More disruption on the way for banks

May 25th, 2017 Full Interviews

Disruption blogger Alex Pollak recently told us about the Revised Payments Service Directive in the UK and Europe. From next year banks will be forced to share their platforms with non-bank competitors like ApplePay or Google.

In this interview Alex provides more detail on how RSPD works and and whether it might soon find its way to Australia.

Market uncertainty at an all time high

May 24th, 2017 Full Interviews

Richard Morrow from Baillieu Holst says global markets are facing unprecedented challenges and it’s stemming from political uncertainty.

Looking for a low-cost bank – there’s an app for that

May 24th, 2017 Full Interviews

Xinja is an entirely digital bank that you access by downloading an app on your phone with no bricks and mortar or legacy IT system expenses. It’s a model that’s growing in popularity and Xinja just waiting for a license to make it available in Australia.

Tis the season for a takeover

May 23rd, 2017 Full Interviews

Fairfax and Spotless are the highlights of an increase in takeover activity and Tom Elliott’s keen to invest in companies before they receive their first offer. As Director of Beulah Capital he says the final offer is usually higher than the first, making a takeover target a good investment. As presenter of Drive on 3AW as … Continue reading “Tis the season for a takeover”

Anyone considering negative gearing as an investment strategy is crazy

May 23rd, 2017 Full Interviews

Property Investment Professionals of Australia head Ben Kingsley says a property investment strategy should aim for capital growth, but not lose money on the way. Making a loss with the hope of selling for a high price later is just a bad idea.

Wage growth is low, but at least it’s stopped falling

May 18th, 2017 Full Interviews

Jo Masters from ANZ Research has an update on this week’s raft of economic data.

The highlights: wage growth has stabilised, under employment is still a concern and the RBA will most likely rest steady on the interest rates.

It’s been a very long time since we had a property crash in Australia

May 18th, 2017 Full Interviews

Real estate expert Louis Christopher from SQM Research says the odds of a slow down in the property market have increased for the second half of this year. And in other bad news for property investors, proposed budget changes mean you can’t claim plant depreciation on a second hand house, and it might even affect new properties.

Budget 2017: Healthcare changes improve environment for healthcare companies

May 17th, 2017 Full Interviews

Deep diving into the budget – it’s healthcare. The healthcare portion of the budget is being reported as a ‘win’ for Health Minister Greg Hunt. But how exactly could the 2017 budget impact healthcare investments? According to Andrew Goodsall a Healthcare Analyst at UBS it’s in two distinct ways.

Property depreciation rules are under attack in budget 2017

May 16th, 2017 Full Interviews

Tyron Hyde of Washington Brown says the old rules of the property depreciation game were simple: you could claim a tax deduction for wear and tear over time on any old or new investment property. Even on internal items like ovens and carpets. But now…

Taxing banks? Remember what happened to Kevin Rudd when he taxed the miners

May 10th, 2017 Full Interviews

Matt Felsman of APP Securities suggests Turnbull should watch his back as the question over who’s going to bear the costs of the bank levy is decided.

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