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ATO clarifies its approach to investment in DomaCom funds

Fractional property investment company DomaCom has received clarification from the Australian Taxation Office about its…

AAT case sheds light on NALI rules

The question of whether the payment of dividends to a self-managed super fund from a…

Equity income mindset needs to change

Investors need to change the way they think about generating income from their equity investments and be prepared to draw on capital gains as well as dividend payments. Two of Australian’s most successful equity managers, Platinum Asset Management chief executive…

RBA quantifies the home loan loyalty tax

Bankers have rejected the idea that long-standing customers with mortgages are paying a “loyalty tax” in the form of higher rates than the rates new customers pay. But Reserve Bank analysis shows that is exactly what is happening. According to…

Lengthy mortgage processes a thing of the past

Australians who are fed up with long mortgage approval times may have their problem solved with digital banking solutions. Last week neobank 86 400 launched its digital mortgage offering with the application process done entirely through its smartphone app. The…

Gift card protections now law

Australians shopping for gift cards ahead of the festive season will have extra protection against losing millions of dollars on expired cards. The Australian Consumer Law has been amended to introduce a national regime that requires gift cards have a…

The return of value

One of the anomalies of the equity market over the past few years is that value stocks have underperformed growth. For the best part of the last century, buying stocks that were cheap was the best way to make gains.…

Suncorp launches hybrid

Suncorp has launched an issue of hybrid securities, offering the same pricing as Commonwealth Bank when it launched PERLS XII Capital Notes last month. Suncorp is looking to raise A$250 million. Suncorp Capital Notes 3 will be priced at a…