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Cairns women disadvantaged by super gender gap

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 12 APR 2021
Industry Super Australia's modelling found that women from Cairns will retire with almost $40,000 less superannuation than men. These stark figures highlight the need to lift the super rate as legislated from 9.5% to 12%, ISA said. "Women on middle ...

Chief economist update: No fear

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 12 APR 2021
... the recent back up in bond yields due to rising inflation expectations. This is because most major central banks, led by the Fed, deem near-term inflationary pressures only transitory while at the same time emphasising their commitment towards providing ...

Commonwealth seeks to stop bond class action

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 9 APR 2021
Orders have been made in a case brought against the Commonwealth by a 23-year-old student over climate change risk as it relates to government bonds, as the government attempts to stop the class action. Katta O'Donnell is seeking to hold the Australian ...

AustralianSuper subverts stapling logic

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 9 APR 2021
Australia's largest superannuation fund is taking issue with the proposed stapling regulations, arguing that the model is backwards and will not protect members from being stuck in dud funds. AustralianSuper chief executive Ian Silk shot down media ...

Chief economist update: Europa rides the bull once again

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 9 APR 2021
... Grexit but as the ECB's balance sheet shows, Madam Lagarde has supersized this. Just as we were advice not to fight the Fed, I wouldn't be standing in the way of the ECB either and ... that's no myth.

Junk insurance lands Westpac in court

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 8 APR 2021
ASIC is taking Westpac to the Federal Court, alleging it sold junk credit insurance to 384 customers that did not want it and whose accounts were unlawfully debited to pay for the premiums. The corporate regulator has exposed dodgy sales of add-on insurance ...

CBA to pay $7m for overcharged interest

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 8 APR 2021
The Federal Court has imposed a $7 million penalty on Commonwealth Bank for charging higher interest rates on business overdraft accounts than what it advised its customers over a four-year period. Following an investigation by ASIC, CBA admitted to ...

Hostplus wins mandate

KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 6 APR 2021
Hostplus has been chosen as successor fund for about $210 million of member assets from AUSfund, as the latter closes its doors after 33 years. AUSfund, which was set up as a fund for unclaimed or dormant superannuation funds, is owned by an Industry ...

Tax concessions failing women: Research

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 6 APR 2021
The tax concession system is a contributing factor to gender inequality with most of the benefits flowing onto men, new research from the Australia Institute shows. Economic modelling commissioned by the Australia Institute from the Centre for Social ...

Why advisers don't recommend annuities

KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 31 MAR 2021
New research from University of Melbourne researchers has identified two reasons why financial advisers don't recommend annuities to their clients. Orford Initiative's latest findings found advisers play a key role in recommending annuities, but face ...