Retail spending barely lifts in January

Australian retail turnover rose by just 0.1% in January 2019, according to seasonally adjusted figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Credit card fraud rose significantly in 2018

The latest figures from the Australian Payments Network show credit card fraud rose 5% from June 2017 to June 2018, totaling $565 million worth of scams that financial year.

Aussie consumer spending rebounds

Despite housing market weakness and slow wage growth, Australian consumers appear to have loosened their purse strings over January, according to new data.