As more and more online lenders join the market, people are increasingly resorting to the mobile phone for a quick injection of cash, but research shows this will lead more Australians into a spiral of debt.

Licensing for Accountants chief executive Kath Bowler says proposed educational requirements for financial planners could be a big help.

A new report shows Western Australia has the highest payroll tax costs in the country due to recent changes to the exemption threshold.

A global survey has found that the world’s wealthiest people understand climate change, but only half see it as a threat.

The CFMEU has emerged as a surprise backer of the Labor Party’s 50 per cent renewable energy target, but their support is contingent on unprecedented assistance for workers.

The World Bank has taken a grim view of the future for the global mining industry, predicting prices will decline across the board.

Industry superannuation funds are fighting against changes that threaten union control.

The Financial Times – a globally-renowned money media outlet – has been to Japanese digital media group Nikkei in a $AU1.8 billion deal.

The Assistant Education Minister, Senator Simon Birmingham, has taken to the radiowaves to warn people not to pay attention to Australian union claims over the threat of new free-trade deals.

Self-managed super firm Omniwealth will pay a $10,200 penalty for including potentially misleading claims on its website.

A senior Airservices Australia manager has been charged for using fake aviation companies and false documents to defraud the tax office of over $320,000.

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt says he will not divert funds in Public Service superannuation accounts.

The president and former president of tech firm Toshiba have resigned over a $US1.2 billion accounting scandal.

Sales reps in company vehicles will be targeted in the next wave of workplace drug testing, authorities say.

The value of gold has dropped to its lowest point in nearly five-and-a-half years, hit hard by fears of massive selling in China, dealers say.

News South Wales Premier Mike Baird has made his pitch in the much-awaited yet much-avoided GST conversation, arguing the rate should be increased to 15 per cent to pay for better healthcare.

Any traditional bank trying to call itself a ‘digital bank’ is talking rubbish, according to ANZ chief technology officer Patrick Maes.

Financial technology experts say banks and the fintech industry must embrace “co-opetition” rather than direct competition to leverage the benefits of each others’ distribution channels and innovation.

Experts say sports betting is becoming a normal social practice, but could potentially lead to peer pressure and risky gambling behaviour.

A new study has shown that self-managed super is certainly not a cheap option.

A furore is starting over the incredible travel entitlement spending of Federal Speaker Bronwyn Bishop.

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