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Asset Finance – ANZ to suspend consumer asset finance in Australia

ANZ has announced it will suspend providing new secured asset finance loans for retail customers in Australia while it undertakes a detailed review of its business. Consumer asset finance includes loans provided for motor vehicles, boats and caravans for retail customers. The announcement covers both direct and broker originated channels. ANZ will continue to service its […]

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Australian house prices have more than doubled in the last 20 years

The Grattan Institute report, released earlier in March, found that Australian house prices have more than doubled in the last 20 years. The rise has been particularly sharp in the last six years, with house prices increasing 50 per cent in Melbourne and around 70 per cent in Sydney since 2012. So, what caused this steep […]

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REA Group and Smartline

In June 2017 REA Group announced it had purchased a major stake in Smartline, I personally think this is a very good move for both companies, and our clients. REA Group; owners of, have purchased a major stake in Smartline.  Smartline is a leading mortgage broking franchise group with over 300 advisers nationally and […]

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Make your money go further

How do the words ‘financial planning’ make you feel? What about ‘mortgage’? Or ‘superannuation’? Believe it or not, a staggering 52 per cent of Australian women find dealing with finances stressful, and around 2 per cent of women have no savings for retirement. Australian women face unique financial challenges. On average, women have less superannuation than men by […]

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Offset v Redraw – The winner is?

Do you prefer to have money in your savings account or see your home loan balance reduce? That is in essence the difference between these two home loan features, both will result in a similar interest saving on your home loan but it sometimes comes down to personal preferences as above.   Let’s look further. […]

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