Fred Schebesta, Co-Founder of

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Frank and I started because we lived frugally in our first business – we learned the hard way, through trial and error. The errors cost a lot.

As an author, blogger, award-winning digital marketer, media commentator, mentor and active member of the startup community, Fred Schebesta is one of the nation's most respected entrepreneurs.

Fred is the Co-founder and Director of -- one of Australia's largest comparison websites-- which receives more than 1.2 million visits each month. At just 26 years of age, Fred entered the comparison market – which is one of the most highly competitive online categories in Australia. Following its success in Australia, Fred and his business partner, Frank Restuccia, and their 70+ crew, launched in the U.S. in July 2015.

However, Fred’s entrepreneurial journey started well before At just 22 years of age, while studying a Bachelor of Finance degree at Macquarie University in Sydney, he and Frank created Freestyle Media and grew the business into a successful digital agency that sold to a publicly-listed company in 2007.

At 22, Fred took out the ADMA Australian Young Direct Marketer of the Year. At 23, he was listed in Australian Anthill’s 30 under 30. In both 2011 and 2012, Fred was elected as a judge for the Startup Smart Awards. He also judged Money Magazine’s 2013 Best of the Best Awards for the mobile phone plan category.

Fred is a contributor for, The Huffington Post and Fairfax Media. He also regularly appears on TV and radio sharing his experience as an entrepreneur. As a mentor at several organisations including the University of Technology Entrepreneur program and Project Pitch, Fred helps both undergraduate and postgraduate students develop business concepts. He is also a Startup Australia Ambassador and St. George Bank Ambassador.

Fred is inspired to facilitate financial literacy in Australia and to encourage people to have a frugal mindset and to make better financial decisions.

For media enquiries, or just to say hello, you can contact Fred directly at

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Fred Schebesta is a Director of and loves being frugal and finding loopholes in deals.

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4 Responses to Fred Schebesta, Co-Founder of

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    Clare | January 22, 2015

    This is now my second inquiry – it is well over two weeks since I requested to cash out my cards. Now feeling a bit cross that my money hasn’t been credited to my bank account.

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      Shirley | January 23, 2015

      Hi Clare,

      Thanks for your feedback.

      Please note that you’ve come through to, an online comparison service. We are not a product issuer and we’re not directly affiliated with MasterCard.

      It’s probably best for you to speak to MasterCard directly to enquire about the status of your funds.

      Just passing on my previous response to your first inquiry in case you didn’t receive it, your request should be processed within 10 business days. Please note that your funds may take longer to be seen in your account due to delays in the banking system.


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    Mitch | August 20, 2013

    How you going Fred? Your business is good and very successful and i admire you. Thanks

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      Fred | October 25, 2013

      Thanks for your support Mitch!

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