Rate of Origin II

It’s a time where legends are born. A time where financial friends become foes. Where the true gladiators of the industry stand up to be counted. Welcome to Rate of Origin. Mate against mate. Rate against rate.For those unfamiliar with this annual interstate stoush between the Blues and Maroons, here’s the playing field; using ‘Mozo…

If you’re unaware, Eurovision is an annual song contest involving national representatives from across Europe and this yearly combination of power ballads, bloc voting and unadulterated kitsch is one of the highlights of my year!In quite the upset, this year’s winner was Azerbaijan, a fact that a former Mozo staffer (who was actually born in…

Commonwealth Bank Shows Its True Colours

According to its latest marketing campaign, Commonwealth Bank is “determined to be different”. All shot artistically in black and white, the TV ads feature mildly offbeat situations featuring the likes of a bulldog and a fainting housewife to highlight the bank’s superior customer service. However in light of recent events relating to its ATM glitch,…

Student Accounts that Make the Grade

It’s officially been over a month since we launched Answers and with well over 300 questions and answers submitted it looks like you’ve all taken quite a shine to it. One of the questions that crops up regularly is “what are the best accounts for students?”. So to find out who’s top of the class,…

Does the Commonwealth Bank score with the Goal Saver?

If you haven’t seen the ads scattered all around town, the Commonwealth Bank has launched a new savings account. Initially dismissive due to the fact that ‘Big 4’ savings accounts rarely set the market alight, having to eyeball the ad at the bus shelter on my way to work every morning finally drove me to…

Attack of the No Fee Home Loans!!!

Amid the ever-intensifying home loan war, the past fortnight has seen the emergence of a devilishly delightful trend in consumer banking – the no fee home loan. There are a litany of fees usually associated with getting and maintaining a home loan – application fees, annual service fees and exit fees – so, it’s worth…

Balance Transfers or: How I learnt to stop worrying and drop the debt!

It’s the third week since we launched Mozo Answers and the questions just haven’t stopped coming! A big topic of conversation this week has been about debt consolidation, mainly squared around the best way to consolidate and pay off numerous debts as one. There are a fews to do this, namely: using a credit card…

If you haven’t heard, apparently banking’s ‘Big 4’ is now the ‘Big 3’. Through a carefully planned and executed integrated campaign rooted in social media, NAB have decided to ‘break-up’ with ‘former’ cohorts Commonwealth, Westpac and ANZ. On face value, it seems like a smart decision from NAB. Attempting to shed the image shared by…