The unemployment rate in Western Australia has reached its highest since 2002 and, despite a new promise of 150,000 more jobs, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry warns there will be short-term pain before any long-term employment gains.
An alarming number of natural disaster victims turn to high-cost, short-finance — or pay day loans — to avoid going broke, financial counsellors say.
How many subscriptions do you have? If you look at your bank statement, it might be more than you think. We're signed up for everything from toothbrushes to TV — and it's worth billions to businesses.
As banks pull back on new finance and tighten credit after the royal commission, households are being pushed into riskier forms of credit — leaving many struggling with financial problems and becoming trapped in a 'spiral of debt'.
A class action is launched against one of Australia's biggest banks over alleged irresponsible lending practices dating back to 2011. The action is the first launched in the wake of the banking royal commission and could affect thousands of Australian home loans.
Hundreds of Jacana Energy customers in the Northern Territory post on social media calling for an explanation over their sky-high wet season power bills.
It's an unlikely place to look, but lessons from the world of financial investing provide us with some clues as to how we can protect ourselves from the ravages of relationship breakdown, writes Andrew Robertson.
Teachers are calling for big banks to be kicked out of school, saying programs like the Commonwealth Bank's Dollarmites are a way to market banking products to children and do nothing to help them become financially literate.
The accounting sector's professional standards body is meeting today, but only 15 minutes is dedicated to discussing the conflicts of interest that risk customers coming second to profits for many accountant financial planners.
The banking royal commission's proposed crackdown on dealers signing customers up for car loans could also hit the 'interest-free' deals retailers use to get shoppers over the line for big purchases, from whitegoods to electronics.