Finder’s Insights column

Commentary and research from Finder's consumer research team.

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At Finder, we spend a lot of time churning through different types of data to understand consumer behaviour, and better help our members. Finder's Insights column (formerly Finder's Insights blog) presents the most interesting insights and investigations from our consumer research team. It appears regularly on Finder.

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Graham Cooke

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Head of consumer research

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Sophie Wallis

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Insights analyst, Australia

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Patrick Tedesco

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Insights analyst, International

Recent Insights columns

Recent Insights articles

Back to school laptops: Buying guide

Back to school laptops: Buying guide

What are the things to watch out for when buying your child's first laptop?

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How catching COVID-19 kept me out of Australia

How catching COVID-19 kept me out of Australia

I travelled home to Ireland for Christmas and promptly got COVID-19. I was prepared for the illness, but not the travel complications.

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What Aussies Want: Australian 2021 Budget

What Aussies Want: Australian 2021 Budget

We asked 1,000 Australians what they wanted to see in the 2021 budget. These were the results.

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Australians saving more, but not enough

Australians saving more, but not enough

Australians aren't saving as much as they need to be, but why?

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Australian Property Half Time Report

Australian Property Half Time Report

Various data sources reveal just how resilient the Australian property market is.

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Rent reduction: The 51 suburbs seeing 20% drops

Rent reduction: The 51 suburbs seeing 20% drops

Asking rents have dropped by over 20% in 51 suburbs and 10% in hundreds more. Find out if your suburb is on the list and how to request a rent reduction if it is.

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RBA Cut: 7 predictions for October 2019

RBA Cut: 7 predictions for October 2019

The RBA has cut interest rates for the third time this year. So what's in store for homeowners, savers and everyone else?

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Owning a car vs Uber vs GoGet 2019

Owning a car vs Uber vs GoGet 2019

Which transport option is cheaper? It depends on how often you drive.

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Explainer: What’s going on with the RBA cash rate?

Explainer: What’s going on with the RBA cash rate?

How the RBA cash rate works, why it affects savings and home loans, and where to get the best value right now.

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So the RBA has cut rates: What next?

So the RBA has cut rates: What next?

Four key things to watch in the Australian housing market.

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Australian savings account round-up

Australian savings account round-up

Where's the best place to put your money?

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Eight big things coming to finance in 2018

Eight big things coming to finance in 2018

Including blockchain, biometric payments and the New Payments Platform.

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Using your credit card will never be the same again

Using your credit card will never be the same again

Point earning rates are falling and restaurant bills are about to get a lot more confusing… but it’s not all bad.

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Who’s really paying for your cheap flights?

Who’s really paying for your cheap flights?

How the "class gap" in Australian aviation is widening and why it benefits you.

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