With interest rates at an all-time low, taking the option of 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. When purchasing a property, borrowers can decide between fixed-interest loans… Read more about Explainer: fixed-rate loans
Whether you’re after lower repayments or want to tap into the equity sitting in your home, refinancing can offer a world of benefits. Here are some things to be aware of so that you don’t find yourself hooked into a bad deal. Don’t be fooled by the interest rate Finding a lower interest rate doesn’t… Read more about Refinancing traps to avoid
Insurance for something you can’t see or touch, such as your income, may seem strange. But how would you pay your mortgage if you were unable to work? When considering insurance, it’s common for people to pass it off as a pesky added fee involved in owning a car, running a business or protecting a… Read more about Explainer: income protection insurance
With the RBA setting the official cash rate at all-time lows, it’s a good time to work out how this impacts the interest rate on your home loan and whether you are getting a good deal or not. When the interest rate on your home loan fluctuates, it can feel as though you don’t have… Read more about Explainer: how RBA rate changes affect your interest rate
Due to the risks involved, strict guidelines are imposed on business finance, so securing approval can be difficult. Here are a few mistakes to avoid to increase your chances of approval. Not knowing your credit score Many consumers may not realise the importance of a credit score. Not only is it taken as a reflection… Read more about Why your business loan was rejected
Some of the most important decisions a business owner will make are about their premises: whether to rent or buy, where to base the business and even the style of the property are important to get right. For those with an SMSF, there is one more option to consider: landing business premises and an investment… Read more about Investing in commercial premises through an SMSF
There are different types of business loans to suit different stages of a business lifecycle and different business needs, and selecting the right one can speed up the application process and minimise costs. Finance for a start-up For a startup company with no trading business or cash flow, it can be quite difficult to secure… Read more about How to select a business loan
From time to time, a business needs a cash injection. With so many lenders offering a dizzying array of products, it can be difficult to know what to choose. There are plenty of different types of business finance, but before diving in and applying, it’s important to understand your requirements first, so that a loan… Read more about How to choose the right business loan
With so many products offered by various lenders, it can be quite perplexing trying to figure out whether or not you’ve scored yourself a good deal on your home loan. While doing your research and comparing what’s out there in the market is one of the most obvious ways to find out whether you’re sitting… Read more about How do I know I’m getting a good deal from my lender?
When you’re looking for a home loan, you could go to a finance broker or to a bank. While a bank will only offer you its own products, a credit adviser is an industry expert who will take the guesswork out of finding the mortgage product that suits you and your needs. It’s understandable that… Read more about Finance Broker or bank?
Applying for a business loan is a completely different process to that of a home loan application. To ensure you don’t lose your way, we’ve set out a clear path for you to follow. Find a specialised broker Commercial lending is very different to residential, so when searching for a broker, it is important to… Read more about A preparation checklist for a business loan
Whether you’re affected by fluctuating interest rates or by a change in your personal circumstances, the pressure of maintaining regular mortgage loan repayments can be overwhelming at times. Here is some information to help you understand the available alternatives. What to do before it gets worse If you’re about to miss a mortgage payment or… Read more about What’s the answer if your mortgage repayment falls short?