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  • Media Release : Financial Fitness Index April 2013
    Banking Business Share Trading Insurance More Rewards Business Rewards Search home about us media centre news archive Bankwest financial fitness index April 2013 Bankwest financial fitness index April 2013 http s7 addthis com js 250 addthis widget js pubid bwwebadmin Print this page financial indicator series Tue Apr 05 14 28 47 WST 2011 The Financial Fitness Index tracks how fiscally fit Australians are by measuring 14 vital signs including housing costs debt savings insurance financial assets before reaching a rating of either According to research from Bankwest almost a third of Australians are financially unfit an increase of 3 from this time last year This is despite the fact that 48 of households have become more conservative with their spending compared to a year ago The 3rd annual Bankwest Financial Fitness Index has found 31 of Australians are classed as financially unfit and have little or no savings high housing costs relative to their income inadequate insurance and few assets Download a copy of the full report and a breakdown on each state below Financial Fitness Report PDF 159 708984375KB Financial Fitness National PDF 77 7216796875KB Financial Fitness NSW PDF 77 125KB Financial Fitness QLD PDF 77 109375KB Financial Fitness SA PDF 77 015625KB Financial Fitness VIC PDF 76 96484375KB Financial Fitness WA PDF 77 6220703125KB Ends all news articles search news media enquiries all journalist enquiries should be directed to Russell Quinn 0477 329 447 general enquiries call 13 17 19 business enquiries call 13 7000 careers media centre site map terms conditions accessibility privacy policy financial hardship 2014 Copyright Bankwest a division of Commonwealth Bank of Australia Bankwest ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL Australian credit licence 234945 All rights reserved To use this Website you are required to read the Financial Services Guide which you agree

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/bankwest-financial-fitness-index-april-2013-1292482641354 (2014-07-08)
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  • Media Release : The 5th Annual Financial Fitness Index 2013
    level of Financially Fit respondents in Western Australia since 2010 36 and is well above the national average of 23 South Australia has the second highest level of Financially Fit respondents 28 followed by Queensland 18 Victoria has the lowest proportion of Financially Fit respondents 13 Baby Boomers in the best financial shape Baby Boomers have overtaken Pre Boomers as the most Financially Fit generation with 30 of Baby Boomer respondents Financially Fit slightly ahead of Pre Boomers 29 However compared to 2012 the proportion of Financially Fit respondents in each of these categories has fallen from 34 and 39 respectively Further while 30 of Baby Boomers are Financially Fit some 23 are Financially Unfit suggesting a polarisation between those who remain comfortable and those who are under financial pressure Younger generations lack Fitness Generation X is the generation most at risk financially with 36 classed as Financially Unfit However the lowest proportion of Financially Fit respondents by generation is Generation Y 8 down from 12 in 2012 The majority of Generation Y 61 is Borderline Fit while just under half of Generation X 46 is Borderline Fit Majority affected by rising cost of staples Close to eight in 10 respondents 79 report higher energy costs in 2013 up marginally from 77 in 2012 while 68 report higher food costs down from 70 last year Almost half 49 say transport costs have increased down from 51 while housing costs have risen for 41 on par with 2012 In line with the 2012 report few respondents report increases in the cost of childcare services 7 or servicing debt 16 Click here to view the latest Financial Fitness Index graph table PDF 352 544921875KB Technical Details The Financial Fitness Index rates financial fitness based on answers to 14 questions relating to a general financial position There are four broad categories of the Financial Fitness Index savings position insurance coverage housing costs and net asset assets less debts position Each of these four categories is scored out of five and then added together to produce a Financial Fitness score out of 20 A Fit score is 13 or above Borderline Fitness is a score of 7 to 13 An Unfit score is 0 to 7 Financially Fit Score of 13 to 20 A Fit score indicates a strong financial position Being Financially Fit indicates high scores in the majority of the four Fitness categories e g a sizeable 10 plus regular savings plan low housing costs relative to income 10 or less a substantial asset base relative to debt and income levels and a range of insurance coverage Borderline Financial Fitness Score of 7 to 13 A Borderline Fitness score indicates an adequate financial position but with room to do more to secure a financial future Borderline Fitness indicates a satisfactory but not high score in the majority of Financial Fitness categories e g a moderate level of regular savings 6 of income some insurance coverage to cover unforeseen circumstances moderate housing costs

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/the-5th-annual-financial-fitness-index-2013-1292494723569 (2014-07-08)
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  • Media Release : Housing Density Report
    Banking Business Share Trading Insurance More Rewards Business Rewards Search home about us media centre news archive Housing Density Report Housing Density Report http s7 addthis com js 250 addthis widget js pubid bwwebadmin Print this page financial indicator series Thu Feb 21 15 05 00 WST 2013 Australians are increasingly abandoning the traditional Great Australian Dream of a home on a quarter acre block in favour of the convenience and affordability of medium density housing according to research from Bankwest The Bankwest Housing Density Report the latest addition to the Bankwest Financial Indicator Series revealed that two in five 38 Australian home approvals over the past 12 months were for medium density dwellings compared to fewer than one in three 31 only five years ago However Western Australians are keeping the dream alive bucking the national trend towards medium density housing in favour of the traditional home on a quarter acre block The research revealed that only one in five 20 home approvals in WA last year were for medium density dwellings well below the national average of two in five 38 Download a copy of the full report below Media Release Bankwest Housing Density Report National PDF 82 7890625KB Media Release Bankwest Housing Density Report WA PDF 83 40625KB Housing Density Report 2013 PDF 1288 9736328125KB all news articles search news media enquiries all journalist enquiries should be directed to Russell Quinn 0477 329 447 general enquiries call 13 17 19 business enquiries call 13 7000 careers media centre site map terms conditions accessibility privacy policy financial hardship 2014 Copyright Bankwest a division of Commonwealth Bank of Australia Bankwest ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL Australian credit licence 234945 All rights reserved To use this Website you are required to read the Financial Services Guide which you agree

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/housing-density-report-1292493780956 (2014-07-08)
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  • Media Release : Bankwest Skills Shortage Survey 2013
    destination for Small Business media centre overview news archive financial indicator series contact us rates fees find us security Log on to Online Banking Personal Online Banking Business Share Trading Insurance More Rewards Business Rewards Search home about us media centre news archive Bankwest Skills Shortage Survey 2013 Bankwest Skills Shortage Survey 2013 http s7 addthis com js 250 addthis widget js pubid bwwebadmin Print this page financial indicator series Fri Apr 05 00 00 01 WST 2013 Hiring conditions are improving across Australia according to research from Bankwest as the proportion of businesses struggling to fill job vacancies drops to its lowest level in three years The third annual Bankwest Skills Shortage Survey the latest addition to the Bankwest Financial Indicator Series revealed that less than a third 30 6 of Australian businesses reported difficulty hiring staff over the past year This is a significant improvement on 2012 s findings 40 6 Download a copy of the full report and a breakdown on each state below Bankwest Skill Shortage Survey PDF 536 5517578125KB Bankwest Skill Shortage Media Release National PDF 119 591796875KB Bankwest Skill Shortage WA PDF 117 177734375KB Bankwest Skill Shortage VIC PDF 117 03515625KB Bankwest Skill Shortage NSW PDF 117 541015625KB Bankwest Skill Shortage QLD PDF 117 6845703125KB Bankwest Skill Shortage SA PDF 117 1640625KB Ends all news articles careers media centre site map terms conditions accessibility privacy policy financial hardship 2014 Copyright Bankwest a division of Commonwealth Bank of Australia Bankwest ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL Australian credit licence 234945 All rights reserved To use this Website you are required to read the Financial Services Guide which you agree to be provided by accessing the link Bankwest is a division of Commonwealth Bank of Australia which is the product issuer unless otherwise stated Rates stated

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/bankwest-skills-shortage-survey-2013-1292494468577 (2014-07-08)
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  • Media Release : Housing affordability improves for Australia’s first time buyers
    media centre news archive Housing affordability improves for Australia s first time buyers Housing affordability improves for Australia s first time buyers http s7 addthis com js 250 addthis widget js pubid bwwebadmin Print this page financial indicator series Thu Dec 06 06 00 00 WST 2012 Australia s resilient economy has helped deliver more affordable housing for the nation s first time buyers as wages continue to increase and property prices stagnate according to research from Bankwest The fourth annual Bankwest First Time Buyer Deposit Report the latest addition to the Bankwest Financial Indicator Series revealed that it now takes first time buyer couples 3 8 years to save for a house deposit which is about three months less than that recorded in 2011 4 0 years Download a copy of the full report and a breakdown on each state below The fourth annual Bankwest First Time Buyer Deposit Report PDF 2966 28125KB National media release First Time Buyer Deposit Report PDF 185 4912109375KB Media release First Time Buyer Deposit Report NSW PDF 129 94921875KB Media release First Time Buyer Deposit Report QLD PDF 183 5302734375KB Media release First Time Buyer Deposit Report SA PDF 183 5703125KB Media release First Time Buyer Deposit Report ACT PDF 126 7333984375KB Media release First Time Buyer Deposit Report VIC PDF 183 3896484375KB Media release First Time Buyer Deposit Report WA PDF 183 427734375KB Ends all news articles search news media enquiries all journalist enquiries should be directed to Russell Quinn 0477 329 447 general enquiries call 13 17 19 business enquiries call 13 7000 careers media centre site map terms conditions accessibility privacy policy financial hardship 2014 Copyright Bankwest a division of Commonwealth Bank of Australia Bankwest ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL Australian credit licence 234945 All rights reserved To use

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/housing-affordability-improves-for-australias-first-time-buyers-1292492638551 (2014-07-08)
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  • Media Release : Bankwest Business Challenges and Opportunities
    Comp Bankwest launches new online destination for Small Business media centre overview news archive financial indicator series contact us rates fees find us security Log on to Online Banking Personal Online Banking Business Share Trading Insurance More Rewards Business Rewards Search home about us media centre news archive Bankwest Business Challenges and Opportunities Bankwest Business Challenges and Opportunities http s7 addthis com js 250 addthis widget js pubid bwwebadmin Print this page financial indicator series Tue Nov 13 09 05 47 WST 2012 Trading conditions for Australia s small to medium enterprises SMEs are improving according to research from Bankwest Despite the subdued economic environment there are positive signs emerging from the nation s small businesses Download a copy of the full report and a breakdown on each state below Bankwest Business Challenges and Opportunities Report PDF 1102 9267578125KB Bankwest Business Challenges Survey National PDF 117 658203125KB Bankwest Business Challenges Survey NSW PDF 117 658203125KB Bankwest Business Challenges Survey QLD PDF 192 53125KB Bankwest Business Challenges Survey SA PDF 118 390625KB Bankwest Business Challenges Survey VIC PDF 84 87109375KB Bankwest Business Challenges Survey WA PDF 84 4697265625KB Ends all news articles search news media enquiries all journalist enquiries should be directed to Russell Quinn 0477 329 447 general enquiries call 13 17 19 business enquiries call 13 7000 careers media centre site map terms conditions accessibility privacy policy financial hardship 2014 Copyright Bankwest a division of Commonwealth Bank of Australia Bankwest ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL Australian credit licence 234945 All rights reserved To use this Website you are required to read the Financial Services Guide which you agree to be provided by accessing the link Bankwest is a division of Commonwealth Bank of Australia which is the product issuer unless otherwise stated Rates stated are subject to change

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/bankwest-business-challenges-and-opportunities-1292492253189 (2014-07-08)
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  • Media Release : Bankwest Business Trends Report
    news archive Bankwest Business Trends Report Bankwest Business Trends Report http s7 addthis com js 250 addthis widget js pubid bwwebadmin Print this page financial indicator series Tue Aug 28 08 30 00 WST 2012 The Bankwest Business Trends Report found that the number of people running their own business part time in Australia is at its highest level in a decade The latest report in the Bankwest Financial Indicators series drawn from data taken from the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed that the number of part time business owners has increased by a significant 19 1 over five years and by 27 0 over ten years Download a copy of the full media release and report below Business Trends Report Full Media Release PDF 121 1669921875KB Business Trends Report PDF 869 2470703125KB Ends all news articles search news media enquiries all journalist enquiries should be directed to Russell Quinn 0477 329 447 general enquiries call 13 17 19 business enquiries call 13 7000 careers media centre site map terms conditions accessibility privacy policy financial hardship 2014 Copyright Bankwest a division of Commonwealth Bank of Australia Bankwest ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL Australian credit licence 234945 All rights reserved

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/bankwest-business-trends-report-1292490280227 (2014-07-08)
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  • Media Release : Fourth Annual Taxing Time Survey - Bankwest
    Fourth Annual Taxing Time Survey Fourth Annual Taxing Time Survey http s7 addthis com js 250 addthis widget js pubid bwwebadmin Print this page financial indicator series Tue Jun 19 09 00 00 WST 2012 Part of Bankwest s Financial Indicator Series the 4th annual Taxing Times research anonymously surveyed at least 800 individuals nationwide to assess their tax return experiences and expectations for the 2011 12 financial year The Survey assesses aspects such as the amount Australians expect to receive pay in tax this financial year the cost involved with lodging a tax return and how they plan to either spend or save any refund they might receive Download a copy of the media release and the National report below Taxing Time Media Release PDF 112 3623046875KB Taxing Time National Report PDF 1751 3583984375KB Ends all news articles search news media enquiries all journalist enquiries should be directed to Russell Quinn 0477 329 447 general enquiries call 13 17 19 business enquiries call 13 7000 careers media centre site map terms conditions accessibility privacy policy financial hardship 2014 Copyright Bankwest a division of Commonwealth Bank of Australia Bankwest ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL Australian credit licence 234945 All

    Original URL path: http://www.bankwest.com.au/media-centre/financial-indicator-series/fourth-annual-taxing-time-survey-1292488744253 (2014-07-08)
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