NEWS & INSIGHTS

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    Connect speaker highlights in 30 seconds

    Missed out on Connect 2018? Check out some of the highlights from the world-class keynote, awe-inspiring speakers.

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    Loan Market Group international award winners announced

    Loan Market Group has revealed their international award winners, highlighting businesses who excel across areas including; customer service, process efficiency, diversification and volume at a black-tie Gala held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Gold Coast last night.

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    Former PM John Howard inspires at Connect 2018

    THE nation’s second longest-serving prime minister John Howard opened the Connect 2018 conference on the Gold Coast with his thoughts on leadership. More than 2,500 mortgage brokers and real estate agents from all over Australia, Indonesia and New Zealand gathered for Connect 2018.

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    Bank or broker? Who should help you with your loan.

    While there’s a lot to know when it comes to getting competitive, hassle-free advice on a loan, the question remains do you go with your bank or a mortgage broker?

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    Brush that mortgage out of your hair

    Paying off your mortgage becomes second nature, like walking your dog or cleaning your teeth. But should you look at how you could pay it off sooner?

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    National real estate snapshot

    Australia's housing market has been running at full pelt since 2012 and is now taking a breather. Spectacular growth can be interesting with some sale prices below purchase prices.

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    Up-to-the-minute RBA

    The RBA minutes are published two weeks after each meeting and, while they’re probably not recommended as fascinating holiday reading, they do provide great insight into the rationale of decisions and how the RBA board sees the economic future of Australia.

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    Loan Market opens first Hub in Ascot Park

    Loan Market has opened its first collaborative working and client Hub in Ascot Park, Auckland. The Hub will give both advisers and clients a space to meet, learn and work.

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    Brokers are in demand when it comes to home loans.

    More and more Australians are choosing brokers when it comes to getting a home loan. Recent numbers sourced by Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) have shown that broker demand is on the rise.

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    Life happens. Make sure you are protected.

    As a broker, my job is to make sure you have the right loan to reach your goals. It's also my job to make sure you're protected from the good, the bad and the ugly when 'life happens'

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    Loan Market dominates industry awards, winning Major Brokerage of the Year - Franchise

    Family-owned finance group, Loan Market has dominated the 2018 Australian Broker Awards, winning six titles including ‘Major Brokerage of the Year – Franchise’, more than double any other brand.

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    Bad things happen. Make sure your clients are protected.

    As a broker, my job is to make sure a client has the right loan so they can get to where they want to go in life. More than ever with the high level of debt people are taking on, it's important to make sure that clients are protected from the good, the bad and the ugly that can happen in life.

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    How to buy a new home before selling. Bridging finance explained.

    Many of your clients will need to sell their existing home to purchase a new one so it helps to understand their finance options. The sale of a property doesn't always align with the purchase of a new property so I often recommend a bridging loan to ease financial strain during the transition.