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First home buyers to the rescue in a post-COVID-19 world

First home buyers to the rescue in a post-COVID-19 world

Government restrictions on physical open houses and auctions, key elements of the residential property buying process, are likely to be a major drag on the residential property market in a […]

by April 24, 2020 0 comments Property
Bill stress on the rise as Australians face a new reality

Bill stress on the rise as Australians face a new reality

New research by CoreData reveals that the COVID-19 pandemic has seen the number of Australians in a ‘good’ financial position and comfortably able to pay their household bills decline to […]

by April 23, 2020 0 comments Research
Beware the bull trap: sentiment improves, but fundamentals unchanged

Beware the bull trap: sentiment improves, but fundamentals unchanged

Investor sentiment continues to improve, after diving deeply into negative territory in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. CoreData’s Investor Sentiment Index has ticked higher for a third straight […]

by April 23, 2020 0 comments Research
Fear down, job-seeking activity up as Australians feel the financial impact of COVID-19

Fear down, job-seeking activity up as Australians feel the financial impact of COVID-19

It has been three weeks since CoreData launched its COVID-19 Consumer Impact Pulse Check, and positivity about the Federal Government response continues to grow, as fear of the likely financial […]

by April 17, 2020 0 comments Research
Australians taking action amid COVID-19 pandemic to secure their financial future

Australians taking action amid COVID-19 pandemic to secure their financial future

The pseudo-lockdown of Australia’s economy has changed everyday life dramatically, and while social media will emphasise the extreme behaviours, CoreData is focused on the practical actions Australians are taking to […]

by April 16, 2020 0 comments Advice, Advisers
The mood improves as governments stimulate public sentiment

The mood improves as governments stimulate public sentiment

As Australia headed into Easter, the original epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak formally lifted strict lockdowns that had been in place for over two months. Although hardly out of the […]

by April 13, 2020 0 comments Advice, Advisers
Deteriorating mental health a concern for the beleaguered income protection sector

Deteriorating mental health a concern for the beleaguered income protection sector

Life insurance has typically been considered a recession-proof industry. This is partly because the need for insurance doesn’t go away during an economic slowdown – in fact, the need to […]

by April 13, 2020 0 comments Advice, Advisers
Why advisers are on the frontline in tackling community concerns about COVID-19

Why advisers are on the frontline in tackling community concerns about COVID-19

Clients walking into financial advisers’ offices – or, more likely, logging into video-conference meetings – will be bringing with them more than their regular questions about their finances, goals and […]

by April 3, 2020 0 comments Advice, Advisers
It’s tough out there: the impact of COVID-19 on Aussies’ finances and wellbeing

It’s tough out there: the impact of COVID-19 on Aussies’ finances and wellbeing

As the world bunkers down in an effort to bring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic under control, Australians are taking their own steps to mitigate its impact on their financial and […]

by April 3, 2020 0 comments Advice, Advisers
Buying the dip and FOMO: investor sentiment in a time of COVID-19

Buying the dip and FOMO: investor sentiment in a time of COVID-19

Earlier this year, with COVID-19 seemingly contained to mainland China, many anticipated a local market recovery, with a budget surplus perhaps within reach despite a summer of unprecedented bushfires. The […]

by April 3, 2020 0 comments Advice, Advisers