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.
Wednesday 26 April 2017
When thinking about lost cash the vision of loose change dropped down the back of the couch may spring to mind, so many Aussies may be shocked to hear that as a nation we have a whopping $1.1 billion in unclaimed money from forgotten bank accounts, shares and life insurance just waiting to be collected.
Friday 21 April 2017
Commonwealth Bank has announced another sweeping range of rate increases, hiking its fixed rate home loans by as much as 0.50% across 14 fixed rate mortgages.
Tuesday 18 April 2017
Australian consumer credit applications have continued their steady rise in the March quarter, with new data showing a 4.6% increase since March 2016 which is largely being fuelled by growth in personal loans.
Wednesday 12 April 2017
Origin Energy has reconfirmed its commitment to its 2020 renewable energy target with the announcement of its biggest ever solar deal which will see it buy all of the power generated by the South Australian Bungala Solar Project.
Tuesday 11 April 2017
Westpac has become the first of Australia’s big four banks to adopt mobile payment system Samsung Pay, with the Korean electronics giant and smartphone manufacturer announcing the partnership earlier today.
Monday 10 April 2017
Another weekend in Sydney means one thing - another set of property records have fallen, with the harbour city registering an all time high of over $760 million worth of property sold in weekend auctions.
Tuesday 04 April 2017
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has announced eight home loan lenders may be required to provide remediation to customers who have experienced financial difficulty as a result of previous lending practices.
Monday 03 April 2017
The surging popularity of ‘sharing’ services such as Airbnb, Uber and peer-to-peer lender SocietyOne in New South Wales has resulted in a 68% revenue increase in the states’ sharing economy from $1.6 billion in 2014-15 to $2.6 billion in 2015-16.
Wednesday 29 March 2017
As Queenslanders wake up to a big clean up following the destructive path left by Cyclone Debbie up and down the state’s North coast, the Big Four banks have been quick to release emergency relief packages for local customers affected by the tropical storm.