Welcome to the Summer edition of Haven – Financial Partners (TAS)

Do you have any idea what a home loan really ends up costing over the life of a mortgage? Thanks to the interest paid over an average 30-year loan term, the figures are eye-watering. Our lead article closely inspects the figures and delves into the simple yet incredibly effective strategies that can carve thousands of dollars off the life of a loan. If you’re in the market to sell a property, we look at the …

September cash rate remains unchanged at 4.10% – Financial Partners (TAS)

For the third consecutive month, The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has decided to hold the official cash rate at 4.10%. The decision to maintain the cash rate at 4.10% comes after the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell to 4.9% in July, down from a peak of 8.4% in…

Welcome to the Spring edition of Haven

As we emerge from the hibernation of winter months, I hope you’re feeling spring in the air in your hood.

Are you looking to refinance soon? With most lenders looking at your last three months of financial activity to access your ability to repay a loan, we’ve got some hints and tips to make sure your finances are looking ship-shape when it’s time to refinance.

Understanding home loans

Understanding home loans Chances are, buying a home will be the most expensive and exciting purchase you’ll make during your life. Like most Australians, you’ll need to take out a home loan to help fund your purchase. Here, we explain how different home loans work and what to look out for. How home loans work A ‘home loan’ or ‘mortgage’ is a sum of money loaned to you by a financial institution so you can …

AMP Home Loans. For all kinds of homes.

Get a great home loan rate at amp.com.au/home-loans/loans What you need to know Credit Provider is AMP Bank Limited ABN 15 081 596 009, AFSL & ACL 234517. Lending criteria, fees and T&Cs apply. For more information and target market determinations visit: amp.com.au/home-loans/loans Original Author: Produced by AMP and published on 14/07/2023 Source

Understanding fixed, variable and split rate home loans

Understanding fixed, variable and split rate home loans Should you fix your interest rate, opt for a variable one, or do both? We explain the benefits and considerations of all three options. Of all the decisions that need to be made when choosing a home loan, finding the best interest rate is one of the most important. After all, a rate that’s even 0.5% lower could save you thousands of dollars over the life of …

Should you give your teenager a credit card

Should you give your teenager a credit card We live in a culture of smartphones, WIFI, home delivery, online shopping and online gaming, where most needs and wants can be met almost instantly. With so much temptation to spend, it’s vital to teach your kids the money skills to help them enjoy financial wellbeing as adults. One of these key skills is learning how to deal with debt responsibly. Researchers from Cambridgei University found that children …

How to avoid bill shock with bill-smoothing payments

How to avoid bill shock with bill-smoothing payments Sidestep the shock of unexpected bills by smoothing out payments and making regular, automated instalments that can be planned well in advance. Ever experience that sinking feeling when you’ve opened a bill that you can’t possibly afford to pay? The shock of receiving a big bill – or worse, a number of them arriving at the same time – can be extremely stressful. Thankfully, by setting up …

5 things to consider when saving for a house deposit

5 things to consider when saving for a house deposit Before you can step onto the property ladder and buy your first home, you’ll likely have to do some serious saving to build up a deposit. Here are some things to consider that can help get you started, and on the road to home ownership sooner. Work out your current situation It might sound obvious, but it’s easier to reach a savings goal when you …

Understanding Lender’s Mortgage Insurance (LMI)

Understanding Lender’s Mortgage Insurance (LMI) If you’re looking to buy a home or investment property, or considering refinancing, it helps to understand the role of lender’s mortgage insurance. What is lender’s mortgage insurance? Lender’s mortgage insurance (LMI) protects your lender when you take out a home loan where there’s an increased risk associated with your loan. If you have a deposit of at least 20% of a property’s purchase price, generally you won’t be asked …