Are you embarrassed by your late payment charges?

Are you embarrassed by your late payment charges?

You’re not alone. Late fees are costing Australians around $286m a year according to research from one of the big four banks.  Some energy bills can have late fees of up to 40 percent. But despite this, 27 per cent ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #20 – Sep 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #20 – Sep 2020

Santa is thrilled to know that borders will likely be open by Christmas. The stock market was up again for another month and China is banning more Australian imports.  The AUD continues to perform strongly with some economists tipping US80¢. ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #19 – Aug 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #19 – Aug 2020

Last week, local politics was dominated by border-closure-wars and covid. Victoria continues to struggle. It was the only state not to see retail sales increase in July. Now QLD may host the AFL grand final.  China has once again flexed ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #18 – Aug 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #18 – Aug 2020

Unemployment increased slightly to 7.5 percent in July; the RBA predicts it will reach 10 percent by the end of the year. A new report says that Australia is lagging in robots and AI, which will result in lower paid ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #17 – Aug 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #17 – Aug 2020

Australian financial news is again dominated by the lockdown in Victoria and its impact on the Australian economy. We also look at cancelled holidays and the pandemic’s impact on travel agents. However, not everyone is doing it tough, with a ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #16 – Aug 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #16 – Aug 2020

As coronavirus cases increase in Victoria, the state has gone into full lock-down. Other states are scrambling. Aged care homes have been particularly hard hit and the federal government has sent in emergency health teams to help. On the lighter ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #15 – July 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #15 – July 2020

While coronavirus numbers continue to grow in Victoria and Queensland shuts the borders to Sydney, a survey by the ABS finds Australians are split on when life will return to normal. Meanwhile Bunnings has been dealing with customers who refuse ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #14 – July 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #14 – July 2020

Good news on the global front with several vaccines progressing well in stage three trials. Meanwhile, Victoria continues to see increased coronavirus cases and measures. The anti-viral medication Remdesivir has now been approved for use in Australia. PM Morrison has ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #13 – July 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #13 – July 2020

Australia looks headed for lockdown 2.0 with the number of coronavirus cases climbing in Victoria and Sydney. Concerned about the impact of the Victorian lockdown on the nascent economic recovery, the Treasurer is looking to bring its tax cuts forward. ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #12 – July 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #12 – July 2020

More bad news for Victoria this week with increased coronavirus numbers and a lockdown in Melbourne. Meanwhile the economic recovery seems to be slowing down in Australia and the US. The RBA calls it the biggest correction since the 1930s. ...