Tom keeps a keen eye on all things personal finance while completing his Bachelor of Communications in journalism at the University of Technology. When Tom's not writing up the financial news of the day, he keeps readers up to date with everything from savings accounts to credit cards and student saving tips. In his spare time he plots travel adventures, indulges his football addiction and tries to keep on top of his ever-growing reading list. You can find Tom tweeting from @TomasAKWatson.
Friday 16 June 2017
The popularity of mobile payment platforms is set to spread into the international money transfer market with the announcement of a partnership between IMT provider WorldRemit and Google’s Android Pay system.
Wednesday 14 June 2017
A recent study from Mozo has revealed that Aussie savings are going backwards, with not a single saving account in Australia now providing an interest rate which keeps savings ahead of the current levels of inflation and tax.
Thursday 08 June 2017
Australia’s property market may finally be cooling from the record highs seen at the end of 2016, with new figures showing a 4.4% decrease in investment for new housing in the March quarter.
Wednesday 07 June 2017
Life insurance is meant to be a safeguard for the tough times in your life - to give you peace of mind in the event of a loved one's death or to guarantee your financial safety if something happens to you and you’re unable to work. So the last thing you want to have to deal with after making a life insurance claim is a rejection.
Wednesday 07 June 2017
With the long weekend now just days away the good people of New South Wales will be honouring Queenie’s 91st birthday in the only way they know how - by racing out of work on Friday afternoon, piling into their cars and driving off in every direction to make the most of those precious 72 hours.
Tuesday 06 June 2017
Hundreds of thousands of Aussie tourists heading to Thailand each year may soon be forced into acquiring travel insurance under a new proposal being considered by Thai tourism officials.
Tuesday 30 May 2017
If there was ever any doubt that the way Australians bank is well and truly changing, a new report has shown that Aussies are forgoing cheques and cash at historic levels, with a record 20% drop in cheque use in 2016 alone.
Friday 26 May 2017
In an Australian first the government-funded Clean Energy Finance Corporation will provide a $20 million cornerstone investment to peer-to-peer lender RateSetter to kickstart the online lender’s innovative green loan Marketplace.
Wednesday 24 May 2017
The Australian life insurance industry has received yet more bad news as data released yesterday by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority revealed profits across the industry decreased by 18.5% for the year to March.
Monday 22 May 2017
While over 80% of Australian parents are worried about protecting their families in the event of death or injury, more than a third are opting out of acquiring life insurance because of high prices according to the Real Insurance Family Protection survey.