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‘Big weekends’ cause of most lost credit cards


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

( 2 min read )

What budget? Holiday overspending costing Aussies $4.6 billion

Treating yourself while on holiday may be one of life’s small joys, but breaking the holiday budget is costing Aussies a collective $4.6 billion a year.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

( 2 min read )

Banks ramp up credit card repayment plans

Banks are ramping up credit card repayment plans following the lightening success of Afterpay, with Australia’s biggest bank, Commonwealth also due to launch a repayment offering in coming weeks.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

( 4 min read )

Australian borrowing slows

Australians are making fewer new borrowing commitments, and are more likely to borrow to buy a home or to spend on a credit card, according to the latest lending finance figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).


Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow

( 2 min read )

Average credit card interest rates continue falling

The trend towards low-rate credit cards has made an impact on the Australian marketplace, with the average credit card interest rate on RateCity falling to a new low in April 2018.


Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow

( 2 min read )

American Express cuts credit card interest rates

The latest change to credit card interest rates from American Express could see Australians clear their card debts a year and a quarter sooner, saving hundreds of dollars in interest payments, according to RateCity calculations.


Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow

( 3 min read )

Credit card providers fight for business with 0% balance transfer offers

There are several dozen credit cards in Australia that currently offer 0 per cent balance transfers for at least one year.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

( 2 min read )

Westpac’s least-cost plan for contactless card payments

Westpac has confirmed it plans to offer least-cost routing for contactless debit card payments, which could allow retailers to lower operating costs and pass the savings on to Australian shoppers.


Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow

( 2 min read )

Credit cards charging as little as 8.99% interest

At least 10 Australian credit card providers are currently offering credit cards with purchase rates of under 10 per cent.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

( 2 min read )

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