Archive: 'May 2017' :

Economic Update May

Economics overview Australia – The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Board met on 4 April and as widely expected, left the official cash rate on hold at 1.5%. At the time of writing the RBA also left the official cash rate on hold at its 2 May 2017 meeting. There has been no change in […]


The Australian Housing Market – What are the Key Issues?

The Australian housing market – what are the key issues? The cooling in the Sydney and Melbourne property markets evident in late 2015 in response to macro prudential tightening deployed by APRA has proved ephemeral. Price gains have reaccelerated and auction clearance rates & lending to property investors have rebounded. Over the last five years […]


How to Boost Your Age Pension with the new Thresholds

How to boost your pension under the new threshold rules To help you enjoy a more comfortable retirement, here are some tips to make the most of the new Age Pension rules which took effect on 1 January 2017. When you’re relying on the Age Pension to fund your retirement, every dollar you receive from […]


The Clock is Ticking on Major Super Changes

The clock is ticking on major changes to superannuation that come into force on 1 July 2017. The changes are wide-ranging and are likely to affect everyone’s retirement savings. But it can pay to plan ahead both to take advantage of the existing rules, and to make the most of the new super landscape. Here […]


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