The Balance · Consumer news from Choice

Loan fraud lands ANZ in trouble

Jan. 22, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Approximately $10m will be paid by the bank for fraudulent car loans.

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Weird and wonderful tech at CES

Jan. 19, 2018 — Peter Zaluzny

There’s some truly strange and special things on show at CES, once you turn away from TVs, stereos and smartphones

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Hefty commissions reveal why car dealers push extended warranties

Jan. 19, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Refunds of $5m will be paid to more than 6000 customers.

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Allianz and Suncorp to pay more than $60m in refunds

Jan. 17, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Up to 110,000 customers were sold 'junk' add-on insurance.

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Victims will get a say in banking royal commission

Jan. 16, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

$75m royal commission will take submissions from individuals.

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The future of fitness trackers

Jan. 16, 2018 — Peter Zaluzny

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show reveals changes in the fitness band and wearables market.

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Next steps for smart homes

Jan. 16, 2018 — Peter Zaluzny

Imagine being able to turn on the oven with your TV.

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$250,000 hi-fi! Ultra high-end audio at CES 2018

Jan. 15, 2018 — Peter Zaluzny

We took some time to check out superior stereo equipment that would bankrupt CHOICE.

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Insurance changes proposed to drive down prices

Jan. 15, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Home and car insurers may have to break down premium increases.

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Road toll costs and fines

Jan. 11, 2018 — Andy Kollmorgen

Are road toll companies like Transurban taking drivers for a ride?

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CHOICE goes to the Consumer Electronics Show

Jan. 10, 2018 — Peter Zaluzny

We're in Las Vegas to bring you the big tech announcements of 2018 from LG, Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and more.

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School shoes compared

Jan. 9, 2018 — Kate Browne

Does price matter when it comes to school shoes and quality?

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Cars, whitegoods and electronics drive 39% surge in complaints to the ACCC

Jan. 9, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Repair and refund complaints rose to 29,000 last year.

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Surface Book 2 review

Jan. 8, 2018 — Steve Duncombe

Hands-on look with Microsoft's second-generation two-in-one laptop that converts to a tablet.

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Growing a vertical garden at home

Jan. 5, 2018 — Alison Potter

A lush green wall can transform your home indoors or out. So what do you need to grow one?

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