As donations and legacies from Australian households hit billions a year, charities are having to become more professional to attract funds.
Andy Webb, from the Money Advice Service, offers tips on dealing with your finances in January.
Are borrowers in for a shock when interest rates rise?
Nearly half of employers who must set up a pension scheme for their staff in the next two years are confused about their responsibilities, a survey says.
Department store chain Debenhams reports stronger than expected sales over the key Christmas sales period.
Morrisons supermarket has reported better than expected sales over the Christmas shopping period compared with a year earlier.
Chinese shares edge higher after choppy trading, following steep falls a day earlier.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and actress-model Jerry Hall announce their engagement in the UK’s Times newspaper.