In March last year, an amendment was made to the Privacy Act 1988, which allowed regulation reforms to be applied to the way credit-related personal information can be collected about you by lenders. The new system is known as ‘Comprehensive Credit Reporting’ and has brought Australia in line with the rest of the world regarding the way consumers are assessed by lenders when applying for credit and home loans. This article looks at how Comprehensive Credit Reporting affects you and your capacity to borrow.
If you’ve only taken out your home loan in the last few years, refinancing is probably the last thing on your mind. But having a set-and-forget attitude to your home loan is not ideal! Leaving your home loan unchanged for its entire term could mean you miss out on substantial savings, or opportunities to make your money work harder for you to build wealth for your future. In this article, we look at the top 5 reasons why you might want to consider refinancing your home loan.
Over the last 18 months, our hot property markets have been driving rapid increases in home values, particularly in larger markets like Sydney and Melbourne. This has placed established properties beyond the reach of many home buyers and as a result, we have been seeing a corresponding boom in new housing construction across the country. Thinking of building a new home? Talk to us.