Category: Self Employed

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Understanding low doc loans for the self-employed

There’s a lot of appeal to being self-employed. Sole traders or people who own their own small business enjoy freedom, flexibility and the chance to adapt their work to best suit their interests and skills. However, there are a couple of drawbacks to being self-employed. One of the biggest is the difficulty these workers face when it […]

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How to become a mortgage broker

If you’re interested in pursuing a new career path, there are a lot of reasons why becoming a mortgage broker might be right for you. There is a handful of steps to achieving that goal; that’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you on your way. Hit the books The first step after […]

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3 great reasons to become a mortgage broker franchisee

Feeling stuck in your current job? Looking for a rewarding career in a growing industry helping others, while also seizing lucrative benefits for yourself? Maybe it’s time you looked at getting into the dynamic world of mortgage broker franchise ownership. Whatever your background, there are plenty of reasons to look at becoming a mortgage broker. […]

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What’s in store for the mortgage broking industry?

Have you been looking for a fresh career opportunity, or to simply explore something new in a growth area? Mortgage brokering offers one way forward for a lot of Australians, giving you the chance to help people move up the property ladder and grow your own business. But of course, you wouldn’t want to move […]

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4 considerations when applying for self-employed home loans

Being self-employed comes with its own unique set of challenges, not only in terms of how you conduct day-to-day business, but also when applying for a home loan. Lenders will use a range of criteria to assess your application, and will also ask to see evidence of your income. As the Reserve Bank of Australia […]

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Budget to boost construction

There’s been no shortage of news about the 2015-2016 budget over the past few days, but you mightn’t have thought much about what it could have in store for you. Whether you’re in the market to build a new house, or are on path towards saving for your first home loan, you might actually find […]

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Client stories

Ivan Marsic and Tanja Brinkman

When Ivan Marsic and his wife Tanja Brinkman decided they wanted to knock down their house and build a duplex, they didn’t...

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Kimberley Harrison

Kimberley and her partner Todd were looking at buying a home together. They had each contacted their respective banks but were...

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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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