Aussie banks encourage hackers!

Australia's banks are encouraging hackers with hackathons featuring prizemoney for the best innovations from hackers.National Australia Bank ran a weekend hackathon in December 2014 with [...]

POSTED ON February 5, 2015
Banks to add more to RBA rate rises

Borrowers are likely to be slugged by more rate rises from RBA and more margin expanding rate rises from the big banks as well. The [...]

POSTED ON November 2, 2009
Switch your lender & save $3,800

Over the last 14 months of the GFC, many people moved their money and their business to a big four bank. Many people could simply [...]

POSTED ON November 2, 2009
Four steps to switching banks

Switching bank accounts to a new bank is easier than it has been in the past, but can still be a complex process. ASIC and [...]

POSTED ON November 2, 2009
Fee changes to all transaction accounts

Almost all banks, credit unions and building societies have announced changes to the fees they charge their credit card, loan and account customers. Now may [...]

POSTED ON November 2, 2009
Banks trying to connect with customers

ANZ, Westpac and NAB have launched new marketing programs recently all trying to reconnect with their customers and communities. ANZ have re-fashioned their signage with [...]

POSTED ON November 2, 2009
Most borrowers reject fixed rates

Most homeowners are choosing to stick with their variable rate mortgages with only ten per cent saying they are opting to fix their rate now. [...]

POSTED ON November 2, 2009
Aussies are stashing their cash

The first national study by Westpac into the social effects of the global financial crisis shows more than 32% of Australians are cocooning in the [...]

POSTED ON November 2, 2009
School tuckshops take credit cards online

Parents at some schools are paying for their children’s lunches online with their credit card to avoid having to give their children money. Holy Cross [...]

POSTED ON October 6, 2009
Aussie share obsession cuts our wealth

Australians lost almost twice as much money during the global financial crisis as people in other countries according to the 2009 global wealth report, by [...]

POSTED ON October 6, 2009
Ten million online bankers

Almost 10 million Australians visited their online internet bank each week, but more visit and spend much more time on social networking sites such as [...]

POSTED ON October 6, 2009
Less competition in banking

National Australia Bank yesterday acknowledged to a senate committee hearing in Melbourne that banking consumers' choices had narrowed in the past year. “I think it's [...]

POSTED ON October 6, 2009
Auction continue to deliver results

There were only 171 auctions listed in Sydney on the October long weekend but the clearance rate improved to 72.5 per cent from 62 per [...]

POSTED ON October 6, 2009
Competition returning to mortgage market

NAB, ANZ and second tier lenders all managed to claw back mortgage market share in August. ANZ said they have improved turnaround times on mortgage [...]

POSTED ON October 2, 2009
Borrowers head to Commonwealth in August

The growth story in the loan market remains that of Commonwealth Bank, which lifted its lending by 1.2 per cent over the month of August [...]

POSTED ON October 2, 2009
200,000 Ford car loans sold to Macquarie

Macquarie Leasing will take over the servicing of the Ford loans by January 2010. The portfolio covers around 200,000 vehicles and adds to the bank’s [...]

POSTED ON October 2, 2009
Savings tax to be slashed

The federal government’s Henry review into taxation is set to recommend that tax on savings should be slashed. Ken Henry said yesterday that a middle [...]

POSTED ON October 2, 2009
Savers want good rates and no fees

Bank customers are fed up with fees on savings accounts and want to be rewarded with higher rates for saving regularly, according to a new [...]

POSTED ON October 2, 2009
RaboPlus to launch bonus saver account

RaboPlus will add a bonus saver account to its product portfolio to be launched next week. It will pay five per cent interest to customers [...]

POSTED ON October 2, 2009
Banks deny rate rise plans

Speculation is continuing that the big banks are planning to raise interest rates on variable rate mortgages independently of the Reserve Bank. Banks are continuing [...]

POSTED ON October 2, 2009
Grants cut down but sales to hold up

First home buyers of new homes will be entitled to $14,000 of federal government assistance from today, October 1, down from the $21,000 grant paid [...]

POSTED ON October 1, 2009
ME’s Online Savings Account ahead of the pack

ME Bank’s Online Savings Account has won the Australian Financial Review Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Awards 2009, Overall Savings Account Category. Savings products from over [...]

POSTED ON October 1, 2009
InfoChoice more popular than ever

Traffic to the InfoChoice website has grown 56 per cent from January to June 2009. InfoChoice.com.au remains Australia’s most popular banking product comparison website as [...]

POSTED ON August 31, 2009
50,000 seek hardship relief

More than fifty thousand Australian households have been given hardship relief by major banks in the past year. Westpac, St George, ANZ, National Australia Bank, [...]

POSTED ON August 31, 2009
Government checks up on bank rate rises

Sources within the major banks say the federal Treasury rang around all major banks last week to check on rumours that they are planning on [...]

POSTED ON August 31, 2009
Be prepared for higher rates says RBA

Homebuyers have to be prepared for higher interest rates says the governor of the Reserve bank, Glenn Stevens. Stevens told a parliamentary hearing that rate [...]

POSTED ON August 17, 2009
Sharia loans hard to find

The withdrawal of GE Money from the Australian mortgage market will adversely effect the market for Islamic or sharia-compliant home loans. The largest provider of [...]

POSTED ON November 21, 2008
Banks to launch Guarantee accounts

Banks are expected to announce details of how they will pass on the government’s deposit guarantee fees for retail deposits over one million dollars in [...]

POSTED ON November 20, 2008
Foreign banks retreat from Aussie businesses

Many foreign banks are expected to continue to exit the lending market, forcing businesses and corporate borrowers to refinance with big Australian banks. Westpac is [...]

POSTED ON November 18, 2008
Competition suffers as big banks take over

One third of bank customers are unhappy with their deposit taking institution, but only three per cent change banks. Concerns are growing that competition in [...]

POSTED ON November 14, 2008
Banks battered by bad debts

Commonwealth Bank’s share price slid a further $2.10 yesterday to $33 as the bank reported higher than expected bad debt charges of $2 billion. ANZ, [...]

POSTED ON November 14, 2008
Westpac to sack 5,000 St George staff

Westpac is expected to quickly take control of St George Bank after yesterday’s overwhelming shareholder vote in favour of the merger. Westpac is expected to [...]

POSTED ON November 14, 2008
Bank guarantee to become law

The federal government will introduce legislation to parliament to make the wholesale bank borrowings guarantee law in order to provide more certainty and shore up [...]

POSTED ON November 14, 2008
Commonwealth Bank under fire

Commonwealth Bank shares have lost 19.5 per cent since mid October because of concerns that the nation’s biggest bank is exposed to corporate collapses including [...]

POSTED ON November 12, 2008
Business cant find credit

Businesses are finding new credit harder to find. The RBA’s quarterly statement on monetary policy, published yesterday said businesses are having more difficulty obtaining finance [...]

POSTED ON November 11, 2008
InfoChoice announces recommended cash offer

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POSTED ON November 30, 2007
ASX Announcement – Annual Report 2007 [PDF]

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POSTED ON October 10, 2007
Westpac reports $1.6 billion profit

Westpac has reported a record half year profit of $1.64 billion. Analysts predict that Westpac's year end profits will top $3.4 billion. [...]

POSTED ON May 4, 2007
Money Facts e.magazine Issue 4 now available

The fourth issue of Infochoice's new online magazine is now available - just for members. 'Money Facts' is full of our latest tips and comparisons [...]

POSTED ON November 27, 2006
Money Facts e.magazine Issue 3 now available

The third issue of Infochoice's new online magazine is now available - just for members. 'Money Facts' is full of our latest tips and comparisons [...]

POSTED ON June 19, 2006
Money Facts e.magazine Issue 2 now available

The second issue of Infochoice's new online magazine is now available - just for members. 'Money Facts' is full of our latest tips and comparisons [...]

POSTED ON March 16, 2006
ASX Announcement – Annual Report 2005 [PDF]

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POSTED ON November 10, 2005
Member e-magazine launch

Infochoice has launched an online magazine just for its consumer website members, full of its latest news, tips, guides and comparisons on banking and investment [...]

POSTED ON November 4, 2005
Infochoice Board Charter [PDF]

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POSTED ON September 30, 2005
Big returns from small caps

Funds investing in resources, small caps and Japanese stocks were the best performing retail unit trusts over the 2003-2004 financial year, according to Morningstar. Top [...]

POSTED ON July 15, 2004
Insurers identified as Bank Targets

Australian banks should look at diversifying into general insurance in the face of reduced growth options in the banking market according to ABN Amro. Currently [...]

POSTED ON July 9, 2004
Redraw Frenzy concerns RBA

Home owners are continuing to use mortgage equity withdrawals in a spending binge that is continuing to concern the Reserve Bank. While no firm data [...]

POSTED ON July 9, 2004
ASX Announcement – Prospectus

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POSTED ON February 11, 2004
ASX Announcement – Notice of Meeting

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POSTED ON February 11, 2004
ASX Announcement – Independent Experts Report

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POSTED ON February 11, 2004
ASX Announcement – Share Purchase Agreement

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POSTED ON December 4, 2003
ASX Announcement – Annual Report 2003

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POSTED ON November 19, 2003
Appendix 4E – Preliminary Final Result

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POSTED ON August 29, 2003
ASX ANNOUNCEMENT: Options Update

This is to advise recent changes to the Company’s options on issue. - Infochoice Securities Plan (“Plan”) 750,000 options issued previously pursuant to the Plan [...]

POSTED ON August 29, 2003
Appendix 4C – Quarterly Cashflow

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POSTED ON August 29, 2003
Merger Update – NLS WEATH POINT [PDF]

Merger Update - NLS WEATH POINT This document is available as a PDF document. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view [...]

POSTED ON July 22, 2003
Proposed merger with NLS and Wealthpoint [PDF]

Infochoice entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with National Lending Solutions Pty Limited (“NLS”) and Wealthpoint Pty Limited (“Wealthpoint”) yesterday. Under the Memorandum of Understanding [...]

POSTED ON June 26, 2003
Half-Yearly Report December 2002

Half-Yearly Report for 6 months ended 31 December 2002 (Appendix 4B) The Directors of Infochoice are pleased to announce that the Company recorded a profit [...]

POSTED ON March 19, 2003
Financial Report, Half Yr to Dec 2002 [PDF]

The financial report of Infochoice Limited and controlled entities (economic entity) for the half year ended 31 December 2002. This document is available as a [...]

POSTED ON March 19, 2003
Mums & dads get best IAG deal

The 50,000 retail investors who signed up for Insurance Australia Group's recent $380 million share offer will get a better deal than institutional investors. The [...]

POSTED ON December 11, 2002
Annual Report, 2002 [PDF]

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POSTED ON October 18, 2002
Restructure of Business

The Directors of InfoChoice today announced a major restructuring plan aimed at significantly improving the operating performance of the business. The salient features of this [...]

POSTED ON October 18, 2002
Chairman’s Address, AGM, 2001

2000/2001 has been a difficult year for the country, for our industry, and for InfoChoice. Over the past twelve months what was seen as a [...]

POSTED ON November 26, 2001
Change in management

ASX ANNOUNCEMENT The directors of InfoChoice have announced that following the integration of BecomeMedia Pty Limited, Mr Christopher Gosselin will step down as CEO, with [...]

POSTED ON November 26, 2001
Summary of Proceedings, AGM, 2001

ASX ANNOUNECEMENT A summary of the proceedings of the Annual General Meeting of InfoChoice Limited held earlier today follows: Ordinary Business: Accounts and Reports The [...]

POSTED ON November 26, 2001
Heads of Agreement with My Money

ASX ANNOUNCEMENT The Directors of InfoChoice Limited would like to advise that the board of My Money Group Limited has informed the Directors of InfoChoice [...]

POSTED ON November 23, 2001
Buying car, home & health insurance made easy

Leading consumer infomediary InfoChoice.com.au has made shopping around for car, home and health cover much easier thanks to its new comprehensive insurance category. All the [...]

POSTED ON November 21, 2001
Annual Report, 2001 [PDF]

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POSTED ON November 7, 2001
Extraordinary General Meeting

ASX ANNOUNCEMENT A summary of the proceedings of an Extraordinary General Meeting of the members of InfoChoice Limited (“Company”) held earlier today follows: Special Business: [...]

POSTED ON October 18, 2001
Acquisition of BecomeMedia

ASX ANNOUNCEMENT InfoChoice Limited refers to the announcement on 26 July 2001 and now announces that the acquisition of all of the shares in BecomeMedia [...]

POSTED ON October 17, 2001
BecomeMedia – Strategy Document [PDF]

This document is available as a PDF document. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view it. BecomeMedia - Content for Commerce [...]

POSTED ON August 2, 2001
New hope for borrowers rejected by the banks

Leading consumer information provider InfoChoice.com.au now offers hope to the thousands of potential borrowers every year rejected by banks or other mainstream lenders and denied [...]

POSTED ON June 15, 2001
Best discount airfares restricted to the web

Analysis by InfoChoice.com.au, Australia's leading consumer information service, has revealed the cheapest airfares are increasingly becoming available only to those who book via the airlines' [...]

POSTED ON June 14, 2001