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Parliament

How the latest round of changes to whistleblowing laws impact you

New whistleblowing laws have passed parliament, affording significantly more protections to consumers looking to call out misconduct. ...

Chris Bowen

‘We will act faster’: Labor outlines plans post-Royal Commission

The federal opposition has released its official response to the Hayne Royal Commission, outlining its plan of attack both before and after ...

Ben Kingsley

Investors to be left with ‘luck of the draw’ in broker regulation

Property investors will lose a key partner in strategy and experience, and end up paying more, should the recommendations to change mortgage...

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investing

Ben Kingsley

Investors to be left with ‘luck of the draw’ in broker regulation

Property investors will lose a key partner in strategy and experience, and end up paying more, should the recommendations to change mortgage...

Investors

Hearts and minds are influencing money moves in 2019

A survey of almost 17,000 respondents shows about 43 per cent of investors are influenced by environmental, social and governance (ESG) fact...

Sydney skyline

Shareholder revolt: How investors are influencing Australian companies

Company boards are being increasingly surprised by the direction of shareholder votes and opinions in the post-royal commission environment,...

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podcast

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...

Adam Truelove

Why sometimes the best advice is to do the opposite of what the market is doing

With 2018 having seen market corrections across numerous investment classes and some claiming that the market would ‘struggle to get any l...

Chris Andrews, LaTrobe

Meet the Managers: A behind the scenes look at La Trobe Financial

This special episode of the Nest Egg Podcast is the first in our “Meet the Managers” series where we take you behind the scenes with t...

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opinion

Interest rates

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

Suburbs

What surprised the central bank? Parts of Australia are bucking history

Patterns in the latest rounds of property data are out of step with historical patterns and an “unusual” situation for investors in the ...

Aerial shot of a suburb

Property taxes: Experts weigh in on what changes mean for investors

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has heard of the potential impacts of proposed tax changes on the Australian property market, as investors app...

ASIC and Suburbs

Investors on guard as property spruiker caught out

Australian property investors are being advised caution as another property spruiker is restrained from carrying on a financial services bus...

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saving

Chris Bowen

‘We will act faster’: Labor outlines plans post-Royal Commission

The federal opposition has released its official response to the Hayne Royal Commission, outlining its plan of attack both before and after ...

Source: Aban Tech

Tinder, Viber users alerted to financial risks in swiping right

There’s been a huge jump in financial losses for Australians looking for love online in recent years, and prolific dating app users are be...

Kenneth Hayne

The Royal Commission’s impact on borrowers

The Royal Commission set out to improve the experience and treatment of consumers in banking - lending included - but some of its key propos...

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planning

Fraudsters draining bank accounts with stolen mobile numbers

Criminals have been convincing mobile phone providers to switch mobile numbers to new SIM cards in order to gain access to bank accounts, em...

Kenneth Hayne

‘Catastrophic’ debt situation feared from royal commission tinkering

If one of the key recommendations from the royal commission’s first report is adopted, it may have a catastrophic impact on the debt arran...

Australian dollars

Aussies fail to see value in health insurance

New research from Roy Morgan reveals that Australians’ attitudes towards the value of private health insurance are declining, with younger...

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tax

Parliament

How the latest round of changes to whistleblowing laws impact you

New whistleblowing laws have passed parliament, affording significantly more protections to consumers looking to call out misconduct. ...

ATO

Avoiding 45% tax bills in 2019: Keep an eye on your super

Expect a letter from the Tax Office if you’ve got a history of missing lodgement deadlines; the regulator is coming down on taxpayers who ...

Outside of a courthouse

Don’t get creative: Quirky defences in court a lesson for taxpayers

In recent months, Australian courts have heard creative excuses from taxpayers in trouble with the law, and it hasn’t done them any favour...

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retirement

Australian dollars

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...

dog welcome home on brown mat

Emotion, hard sells with pets costing retirees big

Aussies are dishing out big bucks to take care of their pets, with retirees told to be cautious of being ‘up-sold’ on expensive toys, t...

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superannuation

ATO

In your 30s and slack with your super? The ATO is watching

A growing pool of young Australian investors are making moves with their superannuation money that are raising red flags at the Tax Office....

Parliament

‘Rorts and rip-offs’ bill: What the latest round of changes mean for super

The “protecting your super” bill has now passed the Senate, and superannuation experts have broken down what the changes mean for fees a...

Josh Frydenberg

Last-minute deal sees new reforms passed to address super fees

In a last-minute deal, the Liberal government has passed its superannuation reforms, which it says will protect low-balance accounts from ex...

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smsf

ASIC

SMSF members lose close to $5m in investment scam

A financial services professional has been suspended from providing advice and his firm shut down after he utilised clients’ funds to fina...

Tax time

Investors blindsided by tax from super withdrawals

Australians running their own superannuation funds are being hit with surprise taxes due to a lack of understanding regarding what meeting ...

SMSF spruikers lurk in popular holiday spot

Spruikers illegally pushing self-managed super funds have started to pop up on the mid-north coast of NSW, and the corporate regulator is wa...

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Investment Insights

Interest rates

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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