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Hayne recommendations will impact SMSFs

Q&A 18 February 2019

Q: I have a few superannuation funds floating around and I am thinking about consolidating…

SMSFs lose faith in the blue chips

Self-managed super fund trustees have dumped their investments in Australia’s top 10 listed equities as…

Q&A 18 February 2019

Q: I have a few superannuation funds floating around and I am thinking about consolidating them. Why should I do this and how do I go about it? A: The Australian Taxation Office assisted 66,000 people in locating and consolidating…

The New Criterion

Royal Commissioner Kenneth Madison Hayne’s final report on bank atrocities was never going to make pretty reading after the tome landed on the desk of salivating reporters. Having said that, the entrails weren’t quite as gory as expected and the…

Kavanagh

Last week’s column generated a lively discussion on my LinkedIn page, with most of the responses taking issue with my critical comments about the mortgage broking industry. I have responded to some of those comments individually but I thought I…

Franking credits: time to consider your options

The debate over the Labor Party’s proposed changes to the tax treatment of franking credits picked up a gear last week, with accusations of manipulation of a parliamentary committee and a scuffle at a public meeting in Sydney. Through all…

Commercial property outlook improves

While investors are gloomy about the outlook for residential property, there are more positive signs in the commercial property sector. NAB’s latest Commercial Property Index, released last week, shows an increase in positive sentiment among property professionals in the December…

Fractional property investment market gathers momentum

Fractional property ownership is an alternative way to invest in the property market without owning it a hundred per cent. This is becoming the trend partly because of the increasing price of properties and because fractional ownership allows investors to…

Personal loan rates cut

Lenders may be putting up home loan rates but the trend in personal loans is down. With some offers now under 6 percent, consumers have an opportunity to move out of high-cost credit card finance or budget for a major…