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WA Property Market Update February 2024

February 28th, 2024

2023 emerged as a year of robust growth and significant transformations in the WA Property Market, with more of the same expected through February and the rest of 2024. Anchored by increasing median house prices in Perth, the market demonstrated resilience and appeal and maintained its status as the second most affordable capital city inread more

The Impact of Interest Rates on Your UK Pension Transfer

February 23rd, 2024

Following several years of the RBA keeping Australia’s Cash Rate Target below 1.00%, successive interest rate rises throughout 2022 has seen the cash rate reach highs not seen in over a decade. While the focus on rate rises is the impact on inflation, the stock market or local property markets, less is understood about theread more

Overseas Retirement for Australians – How to Navigate New Horizons

February 21st, 2024

Embarking on a new chapter in life, overseas retirement presents a unique opportunity for Australians to enjoy a newfound freedom and exploration. As Aussies leave the workforce, the allure of extended travels or even relocating abroad permanently to spend their post-career years requires a careful approach to planning, some parts of which aren’t present inread more

Unfair Contract Terms (UCTs) – Australian Businesses on Notice

February 14th, 2024

Australian business owners are now on notice, following significant changes to the Unfair Contract Terms (UCT) regime under the Australian Consumer Law, effective from 9 November 2023. The changes are aimed at protecting Australian businesses and consumers, and ensuring standard form contracts are fair to all parties. This legislation brings with it substantial penalties, soread more

Urgent: Have You Applied for Your Director ID Yet?

February 7th, 2024

Back in 2021, we covered in an article the rollout of Director IDs by the Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS) – a measure intended to combat fraud and security issues in Australian businesses. Now we’re in 2024, the ABRS continues to engage with directors of companies that haven’t yet met their obligations – meaning ifread more

Using a Self-Managed Super Fund to Buy Property

February 5th, 2024

You may be aware of Australians using their Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) to purchase property - something that has gained popularity over the years. When structured correctly, and undertaken in the right circumstances, it can be tax-effective, allow you to invest in both residential and commercial properties, and utilise your superannuation before you retire. However,read more

WA Property Market Update January 2024

January 31st, 2024

As we see out January and venture further into 2024, the Western Australian property market presents a landscape of opportunity and resilience, having weathered economic fluctuations and policy changes in 2023. Last year was a testament to the market's robustness, with Perth’s property market experiencing substantial growth, where other markets struggled. Now looking ahead toread more

Understanding Stage 3 Tax Cuts

January 30th, 2024

You’ve doubtless heard the term “Stage 3 Tax Cuts” in the headlines recently, but what’s it all about? The Australian Government is set to implement significant changes to the tax system with Stage 3 Tax Cuts, initially legislated a few years ago under the Morrison government. The federal cabinet has recently approved adjustments to thisread more

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