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Killian Plastow

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CEO grilled, hot seat, pressured

CEO grilled at royal commission over questionable SMSF advice

An owner of a former AFA Practice of the Year and TV show host has been called before the royal commission to answer que...Read More
ATO, Treasury discussing crypto-regulation

ATO, Treasury discussing crypto-regulation

The taxation, classification and regulation of cryptocurrencies is a topic of conversation between the Australian Treasu...Read More
AFCA, financial complaints, Financial Ombudsman, Superannuation Complaints Tribunal, Credit and Investments Ombudsman, Consumer Action Law Centre, CALC, Kelly O'Dwyer, Anna Bligh, Gerard Brody, ABA, Australian Bankers' Association

Government details new complaints body

The federal government has outlined some of the features of its new ‘one-stop shop’ financial services resolution sc...Read More
Australia, superannuation, super reforms, ATO Australian Taxation office, unpaid super, KPMG, Dana Fleming, Rebekha Sharkie, National Employment Standards

Super reforms won’t end underpayment, says KPMG

New powers given to the tax man will help strengthen the superannuation system, but won’t close the ‘super guarantee...Read More
RBA, reserve bank, Reserve Bank of Australia, Paul Bloxham, HSBC, Shane Oliver, AMP Capital, AMP, cash rate, interest rates, housing prices, housing boom, mining boom,

Reserve Bank holds the cash rate steady

The Reserve Bank of Australia has decided to keep the cash rate steady at its latest monthly meeting, but economists’ ...Read More
Insurance, group insurance, superannuation, ClearView, TPD, total permanent disability, life insurance

Does super provide adequate insurance?

Most super fund members will be covered by their fund’s group insurance arrangements, but one insurance company has ca...Read More
Property, property investor, AREIT, A-REIT, REIT, Real estate investment trust, Morningstar

Is passive investing the key to property success?

Many of Australia’s active property managers stick closely to their index, owing to the country’s concentrated liste...Read More
Commonwealth Bank, CommBank, CBA, Ian Narev, APRA, prudential regulator, independent inquiry, banking inquiry, trust in banks, banking satisfaction, Anna Bligh, ABA, Australian Bankers' Association,

Official investigation into CBA launched

The Commonwealth Bank’s governance and accountability practices will be examined by an independent inquiry after a num...Read More
Superannuation, industry super, retail super, Industry Super Australia, David Whiteley, Financial Services Council, ISA, FSC, APRA

Retail v industry: Is the super performance gap worrying?

Data released by APRA this week has shown the gap between average annual returns between retail super funds and their in...Read More
Pepper Money, financial institution, banks, banking satisfaction, financial needs, retirement planning, retirement goals, retirement savings, wealth management,

Banks don’t understand their clients’ needs says poll

A poll shows Nest Egg readers do not believe their main financial institution understands their personal needs. Read More
Volatility, market volatility, share market, equity market, equity investing, investing for retirement, retirement savings, retirement planning, wealth management, Hexavest, investment management

How to prepare for higher volatility

An investment manager has revealed their secrets for managing higher levels of volatility in global share markets. ...Read More
Sunsuper, retirement planning, retirement savings, wealth management, Anne Fuchs, Michael Hutton, HLB Mann Judd

Aussies not planning their retirement lifestyle

Nearly two-thirds of Australians have no plan for how they will live in retirement, a new survey has found. Read More
Bernie Ripoll, Wraps, Platforms, Masterfunds, Masterfunds conference, banking, banks, Australian banks, FOFA, financial services inquiry, Royal Commission

Banking royal commission needed, says former pollie

The “disappointing” behaviour exhibited in Australia’s banking sector is more than enough to justify a royal commi...Read More
AMP Capital, Shane Oliver, North Korea, Kim Jong-Un, Donald Trump, United States of America, USA, nuclear war, war,

What US-North Korean tensions mean for share markets

There are three potential ways the escalating pressure between North Korea and the United States could play out, and eac...Read More
Bell Direct, ETF, Exchange-traded fund, Arnie Selvarajah, VanEck

Investors risk falling into ETF ‘trap’

The growth of the ETF market means investors will need to be more cautious in their approach to passive investment produ...Read More

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