Social media ban won’t stop cyberbullying

A cyber-hate expert says a proposal to ban an app that could aid online bullying is not the solution and instead societal attitudes need to change. Queensland mum Katrina, who has not disclosed her last name, started a petition to ban anonymous feedback app Sarahah following the tragic death of Northern Territory teen Dolly Everett, who took her own life. “I do not want my daughter or any … [Read more...]

More women on boards but target distant

Prashant Mehra (Australian Associated Press) A target of 30 per cent female representation on company boards in Australia by the end of 2018 could be slipping out of reach. The proportion of female board members across ASX 200 companies hit 26 per cent at the end of November, according to the latest quarterly gender diversity report from the Australian Institute of Company Directors … [Read more...]

Qld man lists luxury home for 500 Bitcoins

Christine Flatley (Australian Associated Press) A financial planner has put his Gold Coast mansion on the market for 500 Bitcoins. In what is believed to be a first for the city, David Jenkins is selling the luxury Sovereign Islands home – which features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a cinema and a 10-car garage – for the digital currency, which has jumped in value by more than 500 per … [Read more...]

It’s a new financial year…get your money working harder for you

It’s a new financial year … get your money working harder for you   Now that you have reviewed your spending habits, set some goals and planned a budget, it’s time to review and potentially refine how you make your money work for you.   Rather than spending your income with the hope of having something left over to invest (which almost never works), set aside a portion of … [Read more...]

One stop shop for all finance and insurance needs

HALL Finance and Insurance Solutions describes itself as a one stop shop for all finance and insurance needs but Roy Hall says it has been hard work and perseverance all the way.   “After leaving school I worked my way up the ranks working for two banking organisations. I felt that clients didn’t always receive the service they needed, because if they didn’t fit the banks criteria or rules then … [Read more...]

10 Year Anniversary for HFI Group of Companies

10 Year Anniversary for HFI Group of Companies Our success and growth from a firm which started with myself and Nadine sitting around the table with zero clients to our present size where we handle in excess of five thousand clients per year is due to a variety of factors. As I look back on things, I think the most significant factor is the people who have touched our lives; some only for a short … [Read more...]

Why is a Business Succession Plan needed?

Half of all Australians over the age of 30 can expect to be diagnosed with a serious illness, disability or injury at some time during their lives. Where a business is owned by two of more people, the death or permanent disablement of one owner can create financial hardship for the other owner(s). A sound business succession plan is important. If business owners have not implemented plans to … [Read more...]

HFI Wins TOP PRODUCER 2012

HFI wins the top producer for Guardian Financial Planning for the second year in a row.  Well Done Roy and the team from HFI. … [Read more...]

EMERGING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

BRW Magazine Awards two years running We have been acknowledge in the BRW Magazine Awards two years running 2006/ 2007 for being in the top 100 fast starting businesses in Australia. we have also been awarded in the Gold Coast Business Excellence awards for May in 2007 for "Family business of the year" and in May 2008 "Emerging Business of the year award". … [Read more...]