News Corp takes majority stake in major mortgage broker


Market Research : Finding No: 7255

News Corp controlled REA group announced on Tuesday June 27 that it was taking an 80.3% stake in major mortgage broker – Smartline. Roy Morgan data shows that Smartline is the number three player behind only Mortgage Choice and Aussie and in addition it has a different customer profile than the two majors, giving it a unique and strong market positioning.

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ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence edges lower again to 111.8 (down 0.6pts)

ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence - June 27, 2017 - 111.8

Economic : Finding No: 7272

ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence edged 0.5% lower last week, down for the second week in a row. The sub-indicators continue to show volatility. After a sharp drop the previous week, households’ views around current financial conditions were largely unchanged (down 0.2%), while views towards future conditions fell 1.7%, following four consecutive weeks of gains.
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Lower interest rates reducing mortgage stress


Market Research : Finding No: 7243

New results from Roy Morgan’s mortgage stress data show that in the three months to April 2017, 16.8% or 666,000 mortgage holders can be considered to be ‘at risk’ or facing some degree of stress over their repayments. This compares favourably with 18.4% or 744,000 mortgage holders 12 months ago.

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Australians’ Concerns

Most Important Problem facing Australia - May 2017

Political : Finding No: 7249

Quantified thematic analysis of the verbatim responses of a nationally representative sample of 642 Australians found the economy and things economic to be the biggest single theme to emerge. Economic Issues including Unemployment, Housing affordability, the Economy in general, Poverty and the gap between the rich and poor were mentioned by 38% of Australians as the most important problems facing Australia.

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National Party consolidates lead after NZ Budget projects years of surpluses

Political : Finding No: 7259

In June New Zealand’s governing National Party has jumped 3.5% to 46.5% after Finance Minister Steven Joyce handed down a New Zealand Budget projecting a string of surpluses over the next few years. National are now well ahead of the opposition Labour/Greens alliance which dropped 3% to 39.5%.

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ANZ-Roy Morgan New Zealand Consumer Confidence up 3.9pts to 127.8

ANZ-Roy Morgan New Zealand Consumer Confidence Rating - June 2017 - 127.8

Economic : Finding No: 7261

Consumer sentiment lifted in June, the second consecutive increase. An uplift in confidence points to more spending-based activity. While housing market momentum is slowing, there is still plenty for consumers to smile about: jobs, a high NZD that’s keeping prices down, and the Government’s $2 billion family package injection, to name just a few.
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Nearly three million Australians are ‘trusted advisors’ for finance and investment decisions


Market Research : Finding No: 7246

New research from Roy Morgan found 2.96 million people (14.9% of Australians 14+) were asked by their friends or families for advice regarding their finances and investments. This large number of ‘trusted advisors’ has significant potential to influence  financial  and banking decisions of the 5.4 million people who ask for their advice.

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Over 2.6 million Australians were unemployed or under-employed in May

Roy Morgan Monthly Unemployment & Under-employment - May 2017

Economic : Finding No: 7253

Australia’s real unemployment for May was 9.8% (1.284 million Australians looking for work). In addition 1.338 million Australians were under-employed in May (10.2% of the workforce). This is a total of 2.622 million Australians (20% of the workforce) looking for work or looking for more work.
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Business Confidence gives soft ‘thumbs down’ to Federal Budget


Economic : Finding No: 7252

Business Confidence in Australia fell 2.8pts (-2.4%) to 113.8 in May, according to the Roy Morgan Business Single Source survey. The fall in Business Confidence came during the month Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down a Federal Budget which included plans to increase taxation on Australian banks and coincided with the Australian All Ordinaries falling 186.3pts (-3.1%) to 5,761.3.

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Roy Morgan Image of Professions Survey 2017: Health professionals continue domination with Nurses most highly regarded again; followed by Doctors and Pharmacists


Market Research : Finding No: 7244

Health professionals have continued their domination of Australia’s most highly regarded professions with 94% of Australians (up 2% from 2016) rating Nurses ‘very high’ or ‘high’ for their ‘ethics and honesty’. Nurses have topped the annual survey for 23 years running since being included for the first time in 1994.
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The rise of the female breadwinner

March 06 2017

With International Women's Day almost upon us, the latest findings from Roy Morgan Research reveal that more women than ever are their household’s main income earner.

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