Category Archives: Market Updates

A small business breakdown of the government’s economic stimulus

In response to the economic impact of the coronavirus, the Australian Government has introduced a number of stimulus packages to assist small and medium businesses. The measures include cash flow boosts of up to $100,000 for businesses with employees, wage subsidies for apprentices and trainees as well as the recently...
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COVID-19 – Your financial options during these uncertain times…

Updated: Attempts to control the COVID-19 outbreak through social distancing, including strict lockdown measures, are having a dramatic effect on our everyday lives. The purpose of this post is to let you know about a range of financial options and practical strategies available to you in this challenging economic environment....
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The RBA’s interest rate statement for November 2019

At its meeting today, the RBA Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 0.75 per cent. Statement by RBA’s Philip Lowe: While the outlook for the global economy remains reasonable, the risks are tilted to the downside. The US–China trade and technology disputes continue to affect international trade...
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The RBA’s interest rate statement for September 2019

At its meeting today, the RBA Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.00 per cent. Statement by RBA’s Philip Lowe: The outlook for the global economy remains reasonable, although the risks are tilted to the downside. The trade and technology disputes are affecting international trade flows and...
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The RBA’s interest rate statement for August 2019

At its meeting today, the RBA Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.00 per cent. Statement by RBA’s Philip Lowe: The outlook for the global economy remains reasonable. However, the increased uncertainty generated by the trade and technology disputes is affecting investment and means that the risks...
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APRA has changed lending! – What you need to know…

The most significant changes to lending in the last 20 years! Updated: The lending landscape has changed dramatically over the past few months thanks to the country’s banking regulator APRA. In December last year, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority [APRA] announced its specific areas of concern, alerting the industry to its increased...
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Property & Finance Update – Autumn 2015

Property still a firm favourite… Following a strong run in many locations in 20141, sound investment fundamentals and low interest rates continue to make well-selected property an attractive investment selection in 2015. A record number of investors hit the real estate market last year, creating a buying and selling frenzy across many parts of the country. According...
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