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Brokers not the issue in Royal Commission
Brokers not the issue in Royal Commission

Mike Bouris of Yellow Brick Road recently told The Adviser that the first phase of Royal Commission hearings did not represent what was happening in the broking industry.

“It’s part of the maturity of brokers,” Bouris said. .. Continued

May 18, 2018 by Sarah Robinson

5 tips for getting a home loan
5 tips for getting a home loan

It’s no secret that the Australian Government is tightening the finance sector’s belt, with the recent Royal Commission taking no prisoners (especially among the Big Banks).

As a result, lenders are under pressure to comply strictly with ASIC regulations, which means it may become harder for borrowers to take out a home loan... Continued

May 11, 2018 by Sarah Robinson

Commission finds banks recommending own products was conflict of interest
Commission finds banks recommending own products was conflict of interest

The Banking Royal Commission has had a huge impact on the Australian finance sector, with developments happening faster than we can say ‘junk insurance’ (head here for the context).

We’ve taken time out to blog what’s been happening in the past month, so you’re up to speed on the investigation. .. Continued

May 04, 2018 by Sarah Robinson

Celebrating Best Brand in WA with our people!
Celebrating Best Brand in WA with our people!

We are excited to share that last month Capita took home the award for WA’s Best Branded Office at The Adviser Better Business Awards 2018.

The award means a whole lot to us, since we dedicated a large portion of 2017 to making ourselves look and feel more accessible and valuable to our clients... Continued

April 27, 2018 by Sarah Robinson

Most affordable homes in Australia have highest growth
Most affordable homes in Australia have highest growth

New data from property researchers CoreLogic has found buyers in Australia are shying away from blue-chip ‘luxury’ homes. 

CoreLogic’s ‘Stratified Hedonic Home Value Index’, sorts the property market according to affordability, with the cheapest 25% at the bottom, the middle 50% and the priciest 25% of properties at the top... Continued

April 20, 2018 by Sarah Robinson

Will rates rise in Australia?
Will rates rise in Australia?

Interest rates have stayed on hold in Australia for a record period of time, but finance heads speculate this could change thanks to an increase in global interest rates.

In March, Former Treasurer Peter Costello told the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) that as a nation, our economy is vulnerable to increasing global interest rates... Continued

April 17, 2018 by Sarah Robinson

5 things you need to know before getting a business loan
5 things you need to know before getting a business loan

If you’re starting a new business, or looking to grow your existing operation, then chances are you’ve considered applying for a small business loan.

Before you make a move, we recommend heeding these 5 simple tips, which will help you find a loan that is suited to your goals, while also saving you more... Continued

April 10, 2018 by Sarah Robinson

Junk insurance – the Royal Commission digs deeper
Junk insurance – the Royal Commission digs deeper

140,000 Commonwealth Bank customers have been refunded ahead of the royal commission, which has pulled focus on the CBA’s ‘junk insurance’.

The refund in question is for ‘add-on’ insurances, which an internal review found were not suitable, as many holders were ineligible to even claim, if they sought to. .. Continued

April 03, 2018 by Sarah Robinson

The hidden costs of buying a property
The hidden costs of buying a property

The number on the advert isn’t the only cost you’ll be paying when you purchase a home. Knowing what to expect is the first step to working out if these additional costs are within your budget.

A good mortgage broker should make you aware of all the costs involved with buying a home. Which is why we’re taking time out to share some of the most common hidden costs of buying a house... Continued

March 23, 2018 by Sarah Robinson

Capita unites with Realmark Urban
Capita unites with Realmark Urban

We are excited to share that Capita has partnered with Realmark Urban, a real estate agency run by award-winning property company, Realmark Real Estate Group.

The new office will be headed by Capita broker and franchisee Nick Constantine, and will enable Realmark Urban to deliver a 360-degree spectrum of real estate services. .. Continued

March 20, 2018 by Sarah Robinson



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