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20 December 2013 - Westpac and Citibank Special Promotions

Citibank Extends Promotion

 

19 December 2013 - Homeloans’ Increase to Living Expenses

Effective 2nd January 2014, Homeloans Ltd will increase their living expenses as per the below table.

 

18 December 2013 - Simple Steps to Growing your Client Base

Flicking through the various industry mags one could be forgiven for thinking that this mortgage business we are in is complicated? Should I buy internet leads? Perhaps I should give away half my income for a referral? Google ad words works for CBA, maybe it will work for me? Or maybe I follow my real estate buddies lead and place ads in the local rag? Perhaps I change aggregators to get leads? What about direct mail or tele-marketing? Do I really need a PHD in marketing to get clients?

 

18 December 2013 - ME Bank 5 Year Fixed Rate

Effective 18th December, ME Bank increased their 5 year fixed rate by up to 0.30% p.a. Check out the new rates in iLend™.

 

18 December 2013 - Westpac Increases Fixed Rates

Effective Wednesday, 18th December, Westpac increased their fixed rates by up to 0.34%. New rates are available for home loans with less than 80% LVR.

 

17 December 2013 - ANZ Increased Fixed Rates

Effective Tuesday, 17th December, ANZ increased its fixed rates by up to 0.30% p.a. These new rates apply to new home loans with at least 20% equity or deposit, and existing ANZ home loans. Check out the new rates in iLend™.


 

17 December 2013 - iLend™ CSS Release Plan

Wow! What an awesome year it has been. And yes, I agree, it has flown by.

We kicked the year off with a bang - starting our iLend™ CSS project in February and have pretty much been flat chat ever since. We are probably 65% through the project with plans to launch some of the consumer facing components in February next year (Phase 1) and to have a fully workable online iLend™ – lead to lodgement – by mid next year (Phase 2).

 

13 December 2013 - Homeloans and ING Increase 5 Year Fixed Rate

Effective Friday, 13th December, ING and Homeloans Ltd increased their 5 year fixed rate by 0.10%. The new rates below are also up-to-date in iLend™.

 

11 December 2013 - Suncorp Introduces New Discount Rates

Effective Wednesday, 11th December, Suncorp have introduced new discount rates on Home Package Plus and Back to Basics lending, as well as made changes to the >90% LVR tier

 

9 December 2013 - St George, BankSA and Bank of Melbourne Changes Assessment Rates

Effective 9th December 2013, the St George group will apply a standard interest rate buffer of 1.86% across all variable and fixed rate home loan products when assessing affordability for the St George, BankSA and Bank of Melbourne home loans.

 

9 December 2013 - Westpac Introduces New Rate for Standard Choices Product

Effective Saturday, 7th December, Westpac introduced a new Standard Choices rate of 5.64% p.a. for new home loans with less than 80% LVR, or are exempt from the 80% LVR. This new rate is also available on Westpac’s capped product, which means new home loans drawn will get the lower of either the new Standard Choices rate or the capped rate.

 

6 December 2013 - CBA’s 3 Year Special Rate Saver

Effective Thursday, 5th December, the Commonwealth Bank reduced their 3 Year Special Rate Saver by 0.20% for new customers only. The new rate of 4.89% p.a. is available in iLend™.

 

5 December 2013 - Pepper’s New Prime Product “Pepper Essential”

The Pepper Essential product is a basic home loan with a low variable interest rate and flexible repayment options. This loan is perfect for first home buyers looking for a simple home loan with the opportunity to make additional payments as desired.

 

5 December 2013 - The Co-operative Bank’s 3 Year Fixed Rate

Effective Thursday, 5th December, the Co-operative Bank reduces their 3 year fixed rate by 0.21%. See the new rate of 5.99% p.a. in iLend™.

 

4 December 2013 - Commonwealth Bank’s MAV Discount Rate

Effective Wednesday, 4th December, Commonwealth Bank increased the discount rate on MAV home loans between $750,000 and $1 million and with an LVR less than 90%.

 

4 December 2013 - Suncorp 2 & 5 Year Fixed Rates

Effective Tuesday, 4th December Suncorp increased their 2 and 5 year fixed rates by up to 0.15% p.a. Check out the new rates below and in iLend™.

 

4 December 2013 - Westpac Policy Updates

Effective Wednesday, 4th December Westpac updated its Home Loan Top Up policy by increasing the top up amount for applicable customers and providing flexibility with security changes. 


 

3 December 2013 - ME Bank’s 3 Year Fixed Rate

Effective Tuesday, 3rd December ME Bank increased its 3 year fixed rate by 0.15% p.a. Check out the new rates in iLend™.


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