Four ways to fund a renovation
April 14, 2021

Considering transforming your home from ‘banal’ to ‘brilliant’, but lack the funds to support your makeover? Never fear, we’ve rounded up five home renovation finance options that could help turn your dream into reality. 1 Equity Release / Top Up Home Loan This is probably the most common way people borrow money when they want […]

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Lenders mortgage insurance (LMI)
February 14, 2021

LMI is insurance that covers the lender’s risk within a residential mortgage transaction should the loan go into arrears and the borrower is unable to resolve the situation satisfactorily e.g. if the lender sells the property and there’s not enough to pay out the loan in full. LMI is a fairly common practice within the industry, particularly for new home buyers who may struggle to save a deposit. It usually applies when the loan is more than 80 percent of the purchase property’s price

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Fixed rate loans
October 21, 2020

With interest rates at an all-time low, and many lender’s fixed rates lower than their variable options, locking in an interest rate on your home loan to guard against possible future fluctuation may be attractive. However, it pays to know the ins and outs of fixed rate loans before committing to one.

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Buying a property in Metro Melbourne?
September 14, 2020

With all the rules and changes in Melbourne happening now, it can be a bit tough navigating the housing market. To help make things a bit clearer, view our summary of the next steps out of stage 4 restrictions, and how we can help you get the ball rolling towards purchasing your dream property.

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Home Loan Application Process
June 29, 2020

Take a look at our video, on how we can help you through the home loan application process.

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If you can’t make your loan repayments – contact us!
March 20, 2020

If you can’t make your loan repayments – contact us! In these unprecedented times, we want to let you know how we can support you, our customers and our community, to get through the uncertainties we all face. In order to contain the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19, governments around the world are taking […]

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First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS)
January 7, 2020

What is it? It’s a Government scheme to help first home buyers get into the property market. Facts: – It started on 1 January 2020 – Eligible first home buyers can apply for a Government guarantee to enable you to purchase your first home with minimum savings of 5% of the purchase price. – Once […]

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What to know for a hassle free settlement day
December 8, 2019

If you are buying or selling a property, the settlement period is when you will deal with paperwork to legally transfer ownership of the property. Of course, we help you with the loan paperwork, and your conveyancer or solicitor will handle the hard stuff but knowing what is involved is key to a smooth settlement. Here we guide you through it.

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Time Poor
November 9, 2019

Too loyal or time-poor for a better rate? Problem solved
Another month, another rate cut. Finance can be so tedious.
That is until you realise it could mean more money in your pocket. But how?
For many, matters of personal finance are so dull and/or difficult, they are immediately filed in the too-hard basket.

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First Home Savers Scheme (FHSS)
October 4, 2019

It’s certainly tough saving enough deposit for your first home.
The government’s First Home Savers Scheme (FHSS) initiative is one way you can access concessional tax savings to help boost your savings.
It’s not for everyone, and there are quite a few rules which are all on the ATO website, but in a nutshell…

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