Westpac beef up research offering

Westpac Broking has launched a new online research service which offers a higher level of analysis, recommendations and tools than its other offerings. Premium Research offers a weekly stock report, buy/sell/hold recommendations, a portfolio manager, model share portfolios and a company events calendar. Charges start from $20 a month, charged by direct debit, although those who trade more than six times per quarter get the subscription fee waived.