Australia’s retirees may determine the federal election outcome

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Australian retirees have had enough of lacklustre leadership and plan to take their vote away from the major parties, interim data from the latest survey of older Australians shows. At the last election, older Australian voters determined the outcome, sending a strong signal not to burden their residential property with new taxes or take away

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Household Capital calls on superannuation funds to provide members with more retirement solutions

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Household Capital, a leading Australian provider of home equity retirement funding, called on superannuation funds to provide more solutions for their members to help them navigate and plan through the various stages of retirement and aged care. “It’s imperative that superannuation funds deliver comprehensive solutions to members to ensure they can live well in retirement,”

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CPD: Five ways home equity can improve retirement

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Retirees are worried. And while that may be a generalisation, for many older Australians, it’s also reality. Inflation is rising during a period of persistently low interest rates, meaning each dollar buys less. When you’re living on a fixed income, that scenario is especially challenging. The recent Household Capital/Your Life Choices Retirement Confidence Survey elicited

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Survey shows older Australians fear new taxes on death, inheritance and the family home

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Household Capital, a leading Australian provider of home equity retirement funding, said today the results of its latest quarterly survey of older Australians showed 78% of retirees were concerned, or very concerned, about about the federal government implementing an inheritance tax. “We are heading into a federal election where more than 50% of eligible voters

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CPD: Three strategies for using home equity with retired clients

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After two years of living with the threat of COVID, its real and potential impacts on health and finances, in and out of lockdown, older Australian understand more than ever the value of the family home as a safe haven and the preferred place to live during retirement. During the same period, house prices have

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CPD: The strong case for home equity funding in retirement

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Australia is facing a major retirement funding challenge. Our longevity has been well documented and even during a pandemic, Australia was the only developed nation to experience increased life expectancy[1], a feat attributed to lockdowns, a reduction in other diseases and decreased road fatalities. While longer lives are good news for most, it’s becoming increasingly

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2021 Household Capital Three Pillars Forum demands holistic retirement funding solutions

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Household Capital Three Pillars Forum Demands Holistic Retirement Funding Solutions September 16, 2021 The 2021 Household Capital Three Pillars Forum was held on September 16 and attended by hundreds of industry leaders and stakeholders. Since commencing in 2019, the Household Capital Three Pillars Forum, has grown to welcome a larger number of panelists, this year

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Financial services industry invited to join the 2021 Household Capital Three Pillars Forum 

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The 2021 Household Capital Three Pillars Forum will be hosted by Ali Moore and broadcast on September 16 from 9.30am to 1.30pm. Entry to the online event is free of charge and professionals from the financial services and retirement industries are invited to attend. This year the forum has grown to encompass three separate panel

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Dr Deborah Ralston announced as Chair of the Household Capital Advisory Board

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Dr Deborah Ralston will take on the role of Chair of the Household Capital Advisory Board from May 2021. Dr Ralston is one of Australia’s preeminent thought leaders in financial services, superannuation and retirement funding with exceptional expertise in disruption and financial regulation. Dr Joshua Funder, CEO of Household Capital announced: “Household Capital is delighted

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Royal Commission highlights retired Australian’s desire to live at home; Household Capital helps them to make it safe

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Household Capital welcomes the government’s Royal Commission into Aged Care and looks forward to meaningful and urgent reform of the aged care industry. Says Dr Joshua Funder, Chief Executive Officer of Household Capital, “The challenge of meeting the needs of an aging population will only be met when we come together to ensure that older

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