COVID-19 blow to gender employment parity doesn’t tell the whole story

Women are more likely than men to have lost their job due to COVID-19, but the pandemic could drive greater employment parity in the long-term, CoreData’s latest research has found. …

Australians postpone mortgage pain as value of home loan repayment deferrals mounts

Nearly one in five Australians with a mortgage expect to freeze repayments in the next 12 months, revealing the extent to which repayment holidays will help many homeowners avoid the …

One in five believe avoiding a recession is worth 106,000 lives

More than one in five Australians are willing to see tens of thousands of their compatriots fall victim to COVID-19 if it means the country will avoid going into a …

Baby boomer personal finances hit hard by COVID-19

While millennials are feeling the effects of the pandemic on their mental health and wellbeing, CoreData research shows baby boomers are being hit harder in the hip pocket by COVID-19.  …

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 …

Why the ‘new normal’ for small business is anything but

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit small businesses hard, with less than a third (31.2 per cent) of the small businesses CoreData has spoken to as part of its research on …

Property price uncertainty has the big banks preparing for the worst

Despite initial forecasts for another strong year, the reality of an unprecedented economic shutdown has residential property teetering close to the edge.  Beginning 2020 with forecasts for a 7 to 11 …

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 …

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 …