Spending on credit cards is in decline, according to the latest payments data from the Reserve Bank of Australia, while ATM withdrawals had a small spike in the 2022 financial year.
Acting PM Richard Marles has warned we need a “clear eyed focus, every moment” amid China’s rising influence in the South China Sea.
Suncorp, which operates a fleet of insurance brands, expects a growing number of natural hazards will send home insurance prices up, after pushing through a near-10 per cent hike.
A major employer is searching for bright youngsters looking to develop their early career skills, with no university degree required.
China is ‘seriously concerned’ about the level of ‘finger pointing’ by Australia in the wake of an escalation of conflict near Taiwan.
Homeowners worried about the prospect of further interest rate increases have been warned to be wary of fixed-rate olive branches been waved around by the banks.
For hundreds of thousands of borrowers, the brutal reality of continuous rate rises is now really starting to bite. With the RBA only set to squeeze harder, here’s how you can fortify your finances.
A new economic report has found how much Aussies could have saved at the bowser if better fuel efficiency standards were adopted by the government years before.
A model and her Grammy-nominated DJ husband have opened up about their latest business venture and revealed the secret behind their success.
Australian investors will soon gain a better understanding of how some of the country’s biggest corporations are navigating cost pressures, labour shortages and slowing consumer demand.
The Australian bank is one of the world’s top investors in energy infrastructure and is now looking at pushing the UK to be Europe’s energy hub.
Rachel Morison, Todd Gillespie and Isis Almeida
Home prices have dropped significant amounts in three months. This is where buyers are getting the biggest discounts.
The texts scamming Australians out of millions of dollars have been revealed – and they’re preying on parents.
A financial expert has revealed one thing everyone can do to save money as inflation and interest rates soar.
A new study has shown we are more willing to find new ways to curb food waste following the pandemic and amid rising food prices.
Doctors are warning Australia’s bulk billing system could be on the way out, claiming it is unsustainable in times of high demand for GPs.
Adelaide Lang, Isabel McMillan
Maritime workers across Australia have taken strike action amid a dispute about pay and conditions.
The Reserve Bank of Australia has released its latest economic assessment with a surprising prediction about wages growth.
The Bank of England unleashed its biggest interest-rate hike in 27 years as it warned the UK is heading for more than a year of recession under the weight of soaring inflation.
David Goodman & Libby Cherry
Wharfies across Australia will take strike action on Friday amid an ongoing dispute with an employer over pay and conditions.
Almost 40 per cent of companies across the banking, insurance and superannuation industries say climate-related events could have a “material or moderate” impact on their operations.
Danielle Le Messurier
A new national survey highlights the strain felt by first home buyers trying to save for a house deposit amid soaring living costs and towering property prices.
Raquel de Brito
Homeowners in three WA postcodes already in the grips of mortgage stress have been warned to brace themselves after RBA’s rate hike, with owner-occupiers in one particular area urged to curb spending now.
A third big bank has reacted to the RBA’s announcement of a further 0.50 percentage point rate hike, saving customers some hip-pocket pain.
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