COVID-19 real estate trends: The fire break or the accelerant? | AMP Capital

COVID-19 real estate trends: The fire break or the accelerant? As the world tried to make sense of the COVID-19 crisis through the first half of 2020, one of the most striking themes was the way in which the pandemic had accelerated a number of trends across commerce and society. Two of these – e-commerce and flexible working – were particularly significant for the property sector, in their effect and long-term implications for retail, industrial …

What can a financial planner do for me in 2021? | Money & Life

What can a financial planner do for me in 2021? With the ups and downs of the COVID-19 pandemic largely behind us, now’s a great time to revisit your finances. So should you seek the help of a professional financial planner, or can you ‘do it yourself’? Read on to find out what a financial planner can do for you. After a rollercoaster 18-months, the financial shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic are finally receding from …

Real Estate House View 2021: Retail Outlook

REAL ESTATE Real Estate House View 2021: Retail Outlook 18 Feb, 2021 By Brett Williams Managing Director of Retail – Real EstateSydney, Australia Experience and convenience the key for retail’s future. The retail sector has had a lot of structural challenges recently due to the global pandemic, however its resilience has been stronger than anticipated with optimism around the ability of operators to evolve past their current offering. Looking to 2021, the most appealing assets are …

Econosights: The unequal impact of COVID-19 across Australia’s states

Econosights: The unequal impact of COVID-19 across Australia’s states   Key points States/territories with lower cases of COVID-19 have had stronger economic performance compared to the hardest hit states of NSW and Vic. This is not surprising given the imposed and self-regulated household mobility restrictions. Lower overseas migration over the next few years is a big negative for NSW and Vic state growth. Net migration had been a big driver of NSW and Vic population …

Make your cancelled holiday count

Make your cancelled holiday count If your usual Christmas travel plans have been put on hold by COVID-19, don’t despair. Your holiday savings could turn out to be a cash bonanza for your finances. COVID-19 has played havoc with our love of travel, forcing many to shelve their annual summer holiday for another year. But while you still can’t take that overseas trip you’ve been craving, there are plenty of ways to put your funds …

Managing retirement in the COVID-19 environment

Managing retirement in the COVID-19 environment Investment markets are experiencing significant volatility, and for those planning for or heading into retirement, there’s limited certainty at a time when you likely need it most. Hosted by Lara Bourguignon – Managing Director, Superannuation, Retirement and Platforms at AMP, this webinar is delivered by Darren Beesley – Head of Retirement Solutions at AMP Capital, who gives his perspective on the impact of COVID-19 on retirement plans and the …

The benefits of contactless payments

The growth of contactless payments COVID-19 has accelerated our move towards a cashless society. If you can’t tell your Apple Pay from your AirPlay, now’s a good time to consider the benefits of contactless payments. It’s a very 2020 story. Your new homemade breadmaking skills are as uneven as the lump you lifted from your oven, so you pop down to the bakers for their tasty sourdough rolls. But as you make it to the …

Econosights: The outlook for the global economy

Econosights: The outlook for the global economy   Key points Our forecasts anticipate a solid rebound in global GDP growth over 2H2020 across developed economies from re-openings after strict national lockdowns, better management of COVID-19 cases and continued policy support. A cyclical upswing is evident in US indicators of manufacturing, industrial production and housing. Vaccine developments provide upside and downside risks to our views. Our current growth forecasts assume that a vaccine is available by …

AMP Foundation’s COVID-19 community boost

Twenty-three charities have shared in $2 million in AMP Foundation COVID-19 Community Boost grants to help them support Australians through these challenging times. Learn more: https://www.amp.com.au/COVIDgrants Original Author: Produced by AMP and published on 17/09/2020 Source You may also like AMP backs campaign for digital awareness this Safer Internet Day AMP backs campaign for digital awareness this Safer Internet DayResearch shows that almost 70 per cent of adults have experienced a negative… Tips for parents who …

What to do next if you’re facing redundancy

What to do next if you’re facing redundancy Uncertainty around COVID-19 might be increasing your stress levels about losing your job, but here are five ways to soften the financial blow. In April, Australia hit its highest unemployment rate in five years1, and with the Federal Treasurer expecting an unemployment rate of around 10% by the end of the year2, many Aussies may be feeling a little uneasy about their future job prospects. Which sectors …