Focus Home Loans
 
News
14 February 2017 - Young Aussies Worried About Future

Young people in Australia have become less optimistic about their future in the "lucky country". According to a new international study, less than one in ten millennials believe they will be better off than their parents, a number much less than the United States, Europe, and certain developing countries such as Indonesia and India. While Australia has enjoyed a relatively healthy economy since the global financial crisis, it seems surging house prices and decreased job security have left dark clouds on the horizon.

Read More...
13 February 2017 - Property Listings Down

New property listings are down across Australia, with low stock levels and strong demand leading to rising prices before a possible slowdown later in 2017. According to data from CoreLogic, January listings were down in all cities except Melbourne on a monthly basis, with national figures down 23.5 percent compared with the same period last year. With fewer homes entering the market and demand remaining strong, some property owners are taking advantage of current conditions by making the decision to sell.

Read More...

09 February 2017 - The Future of Household Solar

The future of household solar will depend on many factors, including emerging photovoltaic (PV) and battery technologies, state-level decisions, and the wider energy economy. While the global solar market remains strong after experiencing rapid growth over the last few years, the number of solar installations will shrink in 2017 for the first time in 16 years. According to GTM Research, global photovoltaic (PV) installations will shrink by 7 percent this year, with a cumulative average growth rate of 8 percent forecast over the next five years.

Read More...

06 February 2017 - Stay Active and Age Slower

Is it possible to slow down the ageing process? Can we look and feel younger by changing our lifestyle? According to a new study by researchers at the University of California - the answer is a resounding yes. New research investigated links between physical activity and biological age in a group of elderly women, with sedentary women found to be biologically older by an average of eight years. People who exercise on a regular basis are often thought to be healthier and have a more youthful appearance, with scientific proof now available to inspire your love of fitness.

Read More...

01 February 2017 - Wealth Inequality Across the Globe

A new report by Oxfam highlights inequality across the globe, with dramatic figures showing a huge disparity between the haves and have-nots. Released just before the World Economic Forum, 'An Economy For The 99%' claims that eight men control the same wealth as the poorest half of the world. While the methodology used in this report has been criticised in the past by free market think tanks, it shines a light onto a very real problem - not a lack of resources but economic bottlenecks in the mechanisms of distribution.

Read More...

View More News
Ask us a question about this

powered by Finware