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Bryan Ashenden

Will you be able to fund the retirement that you are hoping for?

With recent reforms to super, the ongoing increase in living costs and even a longer life expectancy a common question that many Australians...

Areas of Victoria, Melbourne, map

Surprise property hotspots surface in new data

Areas of Victoria previously outside property investors’ radars are becoming more attractive as infrastructure and development continues t...

CBA

Major bank backs out of popular loans market

SMSF investors will no longer have the major banks as an option for new borrowings in their superannuation, as another big four bank announc...

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investing

Think you know a solar charge to your electric cars? You may be Thunderstruck…

In an exclusive interview during Nest Egg’s Monthly ETF Market update, Kanish Chugh from ETF Securities shares some insight on how investo...

wealthy Aussies, start-up investments

Why wealthy Aussies are turning to start-up investments

They have the money, but do they have the know-how? ...

Robot, hand, trust, artificial intelligence

How much do you trust AI?

Marketplace lender Zagga recently partnered with UTS to design a machine learning algorithm that predicts investor behaviour to shorten the...

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Bryan Ashenden

Will you be able to fund the retirement that you are hoping for?

With recent reforms to super, the ongoing increase in living costs and even a longer life expectancy a common question that many Australians...

What you can do to ensure a comfortable retirement

How do Australian workers really feel about retirement? The answers might surprise you. ...

From no dream of becoming a major player to managing $22 bn

Today, Charter Hall is Australia’s leading property fund manager, managing more than $22 billion in property, but a glance back 30 years d...

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opinion

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. ...

index fund, fidelity, investors, ETF

The first free index fund: What does that mean?

VIDEO: Fidelity recently launched the first free index fund – but what does that actually mean for investors in the ETF space? We discuss ...

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property

Areas of Victoria, Melbourne, map

Surprise property hotspots surface in new data

Areas of Victoria previously outside property investors’ radars are becoming more attractive as infrastructure and development continues t...

home loan rejection

Top reasons for home loan rejection revealed

As lending policies tighten and record numbers of investor loan applications get knocked back, new data has revealed some key red flags for ...

Interest-only loan, loans, calculator

Interest-only loan approvals plummet 55%

Tougher lending regulations are hitting investors hard, with the banking regulator finding approvals for interest-only loans took a 54.9 per...

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saving

NAB

NAB surprises market in rates call today

NAB has this morning announced it will hold firm on its standard variable rates, defying its big bank competitors. ...

Debt, payday lenders, financial service

Payday lenders: The drug pushers of financial services

Debt addiction is a real thing. Payday lenders that promise instant cash in minutes through a few clicks of an app are feeding the disease. ...

riled-up, stressed, angry, pulling hair

Tearing their hair out: Aussies riled-up by bank processes

“But I just gave all my details to the last woman I spoke to! Do I really have to do it again?” ...

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planning

best home loan rates

Which lenders provide the best home loan rates?

Despite their market dominance, the major banks have not fared well in a new report evaluating the best-value mortgages in the market. ...

dodgy advice, Westpac adviser, magnifying glass

Former Westpac adviser cops it for dodgy advice

Potential losses for consumers formed part of a decision to sustain a ban on a former Westpac financial adviser. ...

CBA, misleading consumers

CBA landed a massive discount after misleading consumers

The royal commission has heard that CBA got a 96 per cent penalty discount despite misleading consumers in its advertising. ...

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tax

Tax returns, tax files, Aussie taxpayers

Automatic tax returns could become reality for Aussie taxpayers

Australian taxpayers would have their tax returns automatically pre-filled, reducing the need to visit a tax agent, if recommendations from ...

Tax deductions, crackdown

A crackdown on popular tax deductions is coming

The tax office has signalled loud and clear it will be targeting popular, and commonly misunderstood, tax deductions this year. Here’s eve...

Green light, go signal

$20k sweetener for small biz owners gets green light

After months of back and forth, the Senate has now passed legislation that extends the life of a $20,000 tax win for small business. ...

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retirement

aged care, retirement, senior citizen

‘Brace for bruising information’ in aged care royal commission

Australia’s aged care system is set for a royal commission, and advisers to the elderly and their families believe it’s long overdue. ...

Announcement, mixed judgment, pension age

A welcome shift or kicking the can down the road: Pension age change receives mixed judgment

Those approaching retirement might be crowing, but the Prime Minister’s decision to scrap planned increases to the pension age doesn’t c...

Old, senior citizen, pension age, retirement

PM scraps plans to raise pension age

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ditched plans to increase the pension eligibility age to 70. ...

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superannuation

class action, lawsuit, scales of justice

Bank-owned super funds facing class action

Law firm Slater & Gordon is set to launch what could potentially be Australia’s largest class action lawsuit against bank-owned supera...

NAB, fees for no service

Financial services giant taken to court over fees for no service

The corporate watchdog has commenced Federal Court action against one of Australia’s largest financial services companies over alleged cha...

NAB, royal commission

Nobody’s perfect: NAB responds to royal commission

The major casualty of the royal commission’s superannuation hearings has defended its conduct, arguing that while it’s “not perfect”...

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smsf

investment strategies, investing

Wealthy Aussies shake-up investment strategies as new rules set in

Some of Australia’s wealthiest investors, SMSF trustees, are rejecting their traditional safe haven asset choices in favour of new growth ...

super, investors, DIY, money, coins

Where are DIY super investors putting their money?

Australia’s biggest companies are being increasingly shunned by investors with self-managed super funds, as they turn their attention to n...

small business owners, SMSFs, acquisition

‘Ripe’ conditions for SMSFs to buy commercial

For Aussie small business owners with SMSFs, now could be a good time to start thinking about acquiring their premises, a commercial lender ...

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Investment Insights

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. ...

index fund, fidelity, investors, ETF

The first free index fund: What does that mean?

VIDEO: Fidelity recently launched the first free index fund – but what does that actually mean for investors in the ETF space? We discuss ...

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