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AMP CEO departs

New 10-year jail penalties for financial misconduct unveiled

Individuals found to have committed serious financial crimes could find themselves jailed for 10 years under new penalties announced by the ...

‘Humiliated’: Royal Commission exposes human casualties of dodgy advice

Failures in advice supervision at Westpac have left a couple without their family home and feeling “humiliated, stupid” in a Royal Commi...

To cut through the BS, ‘look out for impact’

The question around institutional investors’ ability to truly pivot towards responsible investing remains, but retail investors can make c...

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investing

AMP CEO departs

New 10-year jail penalties for financial misconduct unveiled

Individuals found to have committed serious financial crimes could find themselves jailed for 10 years under new penalties announced by the ...

To cut through the BS, ‘look out for impact’

The question around institutional investors’ ability to truly pivot towards responsible investing remains, but retail investors can make c...

Nest egg

Do Aussie investors have their nest eggs in one basket?

Aussie investors overweight in domestic equities are essentially invested in the housing sector alone, a portfolio manager has said, calling...

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podcast

Find the future, don’t become toast

Trying to navigate the disruptions of AI, online retail and energy innovations? Look to the Canon v Kodak late '80s showdown for a history l...

Why you might not have the final say on your will

Unscrupulous executors, family conflict, grief and simple mistakes can all trigger estate challenges, but there are ways to mitigate the ris...

Keeping calm and carrying on through market volatility

For investors used to one of the longest bull runs in history, February’s volatility was a disconcerting experience. However, according to...

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opinion

Generating income from shares

Traditionally, when seeking income, investors have turned to fixed income investments such as term deposits or bonds. However, persistently ...

How robo-advice can make you a better investor

The world of investing can seem intimidating, especially to beginners. But it’s a world that you can enter more easily than ever as techno...

The SMSF guide to Labor's franking credits plan... if it happens

If you have a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF), what is the potential impact of the opposition’s plan to stop excess imputation cre...

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property

Falls in expensive home values bad news for entire market

Property price softening has largely bypassed cheap and middle-tier homes while denting the top end of the market, presaging a wider market ...

Australia's population growth

Negative gearing reform ‘inefficient’ thanks to population growth: HIA

Australia’s growing population, rather than negative gearing, is at the heart of the affordability challenge but cutting immigration isn't...

Lending requirements, price growth slowdown

Regulation is ‘squeezing’ property investors out

Tightened lending requirements have pushed investors out of the property market, which has in turn triggered the price growth slowdown, acco...

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saving

Home-ownership

Home-ownership, age have more to do with financial wellbeing than knowledge

Australians with higher levels of financial wellbeing are more likely to be older and property-owners, but not necessarily more financially ...

Financial literacy

Learn the share market: a school holiday activity?

These school holidays, parents should consider adding “sensible money management” to their children’s vacation to-do lists, an Austral...

Mobile, saving habits

New app wants to ‘revolutionise’ your saving habits

A digital lender has launched a new spend-tracker in the hopes of revolutionising Aussies’ saving habits. ...

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planning

Treasury: Skilled migrants have ‘helped curb’ population ageing effects

Current migrant arrivals are “bringing a welcome fiscal boost” to offset the pressures of Australia’s ageing population, Treasury and ...

Royal commission: Are you affected?

Revelations of fees for no service incidents at major institutions may be leaving clients and investors feeling queasy, but according to a f...

Handshake, fomalise commitment

‘It’s time to formalise our commitment to reconciliation’: Equity Trustees

Acknowledging its corporate responsibility, a specialist trustee company has launched a reconciliation action plan to boost the social and e...

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tax

Tax

'Intellectual inertia' dumbing down tax debate: Australia Institute

If Australia raised revenue like the UK, the government would have funds to triple the aged pension, however the “intellectual inertia of ...

Chris Bowen

Bowen strikes back, slams ScoMo’s ‘dodgy analysis’

Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen has slammed federal Treasurer Scott Morrison over yesterday’s “silly scare campaign” which claimed franki...

‘We can’t tax our way out’: HIA

Increasing capital gains tax (CGT) will hit state revenue, renters and first home buyers by pushing investors out, the Housing Industry Asso...

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retirement

‘Humiliated’: Royal Commission exposes human casualties of dodgy advice

Failures in advice supervision at Westpac have left a couple without their family home and feeling “humiliated, stupid” in a Royal Commi...

Comfortable retirement

Work longer and expect three major downturns: the secret to retirement security

In order to secure a comfortable retirement, pre-retirees should plan against up to three major downturns and consider extending their caree...

Demographics, global retirement

Dramatic shifts in demographics could overwhelm global retirement policies: IMF

The sheer number of people growing older could be enough to undo even the best-laid retirement policies, the International Monetary Fund has...

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superannuation

retirement gap

Super reform not enough to close retirement gap: Grattan

Plans to cut the retirement gender gap are too focused on superannuation reform and should include rental assistance and tax reform, the Gra...

This just made superannuation better

While changes to superannuation are often considered a threat to the system’s stability, one change could help savers save. ...

Peter Kell, Royal Commission, ASIC

Royal commission: Poor advice is ‘dramatically’ eroding savers’ superannuation

Clients led to set up SMSFs in inappropriate circumstances, or to switch to different life insurance products are the “most prevalent” i...

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smsf

Why MySuper funds are outshining SMSFs

As SMSFs tally boards record another month of underperformance, this superannuation consultant is urging investors to think bigger with thei...

Fears of volatility a barrier to SMSFs’ retirement dreams

As concerns around volatility and regulation increase, SMSFs’ decisions to increase their cash allocations could have serious consequences...

Pensioner, retirement

Pensioner exemption doesn’t go far enough: SMSF Association

Labor’s move to exempt pensioners from its dividend imputation reform plan has left the SMSF Association unmoved, with its CEO reaffirming...

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Investment Insights

Generating income from shares

Traditionally, when seeking income, investors have turned to fixed income investments such as term deposits or bonds. However, persistently ...

How robo-advice can make you a better investor

The world of investing can seem intimidating, especially to beginners. But it’s a world that you can enter more easily than ever as techno...

The SMSF guide to Labor's franking credits plan... if it happens

If you have a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF), what is the potential impact of the opposition’s plan to stop excess imputation cre...

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