Suncorp customer Bernadette Heald.

The 'human face' of Suncorp's failure

Almost four years on from a storm in the Hunter Valley, one Suncorp customer remains in temporary accommodation. But other than a royal commission drubbing, what's Suncorp's penalty?

UBS 'concerned' over interest-only loans

One in five interest-only loan borrowers could default on mortgage repayments when their interest-only loan expires, the latest UBS housing and banking survey reveals.

PM's good week can easily turn

The $4.6 billion shelled out to noisy Catholic and independent schools over the next decade once again shows that reform is impossible unless you buy it.

ASIC's meaningless penalties exposed

The corporate regulator's failure to issue major companies with fines of any consequence was again highlighted at the Hayne royal commission on Thursday.

Data61 takes on Amazon and Google

Data61, a federal government agency under CSIRO, is leading the charge to try to keep big Australian data sets out of the hands of big multinational firms Amazon and Google.

ASIC fine costs Suncorp 0.001pc of premiums

The corporate regulator hit Suncorp with a $43,200 fine for promoting an insurance policy in an misleading way, instead of the $7.2 million the company was liable for, the Hayne royal commission has heard.

Australian shares are set to trade slightly lower today following a mixed overnight session on Wall Street.

How the day unfolded in markets

Australian shares closed in the red today, despite rally several times during the session as the supermarkets and banks weighed the market.

Australia most exposed to debt crisis

Australia's household debt to income has climbed rapidly ahead of other developed countries, leaving the country exposed to the next potential crisis, State Street warns.

$A may jump 6pc in all-out trade war

The Australian dollar could rise as much as 6 per cent, which would shrink the economy by as much as 3.5 per cent in a worst case scenario of a global trade war, RBA research shows

Rio boss Jean-Sebastien Jacques has announced more buybacks.

Rio announces $US3.2b share buyback

Rio Tinto will keep the ball rolling on one of the most lucrative periods of shareholder returns in the mining sector's history, confirming a $US3.2 billion share buyback.

Opinion

"Insurers should be handling claims efficiently and fairly – not ripping customers off," says Labor's shadow financial ...

Labor urges insurance crackdown

Labor is pressuring Treasurer Josh Frydenberg to explain why the government has failed to give ASIC power to regulate insurance claims.

Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek and Lola Farrell, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Treasury spokesman Chris ...

Battle for the working woman's vote

The battle for the working woman's vote is under way and the government has indicated it will support superannuation breaks promised by Labor and go further.

China won't buckle to Trump, warns Kevin Rudd.

China won't bow to US, Rudd warns

Kevin Rudd has issued a bleak warning: Beijing won't buckle to the Trump administration's trade demands, bolstering the prospect of a future military conflict.

Amazon plans 3000 cashierless stores

AmazonGo's aggressive and costly expansion would threaten convenience chains like 7-Eleven and quick-service sandwich shops like Subway. Rivals' shares dropped on the news.

Jack Ma dumps US jobs promise

Jack Ma said his promise to create one million jobs in the US is impossible to fulfill because of the US-China trade war.

Personal Finance

Watch out for capital gains tax when transferring super from pension to accumulation.

How Labor's tax plan will hit your portfolio

Bill Shorten's proposal to restrict dividend imputation tax credits is attracting attention to this important entitlement, writes John Wasiliev, who finds answers for your superannuation questions.