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$477 a year

$477 a year

... is the average amount households pay in bank fees, according to financial comparison website That's despite a fall of 0.3 per cent to a total of $4.1 billion in bank fees in 2012.


... is the number of high-net-worth people in Australia. The Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management index shows people with at least $US1 million ($1.08 million) in investable assets grew by about 15 per cent in 2012.

0.05 per cent

. . . is the proportion of people in a British survey who correctly ranked five mortgage deals from best to worst. Which? magazine says providers made it virtually impossible to work out the true cost of a mortgage.

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