News archive from 3 March 2013

Beware the mask of deception

In January, regulator ASIC announced Macquarie Equities had undertaken to review its Macquarie Private Wealth business. There were ''recurring compliance deficiencies that involved a significant number of its advisers'', ASIC said. These compliance...

 

Get active to secure the best mortgage

The global investment bank UBS released a report into the Australian mortgage market a week ago and found the banks were earning more profit on mortgages (0.88 per cent after tax) than at any time since 2004. This is happening in part because the cost...

 

Seven habits of higher-paid people

But recruitment specialists say women - and men - who believe they're not getting equal pay for equal work shouldn't take it. There are a number of things people can do to ensure they're fairly recompensed for their contribution, they say, starting...

 

Bank on shares to get the best returns

Mind you, it doesn't need to. Rates are dropping of their own accord. Non-banks are playing a sort of catch down with each other by cutting their variable lending rates to, in the case of loans.com.au, a low of 5.09 per cent. Even the big banks have...

 
Frank truth about calculating credits

Frank truth about calculating credits

I AM on an age pension with no taxable income. Each year I claim the fully franked dividend credits from the Australian Taxation Office. The dividend statements normally list the amount of the dividends, the franked amount and the imputation credit. I...

 
When family and finances don't mix

When family and finances don't mix

Love can be blind when going guarantor for an adult child's loan for a business venture or to help them get on the property ladder. But parents who let their emotions override good sense can end up servicing the loan or having to sell their house if...

 

Beware the mask of deception

In January, regulator ASIC announced Macquarie Equities had undertaken to review its Macquarie Private Wealth business. There were ''recurring compliance deficiencies that involved a significant number of its advisers'', ASIC said. These compliance...

 

Get active to secure the best mortgage

The global investment bank UBS released a report into the Australian mortgage market a week ago and found the banks were earning more profit on mortgages (0.88 per cent after tax) than at any time since 2004. This is happening in part because the cost...

 

Seven habits of higher-paid people

But recruitment specialists say women - and men - who believe they're not getting equal pay for equal work shouldn't take it. There are a number of things people can do to ensure they're fairly recompensed for their contribution, they say, starting...

 

Bank on shares to get the best returns

Mind you, it doesn't need to. Rates are dropping of their own accord. Non-banks are playing a sort of catch down with each other by cutting their variable lending rates to, in the case of loans.com.au, a low of 5.09 per cent. Even the big banks have...

 
Frank truth about calculating credits

Frank truth about calculating credits

I AM on an age pension with no taxable income. Each year I claim the fully franked dividend credits from the Australian Taxation Office. The dividend statements normally list the amount of the dividends, the franked amount and the imputation credit. I...

 
When family and finances don't mix

When family and finances don't mix

Love can be blind when going guarantor for an adult child's loan for a business venture or to help them get on the property ladder. But parents who let their emotions override good sense can end up servicing the loan or having to sell their house if...

 

Beware the mask of deception

In January, regulator ASIC announced Macquarie Equities had undertaken to review its Macquarie Private Wealth business. There were ''recurring compliance deficiencies that involved a significant number of its advisers'', ASIC said. These compliance...

 

Get active to secure the best mortgage

The global investment bank UBS released a report into the Australian mortgage market a week ago and found the banks were earning more profit on mortgages (0.88 per cent after tax) than at any time since 2004. This is happening in part because the cost...

 

Seven habits of higher-paid people

But recruitment specialists say women - and men - who believe they're not getting equal pay for equal work shouldn't take it. There are a number of things people can do to ensure they're fairly recompensed for their contribution, they say, starting...

 
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