Best of the Best 2019

Money Magazine Australia - - CONTENTS -

In 2001, the Best of the Best edi­tion made its de­but. Back then I said: “With the vast ar­ray of prod­ucts around, it’s very easy to pay far more in­ter­est than you re­ally need to, or not earn as much from your in­vest­ments as you should.” Fun­nily enough, this still ap­plies to­day. Ac­cord­ing to Canstar, just one of the seven re­search houses we rely on to put this edi­tion to­gether, Oc­to­ber saw 220 rate changes from 23 lenders, even though the cash rate has been on hold for 27 con­sec­u­tive months.

How much are you pay­ing for your mort­gage? What about your credit card? You’d be mad not to at least have a sneak peek at some of the win­ners here to com­pare what you’re pay­ing or earn­ing.

On the in­vest­ment front, our Best ETF Provider be­lieves that more in­vestors will turn to low-fee funds that pro­vide di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion, con­ve­nience and trans­parency. You can read about how ETFs tick all those boxes on page 72.

Money’s deputy edi­tor, Maria Bekiaris, painstak­ingly put these awards to­gether and hopes they give you the re­search you need to start or im­prove your suite of fi­nan­cial prod­ucts.

The method­ol­ogy is ex­plained next to the ta­bles, so you know ex­actly how we’ve come up with the Best of the Best. You may agree or dis­agree but ei­ther way the prod­ucts in this is­sue have some­thing that we be­lieve sets them apart.

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