Rask Australia’s mission is simple: Become Australia’s voice of financial news, investment insights & education.
We are 100% Australian-owned and operated, based right here in (not so sunny) Melbourne, Victoria.
Rask’s journey started in 2017 in a suburban lounge room in Melbourne’s outer-east suburb of Upwey, at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges. Initially, all we provided the world was free education, including courses, tutorials and videos about popular personal finance and investment topics like the sharemarket, tax, superannuation, insurance and more.
By the end of 2018, The Rask Group had expanded to include news, through Rask Media; investment and financial advice, through our members-only portal called Rask Invest; and podcasts, including the popular Australian Investors Podcast series.
In 2019, we launched a website devoted to news and information on Exchange Traded Funds or ETFs. ETFs are becoming an extremely popular way for everyday Australian investors to access the sharemarket, bond market, overseas markets (shares, bonds, currencies, etc.).
However, as with all things in finance, there is a lot of misinformation when it comes to ETFs and the sharemarket more broadly. That’s why we started Best ETFs.
Also in 2019, we launched one of Australia’s highest-ranking and most-followed finance podcasts called The Australian Finance Podcast series. So far, hundreds of thousands of listeners have downloaded individual episodes from the series.
By the end of 2019, Rask’s services quickly grew to around 100,000 monthly readers, about 20,000 email readers and today, we regularly achieve between 50,000 and 100,000 monthly podcast downloads. It’s fantastic to think that our journey started by just providing independent news and education and has fostered a huge community.
2020 & Beyond
In 2020 and beyond, Rask’s mission of ’empowering Australians and Kiwis’ has stayed the same but the way we deliver information will change. We’re quickly consolidating all of our market-leading brands under one roof called “Rask Australia” and all of the news, analysis, podcasts, interviews and education you love and use each day can be found right here at rask.com.au.
Soon you’ll find all of the material we’ve created over the past three years right here plus a lot more, including more free and premium education, third-party interviews and news, live news updates and more.
I’m excited by what comes next for us, our partners who help us make this platform great by contributing, our team here at Rask, and — most importantly — you, our loyal supporter, reader, viewer, and user.
From everyone here at Rask, thank you.
Founder, Rask Australia