Archive for the 'News' Category

Why A Cheap Home Loan May Not Be Good Value

Posted on February 21st, 2017 · Posted in News

The debate about housing affordability, and speculation about the direction of interest rates, have brought housing loans back into the spotlight. Many borrowers are even considering changing lenders to take.. Read more

Reserve Bank Leaves Rates on Hold

Posted on February 7th, 2017 · Posted in News

7 February 2017 At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. Conditions in the global economy have improved over recent months… Read more

Fixing Your Rates : When Is The Best Time?

Posted on January 31st, 2017 · Posted in News

Some recent reports are suggesting 2017 may be the “year of the fixed rate” as uncertainty begins to grow around interest rates. It can be hard to know whether or.. Read more

The ‘Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind’ Approach

Posted on January 16th, 2017 · Posted in News

Whilst many Australians don’t know the current interest rate they are paying on their home loan, it could be worth while to check. Interest rates & market conditions are constantly.. Read more

HOUSE PRICES MAY HAVE REACHED “HIGH WATER MARK”

Posted on April 28th, 2014 · Posted in News

The Sydney boom has “well and truly faded”, despite sharp price growth over the past year, according to Australian Property Monitors. The research group’s quarterly property survey found that median.. Read more

Reserve Bank Leaves Interest Rates on Hold in April

Posted on April 9th, 2014 · Posted in News

The Reserve Bank has left official interest rates on hold at 2.5% for the eighth straight month. The Australian dollar initially jumped on the rates decision, briefly reaching a four-month.. Read more

Strong Auction Results Continue

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 · Posted in News

Another week of auctions, another strong result, with capital city markets averaging above a 70% clearance rate for the sixth week in a row.  The weighted average was 71.2%, which.. Read more

Home Loan Payments Provide a Buffer

Posted on March 24th, 2014 · Posted in News

With interest rates at record lows, households are taking the chance to get ahead on their mortgages. Instead of cutting their monthly mortgage payments in line with interest rates, a.. Read more

SMSFs Make Happier People

Posted on March 18th, 2014 · Posted in News

The key to happiness? Taking control of your own retirement savings. Well, maybe not the be-all-and-end-all key, but it certainly helps. Research from RaboDirect found those with self-managed super funds.. Read more

Busting Mortgage Myths

Posted on March 11th, 2014 · Posted in News

In our belief that informed borrowers make better choices, here are 7 mortgage myths we can bust:  You can tell a competitive mortgage by its interest rate: Not always. Set-up.. Read more

Reserve Bank Keeps Interest Rates On Hold As Home Building Soars

Posted on March 5th, 2014 · Posted in News

The Reserve Bank of Australia kept interest rates on hold yesterday as they were left with little choice given both rising inflation and unemployment. While a sharp rise in new.. Read more

Mortgage Holders Switching Lenders

Posted on February 24th, 2014 · Posted in News

Home loan customers have developed the itch to switch jumping lenders more frequently. Historically-low interest rates, intense competition in the mortgage market and continuous pricing discounts has resulted in customers.. Read more

40 Year Mortgages Come With Massive Interest Costs

Posted on February 18th, 2014 · Posted in News

Desperate homebuyers are locking themselves into 40-year mortgages and forking out hundreds of thousands of dollars more in interest costs to do so. Multiple lenders are offering home loans spanning.. Read more

Reserve Bank Leaves Cash Rate on Hold

Posted on February 10th, 2014 · Posted in News

Following its February meeting, the first of the year, the Reserve Bank has left interest rates unchanged at 2.5%. The decision was widely expected by economists. Rates have been on.. Read more

Super Time to Review Insurances

Posted on January 28th, 2014 · Posted in News

Changes to superannuation rules make now a good time to have a look at your insurance cover within super.  Protecting your family from financial pain if you die or become.. Read more

Aussie Home Affordability Improves

Posted on January 22nd, 2014 · Posted in News

A national study by the Real Estate Institute of Australia found less income was needed to meet mortgage repayments during the September quarter in 2013 with first-home buyers also flocking.. Read more

Happy New Year

Posted on January 20th, 2014 · Posted in News

Happy New Year to you all! We are back in business for 2014 and ready to Strengthen Your Financial Future. The New Year is  a time when many of us.. Read more

Season’s Greetings

Posted on December 16th, 2013 · Posted in News

As 2013 speeds to a close we would like to pass on our sincere thanks to all of our clients who we have had the pleasure of working with this.. Read more

Buyers Offering Above Market Value

Posted on December 13th, 2013 · Posted in News

The number of homes being sold above owner expectations has exploded over the past year with the number of buyers looking between $500,000 and $1.5 million growing by almost a.. Read more

RBA Keeps Rates on Hold For Christmas

Posted on December 5th, 2013 · Posted in News

The Reserve Bank has kept the official cash rate on hold at its last board meeting of the year. RBA governor Glenn Stevens said in a statement that current monetary policy.. Read more

SMSF To Surge Over Next Decade

Posted on November 18th, 2013 · Posted in News

The gigantic pool of money Australians use from self-managed super funds to fund their retirement is set to double in the next decade.  The enormous pile of SMSF money currently.. Read more

Fixed Rates on The Rise

Posted on November 12th, 2013 · Posted in News

Fixed term interest rates have increased for the first time in three and a half years and variable rates are set to rise, with experts calling the end of the.. Read more

Reserve Bank Leaves Rates On Hold

Posted on November 6th, 2013 · Posted in News

The Reserve Bank has left the official interest rate steady at the historic low of 2.5%. The decision to leave the cash rate on hold for Melbourne Cup day was.. Read more

Avoiding Unnecessary Bank Fees

Posted on October 28th, 2013 · Posted in News

Our big four banks are set to announce a record combined annual profit of $27 billion over the next couple of weeks.  This is great news if you’re a shareholder, but.. Read more

Assistance for Bushfire Affected Communities

Posted on October 23rd, 2013 · Posted in News

Infinity Partners Finance offers its deepest sympathies to those who were and are still affected by the recent bushfires in NSW.  We understand that the devastation is far reaching and.. Read more

Banks Compete for Home Loan Customers

Posted on October 15th, 2013 · Posted in News

Cash-back deals, discounted rates, the waiving of fees and gift cards are among the many sweeteners financial institutions are using to lure new customers.  As competition gets fiercer among rival.. Read more

Is it Too Soon to Talk Christmas?

Posted on October 9th, 2013 · Posted in News

It’s either good news or bad news, depending on your outlook, but there are less than three months until Christmas.  October is the ideal time to kick start your plans.. Read more

RBA Opts to Keep Rates on Hold

Posted on October 2nd, 2013 · Posted in News

The RBA has opted to keep the cash rate at 2.5% following its October meeting.  The move is largely in line with expectations, as rising house prices make the RBA.. Read more

Economists Predict Rate Cut in November

Posted on September 24th, 2013 · Posted in News

Another interest rate cut this year is back on the agenda after the Australian dollar’s biggest one-day rally in two years.  Despite official interest rates being at a 53-year low,.. Read more

Home Owners ‘Could Save Thousands’

Posted on September 18th, 2013 · Posted in News

Want to know how to earn $48,000 in 10 minutes? Just check the interest rate you’re paying on your home loan and chances are, you could do better. “Home loans.. Read more