Banking Institutions

INSIGHT

Savers say deposit accounts are best option

Clancy Yeates Interest rates on bank deposits are miserable, but apparently the humble savings account is as popular as ever.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Motley Fool: Use a points plan for new year health check

Your finances need regular health checks as much as your body does.

Scott Phillips The start of the new financial year is a good time to see how your finances are faring.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Born to spend? Here's how to save

Alex Berlee There is hope for those who like to splurge if they choose to whip their cashflow into shape.

Making the most of the current economy

Mark Bouris.

Mark Bouris I've been fielding questions lately about interest rates and the economy.

CASHLESS ECONOMY

Denmark plans change to moneyless shops

Denmark is planning to call time on cash in shops.

Alexander Tange The Danish government is looking into getting rid of cash payments in shops, moving the country closer to a "cashless" economy.

HOLIDAY MONEY

Tourists told to take hard cash to Greece

Don't rely on it.

Dan Hyde Travellers heading to Greece are being advised to take their euros in notes and coins in case the escalating debt crisis prompts the country's banks to switch off their cash machines.

LOVE AND MONEY

Financial fix for wedded bliss

Newlyweds Kate and Josh Williams.

Kate Jones Money differences are responsible for more break-ups than cheating, especially in the first year of a marriage. So what are the financial hurdles - and how do you clear them?

HOLD TIGHT

Need a helping hand? Don't get sucked in

 

Christine Long Some financial products that claim to ease your cares can send you even deeper into debt.

WELL-HEELED

Go the hacks to save funds

Melissa Browne Money columinst

Melissa Browne Smart or seemingly silly - these tips can help improve your finances.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Saving up for the grandkids

Saving grandkids

George Cochrane With interest rates so low, what's the best strategy for setting up savings for a grandchild?

CARD SHARPS

Credit card rate rort nets $14m a month

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon Rather than pass on the last rate cut, credit card lenders have made the lucrative move to lift interest charges, making $28m in the process.

Ten ways to get really cheap insurance

How's your cover?

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon With health premiums set to rise it's a good idea to look at the big picture. Here's all you need to know.

HOLIDAY SAVINGS

Chocolate on the nose as many look to keep Easter egg-spenses in check

It's not just weight worries that have many people kicking the chocolate habit this Easter.

John Collett It's not just weight worries that have people kicking the chocolate habit this Easter. Christmas was expensive and, this holiday, they want to cut back.

High time to find out what you’re missing out on

A financial warrant of fitness through a comparison website could put you on the up.

David Potts Want to know if the banks are ripping you off? A new website will tell you.

INSIGHT

Income is getting less disposable

Savers are keeping their hands in their pockets.

Clancy Yeates Our steady savings are good news for households, but bad news for retailers.

SAVING TIME

Fresh roll of the dice the best bet for savers

Investment not paying you enough? Maybe roll another number.

John Collett Deposit rates have fallen leaving savers in a bind. What to do next? Here are some ideas.

Low rates are leaving savers in strife

Mark Bouris

Mark Bouris Australia's official cash rate has not been this low for 60 years and while it's good for home buyers and refinancers, what of the people who have their money invested in cash?

Find a fairer way to send money home

Australians sending money to family members overseas should shop around for for the best deal.

David Potts Sending money overseas? There’s a better route than via the big banks. Do it yourself online or try your local convenience store.

FAT FINGER

Fat-finger cash fiascos can cost an arm and a leg

Fat fingers: Be careful when typing cash transaction details.

David Wilson Claw back the cash — how to recoup wrong payments.

From hard rubbish to home beautiful

Stephen Crafti There's money to be made from old oil cans, workbenches and cinema seats thanks to industrial chic, a decorating trend which is moving from inner city cafes to a home near you.