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Six ways to save money

Are you in the market for a new home? Perhaps you need to pay off some debts? Or, if you’re lucky, save for a holiday? No matter what you need money for, being more conscious of how you will save it makes for a much better outcome. Here, we look at six ways to save […]

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Renovate on a budget

Renovating can be very expensive, but there are a number of ways to keep costs to a minimum. If the cost of renovating is putting you off, consider these options. Make a budget Once you have a general idea of what you want to do, talk to your Smartline Adviser about the maximum amount you […]

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first home buyer

7 Tips For First Home Buyers

Are you planning to buy your first home? This is an exciting time! To help you, we’ve put together some things to think about. Save a deposit If you are thinking of buying your first home, you should already be saving for a deposit. The bigger your deposit, the better your chances of securing a […]

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second property

Things to consider when buying your second property

You’ve purchased your first home. Congratulations! If you’ve been there for a while, you may be building up equity, which can put you in a good position to consider a second property. So, what’s equity and how can it help you buy a second property? The equity in your home is the value of your […]

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Considering 0% interest finance on a car?

If you’re in the market for a new car, and see a 0% interest finance deal advertised, chances are you’ll be interested. But like all amazing deals, there’s likely to be a catch. We’ve highlighted some of the issues and hidden costs associated with a 0% interest deal on car finance. 1. You may not […]

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4 ways to keep your New Year’s financial resolutions this year

Between sipping champagne, and singing Auld Lang Syne this New Year, chances are, you made some New Year’s financial resolutions. Under the burst of fireworks and in the spirit of celebration, it’s easy to create bright and sparkly resolutions for the year; however, according to research, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions won’t stand the […]

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Car finance solutions for your business

Need a new car, or a fleet of cars for your business? If so, we have some good news! Smartline’s car finance solutions can help you get the car or fleet of cars you need to do business, without paying the full cost at once. And to make this news even better is the possibility of […]

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2019 new year finance

4 ways to freshen up your finances this new year

Don’t you love a new year? A page turns, and we have a blank chapter in front of us. It’s time to start setting some goals, and getting things organised, so we kick some serious goals in 2019. Make financial resolutions Nothing like a new year to set new financial goals, or maybe rework your […]

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House prices: What to expect in 2019

You’ve heard it through the year: house prices are falling. But what does this mean, exactly. And what can we expect in the New Year? Here, we break it down for you. Looking at house prices in 2018 House prices are down 8.3 percent in June 2018 from June 2017. This is the largest decline […]

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Christmas saving

12 Days Of Saving

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … some really handy tips for making sure your stocking is full this Christmas, and so are your pockets! 1. Have a budget and stick to it Christmas is a time for spending, and eating too much. So how can you enjoy the […]

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Client stories

Steve Moran and Andrea Bernard

Steve Moran and Andrea Bernard have always been focused on managing their money and maximising opportunities to grow their...

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Elly and Nic Marie

It was Christmas Eve 2015 and Elly Marie and her husband Nic were busy with their new baby and planning their upcoming wedding in...

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Fiona and Jamie Clifford

When young couple Fiona and Jamie decided to build their new home, they knew they could rely on Smartline Personal Mortgage...

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