NEWS & INSIGHTS

As home finance experts, we love keeping Australians like you up to speed on finance news, home advice and tips to grow your wealth.

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    How Loan Market will keep the industry and market competitive for all Australians

    Over 23 years ago Loan Market entered the market as a proudly home-grown Australian and family owned and led financial services business. As an industry, we continue to work with the customer at the heart of everything we do. BUT we can’t rest on our laurels - the industry must evolve.

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    Gig workers and home loans; can it work?

    Tightening loan conditions, rising house prices, low wage growth...it all makes for a pretty tough environment for gig workers looking to buy a home.

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    Royal Commission, mortgage broking and the big four banks.

    The mortgage industry have hit the headlines as the royal commission examine all elements of financial services. But who does the broker work for and what does it all mean for referral partners?

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    Number crunch: The nitty gritty of buying your home

    Buying your first place? The numbers can be scary, that’s for sure. But while the kinds of figures involved are intimidating, knowledge is power. And if you can get your head around these basics, you’re honestly most of the way there.

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    Brush up on your loans. The loan-type cheat sheet.

    You’d think a loan was a loan, wouldn’t you? But there’s a surprising number of variations. So it’s worth running your eye over our little cheat sheet – it really helps you choose the type that’s right for you when the time comes...

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    The loan process demystified

    We know, your first steps in property can feel daunting. It’s all strange terms, huge outlays, and the feeling like one mistake and the roof will come down on you. So, we’ve laid out the loan process to help you cruise through like a pro.

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    Brokers, agents and advisers link up where it all started

    Mortgage brokers, real estate agents and financial advisers from all over Australia and New Zealand have spent a memorable evening at the historic village in Crows Nest in Queensland where it all began for property giant Ray White in 1902.

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    Q and A: Your big questions answered

    There’s a lot to know about loans, especially if you’re taking one out for the first time. So let’s knock over some of the common ones, and hope they’re some of yours...

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    Understanding costs as an investor - know what you're up for

    An investment property has much the same initial costs as a property you live in, but there are a few ongoing costs you need to have on your radar.

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    New report looks at Australian suburbs with the highest and lowest stock turnover

    There is much speculation on what will happen to the property market in Australia in 2018 with housing prices in some states having said to have hit their peaks, while others being told they have much room for growth.

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    What happens in an annual review with your client?

    Once settlement is done and dusted for a client, each year a broker will reach out to the client for an annual review. An annual review is conducted to check that the loan that was originally set up for your client is still right for their current situation and is helping them meet their financia...

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    The loan process explained - how a broker can help

    The role of a mortgage broker is to make the home loan process as smooth as possible for someone wanting to buy a property. When you need to secure finance, it’s hard to know where to start.

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    How a credit report affects a loan application

    As part of the approval process when applying for any type of finance, a lender will run a thorough check on your credit report to find out about your credit track record.