The self-managed retirement savings of Australians are being increasingly targeted by financial criminals for fraud and money laundering, bank experts warn.
There has been speculation that Rupert Murdoch's nephew Matthew Handbury and billionaire miner Gina Rinehart were looking into a partial bid or full takeover of Fairfax Media.
The country's biggest credit union, CUA, has reported a 13.7 per cent fall in profit for 2014 to $49.6 million, despite new loans growing by 16.7 per cent to $309 million and its loan book rising 4.9 per cent to $9 billion.
Sydney billionaire Lang Walker is making plans to begin work on a fifth tower, the last in his $1.5 billion-plus Collins Square project in Melbourne's Docklands precinct.
The trouble with super is we have a hybrid system where the compulsory side isn't enough and the voluntary part is too much.
The figures of note from this week's financial news.
Shares in Queensland-based BPS Technologies, the company behind global goods exchange network Bartercard, fell 4 per cent to 96¢ after listing on Tuesday.
Rates are getting better if you are in debt, but less favourable for people with savings in the bank.
The seat bunfight between Qantas and Virgin might be ending but at least that makes frequent flyer points more valuable.
Britain will push to lift Fiji's suspension from the Commonwealth should the Pacific nation's elections this month prove to be free and fair.