Gender equality progress recovers amid Barbie and Matildas effect in Australian society

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Key points: Women’s Index rose 0.2 points in the June qtr to 76.5 points with a recovery in gender financial equality progress helped by improvements in the gender gap and... Read more continue reading

Gender wages gap narrows to record low – female full-time jobs, wages growth outstrips male outcomes 

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Australia’s gender wages gap has narrowed cycle to the lowest level on record, new data show, and it could keep on narrowing given wages growth for females is easily outpacing... Read more continue reading

Trust and simplicity more valuable than product and investment advice when dealing with financial advisers

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A research article commissioned by Australian Retirement Trust (ART), one of Australia’s largest super funds, has found that the skills clients value most in a financial adviser are simplicity, trust,... Read more continue reading

Wealthy Australians seek private market access and advice in uncertain macroeconomic conditions

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LGT Crestone has released its 2023 State of Wealth report, polling Australia’s high net worth (HNW) and ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals to reveal how theinvestment approach of the nation’s... Read more continue reading

New measures to combat financial abuse

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Westpac is implementing new measures to stamp out financial abuse and make banking even safer for customers. The new protections include embedding safety into the design of all the bank’s... Read more continue reading

Intergenerational wealth transfer gathers pace, wealth industry needs to better prepare

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The pace of intergenerational wealth transfer has quickened. Most Baby Boomers will retire by 2028 and the industry needs to better prepare for this hastened process; notes a report from... Read more continue reading

Zurich Insurance affordability resource in response to cost-of-living pressures

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Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) has released new research demonstrating, among other findings, that more than 80 per cent of Australians have made personal, financial and lifestyle sacrifices over the... Read more continue reading

As EOFY approaches, what’s top of mind for advisers?

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With the end of the current financial year fast approaching, BT is sharing the top questions advisers are asking its technical team. “This year-end, there is a mixed bag of... Read more continue reading

Australians strive for financial independence: Pursuing their dream life over their dream home

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The priorities of Australians have changed, with financial independence now the nation’s most common aspiration, according to Insignia Financial’s inaugural Financial Freedom Report (the Report). The research, commissioned by Insignia... Read more continue reading

The importance of financial literacy and the value of advice: Australians receive limited financial education in their childhood

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Insignia Financial’s inaugural Financial Freedom Report highlights the importance of financial literacy and accessible financial education tools, with a third of Australians (31%) report receiving no financial literacy education in... Read more continue reading