Cybercriminals are opportunistic and have used the global pandemic and shift in working arrangements to prey on the vulnerable. We remind all network brokers of the importance of cybersecurity and anti-scam processes. Below are some countermeasures to phishing attacks and other ways your business can stay safe online.
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ESSENTIAL CHECKLIST FOR THE END OF FINANCIAL YEAR
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WHY IT IS NOT THE TIME TO CANCEL YOUR INSURANCE
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A HOMEOWNER'S GUIDE TO REFINANCING
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PRESERVING RETIREMENT SAVINGS DURING COVID-19
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DIVERSIFICATION - WHY IT MATTERS MORE THAN EVER
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WORKING FROM HOME BECAUSE OF COVID-19?
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WHAT IT MEANS FOR INDIVIDUALS, RETIREES AND THE AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY
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WHAT EFFECTS MAY THE CORONAVIRUS HAVE ON INSURANCE?
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Dr Shane Oliver (Head of AMP Investment Strategy and Chief Economist) discusses the recent volatility experienced across international share markets due to heightened concerns about the Coronavirus. Dr Oliver’s article concentrates on the seven things investors need to keep in mind when investing for the longer term.
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Dividends Explained 4/03/2020
Find out exactly what dividends are, how they work and how often you'll get paid.
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Just as you would engage an accountant to manage your accounting needs, an insurance broker plays a similar role. They can assist you by managing your risk, provide advice on a full scope of insurance products and arrange suitable cover appropriate to your specific needs.
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Why getting pre-approval may be beneficial to you.
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Share markets are at or around record levels despite lots of worries, particularly around the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. A common concern is that this is because central banks (like the Fed and the RBA) are distorting market forces and just want higher asset prices. And flowing from this its argued that prices for assets like shares and property are overvalued, record highs are artificial, and a crash is inevitable. Markets are at risk of a short-term correction given the large gains since the last greater than 5% correction into August and given the risks around Covid-19. But beyond this it’s a lot more complicated than the bears would have it.
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The China coronavirus outbreak has led to concerns fo a global pandemic triggering an economic downturn. Our base is that the outbreak will be contained allowing share markets and bond yields to rebound. However, uncertainty his high given that the coronavirus is more contagious than SARS albeit with lower mortality. Key to watch for is a peak in new cases and contained transmission in developed countries.
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How you feel, is your wellness. How you feel about your money is your financial wellness. This can be measured by the financial wellness index, which measures a person's satisfaction with their current and future situation.
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How safe is your ID? 3/12/2019
How the Dark Web is enabling identity theft and holding businesses to ransom.
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Trent Carter from Provident Lending and Business Solutions discusses the Perth property market and how it is headed for more positive times.
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After sharp market share falls when headlines scream about the billions wiped off the market the usual questions are: What caused the fall? What's the outlook? and What does it mean for superannuation? The correct answer to the latter should be something like "nothing really, as super is a long-term investment and share market volatility is normal."
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What you need to know about making downsizer contributions into super
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Insurance implications you need to consider when working from home
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Managing slip and trip risks within you business
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Finally seeing the pendulum swing in favour of the consumer!
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My nine most important lessons from investing over the past 35 years are that:
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Falling home prices and the impact on jobs - will the RBA react?
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Navigating the small business lending market.
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Are you underinsured? 25/06/2019
Your business is probably one of the most valuable assets you have - so it makes sense to protect it in good times and bad.
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For the first time in almost 3 years, the RBA made the decision to cut interest rates by 0.25%. Shane takes this opportunity to explore why the RBA made the decision, reflecting on economic conditions and fundamentals, whether this is the start of more cuts to come and who the winners and losers will be as a result of the cut.
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THE LONG-AWAITED SURPLUS AND THE PROMISE OF MORE TAX CUTS AHEAD OF THE ELECTION
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Managing Driver Fatigue 21/03/2019
If you are planning on a road trip this Easter long weekend make sure you read these tips on how to manage driver fatigue.
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Airbag Recall 21/03/2019
If you haven’t already heard, vehicles with Takata airbags across the world have been recalled
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Here are 4 ways to avoid risk when buying a property this Autumn
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While nearly nine in 10 say they have a preference, less than five in 10 have discussed their wishes with their family. What about you?
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If your'e like three out of four Australians, you may have started the year without a proper budget.
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What impact do factors like your weight, age and smoking status have on your ability to buy life insurance?
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Many younger Australians are joining the Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) movement. Is it right for you?
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We check out the three largest contributors to household spending in Australia and where people would source additional cash if living expenses rose.
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It's a heart-racing, stomach-churning, sweaty-palm-inducing prospect: your business is being sued. To protect yourself, take stock of your personal liability well before you get a letter from a lawyer.
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Whether you are at home or away on holiday, it’s is important to avoid the unexpected.
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Life insurance is usually not something people think about until they begin to accumulate assets, debts and dependants. And there can be a fair amount of information to sift through, including some little known and commonly misunderstood facts.
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We look at the average super balances for different age groups in Australia so you can see how your super savings compare.
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You've got your tools, you've got your ute, you've got your ABN. You're all set, right? Not so fast. It's important to cover your back, too – here’s a guide to what insurance you’ll need and when.
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This financial year is the first time that employees can claim a tax deduction for their personal super contributions.
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Why should you choose an insurance representative?
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Ways to manage your debt leading up to and during your retirement.
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As we head towards the end of 2017, it’s worth taking a look at how investment markets have fared over the year.
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How to retire, your way 15/12/2017
How you’d like to spend your retirement is as unique as you. From the big life changing goals, to the smaller, more personal ones that give your life meaning.
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When it comes to living the type of lifestyle you want in the years after you finish working, it pays to be prepared.
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Budgeting, planning and accessing government entitlements could go a long way both financially and emotionally.
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As you approach life after employment, it's a good idea to check out what government benefits you may be eligible for.
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The best ways to sustain or improve physical, mental and financial wellbeing are sometimes the simplest.
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Are you dreaming about an earlier retirement, but unsure how to go about it?
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With no definitive retirement age in Australia, the date you exit the workforce will probably come down to personal circumstances and whether you can afford it.
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Find out how to protect yourself and what's most important to you, beyond having private health cover.
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Generally, you can, but if you previously declared your permanent retirement, you may need to prove your intention was genuine at the time.
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Workplace accidents can happen in any business, no matter how well you are prepared. An effective emergency response is important in maintaining staff safety and business continuity in the event of a workplace incident.
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