Tips for parents who became the bank of mum and dad this year

Tips for parents who became the bank of mum and dad this year Aussie parents have coughed up more than $26 million to help their adult kids since COVID-19 hit our shores – and one in five is at financial risk from doing so. Parents helping their adult kids financially isn’t an unfamiliar concept in this country, but figures reveal mums and dads have forked out approximately $26.8 million since the outbreak of COVID-19 in …

Mortgage relief to be extended for struggling Aussies | Money & Life

Mortgage relief to be extended for struggling Aussies There may be some welcome news for distressed Aussie homeowners, with banks extending their offer of mortgage relief to those in need. Find out more about the offer and pay off your home loan sooner. Mortgage holders who are still struggling financially due to the impact of COVID-19 will be eligible for a further four-month extension to repay their home loans. The Australian Banking Association says lenders will work with …

After the Bell: daily market update, June 24 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, June 24 24 Jun, 2020 ASX finished slightly higher today, the Aussie dollar is up, and there are real second wave fears in Victoria. Diana Mousina shares her insights on the day that was. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 591, AFSL 232497) and AMP Capital Funds Management Limited (ABN …

After the Bell: daily market update, May 1 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, May 1 01 May, 2020 Big fall in Aussie markets today and some rattles in global markets as Trump stirs up talks of tariffs. We speak to portfolio analyst Brad Creighton about the day that was in markets and the week that was in data. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 …

Aussie housing facing strong headwinds

Aussie housing facing strong headwinds The Australian housing market is in a more precarious position than the United States was before the global financial crisis (GFC), according to a new analysis from AMP Capital which shows households have frittered away record income rises by taking on debt to buy housing. Our mortgage-related debt is higher, property gross rental yields lower (suggesting over-valuation) and our prevailing interest rates are much lower leaving less buffer for interest …

The Aussie economy in 2019; it’s not boom but it’s not doom either

The Aussie economy in 2019; it’s not boom but it’s not doom either Investors might be confused about the mixed news coming out late last year for the Australian economy and what it means for returns and rates. Economic growth has been okay, and unemployment has fallen to five per cent which is quite low by Australian standards. But we’re also seeing ongoing weakness in house prices. Some say house price falls could be worse …

Your wedding windfall

Your wedding windfall The average Aussie couple are spending around $65k on their big day. By making some smart wedding budget choices you could be investing that money for a better financial future. Let’s take a look at how saving $30k on your wedding could help you out with other lifestyle goals. Online source: Produced by The Financial Financial Planning Association of Australia and published on 15 June 2017.  Original article.   You may also like Mortgage relief …

Aussie attitudes to finance across the generations

Aussie attitudes to finance across the generations From Gen Y to Gen X to the Boomers, are attitudes to finance really that different between the generations? “Young people don’t understand the value of working hard and saving for the future.” “Baby Boomers are ruining our chance to buy a home.” People of all ages will express opinions about the older or younger generations, but are we actually any different in our attitudes to finance? The …

Aussie banks are OK but there’s better value overseas

Aussie banks are OK but there’s better value overseas 04 October 2017 Banks globally are better value than local banks for share market investors but our “big four” still don’t look overvalued, says Shane Oliver, AMP Capital head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist. “Going forward in an absolute sense the banks look ok. P/Es [price earnings] multiples are a little under the market average multiples in Australia and dividend yields are still good.“There is …

Aussie equities still remain a good long-term bet

11 August 2017 Aussie equities still remain a good long-term bet Australian equities have been getting bad press with some investors warning they are significantly overvalued. The narrative goes that we’re in the midst of a housing bubble that will blow up and take the share market down with it. Like every story there are elements of truth to this, but if you silence the noise and take a long-term view – as most investors …