Best of the Best 2017

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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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Identifying standout asset classes is made all the more easy with our award-winning investment products.

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As Watson says: "These awards are about highlighting the products that are leading the wayin their space.

"These are the products that aregoing 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

The categories



  • Best Feature-Packed Online Broker
  • Cheapest Non Advisory Phone Broker
  • Cheapest Online Broker

Business products

  • 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

Cash accounts

  • 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

Credit cards

  • 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

Credit cards

  • 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

Home loan

  • 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


Invest Loan

  • Best Featured Margin Loan
  • Cheapest Margin Loan

Mobile plans

  • 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

Personal loans


  • 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

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December 7, 2016 4.02pm

I am always intrigued about these awards when they seem a year ahead of themselves. 2017 isn't even here yet, but we have the best of 2017 awards. Really doesn't make sense.

December 8, 2016 8.55am

Hi Frank,

The awards are our selection of the best available products so our readers can take advantage of them throughout the coming year.

- Money team

December 29, 2016 1.53pm

Well answered

January 8, 2017 1.59pm

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January 9, 2017 8.06am

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February 7, 2017 3.40pm

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April 7, 2017 1.27am

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Hi Owen,

We will contact you by email.

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April 13, 2017 1.40pm

Hi Folks,
As a Money Magazine subscriber, how do I access back dated issues eg the DEC 2016 ISSUE with the Best of the Best awards.

April 13, 2017 2.10pm

Hi Jeffrey,

A member of our team will contact you by email.

Thank you.
- Money team

May 15, 2017 4.00pm


I was wondering if you can advise on whether or not I can get a 'Best of the Best 2017' that you published?

Thanks for any assistance

May 15, 2017 4.30pm

Hi Gerry,

Unfortunately print copies of the Best of the Best issue are no longer available. You can purchase a digital version online here.

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June 20, 2017 10.40pm

Hi can I get a copy of this years best of the best

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Hi Kim,

Unfortunately, print copies of the Best of the Best issue are no longer available. You can purchase a digital version online here.

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November 30, 2017 6.37am

Hi Patricia,

This is last year's story.

You can find coverage of Best of the Best 2018, including our newest recipient of the award for Cheapest Car Insurance, here: