NEWS & INSIGHTS

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    Retirement: How full will your glass be if you turn off the tap?

    “More than one-third of Australian pensioners are living below the poverty line, making the country among the worst performers in the world for the financial security of older people” reports the OCDE (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).

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    2016 Wrap up - Sam White Interview

    2016 saw yet another big year for Loan Market and the mortgage broking industry. In an interview with Chairman Sam White he summarised the highs and lows of the last twelve months- this is what he had to say…

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    Rising interest rates

    In the last week, most major Australian lenders [and some smaller ones] have started moving both variable and fixed rates. Some lenders are only moving their investment products whilst others are only moving their fixed products. There are differing reasons from the banks but the general theme...

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    What you need to know to prepare for auction

    Gearing up to attend an auction for a property of interest can be both exciting and nerve-racking, so being well prepared is the first step. To avoid disappointment and potentially extra costs down the track, it’s wise to have a pre-purchase inspection done to the property, which will detect buil...

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    End of year bucket list

    December brings with it some exciting times with Christmas and a well-deserved break just weeks away. Midst trying to finish projects before the year ends and getting those last minute holiday preparations ready, it’s easy to forget about your yearly bucket list. We’ve put together some errands t...

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    ‘Tis the season to get in the kitchen and bake

    Food brings people together and there’s no time like Christmas to get into the kitchen and bake for your nearest and dearest. These festive treats will have everyone’s mouth watering.

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    Can the information on my credit file hinder my loan application?

    Talking to a mortgage broker can help understand the important role a credit file plays and can advise you of the different requirements by different lenders. Find out your options.

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    Ho Ho How to budget for the silly season

    The silly season can get pricey. Christmas gifts, parties to attend, new outfits for the occasions and -for those who go away- the cost of travel, food and accommodation. Here are some ways to help with the budget.

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    Three useful tips when buying your first home!

    Buying a property for the first time can be like taking a step in the dark for many people. Having a simple guide to follow can help shed some light on their new journey. With so many factors to consider it can be tricky to know where do you start. Take a look at some tips that can help get th...

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    Bridging Finance

    Commonly, people find themselves in the predicament of trying to sell an existing property whilst simultaneously buying another, therefore needing to borrow finance to ‘bridge’ the gap. This is called bridging finance. A bridging loan is provided by the lender in the form of a line of credit, typ...

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    Body corporate fees VS buying a house

    Buying an apartment, unit or townhouse usually means being part of a body corporate who handles the management and upkeep of the building and sometimes the entire vicinity. It is responsible for common areas and in some cases may pay for services like pools, gyms and in some cases concierge. This...

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    Spring into action with a clean to your home loan

    There’s no time like Spring to do a home loan “clean out”. If it’s been a while since the last review of your financial situation, you may be spending more than you need to. Find out the benefits of reviewing your home loan.

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    Equity in property investment

    If you have taken out a home loan and have been paying it off for some time, you may have access to some equity in your home.