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Investors watch, magnifying glass

What should investors watch next week?

A wrap of the week that was in key investment markets, and what you should be watching out for to capitalise on the year ahead. ...

Ban, ASIC, dodgy advisers

ASIC issues spate of bans as dodgy advisers lurk

The corporate regulator has issued a range of disciplinary actions this week, after concerns consumer protections were being compromised by ...

Thumbs down, poor and biased

‘Poor and biased’ tax proposal cops a lashing

In the face of a government-backed inquiry, Labor’s plans to scrap refundable excess dividend imputation credits has copped further backla...

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investing

Ban, ASIC, dodgy advisers

ASIC issues spate of bans as dodgy advisers lurk

The corporate regulator has issued a range of disciplinary actions this week, after concerns consumer protections were being compromised by ...

Thumbs down, poor and biased

‘Poor and biased’ tax proposal cops a lashing

In the face of a government-backed inquiry, Labor’s plans to scrap refundable excess dividend imputation credits has copped further backla...

Warning, alert, ASX 300, fail on risk disclosures

Investors alerted as ASX 300 companies fail on risk disclosures

The corporate regulator has found listed companies’ approach to climate risk disclosures are “of limited use to investors” and don’t...

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podcast

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 Australian...

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

property predictions

Fresh property predictions rebuke ‘boom to doom’ claims

Research house CoreLogic has hit out at claims that Australian housing values are set to fall off a cliff, producing data and predictions to...

Sale, Aussie property, profits

Resale profits for Aussie property take a tumble

A new report has revealed the number of Australian homes generating a resale profit has declined, with national resale gains the lowest they...

spending habits, mortgage

Why your Afterpay and alcohol spend now impacts your mortgage

Spending habits are being heavily scrutinised by lenders before they accept new borrowers, with the ease of ‘tap and go’ and services li...

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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

Investors watch, magnifying glass

What should investors watch next week?

A wrap of the week that was in key investment markets, and what you should be watching out for to capitalise on the year ahead. ...

crypto-asset funds, suspect, caught, handcuff

Suspect crypto set-ups caught, named and shamed

Several proposed crypto-asset launches have been blocked, as dodgy operators look to capitalise on the popular interest in cryptocurrency fr...

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. ...

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tax

tax, tax break, plan, big hurdle

Plans to scrap tax break hit big hurdle

The federal government is launching an inquiry into Labor’s plans to scrap refundable franking credits, after lobbyists representing retir...

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...

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retirement

super payments, money, Australian dollars

Shake-up of super payments looming if Labor elected

The federal opposition plans to make changes to the superannuation guarantee payments system for women, in an effort to address the current ...

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...

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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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