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Major bank cops multimillion-dollar fine, escapes $58m penalty

A big four bank has been fined $3.3 million, but managed to escape a $58 million penalty that was put forward by the corporate regulator. ...

Stock board

Recession or correction? Predictions and tips for the markets this week

David Buckle, Fidelity International’s head of investment solutions, shares his predictions and thoughts about the US, Chinese and emergin...

Numbers

Ageism a big barrier to working, saving for Australians, report finds

Australians looking to re-enter the workforce or move jobs later in their career are coming up against a market where one-third of prospect...

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investing

Stock board

Recession or correction? Predictions and tips for the markets this week

David Buckle, Fidelity International’s head of investment solutions, shares his predictions and thoughts about the US, Chinese and emergin...

Tax

Proposed tax reforms tipped to stall portfolio growth

Labor’s proposed reforms to the dividend imputation system could stifle investors from pursuing growth assets, a portfolio manager has war...

Airbnb

Short-term leases triggering re-think of property investment, report finds

A new report released by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute has found that short-term rentals are becoming an increasingly ...

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podcast

Andrew Thomson, CFMG

How this company is creating value for investors through the property market

CFMG Capital claims to create value for investors through active and passive property investment in the residential, retail and commercial m...

Vivek Bommi, Neuberger Berman

Are fixed income assets the thermostat to controlling volatile market climates?

Neuberger Berman is a private, independent, employee-owned investment management firm, which started initially as a US-based company focusin...

Phil Ryan, Trilogy

Managing risk within your investment portfolio

In the current landscape where everything from the royal commission findings to US leadership can have a huge impact on the return that an i...

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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

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Development slump feared as investor lending hits new lows

Lending to property investors is at its lowest since July 2013, and the building industry fears a slump in new development looms for Austr...

Piggy bank and calculator

Key negative gearing policy clarification issued to investors

Investors are being urged to realise Labor’s controversial changes to negative gearing will apply to all investments, not just property, w...

Malcolm Turnbull

Housing price drop pinned on Turnbull ousting

The increased likelihood of a Labor government coming into power after the Liberal government’s leadership spill is core to property price...

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saving

RBA Cash rate

RBA reveals: Is the cash rate staying on hold?

The Reserve Bank has today announced if it will keep Australia's official cash rate at record lows for another month.  ...

Reserve Bank of Australia

Cash rate predictions in, economist fears RBA ‘forced to cut’ long term

The Reserve Bank of Australia will reveal the official cash rate next Tuesday, and some economists are concerned that the central bank will ...

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Fresh data points to ‘the way forward’ in Australian banking

A survey of over 2,000 consumers by Deloitte has found Australian consumers have more trust in their own banks than banks in general. ...

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planning

Money bag

Major bank cops multimillion-dollar fine, escapes $58m penalty

A big four bank has been fined $3.3 million, but managed to escape a $58 million penalty that was put forward by the corporate regulator. ...

Numbers

Ageism a big barrier to working, saving for Australians, report finds

Australians looking to re-enter the workforce or move jobs later in their career are coming up against a market where one-third of prospect...

Fintech

Changes to banking are coming, how will they impact you?

The open banking reforms are set to come into effect in just a few months, but what will the changes actually mean for the average bank cust...

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tax

Australian dollars

Tax form trips up Aussies with new rules in play

Taxpayers should be cautious when they’re claiming deductions for investment properties this tax time, and be mindful of one step on their...

death benefit

Changes to death benefit taxes and how they impact you

A tax consequence of the recent superannuation reforms, which adversely impacted death benefits, has been corrected by the federal governmen...

Money cash Australian banknotes

140,000 taxpayers contacted in crackdown on work expenses

The ATO has recovered $43 million in tax liabilities in the 2017-18 financial year after contacting over 140,000 taxpayers in relation to th...

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retirement

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...

Comfortable retirement

Prepare for retirement without a pension, Aussies told

New modelling suggests retirees may be better off financially than working age Australians, but that outcome could be clouded by weakened go...

Children's inheritance

Baby Boomers are cruising into retirement on the back of their kids’ inheritance

Australian Baby Boomers are drawing on their children’s inheritance and spending up big on cruises. ...

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superannuation

Old couple retirees

'Unprecedented attack' on savings in new report, says super lobbyists

A prominent superannuation advocacy body has rebuked the Grattan Institute report on retirement savings, warning its recommendations could l...

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Fee drops and new launch in superannuation market

Cost pressures and an increasingly mobile investor population are behind the launch of one new super fund, and another cutting its fees. ...

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Super funds under investigation after auditor red flags

About 100 self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) will be investigated this financial year, after concerning patterns were detected in the...

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smsf

Chopping block

Hundreds of SMSFs on the chopping block

The Tax Office has cancelled the Australian Business Numbers (ABNs) of about 700 self-managed funds, after a surveillance program looking fo...

SMSF auditors disqualified

Consumers alerted as ASIC boots two auditors

ASIC has disqualified two Queensland SMSF auditors for breaching their obligations, which serves as a reminder to trustees to take care in c...

Mistakes

Top mistakes Aussies make when setting up an SMSF

Despite the continued growth in SMSF membership, key mistakes are still being made when it comes to the set-up of funds, the ATO has reveale...

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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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