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How to find a sustainable super fund

Australia’s catastrophic bushfire season has prompted many people to consider how they can help address climate change concerns in the way they manage their households and their finances. When it comes to their superannuation, the Responsible Investment Association Australasia lists…

Beware of bushfire insurance claim rip-offs

Australians whose homes have been affected by the bushfire crisis are being warned to steer clear of potential exploitation with their insurance claims from insurance claims management services and dishonest tradespeople. The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) reports that insurers…

The best of 2019

We are marking the start of 2020 with a special first edition of The Inside Investor, featuring the top stories of 2019 from our previous masthead, The Rub. We covered a lot of regulatory changes and fintech news over the…

Housing market to maintain momentum in 2020

Lower interest rates and the loosening of mortgage serviceability tests will see Australian residential property prices continue to rise throughout 2020, according to new research. The latest forecast from Macquarie Wealth Management is for national dwelling prices to rise a…

The Rub has transformed to The Inside Investor

When you see our publication in your inbox or social media feed in the New Year it will have a new name. This is our last issue of The Rub for 2019. We are taking a few weeks off and…

Clean, green and making you money: the most ethical super funds

The Responsible Investment Association Australasia has released its annual superannuation study, listing 14 funds that made its leader board. They are Australian Ethical, AustralianSuper, CareSuper, Cbus, Christian Super, First State Super, Future Fund, Future Super, HESTA, Local Government Super, NZ…

The Rub has transformed to The Inside Investor

When you see our publication in your inbox or social media feed in the New Year it will have a new name. Next week, on December 16, we will publish our last issue of The Rub for 2019. We are…

High ESG ratings a pointer to strong performance

Macquarie Securities has released its annual ESG Ratings Survey, confirming that ASX-listed companies with high ESG scores are outperformers. Since Macquarie started giving companies ESG ratings in 2011, high-scoring companies have outperformed low-scoring companies, with a relative outperformance of 4.2…

Transfer balance cap change ahead

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is alerting superannuation trustees to plan for a number of changes in regard to the indexation of the general transfer balance cap, which will be particularly important for SMSF trustees. The transfer balance cap is…

How to find an ethical bank

Following news of Westpac’s failure to manage risks associated with the processing of cross-border payments, consumers are once again asking where they can find an ethical bank. The two best sources for consumer guidance are the Responsible Investment Association Australasia…