Consumer Rights


Budget 2018: Cash-in-hand crackdown

The Government has introduced a 'Black Economy Package' which imposes an economy wide cash payment limit. The measure is aimed at tackling tax evasion and money laundering.

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Financial planners move out of big banks

Recent research by investment house Bell Potter found that AMP, ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, IOOF, NAB and Westpac had lost a total of 804 financial planners as of last February.

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Private health insurance: safety net or scam?

Private health insurance premiums are set to rise by 3.95 per cent from April this year. With more than 13 million Australians paying for private cover, we have to ask the question, is health insurance affordable and good value for money?

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Financial complaints: new authority

A new dispute resolution body will simplify the process of making a financial complaint.

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Government phases in stricter financial planner requirements

The Australian financial planning industry is looking down the barrel of stricter education and ethics requirements.

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