• May 24, 2020

Category: Articles

ASIC Mortgage Health Month

ASIC | September 1, 2011 ASIC has launched new resources and tools on its consumer finance website www.moneysmart.gov.au to help people avoid mortgage stress. Delia Rickard ASIC Senior Executive Leader Financial Literacy, Consumers, Advisers, Retail…

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Screws turned on loan sharks

Jessica Wright | SMH | August 28, 2011 http://www.smh.com.au/national/screws-turned-on-loan-sharks-20110827-1jfb7.html Loan sharks who exploit vulnerable customers with short-term cash advances at exorbitant interest rates will be blocked by new laws. The federal government wants to break…

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MFAA Education Standards and Commercial Brokers

Walker & Miller | August 31, 2011 The Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) has made several announcements over the past year regarding changes to minimum education standards. The decision has been made to…

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Little cheer for central banks

Jon Hilsenrath | Th Wall Street Journal | August 29, 2011 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904199404576536192343083636.html?mod=googlenews_wsj After four years of fighting crises and pumping money into the financial system, the world’s central bankers are concluding that the global economy…

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Are you wasting your marketing dollar?

Venn Williams | Halogen Connect | August 15, 2011 When it comes to marketing for small financial advisers and broker’s technology has given us the ability to compete with the big boys. Unfortunately the financial…

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World Bank chief praises Australia

Gareth Hutchens | Sydney Morning Herald | August 15, 2011 Australia is well-placed to withstand another global financial crisis compared with other developed economies, the World Bank president, Robert Zoellick, says. Australia could afford another…

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Advisers prep for ‘back-to-basics’ investing

Elise Burgess | Financial Standard Online | August 15, 2011 A return to safe investments and investor aversion to risk is predicted following recent market fluctuations, but advisers are firm that strong planning principles remain…

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Time for a Career Change?

Tony Robbins might have one of the world’s most famous smiles; his beaming confidence has helped sell his best-selling line of self-help books, and fill even his 10,000-seat seminars. What’s less known about the iconic…

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Social Media: The Power of Why?

There is plenty of buzz in the market about social media and its potential for business. We are told to “connect with our clients” or to “engage with them”, but how and to what purpose?…

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Obtaining Work/Life Balance

Work-life balance is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to…

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