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5 Benefits of Financial Technology

Financial technology (also referred to as FinTech) is the use of innovative technology to deliver a wide range of financial products and services. It is intended to facilitate the multi-channel, convenient and fast payment experience for the consumer. This type of technology is effective in many different business segments, such as mobile payments, investment management,…
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4 reasons to avoid buy-now-pay-later

 Australians have been warned to think about the potential financial impact of using buy-now-pay-later services such as Afterpay and Zip Pay. Shoppers shouldn’t be lured in by the what seems like free money, with Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand thought leadership & research leader Geraldine Magarey saying there were four specific pitfalls to watch out…
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PM Capital | December 2019 Quarterly video update

In this video update, Paul Moore, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager, Global Strategies, explains: How in 12 months markets have moved from short-term weakness to record highs Why we’re at the crucial double inflation point Where the opportunities and risks now lie “Typically when get these inflection points in markets investors don’t really understand…
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Stealing Santa: The hilarious game that cuts the cost of Christmas

 If Aussies keep on the trajectory of the past few years, we’re set to spend $5,500 on a credit card over the three-month festive frenzy.  That’s the share per card holder of a projected total $86 billion for which history suggests we’ll flash the plastic.  Or are most of us planning on being a bit…
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The Australians at greater risk of robots stealing their jobs

 When it comes to job fears, some should be more scared than others about the AI revolution. For instance, those living in South Australia and Victoria should be more concerned about losing their jobs to ‘robotisation’ than others in Australia. Indeed, more than a third (36 per cent) of Australian jobs are at major risk of automation, according…
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The highest-paid CEO in Australia is a woman for the first time ever.

  Shemara Wikramanayake is Australia’s highest paid CEO. Image credit: Louie Douvis, SMH It’s no surprise Macquarie’s CEO is making bank, but this time it’s different. Macquarie Group’s CEO Shemara Wikramanayake is the highest-paid chief executive in Australia – becoming the first woman to take the title position – according to The Australian Financial Review’s latest…
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A simple guide to beating job insecurity

Writing’s often a lonely pursuit. You put your thoughts and research out there and hope it lands well. I wrote the piece because, I’m told, retrenchments are rising and are now common. Careers counsellors have told me a new batch of sad, sorry and frazzled job seekers are coming through their doors, with really no…
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Introductory discounts? Not at ClearView

Those of you who know me know I prefer to talk about growth opportunities to take ClearView forward and see more Australians get professional advice. However, the Australian life insurance industry is currently grappling with a myriad of challenges that need urgent attention including: Record losses; Rising premiums; Soaring Income Protection (IP) claims; Subdued new business…
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How to get rid of the client from hell

Every business has them; the client from hell. You know them, don’t you? The “look at moi, look at moi” egotist. The late respondent to requests. The “can I add just one more item for the same price” schemer. The Picky Picky family. The drama detail king/queen. “The XYZ company is 25% cheaper” skinflint The…
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