ANTHONY HUGHES BLOG

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    The good, the bad and the interest only

    The RBA regularly disappoints audiences who prefer their fiscal performances feisty! Same costumes, dreary music, monotone actors. But this month’s curtain revealed a rate cut of 0.25%—the first variation in three years…

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    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a pre-approval!

    Your x-ray vision has showed you some properties you’d like to buy. And you’re ready to move faster than the speed of light. But, even your sharp senses aren’t telling you just how much you can borrow… And, uncertainty and lack of confidence are a buyer’s kryptonite! Enter your super power in the...

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    Dinner table convo; nail the Aus economy in 3mins

    The RBA regularly disappoints audiences who prefer their fiscal performances feisty! Same costumes, dreary music, monotone actors. But this month’s curtain revealed a rate cut of 0.25%—the first variation in three years…

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    5 reasons your referral partner should be your BFF in business

    The American alligator balances sticks and branches on its head to entice birds in search of nesting material. The margay jungle cat mimics the cries of baby monkeys. Fortunately, attracting new clients is nowhere near as difficult. One sure-fire way to grow your business is to find referral part...

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    RBA historic cut will spur renewed optimism

    Consumer confidence will be spurred by the ‘perfect three’; political certainty post the federal election, APRA easing credit guidelines and now, the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) decision to cut interest rates to a historic low today, according to Australia’s largest 100% family and owned mo...

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    Borrowers breathe as banks exhale!

    If you’ve struggled to get a pre-approval/home loan for the amount you’d hoped lately, you probably blamed the bank. It’s frustrating, upsetting, alienating, unfair, infuriating… Since 2014, a high percentage of people have had their applications rejected.

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    The Coalition wins - What do the results mean for your customers?

    In a surprise win, the Coalition has prevailed! After a time of political uncertainty, it’s a relief to know the outcome of the election and what it means for you and your customers. I make it my job to be across these things, and understand what any policy changes include, and how they will assi...

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    New housing boom looming or just a bunch of hot air? EOFY Tips!

    News just in: APRA, Australia’s banking regulator, just announced they have begun consulting on possible revisions regarding serviceability meaning banks no longer have to use its theoretical 7% interest rate floor when calculating if your clients can service a loan. They could instead use the lo...

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    5 key tips for home buyers

    For years, home owners have been counting our lucky stars. Until now. Prices are swirling downward. It’s being predicted that there will be some serious shivering this year.

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    Voting at the Federal Election

    With the federal election fast approaching, there is one thing on everyone’s mind as we head to the polls on May 18... who do I vote for?

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    Finding finance for self-employed clients

    Becoming your own boss is definitely a rising trend and while there are many perks to working for yourself, there are also some downsides, such as the potential difficulty in getting a loan when you really need one.

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    Interest rates: Who sets them, how and why?

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is our central bank who ultimately makes the call on whether interest rates move up or down. These movements greatly influence our economy and control inflation, which is very important.

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    Loan Market notches up record number of finalists in industry awards

    ​Loan Market’s brokers, offices and teams have achieved excellent results in Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia’s (MFAA) 2019 Excellence Awards, with 22 finalists across all states.