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Introducing our new Finance & Loans service

Hales Douglass is proud to introduce High Definition Finance to it's suite of high-level finance & business services. High Definition Finance provides a personalised finance & loans service offering business loans, investment and home loans, equipment finance and car loans. Streamlined process & help with paperwork Under the highly experienced and respected leadership of Craig Wise, [...]

FAQs – business loans, equipment finance, investment & home loans

FAQs We can analyse your needs and arrange quotes from different lenders, as we do the ‘running around’ for you. Right now all lenders are constantly changing their lending criteria as a result of the Royal Commission. We are advised of all changes prior lending criteria being made public knowledge. We are happy [...]

ATO increasing scrutiny on home office claims

Due to a high number of mistakes, errors and questionable claims for home office expenses, the ATO will be increasing scrutiny and education on 'other work-related expenses’ claims this tax time, which includes home office expenses. The ATO has concerns relating to taxpayers who are claiming:     expenses they didn't pay for;     expenses that [...]

Ethics and the absence of greed

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services industry Interim Report declared ‘greed’ was the primary motivator for bad behaviour in the banking industry. “Banks and all financial services entities recognised that they sold services and products. Selling became their focus of attention. Too often it became the sole focus of [...]

Ethical & sustainable investment tips

Investors in Australia and around the world are increasingly aware of how certain business practices may affect the environment and how those practices may impact on future generations. As a result, many individuals and institutions are asking how they can align their investment decisions with their views on sustainable development, which the United Nations describes [...]