The cash rate is at all-time historic lows – this is a win for borrowers but a blight for retirees with hefty cash holdings. In this environment, there’s more retirees can do than hold out hope for steady income in their sunset years.
Renewable energy is increasingly being understood as a necessity, not a choice, to future-proof energy sources for homes and businesses.
By Luke Dixon
Head of Real Estate Research Sydney, Australia
Despite falling business and consumer confidence since the start of the year, the Australian economy remains in positive territory and moderating economic conditions notwithstanding, commercial real estate assets should continue to perform this year and into the future, buoyed by strong underlying fundamentals.
The negatives weighing on Australian residential property prices remain significant but the past few weeks have seen a number of developments that suggest that prices could bottom earlier and higher than we have been expecting.
What is trauma insurance?
With one in two Australian men and one in three Australian women expected to be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 851, many families are learning first-hand how an illness can interrupt their lives.
But should the worst occur, the home loan and school fees will still have to be paid – on top of medical expenses – while you work towards getting better. Trauma insurance can help you achieve this.
The 9 (bad) habits of highly ineffective investors - the common mistakes investors make
In the upside-down world logic that applies to much of investing, there are a bunch of mistakes investors often make which makes it harder for them to reach their financial goals. This note looks at the nine most common mistakes investors make. Mistake #1 Crowd support indicates safety “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow...
Seven tips for securing a business loan
Securing a business loan in Australia isn’t necessarily difficult but knowing how to navigate your way can be the difference between success and failure.
Banks and other financial institutions offer a wide range of business finance options, from commercial property loans, commercial vehicle leases, and commercial and equipment leases, to simpler options such as letters of credit, overdrafts and lines of credit. Here are some tips on how to improve your chances of success.
What is an enduring guardian?
You can choose who can make decisions on your behalf regarding your medical and dental treatment and decide where you live if you are not capable of doing this for yourself. These are known as “functions”. The easiest way to do this is to appoint an enduring guardian.