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Inside Money has been created to help you stay up-to-date with the latest financial markets news and insights and to share helpful information for managing your wealth.

The importance of a nest egg

15 October 2020

For a lot of people, the pandemic has resulted in job loses or job insecurity, cuts to income, falling house prices, the failure of their business or even a combination. One of the things COVID-19 has shown us is the importance of having a “nest egg” to keep us resilient when unforeseen events strike.

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New attitudes to finance are evolving during the pandemic

15 October 2020

The pandemic has dramatically altered the lives of many Australians and will have a long-lasting impact, including on our finances. But not all of us have responded in the same way. A recent report has identified five groups of people emerging as a result of COVID-19.

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Neighbourhood and convenience retail shopping centres – driving consistent stable income returns

15 October 2020

Neighborhood retail shopping centres anchored by supermarkets have proven to be a lifeline for the communities they serve particularly since March and have maintained consistent returns for investors in the Diversified Property Fund.

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Special report: Budget 2020-21

07 October 2020

Last Tuesday, Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg handed down his second Budget, unveiling an economic recovery plan for Australia. Our special report provides a handy overview of the big-ticket items.

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How Melbourne Stage 4 restrictions will impact Australian Unity operations

06 August 2020

The Australian Unity office in Spring Street, Melbourne has closed from 11:59pm Wednesday 5th August as a result of COVID-19 Stage 4 restrictions. Find out how this will impact the processing of your applications and other requests.

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New laws and changes effective 1 July 2020 - what you need to know

30 July 2020

From 1 July there are a number of changes that may affect your finances, wages and tax. They will affect many individuals, families, business owners and even retirees, but some of these new changes also present opportunities.

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How to fund your childrens' education

30 July 2020

Year in year out, education costs continue to outpace inflation, and the past 10 years have been no exception. Ryan Francis, Business Development Manager, Australian Unity discusses funding your childrens’ education.

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Australian Unity launches first green bond fund

30 July 2020

The newly launched Australian Unity Green Bond Fund invests in a combination of green, social and sustainable fixed interest securities with the primary purpose of helping to lower carbon emissions.

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Australian Unity appoints new CEO for Wealth and Capital Markets

30 July 2020

Australian Unity Group has announced the appointment of Ms Esther Kerr-Smith as Chief Executive Officer of its Wealth & Capital Markets business.

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Getting EOFY ready

30 July 2020

To help you manage the end of financial year, we've provided investors with some helpful information. You can see when your statements will be available, what you may need to prepare your income tax return and how you can sign up to online statements.

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Managing the world of COVID-19

30 July 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected the way we live. We discuss the importance of budgets, rainy day funds and the immediate things you can start doing to look after yourself mentally and physically during these challenging times.

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Tax planning strategies 2020

4 June 2020

Ben Greenwell, National Tax and Finance Manager, discusses tax planning strategies to put in place now to maximise your benefits as 2020 financial year draws to a close.

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A-REITs uncovered

4 June 2020

Damian Diamantopoulos, Portfolio Manager for the Property Income Fund sifts through the news headlines to provide his commentary on A-REITs.

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Investment bonds: What Gerry Harvey taught me about dollar-cost-average investing

4 June 2020

Adnan Glinac, Executive General Manager of Life & Super, discusses the pitfalls of trying to catch the bottom of the market to secure a good yield, as opposed to the benefits of regular ongoing investing to reduce the impact of market volatility.

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Back to the future – Philanthropy helps to feed Australians

4 June 2020

Emma Sakellaris, Executive General Manager of Trustee Services, discusses the impact that COVID-19 has had on donations to grass-root charities, as well as the tax concessions available for those opening a philanthropic trust.

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Self-serve with our Investor Portals

4 June 2020

Register today and you can view your upcoming EOFY statements and manage your account details all in one place.

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Let us know what you need

4 June 2020

It’s important to us that we provide you with the right information, insights and guidance to help you navigate your way through the coming months. Please complete this short survey and let us know how we can help you.

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Unlisted property – an update

5 May 2020

Mark Pratt, Executive General Manager – Property discusses how current market conditions, along with the issuing of the new Commercial Tenancy Code of Conduct, may impact unlisted property investments.

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Time to be fully invested

5 May 2020

Tim Farrelly of Farrelly’s Investment Management shares his views on where investors should be seeking opportunity in the current market.

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Virtual witnessing of wills

7 May 2020

Anna Hacker, National Manager – Estate Planning, discusses the move to allow video conferencing technology for the signing and witnessing of Wills, but said confusion remains on the precise meaning of the term ‘virtual’.

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Tips for cutting through COVID-19 content clutter

5 May 2020

From news sites to social streams, podcasts and to email newsletters-it can be quiet the information overload at the moment. Adnan Glinac, Executive General Manager of Life & Super, shares his top picks on staying connected.

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Fund and product updates

5 May 2020

With so much happening and so many changes being communicated, we have compiled a round-up of all the announcements and updates across our products and funds.

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Property Income Fund – an update

28 April 2020

Damian Diamantopoulos, Portfolio Manager for the Property Income Fund provides commentary on the current position of the fund and the outlook for commercial property in current market conditions

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COVID-19: Managing your money during a crisis

9 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to have significant impacts on global financial markets causing uncertainty for investors.

Professional Financial Advisers, Brad Fensom and Charles Adams have shared their valuable tips for managing your money during this crisis.

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Healthcare Property Trust - Q&A

9 April 2020

Chris Smith, General Manager – Healthcare Property provides answers to your questions in this rapidly changing environment.

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Do-It-Yourself Wills (DIY) – An easy solution for isolation or a risky idea?

9 April 2020

For many Australians, the current COVID-19 environment has prompted consideration of what might happen should the worst occur. In this article, Anna Hacker, National Manager of Estate Planning, discusses some of the pitfalls of using a DIY Will Kit.

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How to balance your physical wellbeing with social distancing

9 April 2020

It can be easy to fall into unhealthy patterns of behaviours, especially during times of stress - discover what you can do right now to benefit your physical wellbeing.

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Your operational Q&A’s

9 April 2020

Whilst it is a time of great uncertainty, we will continue to ensure that our business can operate to best support you. Here are some common questions and responses we have taken to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on our operations.


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Investment decisions in times of volatility

30 March 2020

Watch Alex Fisher, Australian Unity Portfolio Manager, share his insights into the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australian markets and read more about making investment decisions in times of volatility.

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Staying connected

30 March 2020

While COVID-19 brings new challenges, Australian Unity operations continue to be available - we’re here to answer customer queries during this current crisis.

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What are we doing to help?

30 March 2020

We’ve been supporting the wellbeing of Australians for 180 years and have put in place a range of measures to assist our employees, members, customers and communities affected by the current crisis.

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Top tips for working from home

30 March 2020

As working from home becomes the norm for many of us amid the COVID-19 pandemic, here are some top tips to help you stay focused and maintain a healthy work/life balance.

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Virtual witnessing of wills

Virtual witnessing of wills

7 May 2020

Anna Hacker, National Manager – Estate Planning, discusses the move to allow video conferencing technology for the signing and witnessing of Wills, but said confusion remains on the precise meaning of the term ‘virtual’.

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Fixed income update

9 April 2020

Bill Bovingdon, Chief Investment Officer, Altius provides commentary on the impact of current market conditions in relation to Bond markets.

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Property Income Fund update

9 April 2020

Portfolio Manager, Damian Diamantopoulos provides an update on the fund, current market conditions and property outlook.

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Property Update

19 March 2020

Hear how Mark Pratt the Executive General Manager of Australian Unity's Property business is supporting staff, tenants and investors during these challenging times.

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Investing in volatile times with Alex Fisher

30 March 2020

Watch Alex Fisher, Australian Unity Portfolio Manager, share his insights into the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australian markets.

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