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Bankwest to close 29 branches why?

July 18, 2018

COMMONWEALTH Bank owned Bankwest will close 29 of its stores and shed 200 jobs, blaming mobile banking for the cuts. BANKWEST is closing 29 branches along Australia’s east coast and cutting 200 jobs, saying customers are increasingly using mobile... . | Share it!

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Expert shares the biggest customer service fails and how to stop it from happening to you

July 17, 2018

THE days of being ignored by rude bartenders and sales assistants could be over, so long as you follow these golden rules. RUDE staff, upselling and being handballed are some of the biggest customer service fails but it turns out they can all be... . | Share it!

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Online bargain event will test Australia’s interest in Amazon Prime

July 16, 2018

WE all love a good sale and Amazon’s Prime Day is a big one. While shoppers will be hunting for bargains, the retail giant will be looking at another set of numbers. AUSTRALIA has a history of adopting American traditions. Halloween has become a... . | Share it!

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Why you should stop throwing your money away

July 13, 2018

SOME of the household items you buy all the time are costing you huge amounts of money without you even realising it. WHEN the first article about Bea Johnson and her zero-waste lifestyle was published, it attracted a barrage of criticism and hate.... . | Share it!

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From freebies for mates to $150,000 fraud, employee theft costs Australian business billions

July 12, 2018

IT’S an epidemic costing Aussie businesses $1.5 billion a year, but many of us have been guilty of it at one point or another. YOU’VE ever taken a pen, notepad, stapler or even a Post-It note home from the office, you’re part of a problem... . | Share it!

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Bike share companies Ofo, oBike and Reddy Go set to depart Australian shores

July 11, 2018

IT’S the bike share scheme many of us loved to hate. But now, it’s set to back-pedal out of the Australian market for good. FOR months, Aussies have complained of dumped share bikes littering the streets and now, it seems the dockless bike... . | Share it!

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Woolworths warns of 60 per cent price increases if Western Australia cash-for-cans scheme goes ahead

July 10, 2018

WOOLWORTHS has warned of a “significant cost-of-living impact” on its customers from price increases of up to 60 per cent. WOOLWORTHS has warned it could be forced to increase some drink prices by 60 per cent in Western Australia if the State... . | Share it!

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Could this be the answer to Sydney’s rich and poor divide?

July 9, 2018

THERE is a dramatic line that splits Sydney into the rich and the poor. But there could be a simple answer to the gulf. THE answer to Sydney’s housing affordability crisis could lie in creating cheap housing for workers with important jobs. Urban... . | Share it!

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Coles wins plastic bag battle but both supermarkets lose with predictions shoppers will spend less

July 6, 2018

ONE of the major supermarkets has emerged as the lucky winner of the plastic bag war, but still managed to commit a stuff-up. ADVERTISING experts have dissected the Woolworths versus Coles battle in their single-use plastic bag ban campaigns,... . | Share it!

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Australia’s cooling property market unlikely to lift in near future

July 5, 2018

THERE’S no relief in sight for Aussie property owners, with our property slowdown set to remain for the rest of the year at least. AUSTRALIA’S housing market slowdown is likely to continue this year, with property transaction volumes dropping as... . | Share it!

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