Posts by businessi

A Danish bank is offering mortgages at a 0.5% negative interest rate — meaning it is basically paying people to borrow money

A bank in Denmark is offering borrowers mortgages at a negative interest rate, effectively paying its customers to borrow money for a house purchase. Jyske Bank, Denmark’s third-largest bank, said this week that customers would now be able to take out a 10-year fixed-rate mortgage with an interest rate of -0.5%, meaning customers will pay…

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The 2019 Federal Budget Explained

Last night the incumbent Liberal government handed down the 2019 Federal Budget. We have reviewed the document and provide below the highlights that will affect our client base the most for your review. The Government predicts a return to surplus of $7.1 billion (or 0.4% of GDP) in 2020 – the first surplus in 12…

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Why Elections Are Important

Labor tipped to hit middle class hard Tax is a contentious thing. We all hate paying it but begrudgingly do so because, without it, the Government wouldn’t be able to provide all the services they offer. We understand that if Labor has its way, the very rich will also be hurt, but when you are…

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Is spring really the best time to buy property?

Beware of the spring selling season As a keen participant in the property market over the past 20 years, I find it fascinating that the common theory in Australia is that Spring is the best time to sell. That’s when many residential properties look their best and emotional buyers get lured into paying a fortune…

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Successful Investing: A Guide

How We Invest Your Money There is a relationship between risk and return and your investment portfolio needs to reflect how much risk you are willing to accept. Everyone’s tolerance to risk is different. We take the time discuss and explore your own personal investment preferences, and then tailor an investment portfolio to suit you.…

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Save time and money doing your tax

The right cloud-based accounting system will save your business time and money. This is a fact and we have seen the benefits through our entire client base. People are saving hours of time on their bookkeeping and their quality of life has improved. Accounting systems such as Xero stream your bank transactions through to your…

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