To downsize or not?

If you’re an empty nester or retiree who owns their own home, chances are you’ve considered whether it makes sense to downsize your home. While there can be financial — and other — benefits in selling up, it’s important to consider whether it’s the right move for you. The pros Downsizing your home can be…

Current geopolitical risks

Brian Parker, discusses why financial markets seem complacent about the geopolitical risks the world is facing. He explains: how there is currently an elevated level of geopolitical risk what the possible investment implications of these risks are, and why the impact on financial markets has been limited so far. Read the full report – Current-geopolitical-risks

Concessional contributions

Superannuation contributions can be divided into two types — concessional (before-tax) and non-concessional (after-tax). Each type of super contribution is subject to a contributions cap. A contributions cap sets a limit on the amount of contributions you can make in any one year. For the 2013/2014 year, there are 2 concessional contributions caps you need…

July economic update

Brian Parker, Head of the Portfolio Specialists Group at MLC, reviews events in markets during June. Among the topics he discusses are: why central banks’ actions remain critical for financial markets how monetary policy generally remains very loose, with very low interest rates creating a positive environment for share markets whether Australia’s exports and non-mining…

CCA Priority Claims Service

Review of benefits available Assistance in completion of claim form Assistance with financial records required book necessary appointments with Doctor/s Fast track Doctors completion of medical history or report Submit documents on your behalf liaise with underwriters and claims staff Liaise with your Accountant confirming your financials Professional… Experienced… Caring Through our experience, we understand…