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ASIC provides tips for financial resolutions

January 15, 2018

The financial services regulator is encouraging Australians to start the new year by setting financial goals, listing five tips to help achieve the feat. According to ASIC’s senior executive leader for financial capability, Laura Higgins, one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is for people to “take control” of their money. However, Ms Higgins highlighted that […]

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Bank of Mum and Dad is fifth largest lender in Oz

December 16, 2017

A new member has officially joined the Big Four, becoming Australia’s fifth largest bank, according to Douglas Driscoll, CEO of Starr Partners. “I’m talking about the Bank of Mum and Dad,” he said. “We are encouraging first-home buyers to enter the market, but with escalating prices, it is more difficult than ever.” Lenders are generally […]

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Australia set for housing oversupply by 2018: BIS Shrapnel

December 6, 2017

A leading economic forecaster is warning that Australia’s housing shortage could evaporate by 2018, putting downward pressure on property prices. Many analysts argue a persistent housing shortage over the past decade is responsible for stubbornly high Australian home prices, which are much more expensive that most other developed nations. However, economic and property forecaster BIS […]

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FOS reports seven broker disputes in 2016/17

October 18, 2017

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has released new figures revealing the low number of broker disputes compared to the banks. The FOS Annual Review 2016-17reported 25,300 accepted disputes overall during the year. Of these, 10,400 involved the banks while only seven involved mortgage brokers.  These seven disputes included two around advice, two around charges, one around […]

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Broker loans almost reach $50bn mark

September 8, 2017

Australian mortgage brokers have broken new records, bringing in $49.46bn worth of residential home loans through the June 2017 quarter. This figure, which comes from the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia’s (MFAA’s) latest quarterly industry survey, shows a growth in loan settlements of $3.4bn between the March and June quarters this year. The research […]

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Reduce Your Mortage Loan & Save Thousands!

July 18, 2017

REDUCE YOUR MORTAGE LOAN & SAVE THOUSANDS! JULY 19, 2017 Take years off your mortgage with one simple trick We are going to teach you 101 mortgage finance basics. If you are trying to organise your own home loan, through the bank that you have had an account with since you were a “dollar mite”, […]

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Angry bankers set for showdown .

May 31, 2017

Angry bankers set for showdown with Treasury officials over $6.2 billion levy MALCOLM Turnbull and Scott Morrison are standing by a plan to cut Australia’s corporate tax rate despite today revealing it will cost the government $65 billion over 10 years. Labor has seized on the figure which was previously slated to be $50 billion […]

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“If you can’t trust your broker, who can you trust?”

May 25, 2017

Industry Brokers – “If you can’t trust your broker, who can you trust?” I am in awe of what you do,” said Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack to a room full of brokers in Sydney. At a breakfast event held by the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA), the minister spoke of the […]

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HomeSectionsMarket talk Submit Lowest interest rate not biggest reason consumers use brokers

May 18, 2017

MPA Consumers on Brokers surveys suggest ASIC’s criticism that brokers don’t provide better interest rates may be misplaced ‘Help with the application’ is the biggest reason consumers use brokers, MPA’s 2017 Consumers on Brokers report has revealed.  The survey showed that lowest interest rates were only the third biggest reason for consumers to use a […]

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Federal Budget 2017: Winners and losers

May 10, 2017

Federal Budget 2017: Winners and losers FUNDING for the NDIS has been guaranteed in a win for disability services, while big banks are the big losers in the Budget. WINNERS * Disabled people Funding guaranteed for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which is expected to cost $21 billion a year once it is fully implemented […]

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