The Balance · Consumer news from Choice

What to do if your car needs towing after an accident

June 25, 2018 — Alice Richard

Don't get taken for a ride by dodgy towing companies and tow trucks.

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Bank fees still worth billions

June 25, 2018 — Andy Kollmorgen

Despite a focus on unfair fees in recent years, some banks continue to gouge customers.

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June 25, 2018

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How the latest food recall affects you

June 21, 2018 — Rachel Clemons

Check here for details of the food product affected, why it's being recalled, who's at risk and what you need to do to stay safe.

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5 Plastics you can ditch today

June 20, 2018 — Alison Potter

With a struggling recycling market in Australia, these are five common, single-use plastic items you can ditch today.

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HBF cuts around the corner

June 19, 2018 — Uta Mihm

From 1 July health insurer HBF will cut cover for obesity surgery, dialysis and other services for some policies

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Australia's weak product safety laws

June 18, 2018 — Grace Smith

Businesses are not legally required to ensure the products they sell are safe.

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Best NBN plans – May 2018

June 14, 2018 — Alex Angove-Plumb

We review the latest NBN plans from Telstra, iinet, TPG and more to help you find the best one for you.

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Save on electricity with Transformer

June 13, 2018 — Alison Potter

Customers of CHOICE's unique energy switching service are finding hundreds of dollars of ongoing savings.

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Save on electricity with Transformer

June 13, 2018 — Alison Potter

Customers of CHOICE's unique energy switching service are finding hundreds of dollars of ongoing savings.

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How effective are bank 'customer advocates'?

June 4, 2018 — Alice Richard

Toothless tigers or champions for fairness – we investigate.

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How ethical is your shampoo?

June 4, 2018

Which shampoo brand behaves most ethically when it comes to animal testing, the environment and workers' rights?

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How we rate shampoo brands on their ethics

June 4, 2018 — Kate Browne

CHOICE teams with Good On You to score performance on labour rights and environment and animal impact.

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Convenience vegetables

June 1, 2018 — Rachel Clemons

Is pre-cut fresh veg worth buying?

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Hurricane Fur Wizard review

May 31, 2018 — Denis Gallagher

Can this new device magically solve your pet hair problems?

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