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3,123,519

3,123,519

... is the number of Australians who don't have access to basic, essential financial products. According to the NAB the problem is growing, with the percentage of the Australian population excluded from accessing these services rising from 15.6 per cent to 17.7 per cent during the past two years. The bank's Gavin Slater said young adults, migrants and people in low-paying work were the most disadvantaged.

$9062.70

... is the average credit card limit in April. The average credit card limit rose by 1 per cent in the year to April. That is almost the slowest growth rate in 19 years as consumers are more cautious about getting into debt.

51 years

... is how long, assuming he retired at 65, Jiroemon Kimura would have lived on a pension. Mr Kimura, who died this week at the age of 116, was the world's oldest man, ever. Populations everywhere are getting older and the average time between retirement and death is lengthening, putting pressure on individuals and governments to change their pension plans.

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