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 …

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 …

Beware the bull trap: sentiment improves, but fundamentals unchanged

Investor sentiment continues to improve, after diving deeply into negative territory in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. CoreData’s Investor Sentiment Index has ticked higher for a third straight …

Fear down, job-seeking up as Australians feel the financial impact of COVID-19

It has been three weeks since CoreData launched its COVID-19 Consumer Impact Pulse Check, and positivity about the Federal Government response continues to grow, as fear of the likely financial …

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 …