking & Investment

The price of loyalty to your first bank

Studies have shown that loyalty for life to one of the major four banks is burning an $80,000 hole in your pocket. That is close to what a luxury car costs.

Industry Super Funds

Flawed new super rules a risk to consumers: Industry Super

Industry Super Australia (ISA) claims new fee and cost disclosure rules set to take effect next week will provide misleading information to consumers trying to compare super funds.

News

Financial product fees you shouldn’t be paying

If you notice that your bank balance is a little lighter than expected, you may be paying unnecessary fees. Here’s a handy list of fees that you simply should not be paying.

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