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This fintech start-up is taking a new approach to financial wellbeing after getting 1.5...

Aussie fintech start-up, MoneyBrilliant recently announced that it is ramping up its financial services, with recent investment from AMP of $1.5 million

Some Australian industries are set to fly in the new financial year, others to...

As Australian companies move into the new financial year, business information analysts at IBISWorld reveal the industries set to flourish and those set to flounder over the next 12 months.

Apps are replacing traditional services in Australia; are you among the affected?

New research from Australian taxi app and mobile payment provider, ingogo, has revealed the top industries where Australian consumers are using apps to replace...

A new start-up is helping Aussies find savings of $2,000 per year that banks...

A new Australian financial tech start-up, that has recently launched, has set out to help consumers stop bleeding thousands of dollars year in year...

Apple Pay in action; is this going to change payments forever? [VIDEO]

In this video from TechCrunch, we see Kyle Russell test out the latest in cashless payments - Apple Pay. And, it looks pretty simple. Is...

“The American Dream” employs engaging animation to tell a fiscal horror story [VIDEO]

"The American Dream" is a horror story told in "South Park" style. It says the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank has locked the US in a nigh-unbreakable cycle of loans, interest and debt, using an endless flow of currency that's backed by absolutely nothing. Side-splitting yet sobering, there's a lesson in this YouTube 'epic' for everyone.

Need help from a bank? Here’s how to get Bank Ready

Even in these tight economic times, the task of getting financial support from a bank can be greatly eased if a business owner learns how to speak a bank’s language and use similar risk-management tools and techniques.

Wayne Swan’s banking reforms: a look at what’s on the agenda

In this podcast, Leon and Garry talk about Treasurer Wayne Swan’s raft of bank reforms while the Senate economics committee has hearings into the banking business, Australia’s super system is to be manipulated, new figures show that despite the mining boom, the real economy is struggling with vehicle sales down, personal credit shrinking, dwelling commencements falling, low business confidence and more businesses expected to call in corporate undertakers and consumer confidence edges up.

Assistant Treasurer Shorten: “We are committed to banking competition”

In this interview, Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten reaffirms the Government’s vision for encouraging greater banking competition. He explains the plan for supporting a so-called ‘fifth pillar’ of non-bank lenders and addresses the role of superannuation funds in achieving a budget surplus.

Meet Mozo, 2010 Anthill Cool Company Award Finalist [Online Business Category]

A website that compares financial services doesn't need to be fusty by nature. That's the directive for the people at Mozo, which is trying, in its own little way, to shake up the banking sector. Mozo lets people compare offers on home and personal loans, savings accounts and credit cards, offering a "top 5" list in each category and then allowing the user to find options that best match his or her requirements.

Australia ranks 10th in world for ease of doing business [STATISTICS]

How easy is it to do business in Australia? Apparently, it's easier than doing it in Germany, Japan and Portugal. And it's a damn sight easier than in Argentina or the Solomon Islands. That's the assessment by The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation in their latest rankings of the world's economies. On the other hand, Australia crawled in at 63rd for "dealing with construction permits" and 59th for "protecting investors". Ouch!

Don’t get nabbed! How to take control of your banking.

The recent problems experienced by one of Australia's top four banks shows just how much people rely on their money 'being there' when they want it. This problem could have occurred at any of the financial institutions (and will surely happen again). So, how do you protect yourself from banking blunders like this?

Small banks and newcomers top People’s Choice banking poll

In the first annual People's Choice awards for Australia's Best Bank, 23,000 banking customers cast their votes online for their most preferred financial institution. The voting was conducted by Mozo, an online finance comparison and reviews service.

Is self-service the future of retail?

As consumer, we go to great lengths to find the best deals from banks and retailers -- and we tend to stick around when we find service tailored to our needs. Thus claims a new survey comparing Aussies with consumers around the world. The survey, which was commissioned by NCR Corporation, looks at the importance of self-service, personalisation, and technology when choosing a brand.

Navigating the dark waters of interest rates — what does it all really mean?

Be it in good economic times or bad, interest rates dictate how we spend our lives. Or more importantly, how we spend. Period. For many of us, how they are determined and interpreted seems to be the work of economics wizards and the faceless gods at the top of banking towers.

Talking Business: The Australian Economy [7 June 2010, PODCAST]

Leon and Garry talk about the Australian share market and its worst May performance in 26 years, driven largely by the panic in Europe. This may explain why the RBA has kept interest rates on hold. However, the respite might be short lived with Australian exports surging by the most in three decades and inflation gathering pace. Australian GDP grew by 0.5% for the first three months, driven largely by Government spending.

What is GDP and what is contributing to its growth in Australia? [PODCAST]

RMIT economist Alberto Posso talks about Australia’s GDP rising 0.5%, raising questions about the Government spending crowding out private sector investment. He also looks at the drop in mining investment and asks whether manufacturing and agriculture can level the balance.

Australian business investment returning back to 2008 levels [PODCAST]

RMIT economist Steve Kates talks about business investment, which is headed back to 2008 levels. He also looks at construction activity which appears to be flat with reduced investment in residential housing. This will exacerbate the housing shortage. He predicts high debt levels will drive inflation around the world as governments are forced to print more money to stay afloat.

It’s all Greek to me: How world events affect Australian small business budgets

With recent focus on world events, many small- and medium-sized businesses in Australia are left wondering what these distant, foreign events mean to their business operations at home.

It's all Greek to me: How world events affect Australian small business budgets

With recent focus on world events, many small- and medium-sized businesses in Australia are left wondering what these distant, foreign events mean to their business operations at home.

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