In our last WA property market update, we opened by highlighting the difference a month can make – lifted COVID restrictions, open borders, and the announcement of a federal election. Well, it’s safe to say that the passing of another month has brought with it further noteworthy changes. This time, it’s interest rates. On 3read more
Following several years of the RBA keeping Australia’s Cash Rate Target below 1.00%, 4 May 2022 saw an increase of 0.25% - the first interest rate rise this year. While the immediate reaction to this tends to focus on the property market and how it will impact home loans, less is covered regarding the impactread more
Throughout the journey of owning and operating a business, things change all the time. Customers come and go, demand for what your business provides can fluctuate, or more recently a global pandemic can force significant changes to how businesses operate. What tends not to change so often is a business’ brand. A brand refresh canread more
On Tuesday 26 April, the State Government announced that as of 12.01am Friday 29 April, prevailing COVID restrictions will be eased, thanks to WA’s ‘soft landing’ off the back of our Omicron peak confirmed by public health data. This is undoubtedly great news for West Australians – it means that we have come through thisread more
Well, what a difference a month can make! In the March edition of the WA Property Market Update, we met the opening of the WA state border with great joy and optimism, and now that we’re in April we’ve seen a significant lifting of COVID restrictions, and the Federal election has been called for 21read more
So, you’ve decided that the 9 to 5 grind just isn’t for you, and being your own boss is a dream you want to achieve. You take something you love doing or are really good at, and decide that your business will revolve around that. That’s all you need to start, right? Unfortunately, things areread more
As we covered in our recent guide to refinancing your home loan, changing circumstances should prompt a review of your loans with a view to getting the best deal you can – and your business loan is no different. Business owners can attest to the importance of maximising cash flow, reducing overheads and boosting theread more
For years, many Australians, particularly those operating businesses, have used family trust structures as a wealth creation vehicle. The ATO has previously put trust distributions and their tax treatment under the microscope but have now refocused their attention to Section 100A ‘Reimbursement Agreements’. This could significantly impact on the overall tax position of any familyread more
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