A powerful turning point as electricity use forecast to fall for the first time amid solar surge

Demand for electricity from WA households and businesses is predicted to fall for the first time, bucking long-held assumptions linking power use to an economy's size, as the extraordinary uptake of solar panels reshapes the system.

Your daily coffee could be one reason why you can’t get a loan

The scrutiny on borrowing is the toughest it's been, with banks and credit unions putting the daily spending habits of potential customers under the microscope — including things like your food deliveries and Afterpay purchases.