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Investors guide to the easiest entry to hottest US stocks

Alternative listed securities market, Chi-X, has expanded its range of US listed transferable company custody receipts (TraCRs) with five more listings. The new listings include those based on the shares of Amazon, Warren Buffet’s investment company Berkshire Hathaway (Class B)…

Measuring the impact of ethical investments

Ethical investing may provide solutions to environmental and other challenges, but investors are often in the dark when it comes to understanding the environmental impacts of their investments. One player is showing its investors the quantitative outcomes of their investments.…

No performance trade-off to invest ethically

There is a small performance gap in favour of environmental, social and governance (ESG) superannuation funds, according to new research. More Australians are aligning their superannuation options to sustainable values according to the latest research by Rainmaker Information. The research…

Flight or fight: knowing your rights

Consumers should be on high alert to avoid being misled about their rights and entitlements when dealing with airlines. Last week the Federal Court fined Jetstar $1.95 million for making false or misleading representations about consumer guarantee rights between April…

Q&A

Q: This morning I opened my banking app and it asked me if I wanted to set up a PayID. Why should I do this? A: PayID is an identifier linked to your bank account to send and receive payments…

Equity crowdfunding investors: where the bloody hell are you?

Nearly 18 months have passed since a new equity crowdfunding market opened up with great fanfare, allowing retail investors to back a wide range of start-ups and early stage companies. But since then few deals have been done. Licensed crowd…

Shopper’s guide to ‘buy now pay later’

Competition is heating up in the ‘buy now pay later’ market with the arrival of Flexigroup’s new brand humm. The interest-free buy now pay later platforms such as Afterpay, Zip Co, Openpay and Brighte allow consumers to spread the cost…

Q&A

Q: I read that the Reserve Bank was critical of the big banks for not making new fast payments services available to all their customers. I am a customer of one of the big banks. What is this service and…

Prenups growing in popularity

Australians are becoming more protective of their finances when it comes time to getting married. Attitudes towards prenuptial agreements are changing, with more people thinking they make sense. According to a recent survey of 1,000 couples conducted by ME Bank,…

Bankruptcies at 24-year low

Despite concerns about high household debt levels and mortgage stress, Australians appear to be managing their finances better than before with changes to the law having an impact. The latest statistics from Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) reveal that in…