There is a good chance that the long term impact of this royal commission will be a complete dismantling of bank business models. As I pointed out yesterday, banks are already starting to put their funds management businesses up for sale. Next, the rest of the wealth management arms (including the financial planning networks) will probably go too.
Banks always have and always will attract the type of individual who wants to make a lot of money from being ‘a banker’. And while there are plenty of decent ones around, the truth is there are plenty of abhorrent individuals willing to fleece other people for their own benefit. Things took a turn for the worse when the banks began to get into the wealth management game in the early 2000s.
At the time of writing, shares of Chapmans Limited are up by 14.29%, to 0.8 cents, in today’s trading. Last week, Chapmans raised AU$4.552 million, comprising of AU$1.59 million in equity and AU$2.962 million in unsecured convertible loans due at 30 June. Chapmans used the funding to acquire a 19.99% stake in GPU.One, a profitable data processing and cryptocurrency company.
‘Nothing lasts forever.’ Plain spoken and no-nonsense, this is a saying that governs all aspects of our lives. And when it comes to the markets, this impermanence is the shadow that is always lurking behind the scenes.
All the banks charge Lender Mortgage Insurance when home loans with more than 80% loan-to-value ratios are taken. Let’s get this very clear. This is a very expensive premium. And you pay it to protect the bank if you can’t repay the loan. That’s right, you’re paying an insurance policy that protects THE BANK...
AMP is now facing the Royal Commission into the banking industry, along with the Big Four banks. The finance advice and management giant is being investigated for unsuitable financial advice, improper conduct and inappropriate fees.
A huge part of NAB’s earnings heavily stand on the mortgage market, recent issues with home loans have dealt more than just a heavy blow to NAB. Large amounts of risk come from NAB shares, as of today they are trading at $28.72 a share. Their value has decreased over time.
The price of bitcoin exploded overnight, rising from US$6,870 (AU$8,859.21) to US$8,034.17 (AU$10,360) in an hour, according to prices quoted from Coindesk. There’s no one specific piece of news that can be pointed to as being solely responsible for the sudden jump. Instead, it seems that a number of factors came together at the same time.
Don’t you love how the narrative changes from month to month? Back in the good old days…way back in January 2018, it was all about Trump’s tax cuts and the wonderful effect this would have on stock prices and the US economy. But now, it’s all about trade wars.
What do you do when you’re under political pressure for starting a potentially damaging trade war? You change the conversation and focus peoples’ attention on a real war, and cast yourself as the moral hero. What’s been happening in Syria for the past five years or so has been a disaster, and every major country involved has blood on their hands.