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26 November 2013 - Citibank 3 Year Fixed Rate

Effective Monday, 25th November Citibank decreased their 3 year fixed rate by 0.21%. Check out the new rate below and in iLend™.

 

25 November 2013 - CBA and ANZ Policy Updates

Commonwealth Bank Rental Income Cap at 8%

 

25 November 2013 - ASB Reduces Special 1 Year Fixed Rate

Effective Friday, 22nd November ASB reduced their Special 1 year fixed rate to 4.95% p.a. and introduced a Special 3 year fixed rate of 5.99% p.a. Both products are applicable to existing home loans for refixes, rollovers and restructures, as well as to new home loans equal to or less than 80% LVR.

 

22 November 2013 - QBE Premium Rate Increase For NAB Home Loans

Effective Friday 22 November 2013, QBE will increase their Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) Premium rates applicable to NAB Home Loans. This increase is not applicable to Homeside home loans. 

 

20 November 2013 - Homeloans Increases 3 Year Fixed Rate

Effective Wednesday, 20th November Homeloans increased their Ultra 3 year fixed rate by 0.15% p.a.

 

20 November 2013 - Westpac’s Special Fixed Rates

Effective Wednesday, 20th November Westpac decreased their Special 1 year fixed rate to 4.95% p.a. and at the same time introduced a Special 3 year fixed rate of 5.99% p.a.

 

15 November 2013 - BankWest, Homeloans and ING Increased Fixed Rates

Effective Friday, 15th November BankWest increased their 2, 3, 4 and 5 year fixed rates by up to 0.20%, whereas Homeloans and ING increased their 2, 3 and 4 year fixed rates by up to 0.10%.

 

15 November 2013 - iLend™ CSS Release Plan

The new ‘online’ iLend™ is now in development and progress is all-ahead Bendix (a speed beyond maximum). The internal name for the new online iLend™ is “CSS”, I will explain later, and is due for a progressive release staring as early as January.

iLend™ CSS will be available online across all browsers and devices. This means that any device with a browser of any kind will be able to access iLend™ CSS. So iPads, other tablets, palm-tops and even your phone will be iLend™ CSS compatible. In later releases of iLend™ CSS we will provide specific, purpose-built ‘app’ for a better phone iLend™ experience.

 

13 November 2013 - St George Group’s 4 and 5 Year Fixed Rates, and Westpac Top-Up Update

Effective Wednesday, 13th November St George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA increased their 4 and 5 year fixed rates by 0.20%. Check out the new rates below or in iLend™.

 

13 November 2013 - Create your own Mail Stationeries in iLend™

Automate your business stationaries in iLend™ today and get the most out of your CRM.

Producing your client emails and letters from within your iLend™ CRM will save you critical time each day. Simply setup your own stationeries in your System Tab and then send emails or letters to clients automatically throughout the loan process from within iLend™

 

12 November 2013 - Trendy Words Get Dictionary Status

A number of new words have been made official, with popular vernacular continuing to influence the English language. Technology, social media, fashion, and gastronomy all had something to say in the latest Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO) update, with a number of buzzwords once again making the cut. Twerk, derp, selfie, jorts, and unlike were just some of the new words added, with the inclusion of popular and transitory expressions causing some controversy in linguistic circles.

 

12 November 2013 - Westpac Decreases 2 Year Fixed Rate

Effective Tuesday, 12th November Westpac decreases its Special 2 year fixed rate to 5.59% p.a., a 0.06% reduction. This applies to home loans with an LVR of less than 80% and salary/wages are to be credited to a Westpac account and either insurance, credit card, Kiwisaver, personal loan, savings account or term deposit.

 

11 November 2013 - AMP Increases Fixed Rates

Effective Sunday, 10th November AMP increased their 2 and 3 year fixed rates by up 0.10%.

 

11 November 2013 - ASB decreases 2 Year Fixed Rate

Effective Friday evening, 8th November ASB decreases its 2 year fixed rate by 0.11%. This special applies to existing home loans for refixes, rollovers and restructures, as well as new home loans with an LVR of 80% or less.

 

8 November 2013 - CBA Increases 2 and 3 Year Fixed Rates

Effective Thursday, 7th November CBA increased their 2 and 3 year fixed rates by up to 0.20%. See the table below for the new rates.

 

8 November 2013 - iLend Release Notes V3.10.2

iLend Release Notes V3.10.2 

 

7 November 2013 - Macquarie Increases Fixed Rates

Effective Thursday, 7th November Macquarie increases their 3 and 5 year fixed rates by up to 0.20%.

 

5 November 2013 - Homeloans’ Ultra and Ultra Plus Products

Effective Monday, 4th November Homeloans decreased their Ultra and Ultra Plus products by 0.10% for home loans greater than or equal to $500,000. See the table below.

 

4 November 2013 - ING’s Reduced Equity Fee and the St George Group’s Basic Home Loan

Effective Monday, 4th November ING will implement a number of changes to their Reduced Equity Fee.

  • The maximum loan amount will be reduced to $$600,000 plus capitalised fees
  • Fees across some of the tiered loan bands and LVRs will increase, including a loading applicable to loans for investment purposes
  • The Interest Only option will no longer be available for owner occupied home loans

The above changes have been updated in the REF calculator, available in iLend™ Docs tab.

 

4 November 2013 - SBS Bank Changes Fixed Rates

Effective Monday, 4th November SBS Bank increases their 6 month and 1 year fixed rates.

 

1 November 2013 - ING and Suncorp Change Rates and Heritage Updates Living Expenses

Effective Friday, 1st November ING increased their 3, 4 and 5 year fixed rate by up to 0.10%.


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