Credit card use rises despite fewer accounts

The number of active credit card accounts in Australia have fallen, but that hasn’t stopped the increase in spending with them, according to the latest data from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA).

Aussie dollar dives following RBA’s about-face on interest rates

In news that will probably disappoint Australian overseas travellers, the value of Australian dollar has had one of its biggest single-day falls in two years in reaction to a speech made by the Reserve Bank’s Governor.

Christmas shopping sales fall amid flat wages growth

Retail sales results of the biggest month of the year for shops have revealed spending fell considerably, led by falls in purchases of household goods, clothing and footwear.

11 ways you can maximise your rewards points

Want to know how to maximise your credit card points and rewards-earning potential? These eleven tips can help you get a better bang for your buck.

How credit cards compare to travel money cards & debit cards

If you want to stretch your travel budget that little bit further, your choice of card is important. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of using a credit card, debit card or travel money card overseas.

Do students need a credit card?

Students 18 and over in Australia should really consider whether or not they need a credit card.