Australian consumer confidence has been hit hard by a combination of rising mortgage rates and political instability.
Banks' funding costs are increasing, and they're likely to pass that cost onto you.
People have been spending more in New South Wales in recent years, followed by Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia, according to a new r…
Australian consumer confidence is at the highest level seen since November 2013.
Consumer confidence remains in the doldrums amid concerns over spending cuts and tax hikes outlined in the federal budget.
Consumer confidence has soared to three-year highs, propelled by record low interest rates and the election of a coalition government.
The Reserve Bank of Australia's latest interest rate cut has given cautious consumers a reason to be a little bit more optimistic.
New ABS statistics show home finance commitments are on the rise.
Households are also growing more gloomy, with a Westpac index showing expectations of job prospects had worsened.