Personal Finance (Australia)

Can our superannuation system handle another financial crisis?

Even as the champagne corks were popping, a sense of foreboding hung over the celebrations.<p>For the tribe handling the $2.6 trillion in Australian …


Travel buzz: Over 2 million Aussies intend to travel within the next 12 months

Monday 23 July 2018<p>Article by Ceyda Erem<p>Every Aussie has their favourite travel destination, whether it be London, Rome or New York and according to …


Future prosperity depends on addressing inequality

It’s no longer necessary to be a radical Marxist to worry about inequality. Concern about inequality does not have to be borne out of jealousy of …


'Mini-credit crunch' and China slowdown to hit Australia's budget

Australian governments are experiencing a surge in revenue that will be undermined by a slowdown in China and a “mini-credit crunch” as banks tighten lending standards, Deloitte Access Economics has said.<p>In its June quarter Business Outlook report Deloitte suggests rising global interest rates are …


I was a 'puppet': Former financial planner claims AMP pressured him to sell inferior products

A former AMP planner has described the financial services giant as a "dictatorship", claiming he was pressured to sell in-house products, including …

Financial Services

Dwelling costs rise over decade

Most Discussed<p>Message to government and members will highlight positive impact of brokers<p>Brokers experiencing longer turnaround times must give …

Investing (Australia)

Industry super funds are thrashing those run by banks – and business is crying foul | Greg Jericho

There is little that annoys the Australian business community, its media spruikers and the Liberal party more than being shown how badly they perform. The best example of this is the superannuation industry where once again it has been revealed that industry funds have comprehensively outperformed …


'I had no idea about money': how Sandy found a spare $6000

Gokal estimates that since completing the course a year ago that she and her husband have saved more than $6000.<p>She is also making voluntary …

Personal Finance

Seven ways to kickstart your finances this financial year

Take the time now to set yourself up for this financial year so that come next July, you can look back and see what you’ve achieved.

Personal Finance

Receiving Money From Overseas | International Money Transfer

Receiving money from overseas<p>You might think that international money transfers are mainly handled by the person sending the money, but whether …


ACT workers underpaid more than $7 million in super payments

"We take non-payment of superannuation guarantee very seriously and we investigate all reports of non-compliance made to us," the spokesman …


New laws needed for 'exploited' gig economy workers

The changes also aim to provide a quick and inexpensive way to resolve disputes over pay and conditions for gig workers.<p>Mr Foley said gig economy …

Gig Economy

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Human Resources

Dakta Green asks for dope convictions to be ignored, judge says no

Marijuana law reform campaigner Dakta Green has failed in a bid to convince a judge to ignore his drug convictions in light of the government's view …


Superannuation performance figures challenge Government's stance on industry funds

It's well known that the Federal Government is no fan of industry superannuation funds.<p>If we ever had any doubt, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton …


Bank bosses face royal commission grilling

However, the bosses are not expected to face the hardline questioning from counsel assisting Kenneth Hayne that their junior executives have …

Financial Services

Watchdog warns SMSF advice must improve amid property spruiking fears

Page 1 of 1<p>One in three SMSF users are in the dark about their investment strategy and are sometimes being urged to push their savings into high-risk …


Australia’s Property Boom Is Well and Truly Over

This is a controversial view as it has the potential to undermine the stability of our whole nation’s economy. Our banking sector is built on a …


Not the usual suspect: Brisbane’s most affordable AND liveable suburb revealed

Paul and Stacey Dunwell with kids Jaxen, 13, Rory, 9, and Kobi, 14, at their home in Algester. Image: AAP/John Gass.<p>THE often forgotten pocket of …


Age-gap couples need to pay more attention to finances

<b>OPINION:</b> Couples with a big age gap between them face a number of potential hurdles, not the least of which is how to deal with the financial …


Doughnut Time to open eight new stores

Doughnut Time to open eight new stores in the next two months – just months after the chain went into liquidation<p><b>Iconic pastry store Doughnut Time is</b> …

Gold Coast

Premier releases report into public service hiring binge a year after promise

There are now 223,257 full time equivalent employees working in the Queensland public sector, an increase of more than 21,800 since the 2015 election.<p>…


Undersupply & Housing Affordability

<b>Undersupply of dwellings has led to a sharp increase in property prices in Sydney and Melbourne and ‘a co-ordinated strategy’ is needed to solve the</b> …


IIPM director gets extension

The board of governors of the Indian Institute of Plantation Management (IIPM), Bengaluru, at its 47th meeting has unanimously decided to extend the

Higher Education

The best Velocity Frequent Flyer credit cards

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Virgin Australia

A better venture, a bitter memory: Royal Mail staff try again

Ripped off by their previous employer and owed thousands, Royal Mail staff turn their initiative to food.

Royal Mail

Tough times for Australian savers as Big Four banks slash rates

Tough times for Aussie savers as Big Four banks slash rates<p>Thursday 19 July 2018<p>Article by Monika Gudova<p>Australian savers are feeling the heat as two …

Business (Australia)

APRA warns on premium increases inside super

<b>The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has confirmed that the Government’s Budget moves around low account balances and making</b> …


‘Our results are a huge wake-up call’

New analysis by financial comparison website Mozo shows the average net value of rewards credit cards offered by the major banks has nearly …

Personal Finance

Industry super dominance now an open embarrassment to business

Yet again, industry super funds have dominated the ranks of the best superannuation performers. What on earth are the big banks doing? The post …