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Single-asset SMSFs on notice

SMSF asset allocation shifts to international funds

The investment portfolios of self-managed super funds have shifted slightly away from listed shares and…

SMSFs can’t be used as a backstop for disaster recovery

A couple has lost an appeal against disqualification from running their SMSF, which called on…

Getting home downsizing right

Q: We have recently retired and are planning to sell our family home for something smaller. We are thinking of using the home downsizer scheme to top up our super but have heard there are a few traps for the…

The New Criterion

Shared office space used to be just that: cheap digs for start-up enterprises to house their staff before they could afford to hang out their own shingle. These days, co-working is less about being a stop-gap measure and more about…

Kavanagh

A survey of financial institutions that use bankruptcy petitions in pursuit of unpaid debts highlights a number of companies that are particularly aggressive in the way they deal with debtors. Consumers should take note and think carefully about dealing with…

CBA result shows banks stuck with rising costs, weak revenue growth

Faced with the prospect of low growth, a bank would look to keep the bottom line growing by cutting costs. Commonwealth Bank chief executive Matt Comyn says he wants to get the bank’s cost-to-income down but admits that in the…

Great Southern Plantations loan recovery saga goes another round

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has lost another case in its pursuit of outstanding loans taken out by investors in the failed agribusiness scheme operator Great Southern Plantations. In Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd & Ors v Kenneth Ross Pickard &…

Credit reports to include hardship arrangements

The Government is proposing to amend legislation that will allow the inclusion of controversial information in comprehensive consumer credit reporting. The Attorney-General has announced proposed changes to the Privacy Act and its comprehensive credit reporting (CCR) scheme to allow details…

Tax time scam alert

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Stay Smart Online site has issued a warning that it is seeing a surge in scammers impersonating myGov and the Australian Taxation Office and asking for money or personal details. The ACSC says scams…