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It has been an exciting time here at Anne Street Partners as we have officially launched our new look website www.annestreetpartners.com.au

Our new website has some great new features, including easy to use calculators and a fantastic blog, written by our expert team!

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One of our Technical Analyst’s Gabrielle Davis offers some advice about planning for your retirement  and Adrian Carlson (Head Of Home Loans) shares his tips on adding value to an investment property. We hope you enjoy our new site and please leave us your comments!

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ANNE STREET PARTNERS SELECTS AZZURRI COMMUNICATIONS FOR ITS STATE OF THE ART COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

Sydney, Australia – 13 August 2014Anne Street Partners, specialists in providing financial advice and guidance and related services, have selected Azzurri Communications and the comUnity® managed communications platform to deliver a new network, firewall and Wi-Fi service to their seven sites across Australia.

The Anne Street Partners business focuses on using their skills and resources to provide their clients with personalised advice that enables them to grow their wealth and live better lives. A critical factor in delivering on this promise is equipping their advisers with the ability to respond quickly to their clients’ needs and dedicate time connecting face-to-face. The Anne Street Partners business recognised the need to upgrade their existing communications system as its performance was essential to enhance the advisers’ ability to provide a high quality user experience and productivity gains. Melinda Sheppard, Group Chief Financial Officer said key decision factors in selecting a provider came down to three key elements: service, commercials and fit.

“Our business was being impeded by system outages and poor service so we sought a partner that could provide state of the art technology, infrastructure and proactive monitoring. Plus in addition to the technology we wanted a partner that shared our culture and vision,” said Sheppard.

“We looked at five providers and Azzurri Communications quickly became a front-runner as their solution-set and pricing was spot-on from the start. As a result of meeting the commercials criteria straight away we were able to dedicate the remainder of the negotiations to developing the relationship between our organisations. Some other providers spent too much time on reworking the numbers, rather than all the essential elements” she said.

Azzurri’s comUnity Wi-Fi will also be installed to improve upon the collaborative culture and teamwork within the company. With access to Wi-Fi throughout the office, team members can utilise mobile – free from restricted, limited and patchy network access in parts of their offices. This will optimise their time and drive efficiency, ensuring they can focus on delivering better solutions to their clients.

The Azzurri comUnity solution will ensure that Anne Street Partners can deliver upon their brand promise to clients with a fast and robust network, secure systems and a collaborative environment.

“Azzurri seeks to have long term strategic relationships with customers with the aim of continually enabling their business through innovative managed IT services. Throughout the term of the contract our customers’ systems are proactively monitored, reviewed and managed on an on-going basis to ensure the highest levels of service,” said Jon Evans, Managing Director, Azzurri Communications.

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Here at Anne Street Partners we know that the month of June is often a busy one – as it is tax return time! It can instill fear in many as it can seem overly complicated, but we have a few tips to make it easier for you.

With tax returns due at the end of the month it is vital to ensure you have all the relevant documents you need. Start getting all your paperwork together and organize it in a folder so it is easy to refer to. For less-complicated tax returns there are several online options at the Australian Tax Office (ATO) website.

For more information please see: https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Lodging-your-tax-return/Do-you-need-to-lodge-a-tax-return-/

Sending your tax return via mail is also an option for those that prefer paper forms. In order to complete your tax return you will need documents and records from throughout the year as well as your tax file number. For businesses you will need to lodge an annual company tax return. Depending on how your business is structured you will need to supply the ATO with more detailed information compared to an individual tax return.

For help lodging your tax return you can seek advice from a registered tax agent. Though we don’t provide tax advice, Anne Street Partners will help you strategically manage your tax risk, using legal and compliant processes. We can help plan for the year ahead and ensure you are maximizing your financial and revenue streams.

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Anne Street PartnersIt is a question we get asked a lot here at Anne Street Partners. There is no exact science or right answer. Generally, the earlier the better! But it is not always something that is in the forefront of your mind as a young adult- especially when travelling or socialising is a key thing to do at this age.

Building wealth and planning for retirement shouldn’t be seen as a scary or daunting thing to do. Once it is organised, it can be easily managed and looked after. The most important thing is just to do it – once the process is started it is much easier.

The team at Anne Street Partners have a few tips to help navigate through pension planning!

  • When you start a new job, find out about the company’s pension scheme. Superannuation is one element, but often a company will have further incentives to this.
  • Consider whether Superannuation will be enough for you in retirement. It is wise to not just rely on one revenue stream, but look to build wealth in other areas.
  • Rather than allowing money to slowly gain interest in the bank, think about investing it in property, shares, bonds or even a business that makes you money each month.
  • Speak to family and friends, gain their knowledge and see what they do to save and build wealth for retirement each month.

If you are thinking about pension planning give us a call and speak to one of our team! We can help you plan out your finances and get the most from your retirement.. however long away that may be.

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