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A huge thank you for all your support

What a rollercoaster month it's been for the mortgage broking industry and our customers. The good news for the both of us is that our service to you will stay exactly the same moving forward, no matter who wins government come May. The people have spoken and both the government and opposition have listened. Both…

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5 ways to combat current property market conditions

Australia's housing market might be on a bit of a downward trajectory, but that doesn't mean the value of your home can't buck the trend. Here are five ways you can increase the value of your property, without necessarily increasing your monthly mortgage repayments. You've probably seen a whole bunch of doom and gloom about…

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How to avoid getting bamboozled by a pesky salesperson

We've all done it. In a moment of weakness, a dodgy salesperson has persuaded us to hand over our hard earned money for a purchase we didn't really need, let alone want. Here's how to politely rebuff a salesperson's pressure tactics. Whether it was a shiny new car, sports or leisure gear, or simply an…

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Mortgages not holding Aussies back from travel

It's no secret that Australians love to travel. The thing is, we also love to own our own home. Can you do both? It turns out most people can! There's this myth that once you take out a mortgage you're locked down in Australia for good. Or at least for the foreseeable future. It's no…

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3 ways to kick your gambling habit this footy season

When it comes to footy, Australians love a punt – of both the kicking and betting varieties. The thing is though, one is great fun, the other can cost you thousands of dollars a year.  With the AFL and NRL footy seasons kicking off in March, we thought now was a great time to address…

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Technological budget killers to watch out for in 2019

As technology continues to evolve, so too do the challenges of keeping your family budget in check. This week we're going to look at a couple of technological trends that could put your family budget under some real strain in 2019. Sure, having everything there at the click of a button these days is convenient.…

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Juicy cuts on the way? More lenders beginning to reduce rates

There's been a lot of noise in the home lending and financial space recently, so there's every chance you may have missed it, but some lenders are starting to cut rates. The RBA may have kept rates on hold for 30 consecutive months, but that hasn't stopped lenders from making cuts (or increases) on their…

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In this together: help us help you

Higher interest rates, increased fees, less flexibility and fewer options. That's how borrowers will lose out if the banking Royal Commission's recommendations around how mortgage brokers are paid are implemented. Here's how you can have your say! You may have seen in the news that the banking Royal Commission recently recommended that the cost of…

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Interested in a cool $150? Update your Medicare account details

Medicare customers are being urged to update their bank account details to see if they're entitled to a share of more than $110 million in unclaimed rebates. Here's how to do so online in a few minutes. And no, this is not one of those pesky scams doing the rounds! But we'll touch upon that…

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Customers set to lose out as Big 4 Banks profit, yet again

Once again the Big 4 Banks have escaped major punishment and gotten exactly what they wanted: adding a multi-thousand-dollar tax on borrowing that'll hit consumers and brokers hardest. By now you might have seen some of the Royal Commission recommendations in their final report. All in all, the banks got off with a very light…

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