AMP Harder-working home loans

AMP Harder-working home loans With fast approval times, clever ways to help you pay off your mortgage and access to more money when you need it, AMP home loans work harder for you. https://www.amp.com.au/home-loans/professional-package-home-loan   If you’re looking for a home loan, Financial Partners (TAS) is here to help. If it’s your first home, or if it’s time to renovate, refinance or invest, we’re here to help make it happen. Contact us now  03 6343 …

Oliver’s insights – The RBA leaves rates on hold

The decision by the RBA to leave rates on hold at its December meeting and whether we have reached the top or not. At its December meeting the RBA left rates on hold but retained a tightening bias with still relatively hawkish commentary.

Don’t get burnt by hype – Research an investment opportunity

Smart investors plan, research and understand their investments, and how they fit with their financial goals. Don’t get burnt by hype. Invest in facts. Start with Moneysmart. Visit https://moneysmart.gov.au/investment-warnings Original Author: Produced by Moneysmart and published on 30/10/2023 Source

Simplifying Investing with Diana Mousina

Episode #93: The housing market The Australian housing market is a deeply watched sector of the economy, because it impacts everybody. This week AMP’s deputy chief economist Diana Mousina looks more closely at the housing market, including why prices have rebounded so fast, the outlook for home prices, conditions in the lending market and why the rental market is still so hot. Important information: This podcast is general in nature and hasn’t taken your circumstances …

Econosights – financial literacy gender gap

More than one third of adults in Australia are financially illiterate, with opportunities for improvement. There is also a gender gap in financial literacy in Australia. Women tend to have lower financial literacy than men. In Australia, the gender gap is larger compared to our global peers.

Oliver’s insights – leading and lagging indicators

This article takes a look at the currently confusing economic landscape with some indicators being very strong and others very weak.

Weekly market update 21-07-2023

More falls in inflation; implications of Russia’s move to end the Ukraine grain export deal; why RBA targeting “involuntary unemployment” won’t work; why the RBA must tread carefully on jobs; and more.

How to avoid bill shock with bill-smoothing payments

How to avoid bill shock with bill-smoothing payments Sidestep the shock of unexpected bills by smoothing out payments and making regular, automated instalments that can be planned well in advance. Ever experience that sinking feeling when you’ve opened a bill that you can’t possibly afford to pay? The shock of receiving a big bill – or worse, a number of them arriving at the same time – can be extremely stressful. Thankfully, by setting up …

Weekly market update 30-06-2023

The 2022-23 financial year looks to have seen a solid rebound in superannuation returns; falling inflation & still hawkish central banks; its a close call but RBA likely to hike again; why RBA GovernerLowe should stay; more on the potential ‘TSwift economy lift’.

Conversations with Alexis George

Earlier this week I sat down with AMP’s Deputy Chief Economist Diana Mousina to hear her reflections as we close the financial year and what’s to come. Lots of people are doing it tough with rising interest rates and inflation, and the economic volatility doesn’t look like it’s going away soon. A really insightful chat with Diana where we touch on household spending, a potential recession in Australia and what the economic environment means for …