banking

Younger Australians Actually Have Good Credit Habits According To Research

Post by Sharat on September 28, 2018 · Under banking · Comments Off on Younger Australians Actually Have Good Credit Habits According To Research 

Millennial’s are often criticised for their financial management skills, particularly for their love of spendthrift activities such as expensive brunches and international travel. However, it turns out that young Aussies may actually be quite financially savvy especially when it comes to avoiding bank charges and debt. According to research released by ING, Australian millennial’s are not only actively seeking to minimise their bank fees, they also place a lot of importance on paying off debt as quickly as possible. Continue reading

Term Deposit Rates On The Rise

Post by Sharat on August 28, 2018 · Under banking · Comments Off on Term Deposit Rates On The Rise 

In July term deposits on tenures ranging from 1 to 3 years reached their highest level since 2017 continuing the trend of rate hikes. In June, research shows that there were ten times the number of rate hikes as there were rate cuts.  AMP, ANZ and many smaller lenders and cooperatives hiked their rates by anywhere between 5 and as many as 20 basis points. The rate hikes are in response to higher funding costs on international wholesale markets so the banks are trying to encourage more local deposits. Continue reading

Mobile Apps Are The Future Of Banking

Post by Sharat on March 14, 2018 · Under banking · Comments Off on Mobile Apps Are The Future Of Banking 

Across the world people are taking to mobile banking in droves and Australia is no different. A rising number of Aussies are using mobile banking apps to manage their money and if you happen to be one of them, then it appears that you are much more likely to recommend your bank to friends and family. According to a recent survey undertaken by Roy Morgan, more than two-thirds of people polled said they would probably recommend a bank after using its mobile app. This is way more than people who visit branches or bank by phone. Continue reading

Australia Leads The Way When It Comes To Digital Banking

Post by Sharat on January 21, 2018 · Under banking · Comments Off on Australia Leads The Way When It Comes To Digital Banking 

When it comes to cashless banking in Australia, Sydney and Canberra lead the way according to a report by card company Visa. The report recognises both cities as being digital leaders in large part as a result of Australia’s advanced digital banking payments system. Aussies are already very accustomed to online banking and there are a large number that make use of the system. Continue reading

Westpac Banking And Insurance Customers Entitled To Refunds

Post by Sharat on November 7, 2017 · Under banking · Comments Off on Westpac Banking And Insurance Customers Entitled To Refunds 

Westpac has announced that as many as 200,000 of its insurance and banking customers may be entitled to receive a part of a $65 million package of refunds after it was revealed that the lender failed to properly apply discounts to specific package deals. Westpac admitted it made an error which is likely to affect customers who hold Premier Advantage Packages. St George and the Bank of Melbourne customers who have held Advantage Packages since 2010 will also be entitled to receive refunds. Continue reading