Stimulus staves off household bill stress, but for how long?

There’s no doubt the Federal Government’s stimulus package has provided a much-needed financial boost to many Australian households. In fact, recent research from CoreData suggests it’s had a direct impact …

APRA data shows DII claims payout ratio continues to rise

The latest life insurance claims and disputes data from APRA appears to throw weight behind the hefty intervention into the disability income insurance (DII) sector late last year. Statistics for …

Australians begin to adjust to the ‘new normal’

It’s been a month since the Federal government took drastic action to stop the spread of coronavirus in Australia, mandating the closure of many businesses and implementing stricter social distancing …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Why the lure of a free lunch today may cost you more tomorrow

Many investors enjoyed a rewarding 2019 in the equity market. But the dream run came to a shuddering stop during March. Since market circuit breakers were introduced in 1987 trading …