Broken-hearted by your home loan?

Is your home loan making you feel broken-hearted? Is your home loan provider loyal to you?   Loyalty is an admirable quality in any relationship. But is your devotion to your home loan provider justified?  It’s important to review your home loan from time to time. We’re here to check the interest rate, review it's features and make sure it’s still giving you everything you need and desire. Here are some tell-tale signs that it may be time to part ways with your current lender and start afresh with someone new. Your home loan is getting old Without suggesting you go on ‘Home Loan Tinder’ and start ogling a new lender every week, we have to say the days of staying with the same one for 30 years are long gone. If you’ve had your home loan for more than two...

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Are you credit fit?

Credit in Australia is changing due to the Banking Royal Commission, changes to lending practices and the introduction of Comprehensive Credit Reporting. It is more important than ever to know how credit fit you are before applying for a home loan, personal loan, or anything credit related. If you have ever completed a half or full marathon, you would know that you had to prepare for the event months in advance.  You would have a fitness plan leading up to the event so that you knew you could complete the marathon within a certain time frame.  Obtaining a home loan also requires preparation and planning, particularly if it is your first home purchase. Below is your six-step plan to ensure you are credit fit. 1. Understand your credit score Comprehensive Credit reporting (also known as Positive Credit Reporting) came into...

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Smart ways to manage your Christmas debts!

Did your Christmas spending get out of hand this year? You are not alone! According to a recent news report our 2018 Christmas spending binge is expected to leave us with a $29.7 billion credit card debt – that’s equivalent to $1,863 per credit card! The good news is that as a mortgage and finance broker I don’t just organise home loans – I am also a fully qualified credit advisor. If you need help to get your debts under control, here’s some info that may help. What is debt consolidation? Pay day loans, credit cards, store cards and credit facilities like after-pay accounts often carry high interest rates that can eat up your income and make it difficult to pay off the debt. Debt consolidation is a way of potentially reducing the amount of interest you pay, making your debts...

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5 Reasons to buy a home during the summer holidays!

Everyone looks forward to Christmas and the summer holiday season. After all, 'tis the season to be jolly.  To indulge in festive fare.  To get out in the great outdoors and enjoy quality time with family and friends.  But it could also be the right time to buy a home.  Here are 5 reasons why clever property buyers are considering making a purchase after Christmas during the holiday season. Motivated Sellers Spring is one of the busiest times of year in Australia's property markets.  That's when all the buyers are out in force and vendors have the best chance of getting their price.  If a vendor is still trying to sell come summer, they're often highly motivated - or even desperate - to get a sold sticker on that notice board. This year, spring auction clearance rates were lower than they've...

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Investing in Property

When done right, investing in property can help you to build long-term wealth, and who doesn’t like the idea of an additional income stream? (Imagine what you could do with that!). The really great thing about property investing is that just about anyone can understand the principals. If you’re thinking about building wealth for your future this way, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to go about it. We’ve kept it super simple and you’re bound to have questions, so please give us a call at Wyze Finance to find out how we can help you make it work! Step 1: Talk to us about your borrowing power The first step involves a friendly chat with us about the finance set-up. We’ll run through your personal financial circumstances and help you determine your borrowing power - which is the amount...

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Is it time to upgrade your business equipment or company car?

There are two reasons why it's a great time of year to upgrade your company vehicle, your business machinery or equipment. 1. You can save money buying at the End of Financial Year sales. 2. You can potentially maximise your tax deductions for this Financial Year, which could also help to make your purchase more affordable. Let us help you organise finance that fits. We can access a wide range of specialist small business, machinery, plant and equipment lenders - and that means we can tailor a competitive finance solution to fit your business needs. That could be secured finance, unsecured finance, or a wide range of other finance options. We can work with your accountant to help you decide what sort of finance works best for your business needs and allows you to maximise your tax deductions. You could...

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How refinancing can help you save money!

When it comes to smart money management, the key to success is to regularly assess your financial position - and that includes taking a good hard look at your mortgage. Here’s why a home loan health check every three years may help you save, and why you should check in with us today to ensure your home loan is still the right choice for you. Refinancing may help you to: Secure a more competitive interest rate Checking your home loan regularly gives you peace of mind that you’re getting the most competitive interest rate and that your financial needs are being met. With RBA rate movements, lender rate changes and new loan products coming onto the market all the time, it’s quite likely there’s a better option available if you’ve had your home loan for a while. Access better features...

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3 tips First Home Buyers may not have considered!

First Home Buyers have a few options to consider when purchasing their first property, these options can be in addition to the government assistance of reduced purchase stamp duty and the First Home Owners Grant. Tip # 1 - Lower Interest Rate Products There are several lenders in the market that offer First Home Buyer friendly products.  Some lenders are offering products with special interest rates and/or reduced fees for First Home Buyers.  This assists in reducing the overall interest charged on the loan. Tip # 2 - Gift from parents or family Some parents are very keen to assist their adult children in entering the property market.  A ‘gift’ from parents can be used towards the purchase of the home.  A ‘gift’ can: * assist in reducing the amount of deposit that needs to be saved * reduce the...

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First home buyers! At last some great incentives to help buy your home!

The NSW Government has recently announced new measures to assist with housing affordability for First Home Buyers. The initiatives for First Home Buyers come with the following announcements: * Abolish stamp duty on all homes up to $650,000. * Provided stamp duty relief for homes up to $800,000 * Provide a $10,000 grant for builders of new homes up to $750,000 and purchasers of new homes up to $600,000 * Abolish insurance stamp duty on lenders’ mortgage insurance * Ensure foreign investors pay higher duties and land taxes * No longer allow investors to defer paying stamp duty on off-the-plan purchases The above initiatives commence from 1 July 2017. Below are some First Home Buyer examples and the potential savings: Renee and Peter are purchasing a brand-new home in a new housing development for $600,000 and are contributing $50,000 of...

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EOFY is approaching! Could your small business take advantage of the $20,000 instant write-off?

Are you a small business owner? EOFY is approaching!! Time is running out! Does your business need new equipment? Perhaps a new work vehicle? New machinery? or updated computers & printers? The Government announced in the 2017 Federal Budget an extension of the instant write-off for assets purchased costing less than $20,000 for small businesses. This deduction can be used for each asset that costs less than $20,000, whether new or second-hand. You can claim the deduction through your tax return, in the year the asset was first used or installed ready for use. If there is insufficient cash in your business to purchase the item you may be able to apply for finance. At Wyze Finance we have access to multiple lenders that provide suitable loan products to small businesses. If you require finance to purchase an asset for your small...

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