Best of the Best 2017
If there was ever an issue that could help you make or save some serious coin, then this is it: the Best of the Best.
For the biggest savings it's hard to go past home loans.
As Mitchell Watson, from Canstar, says, the average standard variable rate is more than 1% higher than the lowest.
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As Watson says: "These awards are about highlighting the products that are leading the way in their space.
"These are the products that are going to help consumers get ahead, be it by having the cheapest home loan or the best-featured online broker to help you make informed investment decisions."
The Best of the Best awards issue would not be possible without the help of seven research houses under the direction of Money deputy editor Maria Bekiaris.
"We've been doing this for 16 years and we pride ourselves on ensuring the methodology reflects our readers' needs, the research houses are the best in the business and, most importantly, you end up with an issue that can help you build your perfect suite of financial products."
With thousands of products from hundreds of different institutions, Money - with the assistance of our research partners - has identified 105 gold-winning products.
Here is a taste of our results. For full coverage, grab a copy of the December/January edition of Money, out now.
-Effie Zahos, Editor
- Best-Value Broadband Bundled Plan
- Best-Value Broadband Plan
- Best-Value Data Plan
- Best Feature-Packed Online Broker
- Cheapest Non Advisory Phone Broker
- Cheapest Online Broker
- Cheapest Business Credit Card - Bank, Non-Bank
- Cheapest Business Transaction Account - Bank, Non-Bank
- Best-Value Family Car
- Best-Value Green Car
- Best-Value Premium Performance Car
- Best-Value Small Car
- Best-Value SUV
- Best DIY Super Savings Account - Bank, Non-Bank
- Best Everyday Account - Bank, Non-Bank
- Best Kids Savings Account - Bank, Non-Bank
- Best Savings Account - Bank, Non-Bank
- Best Savings Account Regular Deposits - Bank, Non-Bank
- Best Term Deposit Long Term - Bank, Non-Bank
- Best Term Deposit Short Term - Bank, Non-Bank
- Best Frequent Flyer Credit Card - Domestic
- Best Frequent Flyer Credit Card - International
- Best Rewards Credit Card - Bank, Non-Bank
- Best Transactor Credit Card - Bank, Non-Bank
- Cheapest Balance Transfer Credit Card - Bank, Non-Bank
- Cheapest Credit Card - Bank, Non-Bank
- Best Australian Share ETF
- Best ETF Provider
- Best Income ETF
- Best International Share ETF
- Best Specialty ETF
- Best Australian Fixed Interest Fund
- Best Australian Share Fund
- Best Fund Manager
- Best Income Fund
- Best International Share Fund
- Best Mortgage Fund
- Best Multisector Fund
- Best Property Securities Fund
- Best Small Companies Fund
- Best Reverse Mortgage
- Cheapest Five-Year Fixed Investment Loan - Bank, Non-Bank
- Cheapest Flexible Home Loan - Bank, Non-Bank
- Cheapest Home Loan - Bank, Non-Bank
- Cheapest Home Loan Package - Bank, Non-Bank
- Cheapest Line Of Credit Loan - Bank, Non-Bank
- Cheapest Three-Year Fixed Home Loan - Bank, Non-Bank
- Best Innovative Banking Feature
- Best Innovative Retirement Product
- Best Featured Income Protection Insurance
- Cheapest Car Insurance
- Cheapest Home & Contents Insurance
- Cheapest Income Protection Insurance
- Cheapest Term & TPD Insurance
- Best Featured Margin Loan
- Cheapest Margin Loan
- Best-Value Mobile Plan - Average Usage
- Best-Value Mobile Plan - High Usage
- Best-Value Mobile Plan - International Calls
- Best-Value Prepaid Mobile Plan - Low Usage
- Cheapest New Car Loan - Bank, Non-Bank
- Cheapest Personal Loan - Bank, Non-Bank
- Best Balanced Super Fund
- Best Capital Stable Super Fund
- Best Featured Pension Fund
- Best Green Super Fund
- Best Growth Super Fund
- Best Pension Fund Manager
- Best Super Fund Manager
- Best Value Insurance in Super
- Lowest-Cost Balanced Super Fund
- Lowest-Cost Pension Fund
Please note: Print copies of the Best of the Best issue are no longer available. You can purchase a digital version online here.