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    The Ultimate First Home Buyer’s Knowledge Toolkit

    From saving for a deposit to the sales process, buying your first home involves detailed steps. Learn about it all with this guide from Loan Market.

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    Royal Commission revelations: who do I work for?

    On September 28, Commissioner Kenneth Hayne released his interim report into the Banking and Finance industry which, at this stage, raises more questions than answers. The final report is due out in February, 2019 however with all the media commentary, I thought I’d take the opportunity to highli...

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    The year of the first home buyer?

    First home buyers with their finances in order and a good credit record – the odds are in their favour. If the data is anything to go by, opportunities will only get better. If you're curious, get in touch. I can help your clients compare loans from over 35 lenders and even hold your hand during ...

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    Loan Market wins big at Australian Mortgage Awards

    Loan Market’s brokers, offices and teams have achieved great success at the 2018 Australian Mortgage Awards, winning an impressive six awards including the prestigious Aggregator of the Year award and the Australian Broker of the Year.

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    This is in your interest

    A certain “set and forget” mentality slips in with mortgages. Money leaves your account to nibble on your mortgage. Meanwhile, you get on with other things. But here’s the question — if your clients have an interest only mortgage (IO) when does it switch to principal and interest (P&I)?

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    19 Loan Market finalists prepare for Australian Mortgage Awards

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    Brokers urged to unlock opportunities ahead of Commission’s recommendations

    Uncertainty posed by the Hayne Royal Commission’s Interim Report re-enforces the need for businesses to diversify products and strengthen customer relationships, a forum hosted by award-winning mortgage brokerage Loan Market heard on Thursday.

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    Royal Commission revelations: who do I work for?

    On September 28, Commissioner Kenneth Hayne released his interim report into the Banking and Finance industry which, at this stage, raises more questions than answers. The final report is due out in February, 2019 however with all the media commentary over the weekend, I thought I’d take the oppo...

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    This is in your interest

    A certain “set and forget” mentality slips in with mortgages. Money leaves your account to nibble on your mortgage. Meanwhile, you get on with other things. But here’s the question — if you have an interest only mortgage (IO) when does it switch to principal and interest (P&I)?

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    The challenges facing residential prices

    After five years of stunning price growth, Australian residential property prices have just fallen for the eleventh month in a row according to a recent report from Core Logic.

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    Australia's latest jobs report is looking good

    Jobs growth in Australia is lumbering along, unchanged, at a near six-year low of 5.3%. But the light at the end of the tunnel, lurking in the latest, monolithic pile of data, is a drop in the under-employment rate, which refers to people who work casual or part-time but want full-time work.

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    What’s an out-of-cycle rate hike? And who should care?

    Over the next couple of years, you can expect to hear a lot about out-of-cycle rate hikes. This means banks decide to raise rates even when the RBA hasn’t, hence, out-of-cycle.

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    Loan Market women recognised in industry awards

    Loan Market today congratulated a trio of specialists recognised at the annual Women in Finance awards held in Sydney this week.