Pay off your home loan faster

Pay off your home loan faster Reducing the life of your loan isn’t difficult; there are many simple things you can do to cut years off your mortgage. Here are some tips that will help you be mortgage-free sooner than planned. Small extra repayments One of the most obvious ways to pay off your home […]

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When did you last think about your mortgage?

We are generally apathetic about our mortgage – what is the current interest rate, are there any fees and what, if any, benefits are available. However, we would always recommend being more active and in particular understand the strategies that could help you pay off your home loan sooner. If you have built up some […]

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CAFSG – Quarterly Newsletter – December 2014

Welcome to CA’s Quarterly Newsletter It seems like a short time ago we were writing last year’s Christmas Newsletter and here we are again. It has been another great year for CA, made extra rewarding by the knowledge that we’ve made a positive difference in the lives of our wonderful clients. Thank you yet again […]

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CAFSG – Quarterly Newsletter – September 2014

Welcome to CA’s Quarterly Newsletter In this quarter’s newsletter we focus on important changes to deeming rules that may affect retirees eligibility to claim social security benefits. While this change applies to a specific demographic, we feel it’s important to communicate widely as we have found that many of our clients have parents or friends […]

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Light at the end of the tunnel for Australian retail sales

Latest insights article from AMP Capital’s Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, Dr. Shane Oliver. The key points are as follows: Retail sales growth has been poor for four years now reflecting a combination of consumer caution, falling wealth, “excessive” interest rates, the strongly rising $A, surging electricity prices, slowing income growth and job insecurity. […]

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Video Insight – Federal Budget 2013

Full analysis and commentary of the 2013 Federal Budget and its impacts for the economy, markets and investors from AMP Capital’s Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, Shane Oliver. Please click here for video’s on the Federal Budget 2013. Topics Covered: Will the Budget stimulate or stifle economic growth? What the Budget means for investors? […]

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Video Insight – Falling interest rates – is there further to go?

Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, discusses the RBA’s decision to cut interest rates to historic lows. Chapters in this video: What drove the RBA’s rate cut decision? (00:10) Are rates likely to track towards the 2% mark? (00:57) What does this mean for investors? (01:44)

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Interest rates still falling, more to go

Latest insights article from AMPCapital’s Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, Dr. Shane Oliver. The key points are as follows: The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has cut interest rates again and they are likely headed even lower, probably to 2.5%. Global interest rates also appear to be remaining low for an extended period. […]

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Australian profits, growth, interest rates and shares

Australian profits, growth, interest rates and shares. The key points are as follows: The December half profit reporting season was far better than feared and big cost controls have helped lay the ground work for stronger profit growth ahead. While interest rates may need to fall a bit further, green shoots of recovery suggest we […]

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