Flash Forward

Thoughts about the future of finance and foreign currency transfer.

Banks to ditch sales incentives to ‘restore trust’

By Tim Strube on

THE toxic sales culture in Australian banks that sees customers saddled with inappropriate financial products may finally be coming to an end. Maybe. All four big banks have committed to winding back the “deep-seated” culture of product-based incentive payments after more »

Tagged in: finance, currency conversion, innovation, banking, ripple, buying property

5 tips for Australians buying property in Canada

By Tim Strube on

With excessively high real estate prices at home, have you considered purchasing property abroad, say in Canada? Canada welcomes home buyers from all countries, and there are no restrictions on the amount or kind of real estate you can buy. more »

Tagged in: buying property, overseas finance, holiday home, forward contract, finance

Sydney, Melbourne property now affordable – if you are ultra-rich

By Tim Strube on

Sydney and Melbourne property is finally becoming more affordable, but only for the ultra rich. Despite both cities being in the middle of a housing affordability crisis, luxury house/apartment prices have plunged down the list of the world's most more »

Tagged in: australia, buying property, global payments, currency conversion, overseas finance, ripple