‘Tis the season for online shopping scams

All I want for Christmas is for people to not get scammed when online shopping, but new data shows that’s unlikely to be the case.

Two share economy startups join forces

There are car-sharing apps (such as Popcar or Car Next Door) and there are house-sharing apps like Airbnb, but for the first time in Australia, two of these share-economy platforms are teaming up to trial a new affordable way of living.

ING has the highest retail bank satisfaction

New research has found ING has the highest customer satisfaction among retail banks, while Commonwealth Bank ranks the highest among the major banks.

Wildcard: The reverse budgeting app

It can be hard to resist spending your entire paycheck sometimes, particularly with the temptation of buy now pay later services like Afterpay and Zip. Most young Aussies (aged 18-29) have less than $5,000 in the bank, with nearly a quarter (24%) having under $1,000, according to a 2018 triple j survey.

Buy-now, pay-later popularity rapidly increasing

New research has found 1.95 million Aussies used a buy-now, pay-later scheme in the year up to September, up from 1.38 million in the previous 12 months.