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Fraud

Former CBA lender faces fraud charges

A former Commonwealth Bank mobile lender will stand trial for loan fraud conspiracy charges, in a case allegedly involving over 100 applica...

Australian money dollars

Surprising figures about how much cash Aussies carry

Research from a major bank has revealed how much cash Australians carry in a week, and the figures suggest cash is a long way from being ext...

Landmark case tipped to drive more scrutiny of trusts

A significant test case for self-managed super funds is likely to see the regulators monitor the use of certain trust structures, according...

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investing

Big four banks, Westpac, CBA, NAB, ANZ, resolve a breach, investigation

Major banks average 4.5 years to resolve a breach

Australia’s major and second-tier banks are taking years to respond to significant breaches, and millions in remediation are yet to be pro...

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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podcast

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...

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. ...

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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

Piggy bank

Policy plans for negative gearing tipped to his low-income earners

A real estate boss believes Labor’s plans for negative gearing will impact low-income earners instead of high-net-worth individuals as per...

High rates of mortgage

Suburbia hit hardest by mortgage defaults

Suburbs up to 40 kilometres out of capital city centres have recorded the highest rates of mortgage delinquencies in Australia. ...

Westpac logo

More rate hikes at Westpac

The major bank has lifted mortgage rates on its defence services home loan products, off the back of its 14 basis point hike in September. ...

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saving

Australian money dollars

Surprising figures about how much cash Aussies carry

Research from a major bank has revealed how much cash Australians carry in a week, and the figures suggest cash is a long way from being ext...

Cross at the cemetery

We won’t charge dead people anymore, says banking lobby

Australia’s banks will change their code of practice so dead people and customers receiving no services are not charged fees. ...

Gender gap, men and women

Savings gap narrows, but chasm between men and women remains

A report has found signs that the gender gap in superannuation savings is starting to narrow, but Australia remains decades away from parity...

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planning

Fraud

Former CBA lender faces fraud charges

A former Commonwealth Bank mobile lender will stand trial for loan fraud conspiracy charges, in a case allegedly involving over 100 applica...

ANZ, customer refunds, Royal Commission

Customer refunds, royal commission fallout see ANZ profits take $374m hit

One of the big four banks, ANZ, has released the impact that refunds and the royal commission have had on its full-year cash profit. ...

Free wifi, hot target, financial scammers, online shopping

Free Wi-Fi a hot target as 1 in 4 Aussie adults scammed

In 2018 alone, Australians lost about $48 million to financial scammers who targeted popular online shopping destinations and exploited weak...

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tax

Home buyer scheme

Tax traps flagged in first home buyers scheme

Some first home buyers are being encouraged to use a tax-effective strategy to maximise their deposit – but there’s a chance the ATO wil...

Fraud man inside the jail

Million-dollar fraud sees taxpayer go to jail

A man has been sentenced to over four years in jail after he made more than $1 million in fraudulent GST refund claims. ...

Target piggy bank wealth aussie

Wealthy Aussies earmarked as ‘aggressive’ tax strategies targeted

The ATO has collected $5.6 billion in extra tax after targeting the country’s top earners, prompting a renewed focus on the individuals le...

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retirement

Woman financial stress

Financial stress from bank conduct led to suicide attempts: MP

A major bank boss has been grilled about the devastating impact of on the mental health and livelihood of its customers. ...

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. ...

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superannuation

Calculation of savings

‘Magic number’ for savings key to wealth planning

Australians often skip over a simple equation in their wealth planning, and given most are not on track for a comfortable retirement, one fi...

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...

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smsf

chopping block

SMSF borrowing on the chopping block

The corporate regulator has floated a ban on SMSF borrowing, in a bid to minimise the impact of dodgy operators and schemes on consumers.  ...

Tax payers, ATO

Tens of thousands of taxpayers set for ATO action about super

About 27,000 superannuation funds are on the Tax Office’s radar, and its members are set to be contacted about fulfilling their annual obl...

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 ...

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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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