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With low interest rates, now is the time to review your borrowings

When the Reserve Bank met for the first time in 2015 on the 3rd February 2015, they made a bold move and reduced the official cash rate by 0.25%. This means that the official cash rate in Australia now sits at 2.25%. This is GREAT news for home owners. The competition within the mortgage market…

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Time to review your personal expenses.

Many of us simply continuously pay our bills without ever giving them too much thought. But the reality of it is, we need to conduct an annual review of most of our outgoings to ensure we are not only getting the best deal but to ensure they still meet our needs. Here is a quick…

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Time to review your personal finances

With the New Year still fresh in our minds, January is a really great time to undertake a review of many aspects of your life. And this is not simply about reviewing your eating or drinking habits (but this is a great goal if you want to focus on it). Conducting annual reviews of many…

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Lending can be harder for investors

In the news recently has been lending to investors. The lending regulatory body, APRA (Australian Prudential Regulation Authority) has put measures in place in an effort to rein in the sector. Early indications are that it is succeeding. A few of the major changes that have been seen in the past few weeks by the…

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Don't change anything – when not to move your home loan

As mortgage brokers, many people think that we are focused on getting you to change your home loan to a different lender. This can mean a long and drawn out process that can take some time. Here at FinanceCorp, we are proud that we do things differently. Our focus is on ensuring you are getting…

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Time to review your personal finances

As we enter the final quarter of 2015, now can be a good time to take stock and review how the year has gone and how we are tracking towards our goals. Conducting reviews of many aspects of your life is a good habit to form and doing it quarterly can be a really good…

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Getting some extra cash for Christmas

Christmas can really put the finances under pressure as we need to buy presents, attend lots of functions and host meals at our house. All this equals lots of spending and generally there is no more money coming in than at any other time of the year. As well as needing extra money at Christmas,…

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Do you struggle with presents for Christmas?

In our society, we often suffer from the “I have no idea what to buy someone who has everything”. The reality is, you probably don’t need to buy them anything but custom dictates that we need to exchange gifts at Christmas so here are some great ideas to help. If you have children in your…

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December – how to make it work!

Christmas has become a month-long celebration these days and not only are there many people to buy for but there are now even more opportunities to spend money. So how on earth do you survive the silly season without breaking the bank? Here are a few tips that you can try out. Plan your diary:…

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This Christmas, make time for a family chat

For many of us, we get together with our families over the Christmas period to share some food and exchange gifts. But it can be a good time to sit down and have a chat with your loved ones about some slightly more serious matters. Did you know that most people fail to have conversations…

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