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What are we watching?

“May you live in interesting times” – Chinese proverb Globally, the picture does appear to be getting more ‘interesting’ with market and currency volatility on the rise, [...]

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Payback Time for Payday Lenders?

As a better-resourced ASIC ramps up its powers and willingness to use them, one of the targets in its sights are unregulated payday lenders. As recently reported in the press, ASIC are seeking to [...]

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“Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May” (William Shakespeare)

A lot can happen in a month! Since this time last month, the RBA has cut the cash rate to 1.25% ending the longest (32 months) run of stability in the cash rate that Australia has ever seen, a [...]

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Private debt – its time in the sun?

With stocks sitting at elevated values and with UBS quantitative analysis consequently predicting index returns of 3.1% per year over the next 10 years[1] many investors will be wondering whether [...]

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What is Private Debt and its environment in Australia?

Private debt refers to the provision of non-publicly traded debt finance to consumers and businesses. Examples of private debt finance include consumer loans (unsecured including credit cards or [...]