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Category: Finance

Why don’t the banks like investment home loans these days?

Finance Friday #8 | Why don’t the banks like investment home loans these days? Why have we seen an increase in home loan rates and what effect has that had? Mick answers these questions and more in this weeks edition of Finance Friday. Why don't the banks like investment home loans these days? Why have…
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End of financial year express equipment finance

Finance Friday #7 | End of financial year express equipment finance What would you spend $150k equipment finance on in your business? End of financial year express equipment finance What would you spend $150k in equipment finance on in your business?Mick Doyle is credit representative 495495 of BLSSA Pty Ltd, ACN117651760 (Australian Credit Licence 391237)…
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What do lenders look for in a borrower?

Finance Friday #6 | What do lenders look for in a borrower? In this week’s Finance Friday, Mick talks you through what lenders look for in a borrower; the 3c’s of borrowing that can affect a lender’s view of the borrower’s ability to borrow. What do lenders look for in a borrower? In this week's…
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How Offset Accounts work and the benefits.

Finance Friday #5 |How Offset Accounts work and the benefits. Offset Accounts are a popular option taken up by many Home Loan borrowers and for good reason. Let start with how they work. Finance Friday #5 | How Offset Accounts work and the benefits. Offset Accounts are a popular option taken up by many Home…
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When it comes to lending, are all banks the same?

Finance Friday #4 |When it comes to lending, are all banks the same? When it comes to lending, are all banks the same? The answer is a resounding no and here’s Mick to tell you how and why in this weeks edition of Finance Friday. When it comes to lending, are all banks the same?…
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Can I claim a deduction for carrying my tools?

Tax Tip Tuesday’s With Monique #1 Can I claim a deduction for carrying my tools? Accountant Monique explains the answer to this common tradie question in this week’s short tax tip video. If you would like to know more about getting your tax sorted, contact us on 3883 8999. TAX TIP TUESDAY'S: Can I claim…
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Can I claim a laptop or computer for my school children?

Money Monday’s With Monique #1 In this first episode of Money Monday’s, Monique answers the popular question – can I claim a laptop or computer for my school children? Money Monday's #1 In this first episode of Money Monday's, Monqiue answers the popular question – can I claim a laptop or computer for my school…
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How do I choose between fixed and variable?

Finance Friday #2 | How do I choose between fixed and variable? In this issue of Finance Friday, Mick Doyle, Accountplan’s Finance Manager, discusses the factors you may take into consideration when deciding between a fixed or variable loan. Accountplan is coming to Farm Fantastic this coming 2nd-4th March, at Caboolture showground. If you have any questions…
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Reap Your Rewards Farm Fantastic

Reap Your Rewards

You reap what you sow, or so the saying goes, but do you ever feel like what you put in just doesn’t amount to what you get out? Whether you’re visiting Farm Fantastic as a keen gardener, hobby farmer or agricultural guru, getting the right advice on your accounting, tax and finance matters can see…
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Farm Fantastic 2018

Heading to Farm Fantastic, We’ll See You There!

From the 2nd – 4th March we’ll be attending the annual Farm Fantastic Expo at the Caboolture showground.

10 Questions To Ask A Mortgage Broker

Ten Questions To Ask A Mortgage Broker

Using a mortgage broker to help you choose a home loan can save you considerable time and could result in huge savings. However, before you decide on a broker, you need to make sure they’re going to meet your needs. Here are 10 questions to ask and how our Finance & Mortgage Broker, Mick Doyle,…
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7 THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A BROKER

Seven things to look for when choosing your broker

A good mortgage broker can be the key to your property portfolio success. Here’s seven things to look for when choosing your broker. When it comes to one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make, it pays to have some professional help. But how do you find a good mortgage broker, and what can…
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What lenders look for in a borrower

What do lenders look for in a borrower?

It’s true the method used to arrive at a credit decision by lenders, for a finance application, will differ from bank to bank. It’s also true that the method will differ greatly depending on the type of finance (or loan) being sought. The greatest truth however is that all methods are based on, or derived…
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So What is Going on With Home Loan Rates?

Over the last 6-12mths we have seen dramatic movements in Home Loans rates, both up and down, and all movements have been independent of any changes to the official rates by the Reserve Bank.  Why ??

Express Vehicle Financing

One of the more common strategies used by business owners to reduce tax is to purchase a car before the end of the financial year. This often sees lenders completing up to 1/3 of their entire year’s vehicle finance budget in the last 6 weeks of the financial year. Thankfully the last minute stress and…
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Lending to SMSF’s

Changes to superannuation laws in 2007 provided SMSF’s the opportunity to borrow for the purpose of acquiring a single asset (such as a commercial or residential property) through their SMSF. If the SMSF has a deposit that meets the lenders requirements the lender will provide the balance of the purchase price. Legislation requires that the…
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To Fix or Not to Fix?

If you put all of the Australian banking economists into a room and asked them to come to a consensus on interest rates the likelihood is you would not get one. How then are us regular punters supposed to get it right when the time comes to make a decision on our own interest rate…
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