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Borrowing in super has taken a dive. Why?

Borrowing in superannuation has enjoyed a popularity streak since it was first allowed in 2007, but ongoing tinkering with the rules and a t...

Sydney skyline

Invested in the banks? Profits are set for a big hit

A $25 billion dive in home loan approvals has hit the collective bottom line of the banking sector, which is a favourite among Australian in...

House with white fence

The types of suburbs making the most money for investors

As property prices plummet across the country, some suburbs are holding stronger than others and bucking capital city trends. ...

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investing

Sydney skyline

Invested in the banks? Profits are set for a big hit

A $25 billion dive in home loan approvals has hit the collective bottom line of the banking sector, which is a favourite among Australian in...

APRA

Are Australians ditching the major banks?

New data suggests Australian investors are moving away from the big four banks in the wake of the royal commission. ...

Scott Hay-Bartlem

The investment strategies that could land you in hot water

A series of recent court cases has put certain investment strategies on the radars of superannuation auditors, and investors are being warne...

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podcast

Marcus Evans CommSec

Unpacking the findings of the SMSF Trading Trends Report

In this episode of the Nest Egg podcast, Marcus Evans, CBA’s head of SMSF customers, speaks with host David Stratford about the results of...

Andrew Glass, Pengana

Is your investment Strategy Factual or Fictional?

In this episode of the Nest Egg podcast, Steven Glass, deputy portfolio manager of the international equities fund from Pengana, joins host ...

Annie Kane, Alex Whitlock

How the royal commission’s final report could impact your back pocket

In this episode of the Nest Egg podcast, Alex Whitlock, director of Momentum Intelligence, and Annie Kane, editor of mortgages at Momentum M...

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opinion

men carrying interest rates sign up a hill rates to drop prediction

Interest rate cut or continued standstill? Economists’ opinions divided

As household debt skyrockets, one financial expert insists interest rates may be forced to fall sooner rather than later. However, other eco...

AI and robotics have already changed the world as you know it

Your life is being made easier by artificial intelligence, and you probably haven’t even noticed. AI and robotics are revolutionising fiel...

US stock market pressure: Is there fire, or just smoke and noise?

As though bushfire season has come early, investors have been clouded with a haze of uncertainty in recent times. ...

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property

Borrowing in super has taken a dive. Why?

Borrowing in superannuation has enjoyed a popularity streak since it was first allowed in 2007, but ongoing tinkering with the rules and a t...

House with white fence

The types of suburbs making the most money for investors

As property prices plummet across the country, some suburbs are holding stronger than others and bucking capital city trends. ...

Aerial shot of suburbs

Report: The lenders upping their mortgage rates

New analysis shows Australians with fixed rate terms on their mortgages could be hit with bit rate rises if they don’t negotiate early. ...

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saving

Credit cards and suburbs

The best and worst credit scores in Australia

A recent survey suggests that majority of Australians don’t know their credit scores, and shows the states with the highest and lowest cre...

RBA

Three-quarters of economists predict next cash rate cut

Ahead of the Reserve Bank’s monthly meeting tomorrow, a survey has revealed that 75 per cent of the nation’s top economists predict a lo...

Three important money habits to start in your 20s

Twenty-somethings who immerse themselves in financial education and budgeting strategies are on the right path towards building wealth and a...

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planning

Westpac

The major bank set to exit face-to-face financial advice

One major bank will be exiting its financial advice business, pinning the decision on market conditions and patterns in financial advice. ...

Google

Google Play, iTunes and Bitcoin payments dominate scam losses

The ATO’s first impersonation scam report for 2019 is out, and popular payment and investment vehicles accounted for the majority of losse...

The costliest legal mistakes investors make

Investors who rely on oral agreements or choose to complete their own legal documents are at risk of making some costly legal mistakes, acc...

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tax

ATO and credit cards

Top six signs you’re a target of fraud

The approach to end of financial year is a popular time for sophisticated fraudsters, and there are some key indicators of fraud schemes tha...

Jail and ATO

Latest fraud case shows students, foreign nationals are on the government's radar

An Indian national is set for two years jail for his involvement in a tax fraud case, signalling the government and Tax Office's compliance ...

Parliament house

3 critical tax issues Aussies face in the upcoming election

In the lead-up to the 2019 federal election, Australians will need to consider three important tax issues that could greatly impact individu...

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retirement

Martin Fahy

Food prices, medical expenses drive up retiree living costs

There was a small jump in the cost of living in the December quarter for retirees driven mainly by significant increases in the cost of medi...

australian dollars cash money comfortable retirement cost up 61k per year

Cost of comfortable retirement goes up to $61k per year for couples

Retirees experienced only a slight increase to their cost of living over the September quarter, with the average individual paying 0.6 per c...

Old man

Older renters and homeowners in financial strife across NSW

Older Australians living in NSW are facing significant housing stress and insecurity regardless of whether they rent or own, a new report ha...

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superannuation

Dana Fleming

‘Marriage breakdowns are the worst’: Tax Office speaks on biggest finance dramas

Even Australians with substantial savings portfolios aren’t immune to the one of the biggest financial devastators — romances gone sour....

Golden eggs

‘Deep concerns’: The reality of women’s finances

Another survey has found that the state of women’s finances are dire compared to men, a reality that will hit the Australian economy and s...

Ian Silk

Boss of major super fund makes big calls on future of retirement savings

The chief executive of Australian Super has laid out his predictions for Australia’s superannuation system, and he’s tipping some parts ...

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smsf

Macquarie

Another bank set to ditch SMSF loans

A non-major bank has joined a line of other lenders that are exiting lending for DIY super investors. ...

Farm

Vacant land tax changes tipped to impact DIY super

There are changes in the pipeline for vacant land taxes, and some experts fear that this will adversely impact Australians who manage their ...

ATO

Top red flags for DIY super with the ATO

Ahead of tax time for 2019, the Tax Office has revealed the top items that will capture its attention with self-managed super funds. ...

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Investment Insights

men carrying interest rates sign up a hill rates to drop prediction

Interest rate cut or continued standstill? Economists’ opinions divided

As household debt skyrockets, one financial expert insists interest rates may be forced to fall sooner rather than later. However, other eco...

AI and robotics have already changed the world as you know it

Your life is being made easier by artificial intelligence, and you probably haven’t even noticed. AI and robotics are revolutionising fiel...

US stock market pressure: Is there fire, or just smoke and noise?

As though bushfire season has come early, investors have been clouded with a haze of uncertainty in recent times. ...

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Why the capital structure in credit investments matters
Richard Quin explains why being at the top (in loans) is a better risk position. ...
Nine common and critical estate planning mistakes
There are numerous significant and obvious mistakes even the most sophisticated investors make with their estate planning. ...
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