NEWS BITES

Money Magazine Australia - - THIS MONTH -

Dig­i­tal in­vest­ing plat­form Acorns has re­leased a new sus­tain­able in­vest­ment op­tion. The Emer­ald Port­fo­lio is de­signed to meet en­vi­ron­men­tal, so­cial and cor­po­rate gover­nance stan­dards. It in­vests in two ex­change traded funds, Rus­sell’s Aus­tralian Re­spon­si­ble ETF and Be­taShares’ Global Sus­tain­abil­ity Lead­ers ETF, plus a mix of Aus­tralian govern­ment bonds and cash. The pro­jected 11-year re­turn with an in­vest­ment of $30 a month is 42%.

Fox­tel has re­vamped its dig­i­tal stream­ing of­fer­ing, Fox­tel Go. The ser­vice has now re­branded as Fox­tel Now, of­fer­ing sub­scribers a cheaper $10 en­try point and more fea­tures. The new ser­vice al­lows view­ers to stream in high def­i­ni­tion and is com­pat­i­ble with Google’s Chrome­cast.

Real es­tate agent com­par­i­son site OpenA­gent has launched a free tool to help prop­erty own­ers es­ti­mate their prop­erty’s value. OpenEs­ti­mates.com.au al­lows users to com­pare the value of their prop­erty with sim­i­lar sur­round­ing prop­er­ties, and be up­dated with any pos­si­ble value changes as these prop­er­ties sell.

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