Top tips for nailing your budget this year

It’s always a good time to start saving money. Whether you’re saving up for a trip or growing your emergency fund, everyone should be putting [...]

POSTED ON February 8, 2018
Key terms you should know about superannuation

Australian businesses are required by law to make contributions to employees’ super funds, where it is invested on our behalf by professional investment managers for [...]

POSTED ON November 16, 2017
What is a superannuation fund?

Your superannuation fund is like the piggy bank you had as a kid - somewhere you put money until one day you opened it and [...]

POSTED ON November 16, 2017
How to apply for a savings account

What is a savings account? In short, it's a place to store and grow your money while still allowing you to access it in the [...]

POSTED ON October 26, 2017
How to switch savings accounts

Choosing a savings account that’s right for you is the very first step to achieving your savings goals. Typically, savings accounts offer low or no [...]

POSTED ON October 24, 2017
What is a Savings Account?

If you've set yourself a savings goal or you're trying to grow a rainy day fund, it might be time to invest in a savings [...]

POSTED ON September 25, 2017
What types of savings accounts are there?

If you're looking to grow your savings, it might be time to invest in a savings account. Alternatively, you might want to switch savings accounts [...]

POSTED ON September 25, 2017
What the recent super changes mean for you

As part of the 2017 Federal Budget, the Government introduced a number of changes to Australia's superannuation laws. If you're retired, or are looking to [...]

POSTED ON August 10, 2017
Three tips to help you save for tomorrow

Just because many millennials struggle to break into the property market doesn't mean they're not able to save. In fact, millennials are among some of [...]

POSTED ON June 7, 2017
Retirement savings: How to invest for your future

Retirement doesn’t come cheap. If you’re hoping to maintain a comfortable standard of living long after ceasing work, it’s worth looking into investment options beyond [...]

POSTED ON May 9, 2017
Saving for a holiday and a house

Climbing the corporate ladder is hard work, and you’ll naturally want to take some time out occasionally. Travelling is a great way to rest, recharge [...]

POSTED ON March 27, 2017
Which saving account has the highest rate?

Right now, savings accounts offer interest rates that vary between 0.00 per cent and about 3.05 per cent. If you can get a good rate [...]

POSTED ON February 17, 2017
Not all transaction accounts are the same …

Every Australian needs a basic everyday transaction banking account. But there is no need to settle for the account offered by the bank you have [...]

POSTED ON February 10, 2017
Oh No! Banks are raising rates again

Three big banks and several smaller lenders have raised home loan interest rates over the summer break. Meanwhile, one bank has cut some of its [...]

POSTED ON January 18, 2017
One bank wants to give your baby cash

Westpac is giving $200 in a savings account to any Australian baby born in 2017 to celebrate the bank’s 200th anniversary. What is the $200 [...]

POSTED ON January 11, 2017
Banks cut TD rates, but that will change in 2017

In November and December 2016, some of Australia's biggest banks have reduced some of their term deposit rates. National Australia Bank has reduced interest rates [...]

POSTED ON December 23, 2016
Are borrowers fleeing one big Aussie bank?

Australians are borrowing more and it’s making them richer. Aussie households are increasing their debt levels to invest and grow their wealth more than ever [...]

POSTED ON December 9, 2016
Switching banks is getting a lot easier

Are you unhappy with your bank but the idea of switching your everyday transaction bank account seems a bit too difficult? Everybody has direct debits [...]

POSTED ON November 28, 2016
Thirty three ways you can get Apple Pay

Would you switch banks to enable Apple Pay on your iPhone? Apple Pay is the new way to shop and pay for goods and services [...]

POSTED ON November 15, 2016
Banks are cutting rates to lure property investors

A new round of interest rate cuts is igniting the property investor mortgage market. The latest official Australian Bureau of Statistics housing finance data shows [...]

POSTED ON November 11, 2016
Savings accounts worth having a look at…

Are you happy with your savings account? In a low interest rate economy, savers need to take control and find a savings account that suits [...]

POSTED ON November 3, 2016
Savings accounts vs. term deposits

If you want to save money and earn interest, savings accounts and term deposits are both worth looking into. We’ve examined the differences and similarities between [...]

POSTED ON October 28, 2016
Key savings account terms you should know

Offering higher interest rates than transaction accounts, and with some throwing in bonuses for making regular deposits, savings accounts are designed to help you grow [...]

POSTED ON October 28, 2016
Fewer Aussie couples want a joint bank account

Surprising new data reveals that fewer Australians are choosing to open joint bank accounts, savings accounts and credit cards with their loved ones. Traditionally a [...]

POSTED ON October 28, 2016
Which savings account has the highest base rate?

There are more than 280 savings accounts now on offer from Australia’s banks and credit unions. InfoChoice lets you compare accounts according to the features [...]

POSTED ON October 20, 2016
Angry bank customers look for alternatives

National Australia Bank customers have suffered through three system outages in a week. Thousands of NAB customers have taken to social media to vent their [...]

POSTED ON October 12, 2016
Switching bank accounts is easy

Switching to a new transaction banking account with another bank or credit union may seem like a lot of hassle. Many Aussies put up with [...]

POSTED ON October 7, 2016
Which bank is the best for online banking?

More than fourteen million Australian banking customers went online to do their banking in August 2016 according to Nielsen Digital Ratings. The number of Aussies [...]

POSTED ON September 28, 2016
How can I get Apple Pay on my iPhone?

Apple Pay is now available in Australia, through one bank’s credit card and transaction accounts only. ANZ Bank is offering Apple Pay on ANZ Visa [...]

POSTED ON August 17, 2016
Australians love Visa and Mastercard debit

Australian consumers are paying off their credit cards according to the latest Reserve Bank payment data. The average balance accruing interest on credit and charge [...]

POSTED ON August 15, 2016
Are any banks passing on the RBA rate cut?

The big four banks have angered many Australian home loan borrowers in the last week. Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, National Australia Bank and ANZ Bank have [...]

POSTED ON August 10, 2016
Are you unhappy with your bank?

Customer satisfaction ratings for home loan borrowers has dived. Customer satisfaction scores for Australia’s big four banks has plummeted to their lowest levels since 2013 [...]

POSTED ON July 25, 2016
Google’s Android Pay launches in Australia

In a major step forward for banking and payments in Australia, Google has launched Android Pay with 28 banks and credit unions now offering the service. [...]

POSTED ON July 21, 2016
What is a bonus rate on a savings account?

Bonus rate of interest - What is it? Many high interest online savings accounts feature a ‘bonus rate’ of interest. A savings account bonus rate [...]

POSTED ON July 5, 2016
Get the Banks to Reward you this Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, consumers are forecast to embark on a spending frenzy and wave around their plastic for gifts, entertainment, food, drinks [...]

POSTED ON December 2, 2009
How to reduce your bank fees

Bank fees can be very confusing.  With several banking products available in the market, and with different terminologies used to describe the nature of the [...]

POSTED ON September 17, 2009
Travel now or save for later?

Live now, pay later may sound a great maxim, but it’s not one that should be applied to travel and holidays. If you can avoid paying [...]

POSTED ON March 17, 2008
The 30% Rebate

The 30% rebate on private health insurance premiums is available to all Australians who are members of a registered health fund and are eligible for [...]

POSTED ON November 5, 2001
Making the most of internet banking

Learning exactly what online banking has to offer may allow you to combine its benefits with the familiarity of conventional banking to make the whole [...]

POSTED ON April 19, 2001