Broking Breakdown

Brokers remain in box seat when it comes to new home loans

Another interest rate rise will put brokers to work - and you could benefit. Mark Stevenson from Bell Partners explains.

What does the Federal Budget have in store?

Mark Stevenson takes a look at what to expect from next week's Federal Budget.

Why it’s the right time to give your finances a check-up

Mark Stevenson from Bell Partners explains why it's the perfect time to review your finances and loans.

Negotiation remains the key as rates continue to rise

As mortgage holders deal with another big hike in official interest rates, the question on the lips of many economic commentators is just how high will the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) go in its quest to slay the inflation dragon?

What election result means for home buyers

With the Federal Election done and dusted, what can prospective home buyers expect from the new Labor government under Anthony Albanese?

Inevitable rate rise will surprise mortgage holders

The RBA has maintained for the past few years that it did not envisage a need to lift rates until 2024 or perhaps late next year at the earliest.

What does 2022 have in store for the property market?

Mark Stevenson ponders what 2022 looks like.

Why interest rates could rise in 2022

Official interest rates look to be heading north for the first time in more than a decade.

Don’t become complacent about your home loan

With interest rates remaining at record lows and likely to stay that way for at least a few more years, it’s understandable if you are a mortgage holder that you can become complacent about your home loan.

Honesty is the best policy when it comes to loan applications

When you are applying for any form of finance these days it pays to be completely honest with lenders about your credit and employment history and spending habits.

The devil is often in the detail

When something looks too good to be true, it usually is.

Is it time to cash in on the property boom?

When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the world a year ago, its potential economic impact could have been devastating for property owners.

Property market set for strong 2021

Despite being in the middle of a worldwide pandemic which has helped cause soaring unemployment, housing markets in Australia have so far proven resilient.

Rate cut a sure thing on Cup day

Get ready for a Cup day cut.

Are ATM withdrawals a red flag for banks?

Could your visit to the ATM impact your loan application?

Perfect time to negotiate a better rate

The holiday is over for many home borrowers impacted by COVID-19.

Now’s the time to get a better rate

Now is the time to be putting some pressure on your lender about getting a better deal on your home loan.

Let’s get through this together

During these unprecedented and challenging times, we need to look out for one another and do whatever we can to help those who need it.

How Coronavirus is impacting us all

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a once in a 100-year health crisis which has already smashed the Australian and global economies and changing life as we know it.

Is Australia bound for a recession?

Millions of Australians have never experienced a recession, and some may not even know the meaning of the word.