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News - 17/10/2017

Clarification on ‘Money Management’ Top Financial Planning Groups survey

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Economic Update - 04/10/2017

Economic Update - October 2017

It’s been all growth on Wall Street... – United States (US) tax reform – Australian economy is warm at best – Japan economy is on fire

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News - 05/09/2017

Media Release - Infocus acquisition of Announcer to drive further growth

Infocus is pleased to announce its acquisition of leading financial advice business Announcer.

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News - 24/08/2017

Financial Planning Week: Why Financial Advice is for everyone

Planning is not everyone’s forte, especially when it comes to money and budgeting. So it’s no surprise that new research...

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News - 24/08/2017

Financial Planning Week: 5 Ways a Financial Adviser can help your hip pocket

If you’ve never made an appointment with a Financial Adviser, you may not know about the vast array of services they offer...

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Economic Update - 01/08/2017

Economic Update August 2017

Economic growth improves in key countries – China economy shows strong signs of strengthening – Australian employment data continues strength – Rates on hold in Australia and the United States (US)

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News - 20/07/2017

New financial year is a good time to check super contributions

As the new financial year begins and you are busily pulling together receipts, log books and group certificates...

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News - 20/07/2017

Speedy lender could shake up the mortgage market

After more than two years of research and development, an Adelaide fintech says it can approve a home loan online in just 22 minutes.

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News - 06/07/2017

Happy new financial year!

The end of the financial year heralds a flurry of squeezing of final deductions, finalising accounts and collating group certificates and receipts…then what?

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Economic Update - 03/07/2017

Economic Update July 2017

  Strong signs of continued world economic growth - Europe has shaken off its recent rocky economic road to recovery - Signs of life in Australian employment data - Bank tax might limit growth in the ASX 200 during FY2018

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News - 29/06/2017

Network 10 and Voluntary Administration - What does it all mean?

Voluntary administration.  It’s a term that seems to be popping up more and more in the media. We’re told that businesses who enter voluntary administration are finished and it’s the end of the road for them, when in fact, it can actually be a way to try to keep the business operating and viable.

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News - 20/06/2017

Innovation fuels Infocus software updates

With their demonstrated commitment to innovation in the financial advice space, Infocus has recently updated its holistic finance practice management software Platformplus with digital signature technology.    Following a consultation with Infocus Group Financial Advisers, clients can now download and review advice online, then sign off via their mobile device. 

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News - 14/06/2017

Will Australia see a recession in 2017?

Despite Australia’s record-breaking run of GDP growth, recently the chatter has increased about the possibility of Australia experiencing a recession. 

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News - 07/06/2017

Fiduciary Duty: Whose Best Interest is it Anyway?

While on a trip to the US recently I had the opportunity to catch up with a group of peers from around the world.  We got to talking about the advice, asset management and technology industries in the United States and the impact of regulation– particularly the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule.

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Economic Update - 01/06/2017

Economic Update June 2017

Support mounting for RBA rate cuts   - Popular Federal Budget - United States (US) Federal Reserve maps out recovery phase - China downgraded by Moody’s

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News - 16/05/2017

Media Release - H&R Block and Infocus partner for growth

After winning the national tender to partner with H&R Block in December 2016, a pilot program offering no obligation wealth management services to H&R Block tax and accounting clients in South-East Queensland was launched. 

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Economic Update - 04/05/2017

Economic Update May 2017

Global conditions continue to improve   - French presidential elections spark markets - Trump tax cuts as expected - Surge in Australian employment

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Economic Update - 03/04/2017

Economic Update April 2017

Global conditions continue to improve - The “Fed” hikes rates but markets liked it - China continues to impress - The United Kingdom (UK) manages Brexit well

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News - 20/03/2017

Media Release - Infocus staff giving program

To support the group’s staff giving program, Infocus recently surveyed all 70 staff across the group to select a Charity who will benefit from this year’s fundraising activity.  In 2017, the Infocus team chose a clear winner: the Starlight Children’s Foundation.