Posts Tagged ‘finance’

Bank transfers and account name checking

I’ve been making electronic transfers from my bank account for years and never had any trouble with them – just plug in the account name, number and BSB code into the form, and a few days later, the money arrives in the destination account. But what happens when it doesn’t work?

Window washers descend the NAB Building

Fairfax: coincidence, or cash for comment?

When flicking through the ‘Money’ section of Melbourne newspaper The Age it’s isn’t uncommon to find full page advertisements for financial products. However the placement of the next article was more interesting.

Full page advertisement for Challenger Annuities

Conscience money in Australia

The other day the topic of “conscience money” was recently brought up – money paid by guilty people to the government in an effort to clear their conscience. So how widespread was it?

Finding a five dollar note underneath your windscreen wiper?

How Australia used to pay for infrastructure

With the 2013 Victorian and Federal budgets having been released in the past week, the spotlight is on funding major infrastructure projects across Australia. So how does the government pay for the big infrastructure projects we need to avoid choking on our own growth? And how did we do it in the old days?

"You have two weeks to leave your mark on Melbourne, forever"