Category Archives: Loans

The bank of mum and dad must come with rules

We hear a lot about the bank of mum and dad being the answer to buying your first home when lenders refuse to talk to you without a sizable deposit. Indeed parents can often help their children take their fist … Continue reading

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Do not get “snowed under” this Christmas

Its hard to believe but we are only weeks away from Christmas. The “Silly Season” that all too often finds unprepared revelers deep in debt at the commencement of the new year. If you are one of these people who leaves Christmas … Continue reading

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Are you borrowing too much?

We are very lucky these days to have access to cheap money. Some of us will remember home loans priced at 18% p.a. and car loans at 20% plus. That said, it is important to maintain your wits about you … Continue reading

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A loan guarantor will not solve all borrowing problems

It is true that often borrowers are able to breach the gap between their borrowing needs and the loan qualification criteria of lenders, by using a loan guarantor. However guarantors can only be helpful in some borrowing situations, while in others … Continue reading

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Making yourself more attractive to your lender

When it comes to qualifying for finance, it is important to understand what lenders are looking for in assessing your loan application. This is not about getting a haircut or buying a new suit for a meeting with your bank manager, … Continue reading

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Understanding the basics of borrowing

Like it or not DEBT is a four letter word. We all borrow but some of us do it better than others. Before deciding to apply for any form of credit you really should stop and ask yourself the following questions. … Continue reading

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New Year resolutions that should be on your list

It is 2016 already! When you are a child or even a teenager, it is difficult to understand when you hear such expressions from adults as “Life is short” or “Time just flies”. I remember thinking what are they saying? … Continue reading

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Give your children the gift of Financial Literacy this Christmas

I am not passing any value judgement on the social importance to most Australians of the Christmas holiday, nor on the religious significance of Christmas, rather on what many take as their ‘god-given right’ to spend up big during Christmas … Continue reading

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Credit repair is not what it seems to be

Given the intense regulation of all financial product marketing in Australia I continue to be surprised at what “is allowed” when it comes to promoting credit repair services. Advertisements promise to wash away your bad credit, creating the impression that all … Continue reading

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Do’s and Don’ts of borrowing

Unfortunately not having an adequate understanding of the Australian credit system and the basic mistakes that can easily be made by the unwary, has led many individuals down the path of excessive, unaffordable debts, and impaired credit history. This information is … Continue reading

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