An Introduction to Sustainable Investing

Written by Kate O'Brien, Managing Director - Edney Ryan Wealth Management

Sustainable investing has become a major focus for investors globally, with a third of all investable assets predicted to be managed with this approach by 2025. Environmental, Social & Governance Otherwise known as ESG investing, sustainable investing is the practice of considering environmental policies, social implications and corporate governance in addition to the traditional financial and operational metrics, when making... Read more

Cybercrime Surges: How to Protect your Business

Written by Andrew O'Donnell, Director - Edney Ryan Legal

During the pandemic, businesses, schools and families turned to the internet to communicate and access services required for daily life. Unfortunately, cybercriminals have used this opportunity, with the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) receiving over 67,500 cybercrime reports last financial year, a significant increase on the prior year. The increased frequency of crimes was also associated with increased complexity and... Read more

Fixed vs. Variable. Is it Time to Reassess?

Written by Tricia Williams, Manager - Edney Ryan Mortgage & Finance

Following years of ultra-low interest rates, discussion is rising amongst economists about a sooner-than-expected interest rate rise. The Reserve Bank of Australia has indicated that if economic recovery continues faster than expected, then the timing of interest rate rises would be brought forward from the RBA’s previous suggestion of 2024. Which raises the question, for the six million home loans... Read more

Additional Covid-19 Support Measures for 2022

Written by Evelyn Christian, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

The NSW Government recently announced additional programs to support businesses following the Omicron wave. The following measures have been introduced/expanded. The 2022 Small Business Support Program For businesses with a turnover of $75,000 – $50 million that experienced a minimum 40% decline in turnover due to the impacts of Covid in January 2022 (compared to January 2021 or 2020) and... Read more

New Company Directors ID Requirement

Written by Matthew Stewart, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

All company directors now need to verify their identity with a unique identification number, in order to help prevent the use of false or fraudulent director identities. Company directors must apply for their own director ID, only once, which will be their unique identifier forever. Existing directors have until 30 November 2022 to apply. Directors appointed before 4 April 2022... Read more

Accounting Update for a New Financial Year

Written by Stephen Ryan, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

As the financial year draws to a close, there are some changes worth highlighting which are likely relevant for a number of clients. Compulsory Superannuation Rate Increases The superannuation guarantee rate will increase to 10% from July 1, 2021 and rise by 0.5 per cent per year thereafter until it reaches 12 per cent by 2025. 2021-22: 10% 2022-23: 10.5%... Read more

The Strength and Resilience of the Australian Economy

Written by Stephen Ryan, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

There has been much talk about the potential fiscal cliff after JobKeeper ends, however we have a more optimistic view. Strong indicators of economic recovery in combination with the commencement of the vaccine roll-out, allows us to see a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. In fact we have been amazed at the strength of businesses and the... Read more

The 2020 Federal Budget Commentary

Written by Stephen Ryan, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

Tuesday’s Budget from the Federal Government, in which it continues its robust effort to deal with the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, has been followed by an abundance of commentary. In this note, I add my thoughts, with the key issues for our clients in mind. Last year’s Budget was delivered shortly before the 2019 election. At the time I... Read more

Special Alert: Jobkeeper Updates

Written by Matthew Stewart, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

Changes to Employee Eligibility for Jobkeeper 1.0 There has been a recent change to the classification of eligible employees for Jobkeeper 1.0. Some businesses will now have more eligible employees: If a business has a full-time or part-time employee that commenced after 1 March 2020 up to 1 July 2020 then they will now be eligible for the remainder of Jobkeeper 1.0 that... Read more

In a time when blanket coverage of coronavirus and its impact on the economy can lead to a lot of confusion, Shane Oliver this week discusses the good news, the bad news, and what it all means for investors. Key Points After a strong rally, in the short-term shares are vulnerable to bleak economic and earnings news. However, positive news... Read more