10 ways to reduce your household energy use

4 January

As a homeowner, you’re likely aware of the increasing costs associated with household energy consumption. This is why cutting down on energy use can mean big savings. In addition to the financial benefits, reducing electricity use can help to...[Read More]

Creating a better business with cloud accounting

23 November

Does your company still use desktop software or spreadsheets for accounting tasks? If so, then it could be time to upgrade to a cloud-based accounting system. In comparison to on-premises solutions, cloud accounting for small businesses offers...[Read More]

Key considerations when looking at insurance for professional services

24 August

Your job as a professional requires you to apply your expertise to satisfy the requirements of your clientele/patients. Your customers count on you to provide high-quality services and expert guidance. However, despite your best efforts, there’s...[Read More]

3 Key Advantages of Having a Smart Home

13 July

While smart home technology has been around since the 1990s, people are just beginning to appreciate having it. The devices in a smart home are interconnected and accessible from a single hub, such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or gaming console....[Read More]

Smart homes: benefits and how to have one

23 February

While smart home technology has been around since the 1990s, people are just beginning to appreciate having it. The devices in a smart home are interconnected and accessible from a single hub, such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or gaming console....[Read More]

How to protect yourself from SCAMS

29 December

In 2022, Australians fell victim to investment and cryptocurrency-related scams, losing $242.5 million (US$166 million). In the United Kingdom (UK), a total of over £2.3 billion was lost in 2021 because of various scams, including online shopping,...[Read More]

Smartphone pros and cons, are they a necessity in 2023?

28 December

Since IBM launched the first-ever smartphone called Simon Personal Communicator (SPC) in 1994, a lot has changed. Simon had a touchscreen with a complete keyboard and built-in software that enabled users to check their email, use the internet, and...[Read More]

How to avoid investment scams

6 October

Find out how to protect yourself from investment scams, and how to check you’re dealing with an authorised firm. Scams are increasingly sophisticated. Fraudsters can be articulate and financially knowledgeable, with credible websites,...[Read More]

What are cryptoassets (cryptocurrencies)?

6 October

How is cryptocurrency created? Cryptoassets are generally held as investments by people who expect their value to rise.     What are cryptoassets? There are thousands of different types of cryptoassets out there – or as you...[Read More]

Scams offering to ‘write off debts’ targeting UK consumers

29 September

The unauthorised claims management services say they can write off debts but often charge fees to do so, even when the scheme fails. We believe there are firms offering unauthorised claims management services to people in the UK. These...[Read More]

Data protection and your business

15 September

Overview You must follow rules on data protection if your business stores or uses personal information. This applies to information kept on staff, customers and account holders, for example when you: recruit staff manage staff records market your...[Read More]

Serious fear: Have you got nomophobia?

14 September

Many people feel a little anxious if they forget their phone but some suffer from nomophobia – “no mobile phone phobia” – a serious fear of being disconnected. Macquarie University psychologist Wayne Warburton says...[Read More]

Green hydrogen opportunities for Aust, UK

31 August

The UK international trade secretary has flagged further co-operation with Australian businesses as the two nations work to increase the flow of green hydrogen. Anne-Marie Trevelyan is in Australia on a four-day visit where she’ll meet with...[Read More]