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Retirement Income

Angry retirees send thousands of letters to Reserve Bank boss

Enough is enough, say retirees, who have swamped the RBA boss with thousands of letters and emails expressing their concerns about the cash rate staying so low for so long.

Age Pension essentials

Age Pension valuable to even 'wealthy' retirees, says expert

The Age Pension can potentially offset a one-third fall in a wealthy couple's investment portfolio, according to analysis by Milliman.

Property

Why the RBA is urging homeowners to take advantage of low interest rat

The RBA has cut the interest rate to a record low, but some banks are not passing it on to mortgage holders. Here's how to find a better deal on your home loan.

Banking & Investment

COVID’s financial fallout hit Australians harder than neighbours

Australians may have dodged the disastrous health impacts seen elsewhere around the world, but the impact on investments has been higher than other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Banking & Investment

Would-be retirees might have to work longer because of the pandemic

COVID-19 has disrupted retirement plans, but experts say that with planning and patience, income after work can be maintained.

Banking & Investment

Around 368,000 eligible to join class action against big four bank

Federal Court to notify those eligible to join consumer credit class action.

Federal Government

Banking royal commission victims urge Treasurer to keep responsible lending laws

Witnesses who appeared at the banking royal commission join forces to plead with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg to stop proposed cuts to consumer protections, fearing a repeat of what led to the royal commission in the first place.

News

Economists and investors say US election result ‘the perfect outcome’

Aussie fund managers say this election is the perfect outcome – and the markets here and worldwide have already shown improvements since the announcement of Mr Biden’s win.

Banking & Investment

Why do bankers behave so badly?

Australia has seen banking scandal after banking scandal over the past 30 years, but how do they keep getting away with behaving so badly?

Banking & Investment

Dos and don’ts when investing for the grandkids

What Noel Whittaker says about putting money aside for the grandchildren.

Income and asset tests

Can you take out a loan to reduce the value of your assets?

Norm has shares purchased through an equity loan account and wants to know how they are assessed by Centrelink.

Banking & Investment

COVID shock means one in five will delay retirement: study

An Australian Stock Exchange study suggests that the market volatility caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will result in 22 per cent of investors delaying their retirement.

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