Future Proofing SME Businesses

Apr 4, 2022 3:03:15 PM

One of the best ways to build a successful business is to keep investing and planning for the future, even when things are going well. And, as life returns to normal post-Covid-19, many small and medium businesses in Australia are putting that strategy into practice. A growing number of businesses are buying equipment and machinery months in advance, with demand for asset finance topping previous records. And it’s only likely to continue as more SMEs look to progress in 2022. Find out more here.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker, Business Finance, Asset Finance

Uptake of The Family Home Guarantee

Apr 4, 2022 2:59:32 PM

Introduced in July 2021, the Family Home Guarantee aims to help eligible single parents to purchase their own home, already, close to 2,500 of the 10,000 places made available under the program, with around 85 per cent of those going to single mothers. Here’s more on the Family Home Guarantee.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker, COVID-19, Home Loans

The Role of a Conveyancer When Buying or Selling Property

Mar 22, 2022 2:15:12 PM

Buying or selling property in Australia can be a complex process, involving a number of financial and administrative transactions. To help reduce some of this complexity, most property buyers and sellers enlist the services of a conveyancer, a licensed professional with experience in real estate law. Find out more about the role of a conveyancer when buying or selling property in Australia in these FAQs.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker, Information on buying and selling, Home Loans

The Challenge of Retaining and Attracting Quality Staff

Mar 22, 2022 2:14:45 PM

As the number of unfilled staffing positions continue to grow in the wake of “The Great Resignation”, across Australia, employers are scrambling to offer up “mega-perks” in a bid to retain existing employees and attract new talent. Everything from “heartbreak leave” and extended parental leave, to wellbeing allowances, free cookery classes and time off for life’s big events; businesses are having to get creative when it comes to enticing and holding onto staff. Here’s a closer look.


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Topics: Financial Health, Health and Wellbeing, COVID-19

Rising Cost of Rentals Across Australia

Mar 21, 2022 3:42:32 PM

As Australia moves into a new way of life post-pandemic and lockdowns become a thing of the past, there’s one area of our lives that continues to be impacted by COVID-19: Housing. Post-pandemic, house prices have continued to rise across Australia, making it harder for first home buyers to enter the market. And rent costs haven’t escaped either, as both houses and units in capital cities and regional areas experience the highest growth rate in rent costs since 2007.


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Topics: Financial Health, Health and Wellbeing, COVID-19

Is the “Great Resignation” expected to affect Australia?

Mar 4, 2022 4:49:48 PM

The “Great Resignation”: A term that evolved in late 2020 in response to the millions of US workers suffering pandemic-burnout, who began re-evaluating their work-life balance and quitting their jobs. As this phenomenon heads Downunder, with businesses emerging from economic hibernation already facing labour shortages across a range of industries, we take a closer look at how the pandemic has shifted priorities for workers, who now expect flexible working conditions, higher wages, and better work-life balance as the norm.


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Topics: Financial Health, Health and Wellbeing, COVID-19

Help on Hand for Australians Impacted by Unprecedented Weather Event

Mar 4, 2022 2:09:17 PM

Large parts of South-Eastern Queensland and Northern New South Wales have been left decimated, following an unprecedented weather event on 21 February 2022. Over two weeks of rain culminated in approximately 18,000 homes being flooded, displacing thousands of Australians across these regions.

In support of those affected by the flooding, Insurance Council of Australia has declared an insurance catastrophe, Federal Government is providing financial aid, and banks are stepping up to help mortgage customers. Here’s an outline of the support available should you need it.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker, Financial Health, Home Loans

5 Tips to Help Clear Holiday Debt

Feb 18, 2022 3:05:52 PM

The holidays are over and we’re well into the new year. It’s a time to follow through on the goals that we set and to feel optimistic about the future. But, if you’re carrying debt over from last year’s holiday spending, it can feel like a weight dragging you down. Before you start stressing about looming debt, here are 5 tips to help you tackle holiday debt and get your finances back on track again.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker, Financial Health, Home Loans

Now May be a Good Time to Refinance Your Mortgage

Feb 18, 2022 3:02:29 PM

For Australian homeowners looking to save money in 2022, refinancing could be a solution. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that more than 498,000 Aussies refinanced their home loan as of October 2021, with a massive $16.08 billion worth of home loans refinanced from one lender to another. But before you go ahead, it’s important to check that the benefits of refinancing outweigh the costs. To help you make an informed decision about refinancing your home loan, here are some important factors to consider.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker, Financial Health, Home Loans

First Home Buyers Foregoing City Living

Feb 8, 2022 8:35:45 AM

Working from home presents a new opportunity for first home buyers desperate to get into the property market. While inner-city prices spiral further out of reach, those who can work from home are turning to regional locations for more affordable housing or rentvesting as viable options. But with surging demand driving the fastest rise in house values in these areas, first home buyers who may be waiting to buy are urged to start considering their options now when it comes to settling in the regions or rentvesting.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker, Financial Health, Home Loans