About Batten Financial Services
At Batten Financial Services we have been providing tailored financial advice to clients for over 30 years. Based in Brisbane CBD, QLD, our clients range from self-funded retirees and pensioners to small business owners and young professionals. Our advisers are able to help no matter what your life stage.
We believe that trust, knowledge and reliability are the most important aspects of any professional relationship and these are the attributes that feed through into every aspect of our business.
Putting the client's interest first every time and following through on our promises is at the very core of our organisation.
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2019 Federal Budget announcement
This year’s Federal Budget is an ‘election budget’ with future tax cuts for all Australians, especially low and middle income earners. Overall, there were minimal changes to super proposed in the Budget, with minor changes to super contributions for older Australians.
7 technology disruptions happening now: Autumn 2019
Australia looks to be in the later stages of the business cycle, and is not alone here among its developed economy peers. In an environment of potentially slowing growth, we propose that a way forward is to invest in companies which are “share-takers” – companies that can gain market share from technology-enabled advances in their business model, and in changes in consumer behaviour.
Bullet-proofing your equity income portfolio
It’s obvious, if you’re a retiree you need income. With cash and fixed interest offering low yields, equities are a good place to look for income. On the surface, it may seem easy creating an income portfolio from shares – just select stocks from a list of high dividend yielders. However, setting up an income portfolio is harder than you think.