Rate-Alert-Header-Unchanged-2017

The RBA has left the official cash rate on hold at 1.5%.

By | News | No Comments

As lenders continue with their out of cycle rate increases and with the growing probability that the government’s bank levy will be passed onto customers, the Reserve Bank of Australia today decided to leave the official cash rate unchanged. In continuing to adopt a wait and see approach the RBA took into account the latest set of mixed economic data. Unemployment has fallen from 5.9% to 5.7% and retail spending was up 1% in April but there are signs that the housing markets in Sydney and Melbourne are slowing and economic growth data due out tomorrow is expected to be lower. Regardless of whether rates move up, down or stay the same, my role as your mortgage broker remains unchanged. I’m always on hand to ensure you still have the right financial solution for your current circumstances. If you’d like to have a chat about what today’s news means for…

Read More

Haven Newsletter – Winter 2017

By | Haven Newsletter | No Comments
Welcome to our winter edition of Haven. Do you or someone you know own a small business? In 2016 the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that the establishment of Australian small businesses was on the rise, with more than 2.1 million small businesses now trading across the country. With the nation's economic growth driven by the hard work of Australian businesses, a new report into small business lending from the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has been welcomed by small to medium sized enterprises. Check out our lead article for more detail around the proposed shake-up that is set to make lending terms fairer for small business owners. As we hurtle towards the middle of the year and tax time looms, a quick financial health check is worth adding to your 'to do' list. Our tips on ways to manage your money might not be new, but they're...
Read More
Rate-Alert-Header-Unchanged-2017

The RBA has opted to leave the official cash rate on hold at 1.5%.

By | News | No Comments

As lenders continue with their out of cycle rate increases, at its board meeting today the Reserve Bank of Australia decided to leave the official cash rate unchanged. This follows new data released yesterday that indicates the strong Sydney and Melbourne property markets may be close to peaking following APRA’s intervention into the levels of interest only and investment lending the banks are funding. It also appears the Reserve Bank is waiting to gauge the impact of next Tuesday’s federal budget on overall economic sentiment. Regardless of whether rates move up, down or stay the same, our role as your mortgage broker remains unchanged. We’re always on hand to ensure you still have the right financial solution for your current circumstances. If you’d like to have a chat about what today’s news means for you and your finances, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Read More
Rate-Alert-Header-Unchanged-2017

The RBA has opted to leave the official cash rate on hold at 1.5%.

By | News | No Comments

At its board meeting today the Reserve Bank of Australia decided to leave the official cash rate unchanged. As widely predicted, the RBA has kept rates on hold as it continues to work in unison with the regulators to stem concerns around the growth of the Sydney and Melbourne property markets. Assisting the RBA not to make the call to increase rates was the out of cycle rate increases we have seen from lenders over the last week. In many ways these have done the RBA’s job for the moment. Also weighing on the RBA’s decision not to move rates higher was the continued uncomfortably high unemployment rate and the fact inflation remains within its target range. Regardless of whether rates move up or down, my role as your mortgage broker remains unchanged. I’m always on hand to ensure you still have the right financial solution for your current circumstances….

Read More
Rate-Alert-Header-Unchanged-2017

The RBA has left the official cash rate on hold at 1.5%.

By | News | No Comments

The Reserve Bank of Australia has today announced the outcome of its board meeting and it has decided to leave the official cash rate unchanged. As widely predicted the RBA has kept rates on hold as it balances a swag of recent positive economic news around growth in the economy, unemployment, house values and building approvals against a continued lack of wages growth and business investment. Regardless of whether rates move up or down, my role as your mortgage broker remains unchanged. I’m always on hand to ensure you still have the right financial solution for your current circumstances. If you’d like to have a chat about what today’s news means for you and your finances, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Read More

Haven Newsletter – Autumn 2017

By | Haven Newsletter | No Comments
Welcome to our first edition of Haven for 2017. Our lead finance articles focus on two topics that are frequently in the home loan headlines. With interest rates still low, should you be looking to switch your home loan to a lower rate option to help pay down your mortgage quicker? We’ve put together a guide to refinancing that may help you make the decision. Our second article focuses on first home buyers and affordability, and with many feeling it’s near–on impossible to get into the market for the first time, we run a microscope over this contentious topic. If you fall into either of these camps, be sure to read our thoughts. It might not be a common thing in our modern times, but nothing beats the smell of freshly baked bread wafting through a house. In Haven Food we have a great recipe for a delicious oatmeal bread...
Read More