Essential safety checks to make before your next road trip

Heading on a road trip these school holidays? Protect your family and reduce the risk of breakdowns by performing these essential checks yourself. Tyres Make sure your tyres are keeping you safe by checking air pressure, tread and even wear. At most service stations around Australia, you’ll find air pumps which will show you how to check your tyr...

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Alert: three common scams you should know

No matter how you do your banking, the wide variety of scams and fraudsters out there makes it important to understand how to protect yourself and your personal information. Common scams and how to avoid them 1. Romance scams Scammers often create a fake online identity using platforms such as social media or dating apps to leverage their profil...

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How to prepare for a storm

Severe weather can strike at any time and preparation is key to limiting damage. As supporters of the good work done by the state emergency services, we want to guide you with keeping yourself and loved ones safe in the event of a storm - because what you do now can make a big difference when severe weather strikes. Check out our tips below. Befo...

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Protect yourself from online scams

Fraudsters are becoming increasingly sophisticated, finding new ways to trick people into sharing their personal information. With new scams emerging every day and over $118 million lost to scams in Australia in 2019*, it is important to take steps to protect your personal information and accounts. Here we explain our top tips to avoid being scamm...

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Love and Money: how to manage your finances as a couple

According to the Australian Psychological Society, money worries are one of the biggest causes of relationship break-ups and stress, so it pays to go into love and money matters with your eyes open.   Inevitably you will find yourself sharing expenses during your relationship. With a bit of forward planning, you can make sure you and your partner ...

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Why it pays to refinance

If you’ve had your home loan for more than 3 years, new research suggests that you could be paying too much. Refinancing your home loan could be one of the easiest ways to save money, so it makes good financial sense to review your home loan regularly to make sure you’re not paying more interest than you should be. However, saving money on a lower...

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Covering the holidays: Reviewing your insurance this Summer

Festive celebrations with family and friends make summer one of the busiest and most enjoyable times of the year. But unfortunately, it also means an increase in storms, break-ins and road accidents. While we don’t like to think about it, what would you do if things go pear-shaped? And more importantly, do you have the right cover in place to prot...

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Beware: The pitfalls of payday loans

Payday lenders target those who need fast cash by providing high-cost short-term cash loans. If you’ve ever seen an ad for “speedy cash” or “money in minutes” you’re dealing with a payday loan. Despite their sky-high rates and bad press, payday loans are still as popular as ever. In fact, new research from Digital Finance Analytics h...

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Back to School: How to keep the costs down

It’s that time of the year when those of us with school-aged kids need to start getting organised for the start of the new school year. But with new books, uniforms and other items like lunch boxes and drink bottles to buy the costs can really pile up! Books & Stationery Audit last year’s supplies Before you spend a cent it’s always a good ...

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