UK fintech Revolut brings new money app down under
Revolut has rolled out a money app in the growing Australian fintech market, which brings together budget management and fee-free money transfers in one app.
The great divide – how COVID is hurting some families and helping others
When it comes to the financial impacts of COVID-19, there are two narratives emerging amongst Australians: those who are being hurt by COVID-19, and those being helped.
Childcare fees are back – tips to keep costs down
After more than three months of not paying a cent for childcare, thanks to relief offered by the Australian government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, families will start paying fees again this week.
Bank accounts offering you cash back in July 2020
Everyone loves getting something for nothing, and there are a range of Aussie banks offering cashback rewards for new customers who join this month, up to $100.
What is Open Banking and what does it mean to me?
One of the first events of the new financial year is the launch of Open Banking, which promises to make it much easier to compare financial offers and switch banks. But what is Open Banking, and does it live up to the hype?
Give your transaction account a financial health check
It can be easy to overlook the importance of having the right transaction account, but this new financial year is the perfect time to give the place you store your money a financial health check.
Australian households experience largest wealth decrease in nine years – how to check your own finances
Do you feel like you’re in a tighter financial spot than you were at the start of this year? You’re not alone. New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that in the March quarter 2020, Australia experienced its largest decrease in average household wealth since the September quarter 2011. With this in mind, it could be good to conduct your own financial health check before the end of the financial year.
Bank fees fall, but Australians still fork out $3.92 billion
Australians forked out $3.92 billion in bank fees last year, new figures from the RBA show. This equates to around $406 per household in bank fees a year.
Australia in recession – how to secure your finances
Australia is now in a recession, confirmed Treasurer Josh Frydenberg today, a result of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the catastrophic summer bushfire season.
86 400 chips in to pay customer bills
Neobank 86 400 is offering to pay the bills of nearly 2000 customers over the coming months.
How to protect your personal finances from coronavirus
The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting every aspect of Australian life. Schools are closing, office employees are working from home, and supermarkets are struggling to keep up with demand for essentials. As well as affecting your health, COVID-19 could also affect your finances. Here are a few things you could do to help protect yourself, your loved ones, and your money.
NAB app to offer gambling block
In an Australian first, NAB his rolled out an option to block gambling transactions on its Visa Debit and Visa Credit cards via its apps, to help Australians better manage their personal finances.
86 400 to help customers get better energy deals
Smart bank 86 400 is offering to help its customers find a better deal on their household’s electricity, thanks to a new energy plan assessment service.
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