Banks are paying home loan borrowers for their business!

The Australian banking environment has changed substantially over recent years.  There has been an unarguable tightening in credit, which became even more restrictive following the Banking Royal Commission, along with a potentially related slowdown of housing lending during 2019.

As a result, many lenders have found that their sales activity and lending portfolio growth has subsided – meaning that the competition for new good quality loan opportunities is as fierce as we have seen in recent times. Continue reading Banks are paying home loan borrowers for their business!

Your Credit Score – What you need to know

Over the last year or so in Australia there have been changes to credit reporting  known as Comprehensive Credit Reporting, and these changes could have impacts to your Credit Score.

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Is one phone call all it takes to secure a lower rate?

With official interest rates trending downward, shrewd mortgage holders may take the opportunity to call their lender to ask for a better deal.

But when even a small interest rate reduction means potential savings of thousands of dollars, is a simple phone call really enough to get you there?

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Top ways to cut your expenses and increase savings

Is the key to saving a home deposit as simple as giving up smashed avo toast for breakfast? Well not quite, but spending less does make a difference.

On top of a budget, a savings plan and strategies such as a high-interest savings account, an effective way to save is to reduce or eliminate expenses. Continue reading Top ways to cut your expenses and increase savings

Rentvesting – enter the property market without sacrificing your lifestyle

As property prices rise over time purchasing in a centrally-located or sought-after area is out of reach for the average working millennial. Instead, many are opting to rent rather than buy as it means not having to compromise their inner city or beachside lifestyle. But for those who are still eager to enter the market, there is a way to get the best of both worlds. Continue reading Rentvesting – enter the property market without sacrificing your lifestyle

Home Loan Tip: How to increase your borrowing capacity

There is no doubt that Banks and other Lenders within the Australian home loan market  have tightened their lending standards over the last 12 months.  This tightening is having a significant impact on the borrowing capacity of many Australians looking to obtain a Home Loan.

However the good news is that with some focus and financial management you can still present a strong case on your borrowing capacity to the Banks.

The below provides some tips on how to maximise your borrowing capacity. Continue reading Home Loan Tip: How to increase your borrowing capacity

How to get your Home Loan Approved the first time

There is no doubt that home loan lenders across Australia have tightened their lending requirements over recent years and borrowers now need to provide more detailed information to obtain a home loan.

For many borrowers this is leading to frustrating delays in applications and approvals.  In many cases it is impacting the ability of potential home purchasers to obtain a home loan in the house price bracket they are seeking.

Below are some tips on how to approach your home loan application to give you the best chance of a positive result the first time!

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