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The rise of renters by choice

The number of Australians choosing to rent rather than buy is rising, as more people focus on issues of affordability, flexibility and lifestyle, new research reveals. Academic from the University of Technology Sydney, University of New South Wales and Swinburne…

Luxury is the new black

When investors turn their minds to global equities they usually think about big tech stocks. Tim Samway says there is another compelling global growth theme – luxury goods. Samway is the executive chair of Hyperion Asset Management, whose Global Growth…

Macquarie hybrid rated ‘subscribe’

Fixed income researcher BondAdviser has rated Macquarie Bank’s new hybrid issue “subscribe”, citing Macquarie’s financial strength and operational outlook and forecasting that there would not be a lot of “supply-side” pressure on trading margins this year. Macquarie Bank will pay…

Mortgage borrowing capacity is up

In its half-year financial report last week, Commonwealth Bank provided an update on its home loan assessment process. Overall, borrowing capacity is up. Since 2014 there have been a series of rule change that have required lenders to tighten serviceability…

AMP: no light at the end of the tunnel

AMP’s 2019 financial report, released last week, points to “ongoing weakness” in the business, according to a Macquarie Securities review of the results. Macquarie says the company’s results presentation suggests a further 20 per cent contraction in its Australian wealth…

Love and Money

A lot of couples are not very honest with each other about financial matters, lying about the cost of things they buy or keeping secrets about money, new research shows. MyState Bank’s Love and Money report reveals that almost one…

Check your auditor’s bona fides, regulator urges

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has issued a reminder to trustees of self-managed super funds that they should check that their auditor is registered and whether there are any conditions on the registrations. ASIC’s advice comes in the wake…