Australian house prices on the upswing again – seven things to bear in mind about the Australian property market

  Australian house prices on the upswing again – seven things to bear in mind about the Australian property market   Key points Expect average Australian home prices to rise 5-10% this year and next as ultra-low interest rates and economic recovery feed through. However, the outlook is divergent – with houses expected to outperform units and smaller cities and regional property expected to play catch up. The drivers of the long-term property bull market …

Financial wellness in 2020 – how does yours compare?

Financial wellness in 2020 – how does yours compare? Financial wellness is how you feel about your money. It can affect your overall wellbeing and other areas of your life, such as work and family. So, while money isn’t the be-all and end-all, how you feel about it is pretty important. Since 2014, AMP has been commissioning research1 into the financial wellbeing of Australians and has developed the Financial Wellness Index. It measures a person’s satisfaction …

2017-18 saw strong returns for diversified investors – but there’s a few storm clouds around

2017-18 saw strong returns for diversified investors – but there’s a few storm clouds around Key points 2017-18 saw strong returns for diversified investors, but it was a story of two halves with strong December half returns but more volatility in the past 6 months. Key lessons for investors from the last financial year include: turn down the noise around financial markets, maintain a well-diversified portfolio; be cautious of the crowd; and cash continues to …

All gain, no shame: What to expect from a financial planner

All gain, no shame: What to expect from a financial planner So you’re a busy couple building careers and a better future for a young family. Getting professional financial advice might seem like something you’re not ready for yet. But what if seeing a planner could bring you wealth and peace of mind without distracting you from important goals? We all make mistakes with money from time to time. And most of us wish we …

Planning your future: What to expect

  Planning your future: What to expect Having the chance to take a step back for a moment and look at things from a fresh perspective can be a great advantage, especially when it comes to planning your financial future. Our 7 step process What information will you need prior to meeting us? What will you receive? Our 7 step process When you meet with our financial planners we will take you through a 7 …