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Royal Commission may mean increased mortgage rates
Royal Commission may mean increased mortgage rates

The Government has green lit a Royal Commission into the Australian finance industry, after intense scrutiny into the conduct of the Big Four Banks. 

The banks admitted that a commission would be necessary to help restore the public’s opinion of the banking sector, in the wake of recent scandals... Continued

December 15, 2017 by Sarah Robinson

Are you wasting $70,000 on your home loan?
Are you wasting $70,000 on your home loan?

Most people realise that reviewing their home loan could result in savings. But exactly how much money could be saved by simply checking in to see what other loans are available on the market?

We spoke with Peter Taliangis, a Fremantle real estate agent who just recently partnered with Capita mortgage broker, Lukas Best... Continued

December 08, 2017 by Sarah Robinson

What you must know when buying your first home
What you must know when buying your first home

We’ve noticed more and more of our clients are looking to secure finance to build their first home. So, we’ve taken time out to discuss what you need to know, in order to take advantage of the grants available to you.

Get a First Home Owner Grant The First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) was introduced by the Australian Government in 2000, to offset the impact of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on those buying or building a residential property... Continued

December 01, 2017 by Sarah Robinson

Foreign property ownership eases in Australia
Foreign property ownership eases in Australia

Jonathon Kearns, the head of Financial Stability at the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), has said foreign demand for residential property in Australia has decreased over the past 12 months.  

Foreign ownership of Australian property, especially within the Chinese market, has been a hot topic over the past year, with authorities imposing regulations to quell demand.   .. Continued

November 25, 2017 by Sarah Robinson

Can I buy a house with bitcoin in Australia?
Can I buy a house with bitcoin in Australia?

If you’re even a little into finance news, you’ve probably heard about bitcoin – the cryptocurrency that has risen in value by 2,500% in 2017 alone.

Some see it as a big pay-off investment, while others believe its value will dwindle over time. Whatever your view, you cannot deny that cryptocurrency comes with a fair share of controversy. .. Continued

November 17, 2017 by Sarah Robinson

Do I need pre-approval?
Do I need pre-approval?

If you’re looking to purchase a property at auction, or simply want to be confident when negotiating with real estate agents, pre-approval on your loan is the way to go.

Getting pre-approval on a loan will not only make you look more attractive to sellers, it will also give you more focus when searching for a property. Why? Simply because you will know what is within your budget, and won’t waste time looking at properties beyond your price range... Continued

November 10, 2017 by Sarah Robinson

Capita has a new home in Melbourne
Capita has a new home in Melbourne

We are excited to announce that Capita now has a broking presence in Melbourne, thanks to a new partnership between franchisees, Adam Donald and Sam Mitchinson.

Sam is a new Capita franchisee and broker, who will be breaking new ground by opening our first broking business beyond WA... Continued

November 03, 2017 by Sarah Robinson

Australian banks allegedly rig key rate
Australian banks allegedly rig key rate

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) recently settled out of court with ANZ Bank over the alleged rigging of key interest rates.

The landmark case was settled for a reported $50 million, although this has not been confirmed by either party involved... Continued

October 27, 2017 by Sarah Robinson

How to save more on my car loan
How to save more on my car loan

Many of our clients come to us wanting assistance with securing a vehicle loan that saves them more, and matches their goals.

So we decided to partner with a vehicle finance company that could provide our clients with the kind of finance that helps them do just that, while also helping people save more on the actual purchase price of a new vehicle... Continued

October 20, 2017 by Sarah Robinson

What is an unsecured business loan?
What is an unsecured business loan?

Many business owners secure a business loan to get them started, or to purchase equipment that will help their business grow sustainably.

There are plenty of reasons why people secure business loans. If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve decided a business loan could be right for you. .. Continued

October 13, 2017 by Sarah Robinson



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