How superannuation’s blindspot for gig economy workers is setting many up for a fall

November 30, 2017

A rising number of self-employed people are failing to contribute to their own superannuation creating weaker coverage in Australia’s $2 trillion retirement income system, which has seen its score slip from last year’s world rankings. The Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index, released on Monday, shows Australia maintained third place, behind Denmark and The Netherlands with […]


‘Major flaw’ with mortgage comparison rates, says CEO

October 2, 2017

The boss of one of Australia’s largest home loan comparison websites says that mortgage comparison rates are now obsolete and “decades behind” today’s market conditions. RateCity CEO Paul Marshall said that while the comparison rate is a good concept, it is no longer helping mortgage borrowers as much as it once did. “The comparison rate […]



September 28, 2017

If Perth housing market hasn’t already hit the bottom of the market cycle, we are very close. It’s always interesting as a valuer watching markets go up, down and sideways and analysing the reasons why. Perth’s current residential property market has a bit of everything – good, bad and ugly with plenty of good buying […]


NAB to fund low income Aussies

September 28, 2017

The major bank has pledged to provide 100,000 loans annually to low income Australians as part of its ambition to improve the financial well-being of its customers and communities. The commitment comes as research commissioned by NAB found that more than 2.6 million Australians have no savings at all, leaving them unprepared for a financial […]


Kochie’s seven steps to getting a home in your price bracket

September 23, 2017

Seven steps to getting a home! FIRST home buyers are back in the property market. After being squeezed out in the home buying wilderness for years, the regulatory and banking measures to dissuade investors (particularly from overseas), is starting to have an impact and open the door for first homeowners. Figures out last week showed […]

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