Consumer group CHOICE has unveiled the 2017 ‘winners’ of its annual list of shonky and dubious businesses and products, with many well-known brands recognised for poor customer offerings.
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Apple fined $9m for misleading repair claims
Technology giant Apple has been fined $9 million in court for misleading hundreds of customers about their rights over faulty iPads and iPhones.
Thousands of businesses ripped off in domain con
Two related domain registration companies have been collectively fined almost $2 million after sending misleading renewal invoices to around 300,000 Australian businesses.
Buying property with your super
Investing using your superannuation is easier thanks to new legislation that allows superannuation funds to be used to borrow money for purchasing property.
Your Airbnb side gig might just have got less lucrative
Under new NSW regulations Airbnb hosts will be limited to renting out their property only 180 nights a year, and the property sector is split on what this means.
Security firm to refund $740,000 for services not provided
A prominent security firm has been ordered to repay customers almost three-quarters of a million dollars after charging customers for security patrols that it did not conduct.
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How to set up an eBay home business
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CBA admits ignoring customer concerns
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Optus fined $1.5m for misleading NBN customers
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Record $46m penalty for cartel collusion
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Government launches offensive on procurement
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Australian exporters holding back their own growth
A global trade expert has claimed Australian businesses are falling well behind in embracing technology, and the government is only contributing further to the malaise.
Price competition widens among fuel giants
While the cost of petrol is a common gripe, an investigation of the major fuel sellers has found price competition alive and well – with some operators standing out for higher prices than their peers.
The Killers launch campaign to support music venues
American rock band The Killers has headlined the launch of a campaign designed to leverage big names to support smaller entertainment venues, artists and businesses compete against larger players.
Instagram, eBay launch business-friendly features
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Robotic food franchise sets up shop in Australia