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12 money tips for Christmas

December 19, 2017

Save yourself this Christmas If the festive season usually leaves you out of pocket and feeling like you spent more time and money battling the crowds than relaxing with friends and loved ones, why not simplify things this year? Here are some quick and easy tips to help you enjoy the holiday season without breaking […]

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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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Could avocado prices really be keeping millennials out of the Perth property market?

October 10, 2017

Smashed Avocado keeping you out of the property market? What if you bought an avocado farm instead? Recent comments from an Australian property millionaire claiming that smashed avocado was the reason many millennials had failed to enter the property market. Lazy millennials who want everything for nothing, afraid of hard work and changing priorities, death […]

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More Australian investors sacrificing lifestyle to buy property

September 16, 2017

New research shows that more Australian investors are choosing to sacrifice their lifestyle in order to buy properties. According to Mortgage Choice’s Investor Survey, 71 per cent of property investors had to make lifestyle sacrifices so they could buy residential properties, up from 69.4 per cent last year and 68.1 per cent in 2015. “Our research […]

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‘We’re many years away from robo-advice’, says brokerage head

September 13, 2017

The managing director of a national brokerage has reassured brokers that the industry is “many years away” from robo-advice mortgages, adding that anyone who thinks otherwise “doesn’t have the full facts”. Following on from widely lambasted claims by UBS analysts that a mortgage is a “simple, commoditised product” and could therefore “be easily provided by robo-advice”, MoneyQuest […]

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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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Federal budget 2017: Five housing changes to know about

May 29, 2017

Housing was a hot button topic for the 2017/2018 federal budget, so it’s no surprise there were a raft of changes for real estate. The new measures have impacted on a variety of housing rules from first-home buyers’ savings strategies to what investors can claim at tax-time. Here are the five big announcements to know […]

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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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Banks accused of ‘regulatory manipulation’ with Sedgwick review!

May 23, 2017

Banks accused of ‘regulatory manipulation’ with Sedgwick review! Stephen Sedgwick is not qualified to make any recommendations about broker remuneration, argues the head of an industry association, who has slammed the review for not consulting the third-party channel. Speaking to The Adviser, the FBAA’s Peter White said the release of the ABA-funded Sedgwick review is […]

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