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Out of Cycle Interest Rate Changes

By Matthew Kenworthy | News

The Big Four banks have advised they will be increasing their variable rate home loans. These changes apply to both new & existing customers (with a few exceptions). Many of the non-major lenders are now starting to follow suit. While the Reserve Bank may have left interest rates on hold for the past 7 months. […]

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Boost To The First Home Owners Grant

By Matthew Kenworthy | News

The West Australian government has announced a temporary boost to the First Home Owners Grant. Eligible first home buyers purchasing or building a new home will receive an additional $5,000. This brings the total First Home Owners Grant for new home owners to $15,000. What Are The Conditions The announcement was made 27 December 2016 […]

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Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

By Matthew Kenworthy | News

From all of us at Quality Assured Finance we hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy & Safe New Year. Over the Christmas period our office will be open by appointment only. We are still available for appointments and will be contactable by phone and email. Available appointment times may be […]

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Why Borrowers Use A Mortgage Broker

By Matthew Kenworthy | News

The MFAA recently commissioned a report to find out about customer experiences when borrowing. The study focused on over 1,000 customers who had taken out a home loan. This included those who used a mortgage broker, as well as going direct to the lender. The report highlighted why borrowers choose to use a mortgage broker […]

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Should I Fix My Home Loan?

By Matthew Kenworthy | News

The interest rate is just one of the factors to consider when choosing to fix your home loan. Currently we have access to many low fixed interest rates from a variety of lenders. Lender & Loan Product Fixed Rate Term Interest Rate Comparison Rate Unibank 1 Year Fixed Option 1 Year 3.69% 5.02% Bankwest Complete […]

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Which Bank Did What August 2016

By Matthew Kenworthy | News

Last week the RBA announced they were dropping interest rates by 0.25%. Ultimately it’s up to each lender how much of the rate cut (if any) they pass on to borrowers. We thought we’d make it easy for you to find out who’s been ‘naughty or nice’ by summarising the changes below. Lender Rate Changes […]

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We Have Moved Offices

By Matthew Kenworthy | News

We have moved to our new offices on the Ground Floor 261 Berwick St, East Victoria Park. Our new office is close to our old Albany Highway premises, with more convenient client parking. As always we’re available for appointments in our office or at your home by appointment.

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Which Bank Did What May 2016

By Matthew Kenworthy | News

Last week the RBA announced they were dropping interest rates by 0.25%. Ultimately it’s up to each lender how much of the rate cut (if any) they pass on to borrowers. We thought we’d make it easy for you to find out who’s been ‘naughty or nice’ by summarising the changes below. Lender Rate Changes […]

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Changes for Foreign Income Earners

By Matthew Kenworthy | News

Many lenders have recently announced changes to lending policy for overseas borrowers. These changes include: Reducing loan to valuation ratios. Not accepting applications with foreign income from temporary residents. Increased documentation requirements. The announced changes only relate to lending policy. Other statutory requirements such as approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board remain unchanged. Please […]

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Happy Holidays

By Matthew Kenworthy | News

We hope you & your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy & Safe New Year. Over the Christmas period our office will be closed from Thursday 24 December 2015, reopening from Monday 11 January 2016. We will still be available for appointments and be contactable by email and by telephone, however available times […]

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