Are you paying too much for your business finance or home mortgage?

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In Australia we have a competitive finance industry and have a rich variety of finance deals available from many different lenders. Are you confident that you have found the best loan deal on the market? You could well be paying more than you need to for your business or home … Read More

The Reserve Bank has kept its hold of interest rates at 1.5 per cent

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The RBA has decided to keep interest rates at record low for the 25th consecutive month. It stated that it is not concerned by rising home loan rates. “Some lenders have increased mortgage rates by small amounts, although the average mortgage rate paid is lower than a year ago” The … Read More

What are the advantages of using a Mortgage Broker?

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It can be an difficult process trying to find a loan with a competitive rate and conditions that best suit your needs. With so many  lenders in the industry and different loan offerings it is hard to be sure that  you are getting the best deal available that fits your … Read More

Mortgage Brokers increase competition and choice, driving lower interest rates

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A Deloitte Access Economics report released 24 July, 2018 has found that mortgage brokers drive more competitive mortgage pricing, provide valuable services and greater choice for consumers. The average mortgage broker has access to 34 different home loan lenders, and of these they use an average of 10 lenders to … Read More

Research reveals high satisfaction with mortgage brokers

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New independent research has revealed most people who have sourced mortgages through brokers are satisfied with almost every aspect of the transaction. The Finance Brokers Association of Australia (FBAA) commissioned the research project through finance industry researchers MyNextAdvice to gauge the level of satisfaction with clients who had settled on … Read More

Should you use a bank or a finance broker?

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The banking royal commission has drawn attention to some serious problems between the banks and their customers. Evidence to the Royal Commission has shown patterns of illegal behaviour by financial institutions. Last month the corporate regulator ASIC revealed banks and others in the financial services sector would have to refund … Read More

Should you get a variable or fixed rate home loan?

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When you take out a home loan, you normally choose between a fixed interest rate or variable interest rate. With a fixed interest rate home loan your interest rate is locked in for a certain period. For example it could be over 5 years. This means that your loan repayments will remain the same over the 5 year term. … Read More

Westpac has just announced that it will increase its variable mortgage rates.

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It is the first of the big four banks to raise interest rates for all its variable home loans this year, although many smaller banks had already moved to higher rates to ‘offset higher costs’. Scott Morrison the new prime minister says  people who are unhappy with their bank’s decision … Read More

16 tips for property success

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 Ask successful people what they’d wished they’d been told when they were younger. That’s exactly what I did with these successful property professionals and here’s what they said. Kate Forbes – National Director Metropole Property Strategists Invest in yourself first Your best investment by far will always be in yourself … Read More

SOUTH COAST HOUSING PRICES ON THE RISE

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The Illawarra Mercury , 8/3/2018, reports that the South Coast housing market has defied Sydney’s falling trend in housing values. It quotes new data from Domain’s June Quarter 2018 House Price Report which indicates that house and unit prices on the South Coast are continuing to rise, despite predictions the … Read More

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