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Aussies underestimate life insurance's importance: Investment Trends

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 30 APR 2024
There is a gap in perception among Australians of life insurance as a crucial component of financial stability, according to an Investment Trends Consumer Insurance Needs report. The report said out of the 20 million adult Australians, 6.7 million have ...

'About bloody time': Industry responds to PPL super reform

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 7 MAR 2024
... and low-income earners across Australia." The Super Members Council said updating the LISTO would benefit 1.2 million Aussies, 60% of which are women. Meantime, Financy's Bianca Hartge-Hazelman questioned why the government is waiting until an election ...

Aussies say they're paying too much tax

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 5 MAR 2024
A survey has found 64% of Australians think they pay too much tax, with millennials the most likely to complain. Research by Finder found almost 13 million Australians believe they pay too much tax each financial year. According to the study, 80% of ...

Younger Aussies embracing SMSFs, guidance needed

CHLOE WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 FEB 2024
According to Class general manager, growth Jo Hurley, younger generations want more control over their retirement savings than ever before, and financial advisers need to cater to this demand. Addressing the crowd at the SMSF Association Conference ...

Aussies do not underspend in retirement, say super funds

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 FEB 2024
Australians are not underspending in retirement and are typically exhausting all their savings, research shows, sparking a call for advice reforms to be expedited, allowing contributions to be made in retirement, and no mandated use of annuities by ...

Aussies want control of nest eggs: FSC

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 19 FEB 2024
Australians want total control over how they spend their retirement savings but are willing to seek professional advice to do so, a new Financial Services Council (FSC) survey finds. The poll of 2500 superannuation members conducted by C|T Group found ...

Too many Aussies eligible for wholesale products: FSC

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 13 FEB 2024
Research commissioned by the Financial Services Council (FSC) reveals that within the next decade, nearly one-fifth of Australian households will become eligible to purchase wholesale products without retail consumer protections. Accordingly, the research ...

Aussies want advice from their super fund: CFS

CHLOE WALKER  |  TUESDAY, 23 JAN 2024
... having a clear list of advice topics that can be paid for with super represents an important development." In terms of what Aussies are showing interest in, recent City Index analysis has revealed the top financial terms searched online by Australians ...

Super viewed as lifeboat by Aussies: Survey

CHLOE WALKER  |  MONDAY, 15 JAN 2024
While experiencing financial strain today, most Australians are confident there's better times ahead because of their superannuation savings. An Essential Research survey of 1151 people, commissioned by the Super Members Council (SMC) in November, found ...

Impact of debt on retiree confidence a mixed bag

CHLOE WALKER  |  TUESDAY, 12 DEC 2023
... According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the amount of household debt now sits at an average of $242,000 for Aussies over 55. According to the study, three in five respondents believe that staying in their family home is more important than ...
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