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Bank Competiton

So, ING have come out with an offer of “free” ATM fees on overseas transactions, and they’ll waive the 2.5% “currency conversion” fee, too.   All this is conditional, you have to deposit $1000 into the account every month and also (from March 2018) make at least five purchases on the card each month. 66 more words



Banks aren’t very popular in our community.  They’re fending off calls for a Royal Commission, with the media drawing attention to instances of mis-selling of products and alleged bad conduct with the fixing of interest rates.  195 more words

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Parcel deliveries

We read and hear a lot about companies that sell on-line, such as Amazon.  Existing retailers with their “bricks and mortar” stores are said to be worried by these developments, as perhaps they might well be. 261 more words

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Renovating the bank

The local branch of ANZ bank is going to be renovated.    I received an email about this, presumably because I use the ATM there a lot, although technically the account I have with ANZ is at another branch.    137 more words

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Recall (2)

The appointed day arrived, and I headed off to the dealer for the replacement airbag to be fitted in line with the recall.   I’m not sure how long it would have taken to do the actual work…a few minutes maybe?    105 more words

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An on-line booking

We’re planning to have a few days interstate later this year, so after comparing airfares and the like, I went to the Tigerair site to make an airfare booking.   282 more words


Buying property

There was yet another “successful” auction not far from us recently.  A small place sold for $2 million, an amount that would have been undreamed of only a year or so ago.    62 more words

Finance And Business