More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoOrianna at Sandstone Point clubhouse.“At Orianna we give our clients what they want, not what we think they want,” she said.“The new Tallow range offers double lockup garages, a spacious open-living space, master bedroom with ensuite, two outdoor living areas and energy saving solar panels.”Ms Lombe said today’s retirees were no longer satisfied with the typical unit style retirement village but were rather searching for quality and a more active lifestyle.She said the Sandstone Point development was already attracting like-minded, active over 50s who were looking to free up their lifestyle by downsizing in style and transitioning into either a semi or full retirement.“All homes are owner occupier, there are no entry or exit fees and residents retain 100 per cent of the capital gain on sale, making Orianna at Sandstone Point an attractive choice,” Ms Lombe said.Facilities at the resort include a clubhouse featuring twin bowling greens, a resort style pool, private gym, cinema and a workshop.“The clubhouse will be the hub for the community to catch up, have a drink at the bar, grab a coffee with friends or strike up a game of billiards,” Ms Lombe said.“We are really trying to embrace the small-town feel of a peaceful, coastal community while still providing the amenities and convenience of city living.” Orianna at Sandstone Point’s, Tallow design, is the developers response to increasing demand for double garage residences.A BOUTIQUE lifestyle resort developer is listening to demand and delivering bigger and better living for the over 50s. Orianna Sandstone Point sales manager Karen Lombe said in response to demand the Orianna Resort Group was launching a series of newly designed homes with double lock up garages.“We understand our clients may be downsizing from their four-bedroom family home on 800sq m blocks, but not from life,” Ms Lombe said.“They still have hobbies, a second car or even a motorbike and want the option of a double garage.”Ms Lombe said the benefit of living in a lifestyle resort like Orianna was that it gave greater flexibility to its residents.
Financial services regulation needs to anticipate problems rather than deal only with what has happened in the past, and see consumers as they really are, the head of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has said.EIOPA chairman Gabriel Bernardino told a recent conference in Nice: “What we need is not more, or less, regulation, but smarter regulation.”By smart regulation, he said he meant rules that take real consumer behaviour into account, and recognise the limitations and biases in the way people make decisions.“We have to put the consumer as they really are at the heart of regulation, rather than the consumer regulators wish for,” he said, according to a text of the speech. Smart regulation also means regulation that is proportionate, he said, in that it reflects the evidence of what works and what does not.It should also be forward-looking, aiming to anticipate problems rather than address only the problems of the past, Bernardino argued.“Our aim is to have smart regulation, not killing industry with unnecessary rules,” he said, calling on the insurance industry to continue engaging with regulators in a constructive dialogue. Bernardino cautioned against constant shifts in regulation, saying: “Ceaseless change should not become the new normal.”However, he also said he did not believe there had been a loss of regulatory balance.“Among regulators, there is the general consciousness of the possibility of unintended consequences of regulation,” he said. He said they recognised the need to stop and let new regulatory approaches settle, in order to see what then needed adjusting.