Business

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, 27 March 2018 Key points Australian growth is likely to be weak over the next year or so and this will prompt further monetary easing and fiscal stimulus. However, several positives suggest recession is unlikely: the current account deficit has collapsed; the $A helps stabilise... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital,  04 June 2019 In Shane Oliver’s latest article he looks at the RBA cut to rates to a new record low – Why? Will it work? How low will rates go? What does it mean for investors? Key points: The RBA’s latest rate cut is aimed... Read more

Changes to Single Touch Payroll

Written by Matthew Stewart, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

In February, the Federal Government passed legislation to extend Single Touch Payroll reporting to include all small employers (those with 19 employees or less). What Is Single Touch Payroll? Single Touch Payroll (STP or One Touch Payroll) is an ATO initiative that encourages more frequent salary reporting. Through this initiative, employers will report: Payments (salaries and wages) PAYG withholdings; and... Read more

The 2019 Federal Budget and the Government’s Great Irony

Written by Stephen Ryan, Managing Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

There’s never been a budget delivered as close to a Federal Election as that presented last night by Treasurer Frydenberg. Credit where its due – the nation is forecast to return a budget surplus for the first time in more than twelve years. The government’s sound economic management has the nation back in the black (with recent help from the strengthening... Read more

An Ethical Business Perspective on the Royal Commission Findings

Written by Stephen Ryan, Managing Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has now concluded with the final report tabled earlier this week. I would like to share our perspective from the Edney Ryan Group, particularly on the most recent recommendations regarding the mortgage broking industry and reiterate our stance on ethical business conduct. We introduced Edney Ryan Mortgage... Read more

Sydney & Melbourne Property Prices: Are We Headed for a Crash?

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

By Kate O’Brien, Director – Edney Ryan Wealth Management Australian dwelling values slipped 0.1 per cent lower in May, according to the latest CoreLogic housing market update. The fall marked the eighth consecutive month-on-month fall and took the annual change (-0.4%) into decline for the first time since October 2012. CoreLogic Head of Research, Tim Lawless, said the biggest declines... Read more

Protecting Your Business from Cybercrime

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

Cybercrime impacts the lives of many Australians and is expected to increase as our reliance on technology grows. Common types of cybercrime include hacking, online scams, fraud, identity theft and attacks on computer systems. In recent months we have been made aware of several instances where clients have been targeted by cybercriminals. Here we share these examples as a warning... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital,  27 March 2018 Key points Worries about the Fed, trade wars (the risk of which has been significantly exaggerated) and President Trump generally have increased the risk around the global outlook but are unlikely to drive a major bear market. The key issue is whether the... Read more

Single Touch Payroll – New Reporting Requirements for Employers

Written by Matthew Stewart, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

Single Touch Payroll is a new electronic method for reporting employees’ payroll information to the ATO at the same time as employees are paid. Employers will report payments such as salaries and wages, pay as you go (PAYG) withholding and super information to the ATO directly from their payroll solution. As a result, businesses will no longer be required to... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, 9 February 2018 Key points The current pullback in shares has been triggered by worries around US inflation, the Fed and rising bond yields but made worse by an unwinding of bets that volatility would continue to fall. We may have seen the worst, but it’s too early... Read more