If you are seeking an opportunity to integrate both your commercial and lifestyle interests, Australia or New Zealand could be right for you. They both offer an attractive balance between investment opportunities, expansive lifestyle and recreation choices in landscapes unique to both countries.
Australia’s proactive response to the global economic downturn has protected their economy and make it a fantastic country to consider investing in.
Australia has a flexible and resilient economy and markets allowing the country to respond effectively to any disruptions. Good Governance and strong legal and economic institutions make Australia a stable environment for you to invest in.
According to the World Bank, Australia is ranked 14th in the world for ease of doing business in 2020, and seventh for ease of starting a business.
When considering what to invest in Australia offers a number of industries to consider. Australia is a leading provider of goods and services, they fall in the top five exporters of minerals and fuels, and are one of the world’s top 14 agricultural producers and a leader in production of premium and clean, green produce (Austrade, Why Australia).
Ranked first for its prosperity in wealth and wellbeing in the Legatum Prosperity Index in 2016 and consistently remaining in the top 10 countries since then, New Zealand promises invaluable opportunities for those investing in the country. Investment is safeguarded by New Zealand’s extremely low corruption and bribery rates, illustrated by the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index where New Zealand has consistently scored in the 98th percentile for transparency. You can have peace of mind knowing that your New Zealand investments are low risk and facilitated by high trust between businesses.
Ultimately, New Zealand’s business-friendly practices continue to be recognised in the international landscape: the World Bank has named New Zealand as the easiest place to do and start a business in and Forbes declared New Zealand as the fifth best country for business in 2019. It does not take a lot of convincing to see the benefits of investing in one of the most trusted countries for investors and entrepreneurs alike.
Options and Opportunities for Investing
There are many opportunities to invest in Australia and New Zealand, including:
- getting involved with start-up businesses,
- buying a business or franchise,
- buying commercial property;
- buying shares,
- starting a business, and
- buying bonds.
If you believe you have the satisfactory skills, capital, and connections, you may be eligible for an investor or business visa that will allow you to live in New Zealand as you work. These include the Investor 1 Visa, Investor 2 Visa, Entrepreneur Work Visa, and the Global Impact visa that facilitate your skills and experience as an investor whilst allowing you to experience New Zealand’s unmatched lifestyle. Eligible visas also have paths to permanent residency, giving you the opportunity to continue pioneer in New Zealand’s market.
Talk to one of our migration agents today to discuss your journey to investing in New Zealand through an investor or business visa today!