Keep up to date with the latest news and articles from our expert Wealth Management division.

Using super to invest in property

Posted by Norman Howe on June 23, 2015 under Wealth

Our Wealth expert Norman Howe discusses whether establishing a self-managed superannuation fund to invest in property is an option for you.


How much is enough to retire?

Posted by Norman Howe on April 29, 2015 under Wealth

Norman Howe discusses why you need to plan for retirement and work out how much is enough to retire on for you.


You’re never too young to learn the basics of estate planning

Posted by Norman Howe on December 05, 2014 under Wealth

Getting your will in order is normally not something most really think about, however it is an important part of life regardless of your age – especially if you have a variety of assets and investments.


Azure Group Wealth Investment Update - November 2014

Posted by Norman Howe on November 26, 2014 under Wealth

Today, van Eyk is one of Australia's most influential providers of investment research. They are the financial adviser's expert opinion. Their content covers different market cycles and economic conditions, from booms to busts. van Eyk's monthly newsletter is a no-nonsense, credible and cutting edge…


Azure Group Wealth Investment Update - September 2014

Posted by Norman Howe on September 30, 2014 under Wealth

Investment update from van Eyk van Eyk is an independently-owned Australian financial services group established in 1989. It was established with a mission to provide quality investment research across a broad range of asset classes. Today, van Eyk is one of Australia's most influential provid…


Azure Group Wealth Investment Update - August 2014

Posted by Norman Howe on August 27, 2014 under Wealth

van Eyk is one of Australia's most influential providers of investment research. They are the financial adviser's expert opinion. Their content covers different market cycles and economic conditions, from booms to busts. van Eyk's monthly newsletter is a no-nonsense, credible and cutting edge update…


McCarthy Group - You don't have to work until you're 70

Posted by Stephen McCarthy, CEO McCarthy Group on August 08, 2014 under Wealth

In McCarthy Group's June post, read on to find out what’s driving the trend to a longer working life, and how you can get your financial affairs in order to create a different outcome.


Federal Budget Wealth

Posted by Azure Group on May 14, 2014 under Wealth

All things Superannuation & Pension related covered in our Wealth update


Investment update from van Eyk

Posted by Norman Howe on April 30, 2014 under Wealth

van Eyk is an independently-owned Australian financial services group established in 1989. It was established with a mission to provide quality investment research across a broad range of asset classes. Today, van Eyk is one of Australia's most influential providers of investment research. They are…


The top 10 frequently asked questions - SMSFs

Posted by Norman Howe on April 29, 2014 under Wealth

Azure Group Wealth's Managing Director, Norman Howe, gives the latest Wealth 101 video and answers the frequently asked questions regarding SMSFs, and covers the reasons for setting up an SMSF, the costs involved, the legal requirements, and investing in property.


An introduction to Self-Managed Superannuation Funds

Posted by Norman Howe on March 28, 2014 under Wealth

Azure Group Wealth's Managing Director Norman Howe guides you through setting up a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund. He discusses what is involved in an SMSF, the compliance requirements, and whether an SMSF will suit you


Azure Group Wealth Investment Update - February 2014

Posted by Norman Howe on February 27, 2014 under Wealth


Sydney Property - Boom, Bubble or Beware?

Posted by Norman Howe on December 03, 2013 under Wealth

There has been a lot of recent interest and media coverage around the Australian property boom and in particular within Sydney. In this blog post we are going back to basics and looking at what is really going on in the property market in Sydney and what things you should be keeping in mind if you a…


The US Federal Government Shutdown and its potential impact on Australian investors

Posted by Norman Howe on October 24, 2013 under Wealth

Although in Australia we feel somewhat detached from the much talked about recent 16-day partial federal government shutdown in the US, it would be somewhat naive to think it won’t have an impact on the Australian economy. Before getting into the finer details of the economic implications, we though…


Movember - Getting men thinking about their health

Posted by Norman Howe on October 15, 2013 under Wealth

The 30 day Movember challenge is well and truly an established awareness and fundraising campaign that see’s men around the world don a moustache for the month of November in the attempt to promote awareness around combating prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges facing men. The…


Why you should tread cautiously if looking to buy property

Posted by on September 17, 2013 under Wealth

If you’re in the market to buy some property, you want to be sure you’re not getting ripped off. With increasing demand and tighter supply becoming a growing concern, treading cautiously is the best thing you can do.


What is a Testamentary Trust and why you should consider it in your will

Posted by on July 24, 2013 under Wealth

The traditional ‘husband and wife will’ that leaves everything to each other is now being replaced by a will that has a testamentary trust(s) controlled by the surviving partner so the spouse and children are beneficiaries. To find out why, continue reading this blog post.


Your SMSF End of Financial Year Checklist

Posted by on June 13, 2013 under Wealth

Welcome to our 2013 SMSF end of financial year Trustee check list. There are 4 main issues to check are: 1. Contributions are within the limits 2. Minimum pension payments are made 3. Investment strategy now includes insurance consideration 4. Binding death benefit nominations are reviewed


How to capitalise on record lows for interest rates

Posted by on June 06, 2013 under Wealth

The Reserve Bank recently cut interest rates by 0.25% down to 2.75% and it may be a further rate cut could materialise before year’s end.With this being a record low for Australian interest rates it is certainly positive news for home owners and property investors.


CASE STUDY: Superannuation Death Benefit Nomination of Beneficiary vs Binding Death Nomination

Posted by on June 04, 2013 under Wealth

Knowing the difference between a Superannuation Death Benefit Nomination of Beneficiary and a Binding Death Nomination is a vital piece of knowledge you must be across if you are concerned about ensuring your family's financial security should the worst case scenario occur.


Insurance inside or outside super?

Posted by on May 09, 2013 under Wealth

Personal insurance is an effective way to provide and instant asset that protects your quality of life, provides support for your loved ones if you die, or can’t work if you get sick, injured or suffer a major traumatic event.


Take control of your super with a self-managed super fund (SMSF)

Posted by on May 09, 2013 under Wealth

A self-managed super fund (SMSF) is a super fund you manage “yourself “– providing greater control over your super and more flexibility than with a traditional super fund arrangement.