Simply Finance is the podcast series designed to educate Australia on everything finance. Brought to you by Positive Lending Solutions each week Matt Tarrant will be joined by leaders in the Finance industry to simplify finance in an easy to learn format.
Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer changed and shaped Australian media. Listen as we delve into the life and times of ths famous and infamous media tycoon. Packer established World Series Cricket bringing it to the masses - all while benefiting hugely and thumbing his nose at the old establishment. If you watched the Nine Network in the 1990s, Packer, with his hands-on approach, likely had a say in what you were watching.
Did Kerry Packer really threaten to have Malcolm Turnbull - (yes, the former Prime Minister) killed? How did someone steal 283 kilograms of gold from Packer without ever (be this day being caught? Find out in this episode.
Christopher Skase was one of Australia’s most successful businessmen. He built up companies into billion-dollar household names and lived a (short) life of ultimate 1980’s luxury - even coming close to buying MGM studios in Hollywood. The next decade, Skase became one the country’s most wanted fugitives, fleeing to Spain - a country with no extradition laws.
Listen as we find out how it all started, the downfall and resulting ‘chase for Skase’. It cost the Australian government at the time millions in extradition attempts all while Skase was deemed ‘too sick to return to Australia’. Did he prove all them wrong?
Big 4 Royal Commission
‘Call in the big guns’ - is what the Australian public demanded. It doesn’t get much bigger than a Royal Commission. The big 4 banks were in the cross hairs and they couldn’t pay their way out. Drug-money cash deposits went unreported, fees for literally nothing were charged to innocent people, dodgy insurance policies sold to mental health patients and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
In this episode, we discuss how it all started, what happened and the result of the Royal Commission into Banking Conduct. Listen in to what most people thought ‘only happened overseas’.
The rise and fall..and rise of mining in Australia
The device you’re reading this on likely has something from the Australian mining industry in it. Bauxite, rutile and tantalum - ever heard of them? Australia is the world’s largest producer of these resources. You’ve probably benefited from them without even knowing it. The mining industry in Australia has shaped the country - both physically and financially.
However, in the 1960s, people believed that Australia actually lacked resources. In the 90’s, mining was dismissed as an ‘old world’ industry conjuring up images of dirty coal mines and dusty underground tunnels. What’s changed? Quite a lot as we find out.
Remembering The GFC
The GFC’s impact was felt in Australia. In fact, it’s repercussions are still being felt today. It’s true. Did you know that in 2009, Australia recorded its first loss in exports since 1965? The AUD lost 30%, unemployment rose and the government took massive steps with stimulus packages. However, most Australians barely smelt a whiff of it.
Other countries definitely weren’t as fortunate. How about the ‘jingle mail’? Houses in the US selling for less than $1000! In some cases as low as a few dollars. Could you really buy a house in Detroit for the cost of a Happy Meal?
Leisure Loans - The Fun of Finance
Welcome to Simply Finance, The podcast series designed to educate Australia on simply everything finance.
Today we’re talking about leisure loans. From Jet-skis, to Boats and Motorbikes and everything in between; we teach you everything you need to know before applying!