Fixed Rate Home Loan Expiring Soon?

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Offset Accounts

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How to tell if it’s time to refinance

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Financial Goals and Who Needs Them?

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How To Manage Your Mortgage More Effectively

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Update for First Home Buyers on the FHLDS

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Fixed Rate Home Loan Update

If you are a mortgage holder, you are probably keeping a close eye on Fixed Rate home loans and how … Read More

Bridging Loan and how is it useful

If you are in the market for a new property and have been to a home open recently you will … Read More

Self Employed? Your 2021-22 tax return could help you with a lower interest rate.

If you are self employed your 2021-2022 tax return is going to be a little different to the last two … Read More

Changes to the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme- Property Price Caps

From July 1, the Federal Government with the support from Labour have announced that the price caps currently placed on … Read More

First Home Buyers Benefit In New Federal Budget

On Tuesday March 29, The Australian Federal Government announced the 2022-23 Budget. In our industry of mortgage broking and finance, … Read More

How To Prepare For A Possible Interest Rate Increase in 2022

The number one talking point in home loans today is whether the variable interest rates will rise in 2022. The … Read More

Your Investment Property Guide

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When COVID-19 hit Australia in 2020, Australians flocked to their mortgage brokers and lenders to switch to a more competitively priced home loan in … Read More

Looking To Go Rural? Here’s How You Can Make Your Country Living Dreams A Reality

Want to make country life a reality? We can assist with your rural loan application.   How do rural loans work?  Rural property … Read More

Top 5 Tips Every First Homeowner Needs To Know

Getting the keys for your first home is an exciting time, however it can be a challenging process to get there! From … Read More

Everything You Need to Know About the Single Parent Family Home Guarantee

Everything You Need to Know About the Single Parent Family Home Guarantee From July 2021 to June 2025, eligible single … Read More

Everything You Need To Know About the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

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Is it the Right Time to Invest? Here’s an Outlook of the Perth Property Market for the remainder of 2021

Investing in property is a great way to build your financial freedom. The Perth property market has historically shown that property values increase over time.  There is … Read More

4 Tips That Will Help You When Purchasing Your First Home

The combination of low interest rates and various government incentives means it is a great time to purchase a home in WA. While buying your … Read More

Stay on top of your investment loan and shop around!

If you have an investment property, it is important to ensure that your investment loan remains competitive.  If you have … Read More

Buying an Established Practice Vs Setting Up A New Private Practice

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Things to Consider When Purchasing or Starting a Medical Practice

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What Happens After the Interest-Only Period Ends?

Borrowers may choose to pay interest-only on their loan for a specified period of time, subject to the lender agreeing … Read More

Interest-Only VS Principal and Interest Loans

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What Does a Settlement Agent Do And Why Do I Need One?

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Owner-Occupier Interest Rates for Investment Properties

Good news for investors! Usually, interest rates on loans for investment properties are higher than they are for owner occupied … Read More

Longer Lender Turnaround Times and How to Speed Up Your Loan Application

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Perth Rental Update – What’s Going to Happen After the COVID-19 Relief Ends?

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Australian Housing Market on the Rise this Year

As confidence levels return for buyers, sellers and investors, we’re expecting a busy year in the property market.  This is … Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Purchasing Your First Investment Property

Buying an investment property can be a great way to grow your wealth and secure your financial future. If you … Read More

RBA has Cut Interest Rates to Record Low 0.1% – How This Affects You

On Tuesday, 3rd November 2020, the Reserve Bank of Australia (‘RBA’) cut interest rates from the previous record low of … Read More

The Dream Home and the Two-Year Plan

When growing up, did you ever dream about owning a beautiful home with a lush front garden and backyard pool? … Read More

The features that tenants are looking for in a rental property

When purchasing an investment property, you need to consider what desirable features tenants are looking for in rental properties. The … Read More

How to reduce investment property expenses

Owning an investment property has associated expenses which can eat into your rental income. Fortunately, there are ways you can … Read More

Get Your Pool Ready for Summer

Andrew Boyle from Focus Products share his hot tips in getting your pool ready for the warmer months. As we … Read More

Explore the Beauty of Western Australia This Spring

With the borders currently closed and everyone itching for a getaway, now is the best opportunity to take a road … Read More

Perth’s Rental Vacancy Rate at its Lowest in 12 Years

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It’s Time to Refinance with these Low Interest Rates

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Family Guarantors – What’s Involved and How Can It Benefit Your Kids

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Keys to Saving for a Home Deposit

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End of Financial Year – Tax Tips

Now the 2019/20 financial year has ended, it is time to get your tax returns finalised and lodged. If you … Read More

3 Ways to Fund the Renovations of Your Dream Home

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First Home Loan Deposit Scheme: 10,000 New Places Now Available

As a result of the successful first round of the Federal Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, 10,000 loan guarantees are … Read More

Perth Property Prices: Is It Time to Buy?

As a result of record low interest rates, the question on many of our clients’ minds of late has been, … Read More

Home Loan Products & Features: Professional, Variable, Fixed or Combined?

There is a lot of talk about interest rates right now being that we have reached record lows in Australia! … Read More

COVID-19 Lender Relief Policies

Although this is a challenging time of restrictions, the great news is that there is a broad spectrum of support … Read More

Tips to Manage Your Finances During COVID-19

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We are Open for Business, How We Can Help During COVID-19

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Better Business Awards 2020

Launch Finance had a great evening at The Adviser Better Business Awards 2020. We are very proud to announce that … Read More

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme – THE FACTS

We’ve had a lot of interest from people regarding the ‘First Home Loan Deposit Scheme’, curious to know whether they … Read More

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme – Your Questions Answered!

If you’re a first home buyer and you’re looking for one of the best offers to hit the market to … Read More

Why You Need to Plan Ahead for Finance Success in 2020

There is a lot that changed in the finance industry in 2019, as a result – it is now more … Read More

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme – Lenders Announced for 2020

Have your first home buyer clients been eagerly awaiting the announcement of the full panel of lenders for the First … Read More

MACA 200 Ride for Research 2019 – We Did It!

Last month, in their second year, Launch brokers formed part of the 14 riders in ‘Team Finance Brokers’ who challenged … Read More

Golden Rules of Finance

Are you wanting to get ahead of the curve when it comes to your finances? Do you want to have … Read More

Credit Report Changes: Don’t Be Caught Out

There have been a lot of changes within the finance industry throughout 2019 and one of the most important to … Read More

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme – 5% Deposit & No LMI

Attention first home buyers!  Did you know… If you save 5% of the purchase price of your desired home, you … Read More

PLAN National Conference & Awards 2019 in Alice Springs

A couple of our brokers flew to Australia’s red centre last month to celebrate PLAN’S (Professional Lenders Association Network) 20th … Read More

Debt Reduction Strategies TOP 5

Launch Finance Director and award-winning finance broker Steve Milligan, shares the top 5 debt reduction strategies that he uses with … Read More

Your Comprehensive Budget Planner & Why You Need It!

It’s spring time, interest rates are at an all-time low and opportunity is in the air! Are you ready for … Read More

What You Can Borrow or What You Should Borrow?

The amount you can borrow and the amount you should borrow are sometimes two very different things. Before you apply … Read More

Helping 1st Homebuyers Get Started

Prepare.                The first tip is to prepare first, so that you are in the best position. Pre-approval.                     My next tip … Read More

Meet the Team – Kirsty Dellow-Pawski

From keeping up with her sons’ rugby matches to walking her thoroughbred boxers and being an avid reader, learn a … Read More

Reduction in Serviceability Rates – Can You Borrow More?

Earlier this month, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) finalised its revised guidance on serviceability assessment rates for lenders in relation … Read More

Australian Banking Association – Identifying Vulnerable Customers

On 1st July 2019, the Australian Banking Association (ABA) released a new Banking Code of Practice (BCoP), which amongst other … Read More

Launch Broker Off-Road – Variety WA 4WD Adventure!

The Launch team love getting involved in the community, particularly when it makes a difference. Last month one of our … Read More

Get to Know Your Broker – Duncan Pearce

From keeping active playing competitive hockey to enjoying the outdoor life in Perth, following AFL and cricket and his love … Read More

How to Choose & Use Credit Cards

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5 Tips for a Successful Home Loan Approval

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Interest Rate Cuts – What Does This Mean for You?

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced consecutive rate cuts in June 2019 and July 2019, bringing the cash rate … Read More

Bank vs Broker – Securing Rates for You to SAVE

There are many financial products on the market, each with their unique features and benefits. A loan that is right … Read More

Launch Finance Featured on HOME in WA – Channel 7

Last week one of our directors Joe Del Borrello joined Master Builders WA in Woodlands to film their next segment with Home In WA. … Read More

Builder & Developer Stories

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1st Homebuyer Stories

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Refinancing Stories

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The Launch Difference

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Refinance Your Home Loan and Save!

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Why Use an Offset Account?

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Keystart Increase Maximum Income Limits for Low Deposit Home Loans

Great news for first and subsequent homebuyers! In support of the State Government’s policy to assist more Western Australians into … Read More

Strategies to Reduce Your Interest Payments With An Offset Account

What is it and how does it work? An offset account is a cash account that is linked to your … Read More

Launch Finance Wins Customer Service Business Award

The MFAA State Excellence Awards, Perth MAY 2019 We are thrilled to announce that this month Launch Finance won the … Read More

Investment Loans at Owner Occupier Rates!

Let’s face it, for the most part we all have busy lives making it very easy for us to get … Read More

2019-20 Federal Budget Summary – Liberal

Australia’s current government unveiled their proposed 2019-20 Federal Budget earlier this month. This budget has dual purpose as both an … Read More

Why a Finance Broker is Essential in Today’s Market

Launch Directors: Dean English, Duncan McKinnon, Joe Del Borrello, Steve Milligan, Warrick Greaves. The lending market experienced a lot of … Read More

Tips for Getting Your Home Loan Approved (Even On PAYG)

Are you planning on buying a home sometime soon? A home loan will usually be a big part in making … Read More

Underinsurance – Are Your Home and Contents Adequately Protected?

For most Australians, our home is our most valuable asset.  However, when tragedy strikes, many Australians find they are underinsured.  … Read More

The Adviser ‘Better Business Awards’ 2019

We are thrilled to announce that recently Launch Finance took out multiple wins at The Adviser Better Business Awards 2019 … Read More

Launch Finance Partners with Master Builders WA

We are thrilled to announce that earlier this month Launch Finance was appointed the finance partner of  Master Builders Western … Read More

The Royal Commission & How It Will Affect You

As many of you are probably aware, the final report from the Hayne Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, … Read More

WA First Home Owner Grant – ALL The Facts

The First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) was a scheme introduced in 2000 designed to make it easier for first home … Read More

Keystart, Buy or Build Your First Brand New Home NOW!

Can you believe that you could be buying or building your first brand new home with a deposit from as … Read More

Divorce, Finance & a Hobby that’s Become a Thriving Business

Life consistently delivers us challenges to grow, it can be quite surprising when big obstacles turn out to be gifts … Read More

Unique Situations. Unique Tailored Solutions

In today’s competitive market, applicants are often spoilt for choice when it comes to home loan options. For one of … Read More

Self Employed? 6 Steps to Home Deposit Saving

Are you self-employed and finding it challenging to save a house deposit when your income fluctuates month to month? The … Read More

Buying at Auction – 10 Step Finance Checklist

Buying at auction can present great opportunities for homebuyers, but can also come with some inherent risks for those home … Read More

The Ride is Done. 210km – We Did It!

We’re extremely proud to announce that the Finance Brokers Ride to Conquer Cancer entire team made it through the full … Read More

Thank You from Launch!

Here’s a little video from the team, we wanted to personally thank our clients and referrers for your continued support. … Read More

Launch Wins NATIONAL Business of the Year at the PLAN Awards 2018!

We are thrilled to announce that last Thursday Launch Finance took out multiple wins at the PLAN (Professional Lenders Association … Read More

Launch TV is Live!

Welcome to Launch TV 🚀!  We’ve created this channel to help you on your finance journey. Benefit from market-leading expertise … Read More

‘How a Broker Can Help You’ – MFAA National Campaign

The Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) recently launched a national, multi-channel advertising campaign to communicate and raise awareness … Read More

Planning Your Way to Financial Freedom

People don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan… let’s explore how you can plan your way to financial freedom. … Read More

Ronald McDonald House ‘Home for Dinner’

Every Year at Launch Finance we hold a Professional Development Day at Ronald McDonald House where we invite a couple … Read More

Refinancing for Benefits! Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes.

At a time when interest rates remain near historic lows and the market has diverse and dynamic mortgage options – … Read More

Using a Buyer’s Agent to Maximise Your Profit Potential

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Using Super to Save for Your First Home

Are you a 1st Homebuyer looking for a faster way to save for your first home? Thanks to new laws … Read More

Deposit Bonds: What are They and Why Use Them?

It is common practice in Australia that when purchasing a residential property, a 10-20% deposit may be required to secure … Read More

Launch Whitepaper on Broker Value Released

Recently one of our Directors met to present and discuss with Federal MP Andrew Hastie after developing the concept to … Read More

Securing a Family Home in Challenging Circumstances

The definition of ‘HOME’ can be described as; ‘the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a … Read More

The MUST Know Facts about Buying Property with Other People

When people buy property together, particularly if it’s with a partner or spouse, they will usually register the title in both people’s names. There are … Read More

Offset Account: You Could Cut Years Off Your Mortgage

Looking for ways to pay off your mortgage in record time? Whether you’re a seasoned investor or buying your first … Read More

Buying Property off the Plan? Ask These 5 Questions

It’s an exciting time, you’ve decided to buy a property off the plan which means you will have a BRAND-NEW … Read More

Tips to Lower Your Mortgage: Redraw Explained

During your home loan research, you may have come across a home loan that offers a redraw facility. It’s one … Read More

Your Guide to Investment Property Loans

When searching for an investment property loan, there are certain things to look out for as they tend to be … Read More

Confused about Home Loan Pre-Approval? 4 Key Steps

Ready to buy a property? For most people, this will mean getting a loan, an important and efficient first step … Read More

Over 65? Unlock Your Home’s Equity with a Reverse Mortgage

As part of the 2018 Budget, the federal government recently announced a scheme allowing homeowners over the age of 65 … Read More

Investment Savings: Residential Policy for 3 Units & 1 Title

For investors wanting to develop three units on one property title, most lenders will allow a maximum of two units … Read More

Medico Packages. Top 4 Benefits for Medical Professionals

Have you heard of Medico Packages? Sometimes also referred to as a ‘Medico Pack’ home loan. This is a discounted … Read More

Save Money the Easy Way with a Home Loan Review

Do you know that a simple phone call or email could save you thousands of dollars on your home loan? … Read More

6 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Turn-Key Home

As a first homebuyer or even second or third homebuyer, it can be overwhelming when you’re shopping for a property … Read More

Getting Started with a Self-Managed Super Fund

As the name would suggest, a self-managed super fund (SMSF) allows you be in charge of your superannuation. So, for … Read More

Mortgage Rate Cuts Expected

There is a lot of movement in the Australian mortgage industry right now with major lenders cutting interest rates following … Read More

Retiring Debt Free: Your Path to Financial Freedom

It is a popular ambition to retire debt free and at Launch Finance, we work hard to make it happen. … Read More

Upfront Valuations Through Multiple Lenders

Property valuations are essential when obtaining a home loan and have become increasingly more important as the property market fluctuates. … Read More

Bad Credit Holding You Back? Homeowner Solutions!

Do you have a client who needs a finance solution for a time in their life when credit impairment is … Read More

Refinancing Your Home When You’re Over 50: What You Need to Know

Did you know that refinancing your existing home loan may become a little more complicated once you’re over the age … Read More

Launch Finance Wins Best Independent Office (More than 5 Brokers) at the 2018 WA Better Business Awards

We are proud to announce that Launch Finance has taken out the award for the Best Independent Office (5 or … Read More

Helping Families Keep Their Family Home

There’s nothing more satisfying as a broker than being able to help your clients out of a tough situation. Recently, … Read More

What Can a Finance Broker Really Do for Your Clients?

There has been a lot of media lately surrounding the banking and finance industry with ASIC conducting reviews into finance … Read More

When Building a New Home Doesn’t Go to Plan, We’re Here to Help

Recently a client of ours found themselves in a challenging situation during the build of their home. After purchasing land, … Read More

Divorce and Your Finances

Breaking up is hard to do. On top of the emotional impact, there are practical ramifications as well.  When there’s … Read More

Real Estate and Strata Industry Specialists

Launch Finance has access to a lender that has a specialist real estate and strata relationship division.  This allows them … Read More

Interest Only Loans…Are They Right for You?

Up until recently, the large majority of investment property owners would have been paying interest only repayments on their investment loan.  … Read More

Considering Buying Property with a Friend? Read this Before You Sign!

Despite record low interest rates and a fairly stagnant property market in Perth, getting into the property market is still … Read More

Buying to Rent on Airbnb

There’s no denying that websites like Airbnb and Stayz have dominated the holiday accommodation industry and thrown a few spanners … Read More

Positive Credit Reporting and What it Means to You…

In 2014 the government made amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 permitting lenders to provide information to credit reporting agencies … Read More

Our Top Apps for House Hunting, Renovating & Decorating

Technology is all about helping make our lives easier and these days hunting for the perfect property, decoration inspiration and … Read More

New Year, New Budget

2018 has well and truly begun, the festive season is over, and some people will be a few kilos heavier! … Read More

The Australian Economy is Looking Up for 2018

Some of us aren’t sad to see 2017 go, and with data that confirms 2018 is set to be a … Read More

Launch Finance Shortlisted for 2018 Better Business Awards

We are thrilled to announce that Launch Finance has been named a finalist across several different categories at the 2018 … Read More

2017 in Review: Biggest Financial Announcements of the Year

It’s been a busy year for the finance and mortgage industry with plenty of changes, and the introduction of new … Read More

Everything You Need to Know about Refinancing

The year’s almost over, and it’s time to set goals for 2018. One important objective for the coming year should … Read More

4 Tips for a Smooth Home Loan Approval

It’s a great time to purchase a new home in WA and with this comes greater competition from other buyers, … Read More

How Do Banks Calculate Business Risk?

When a bank lends money to a customer, it takes the risk that the customer may not repay the money … Read More

Why it Pays to Get a Second Opinion

One of our clients recently approached us and was looking to refinance their owner-occupied home loan, as well as their … Read More

Commercial Loans at 4.45% for Business Owners

Do you have a client who is planning on opening up a new location or is planning a new business … Read More

It’s Time to Speak to Your Clients about their Budget

It is now more vital than ever to be having a discussion with your clients about their budget and spending … Read More

5 Mistakes Business Owners Make When Taking Out a Business Loan

It takes money to run a business, especially if you’re planning on purchasing new equipment or expanding. In most cases, … Read More

Are Loan Comparison Websites the Same as Using a Mortgage Broker?

Before taking out a home loan, it is essential that you compare lenders and their products first to know what … Read More

How Does My Spending Affect My Home Loan Approval Chances?

Home loan approval is more than showing a lender you have a deposit and consistent income.  Lenders are now closely … Read More

5 Tips for Keeping Your Budget on Track This Summer

Summer is well on its way and with it comes holidays, Christmas and good times with friends and family, but … Read More

Short Term Funding for Small Business Owners

Being a small business owner comes with its fair share of challenges and maintaining a positive cash flow is often … Read More

Accessing Equity for Small Business Owners

Do you have a client who is a small business owner and looking to grow their business, purchase business equipment … Read More

Helping Clients Save Thousands of Dollars in a Competitive Market

We recently met with a client who had a mix of business and residential debt totaling approximately $600,000.  They approached … Read More

How Do I Finance My Home Renovation?

Are you considering renovating your home or investment property? A well-considered and researched renovation plan can increase the value of … Read More

Our Top 5 Coffee Hot Spots in Perth

It’s no secret that Perth people love their coffee and we’re no exception, so we’ve put together a list of … Read More

Helping First Home Buyers Consider Their Options

This month, we saw a couple that are self-employed and were struggling to get finance for their first home. As … Read More

The Benefits of using a Finance Broker vs Banks

Why use a broker when you can go direct to a bank? The answer is, why wouldn’t you use a … Read More

Equipment and Car Finance for Self-Employed Business Owners

Are you self employed and looking to finance new equipment or assets used for your business? We have relationships with … Read More

Eco Government Rebates for Investors

In its drive to encourage property owners and investors to build energy-efficient homes, the federal and state governments of Australia … Read More

Perth’s Top 10 Affordable Central Suburbs

Are you looking at living near Perth’s CBD? There are still great house prices in and around the CBD and … Read More

Why is the Rate on My Investment Loan Increasing?

You may have noticed over the past few months that lenders are becoming stricter with investment lending. The Australian Prudential … Read More

Getting Prepared for Rate Rises

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) hasn’t announced any changes to the cash rate for a year now, leaving the … Read More

How is My Borrowing Capacity Worked Out?

Up until recently, it was relatively easy to apply for a home loan. As long as you could show that … Read More

Why it Pays to Use a Mortgage Broker in a Competitive Market

In such a competitive market, it pays to use a mortgage broker who will spend the time to find you … Read More

Restrictions on Interest Only Loans for Investors – How Does This Affect You?

Investors are facing a tough time with lenders at the moment as investment loans are becoming more restricted. In March, … Read More

Positive Credit Reporting and How it Can Affect You

Positive Credit Reporting, also known as Comprehensive Credit Reporting, is the method Australian lenders are currently using to assess a … Read More

Is Airbnb The Right Choice for My Investment Property?

Short term accommodation innovations like Airbnb have certainly changed the way we plan and book a holiday. They provide a … Read More

The Difference Between Commercial and Asset Finance for Business Owners

Business loans can be confusing and it takes an experienced finance broker to help you find one that suits your … Read More

How to Teach Your Kids About Money

We all want our kids to be financially better off than we are, but how do we do this? Taking … Read More

Saving Clients Time & Money with Outstanding Customer Service

We recently assisted a self-employed client who sold their successful business and was having difficulty restructuring his business loan. His … Read More

New Tax of 12.5% on Property Sales $750,000 and Over – What You Need to Know

The 1st of July, 2017 saw the implementation of a new 12.5% tax on property sales of $750,000 or more … Read More

Solution for Self-Employed Clients

As brokers, we understand that individuals require tailored solutions for their financial loan matters. Whether they are selling or buying … Read More

Tax Time Checklist for Investment Property Owners

Wow, it’s June 30 already! This year has flown by and that means tax season is upon us, which can … Read More

Helping Clients Reach Their Future Goals

We were recently approached by a client who had previously received a finance pre-approval by a bank manager from a … Read More

Genuine Savings: Why First Home Buyers Need to Know the Rules

If you’re thinking about buying your first home, you probably already know that saving a sizeable deposit is an important … Read More

First Home Super Saver Scheme: What You Need to Know

The Government’s 2017 Federal Budget has provided a new incentive for first home buyers in the form of a “First … Read More

Navigating a Home Loan When You’re New to Australia

Mortgage brokers, loan pre-approvals, fixed versus variable rate loans, stamp duty, conveyancing.  If you’re new to Australia, the language of … Read More

Overcapitalising: What it is and How to Avoid It

As a home owner or property investor, you may have heard the term “overcapitalising”. But what exactly is it and … Read More

Owner Occupied Interest Rates on Investment Properties

Are you looking to purchase an investment property or already own an investment property and wishing to purchase another? We … Read More

Helping Clients Have Their Dream Home & Investment Property Too

At Launch Finance, we recently helped a husband and wife who were looking to purchase their new dream home. They … Read More

2017 Federal Budget Summary

As you know, the Australian Government released the 2017-18 Federal Budget earlier this month.  The big question is, what does … Read More

Car Finance – What are Your Options?

You may have seen recently car yards offering car finance at extremely low rates, sometimes as low as 0%. Sounds … Read More

What is a Reverse Mortgage?

Reverse mortgages go by many different names, some of which include Seniors Equity Release, Equity Unlock and Accommodation Bond. A … Read More

Is Your Home Loan Due For a Health Check?

Just like us, our home loans often need a health check to ensure they are still fit and healthy and … Read More

Offset and Redraw Facilities – What are They and How Can They Help?

Offset accounts and redraw facilities are loan features that allow you to use surplus income or savings to reduce your … Read More

4 Tips for Attracting Better Tenants For Your Investment Property

Property investment should always be considered a long-term proposition for any investor. Property can be a great way to accumulate … Read More

Home Loan Approval Process 101: What You Should Know

We understand that sitting around waiting for your home loan to be approved can be a stressful time. At Launch … Read More

Further Rate Hikes for Borrowers

Recently, there have been several significant changes to lending practices by all lenders, which were introduced in order to slow … Read More

Home Loans and the Self Employed

One of the biggest problems we often see with self-employed clients is their financials not being up to date. This … Read More

Helping Clients Achieve Their Goals

We recently assisted a client who found himself in a tricky situation after receiving pre-approval with a lender, purchased a … Read More

First Home Owners Grant… How Does a House and Land Package Work?

If you’re dreaming of owning your own home and want to take the first step to getting your hands on … Read More

The Five C’s of Lending

When applying for a home loan, there are many factors that lenders need to consider before deciding to either approve … Read More

Launch Finance Wins Two Awards at 2017 Better Business Awards

We are thrilled to announce that Launch Finance was successful at the 2017 Better Business Awards and received not one, … Read More

Positive Gearing vs Negative Gearing – Which is Right for You?

Are you considering purchasing an investment property? Have you given thought to how the proposed investment slots in to your … Read More

Working with You to Source the Best Possible Outcome

We recently assisted a client who found themselves in a tricky situation after completing renovations at their own expense. They … Read More

Overtime and Borrowing Capacity: We Have a Solution

Over the last 12 to 18 months, due to pressure from the regulator, lenders have gradually tightened their policies on … Read More

Market Update – March 2017

According to REIWA, property sales activity in the Perth metro increased in February 2017, up 8% from January’s figures.   The … Read More

Keystart and How to Get Into Your First Home Sooner

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We are thrilled to announce that Launch Finance were successful at this year’s Professional Lenders Association Network (PLAN) National Awards. … Read More

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It’s no secret that tax season can be a particularly stressful time for any individual, especially business owners. It doesn’t … Read More

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Launch Finance recently assisted a client save thousands on their interest rate across two home loans through negotiating a better … Read More

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Launch Finance are proud to announce that we have been named as a finalist for the 2016 Better Business Awards … Read More

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Interest rates are a hot topic in the property home loan market at the moment with interest rates at an … Read More

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First home buyers in Perth have it tough when shopping for their first property with most looking for a 4 … Read More

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The year’s almost over, and it’s once again the time when many of us make our list of resolutions for the … Read More

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Good news for Australian permanent residents and Australian citizens living and working overseas earning overseas income. Certain lenders in Australia … Read More

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Launch Finance recently assisted a client with the purchase of a property after being declined finance due to their casual … Read More

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If you’re shopping for a home loan, it’s important that you seek the assistance of a mortgage broker before you … Read More

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When you’re shopping for a property, you may be tempted to look at property listings right away. However, before jumping … Read More

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When you invest in property, it’s natural to want to get as much as you can out of it and … Read More

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Launch Finance recently assisted a first homebuyer who put an offer on a property without first seeking finance. The client … Read More

Automatic Pre-Approvals for Asset Finance Including Car Finance

There are a number of lenders in the competitive asset finance area that are concentrating on providing a simple product offering, … Read More

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Choice matters when it comes to car financing for your clients. Our Launch Finance brokers can provide your clients with … Read More

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When you take out a home loan, you have the option to deal directly with the bank or deal with … Read More

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It’s a common dilemma for property buyers to choose between buying their first home and an investment property. Having your … Read More

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Do you get that feeling of dread every time you check your bank account or check the mail for bills? … Read More

Changes to the First Home Owner Grant

The first home owner grant of up to $3,000 for the purchase of an established home in Western Australia has … Read More

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Heads up, you know darned well that you have to do something with your money. Something besides enjoying your weekends … Read More

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The short answer is YES; of course it takes money to make money. To make money in the stock market, … Read More

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There is a common trait that shows up on the road to building your wealth. This trait shows up as … Read More

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One major lender has recently announced that they will be extending a special offer for new and refinancing owner-occupier loans. … Read More

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Launch Finance recently helped a valued client who came to Launch Finance seeking advice and direction on what they needed … Read More

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Do you run out of money before you run out of month? Many do, but it doesn’t have to be … Read More

Launch Finance Wins WA Business of The Year at National Awards

We are thrilled to announce that Launch Finance were successful at this year’s Professional Lenders Association Network (PLAN) Australia Awards … Read More

4 Tips to Help You Save for Your First Home Deposit

Buying your first home is an exciting and life changing event, but it can also be very intimidating and stressful. Your … Read More

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Your home loan is probably the biggest debt that you will have in life and with the life of the … Read More

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Launch Finance recently assisted a valued client with the purchase of their second investment property after coming into a few … Read More

Major Lender Now Offering Cash Back on Home Loans

If you are looking for a new home loan, you could be eligible for a $2,000 cash back offer. One … Read More

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Due to the recent guidelines issued by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), lenders have been forced to crack down … Read More

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With so many lenders in the market, it can be quite confusing and time consuming to choose the right lender and … Read More

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A self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) is a vehicle that can be used to manage retirement savings on behalf of its members. … Read More

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Launch Finance recently helped a client secure an investment property after being previously declined from another lender based on lack … Read More

Banks Increase Interest Rates on New and Existing Loans for Investment Lending

Each of the four major banks have announced that they will be increasing interest rates on investor lending, bringing interest rates … Read More

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Making the decision to switch lenders can be a hard decision to make. The other lender may offer you a better … Read More

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Investing in property is becoming progressively popular with investment loans increasing each year by 20%. This is largely fuelled by … Read More

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3 Tips To Get Into The Property Market In The Current Market

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The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced this month that it will be keeping rates at a low of 2.0 … Read More

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Launch Finance recently assisted a client in obtaining an Unsecured Personal Loan in order to keep his house during a settlement … Read More

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When borrowing more than 80% of a property’s value, lenders require that the borrowers pay Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) to … Read More

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The current record low interest rates have seen a greater increase in investor lending with Australians and overseas buyers purchasing investment … Read More

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When you own a property, the equity in the home builds up over time. The equity is determined by subtracting … Read More

Capital Growth or High Yield Investments: Which One Should You Go For?

Investing in property can be difficult when it comes to making decisions and one of the toughest decisions for new … Read More

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Your energy costs take up a huge chunk of your household budget. This is particularly relevant in WA where winter … Read More

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With the end of financial year and tax time approaching fast, it is time to get your tax documents together … Read More

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Our brokers have 70+ years worth of combined experience in finance broking and have built a wealth of networks to help … Read More

Launch Finance Named As Finalists For The 2015 National Australian Broking Awards

Following on from our state based wins in the 2015 Better Business Awards, we are thrilled to announce that Launch … Read More

Owner-Occupiers Can Now Save 15bps on Their Home Loan

In response to the growing percentage of investor-owners in the Australian property market over recent years, some lenders have now … Read More

Tips on Saving For Your First Home While Renting

At first glance, saving up for your first home while you’re renting may seem like an impossible task. Your finances … Read More

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Buying a property isn’t a decision that you make overnight. It takes years of preparation and planning, especially if you want … Read More

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Despite what’s being shown on TV nowadays, the truth is that renovating your home can’t always be a DIY job. … Read More

State Government Removes First Home Owners Grant for Established Homes

The State Government has announced that they will no longer be assisting First Home Owners who purchase an established house, … Read More

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The company tax rate for eligible small businesses will be reduced by 1.5%; Unincorporated small businesses will receive a 5% tax discount; … Read More

It’s Not What You Know – It’s Who You Know!

Launch Finance can help save clients thousands in unnecessarily high fees through our extended network of influential contacts within the … Read More

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With Perth ranked as the world’s 9th most liveable city by the 2014 World Economist Intelligence Unit Survey, there is … Read More

Lenders Offer Attractive Rebates for Refinancing

With many lenders offering rebates for refinancing at the moment, now could be a great time to review the lender’s … Read More

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Your choice of who will rent your investment property is as important as your choice of the property itself. This … Read More

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Whether you’re just looking to give your house a fresh coat of paint or are giving it a thorough makeover, … Read More

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Regardless of whether you purchase a new or established home, you can benefit from depreciation benefits. While both property options … Read More

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We are extremely excited to announce that Launch Finance took out two of the top prizes at the 2015 Better … Read More

Option for Non Genuine Savings For New Property Purchase

Saving for a property in the current market can be tough, however with Launch Finance’s help, this process can be … Read More

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Mortgage companies will be moving to a paperless system following regulatory pressure and consumer expectations for convenient and more efficient … Read More

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When a client of ours recently purchased a new investment property, his current lender found a clause in the contract … Read More

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While location is without a doubt the most important consideration when buying an investment property, its design also plays a … Read More

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While residential property is often the default choice for property investors, you also have the option of investing in a … Read More

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Tax season can be a stressful time for both individuals and companies since there are many things that have to … Read More

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As the name would suggest, an interest only loan is a type of loan where you pay just the loan’s … Read More

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Launch Finance can now offer clients a faster approval process on their property purchase. By using the contract of sale … Read More

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Launch Finance is now not only recognised as a leading broking firm amongst our clients, but amongst our industry peers … Read More

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Proving that our brokers will get the deal across the line, no matter the circumstances, Launch Finance recently assisted 2 … Read More

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If your New Years Resolution was to sort out your finances, consolidating your debt is a great place to start. … Read More

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Lenders in Australia continually offer new and better finance products to the market, but these are only useful to you … Read More

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The property market is an ever-changing industry, so it pays to keep an eye on trends and movement in the … Read More

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Buying a home can be notoriously expensive. Despite the fact that interest rates are currently at record lows, the government … Read More

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In general, lenders in Australia will allow you to borrow up to 80% of the property’s purchase price, with you … Read More

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Saving for a 20% deposit in the current property market is no small feat for our younger generation. What if … Read More

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Following the Reserve Bank dropping the cash rate even lower last week, to an all time low of 2.25%, there … Read More

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Launch Finance recently helped a group of clients with a unique situation, in which they were trying to build on … Read More

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Subdividing a property can be a profitable way of investing in property. However this process does not come without its … Read More

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Building a new home can be an exciting and a rewarding path to home ownership, as you will be able … Read More

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When you take out a home loan, you have the option of choosing one with a variable rate or a … Read More

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When looking to take out or change loans, it may be a good idea to review the potential hidden costs … Read More

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Developing a multi-unit property can be a big enough task on its own, without having to deal with the higher … Read More

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The cash rate in Australia has remained at an all time low of 2.5% since August 2013, easing the pressure … Read More

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We were recently referred a client, who had been denied a loan on multiple occasions with another broker. We were … Read More

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An offset account is a transaction account that is attached to your mortgage. As the name would suggest, the amount … Read More

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Purchasing a property with a friend can be a key strategy in helping you enter the property investment market sooner … Read More

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We’re all prone to habits. These include financial habits that have been passed down to us from our parents, such … Read More

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The average mortgage term in Australia ranges from 25 to 30 years, but you don’t have to be stuck with … Read More

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Foreign investment has recently been strong within the Australian market. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) … Read More

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With ever increasing property prices it is becoming more and more difficult to reach that magic number for your deposit. … Read More

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It is imperative for lenders to get to know their customers and most importantly their financial objectives. At Launch Finance … Read More

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With the record low fixed and variable rates we are currently appreciating makes it an ideal time to refinance your … Read More

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Interest rates are currently at record lows, which is a good thing for consumers. It means that you’ll be able … Read More

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When it comes to assessing your borrowing capacity, lenders will look at a number of factors including current/potential rental income … Read More

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Launch Finance recently assisted a client in extending their purchase contract deadline and securing a loan with a non-major lender, … Read More

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In recent times, investor finance has been growing at a rapid double-digit rate and, because of this, now makes up … Read More

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When taking out a home loan, you can save a lot of time and energy by employing the services of … Read More

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There are several factors you have to take into account in investment property financing, and these go beyond getting the … Read More

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When you invest, you have the option between doing it on your own or partnering with other people in the … Read More

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The debate surrounding when to sell your house has raged on for decades. Generally in the Summer families are away … Read More

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In this day and age, young adults are living at home for longer – mainly because the median house price … Read More

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The high number of people completing contract-based work in Western Australia is often problematic for them when applying for finance … Read More

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Who are Australia’s First Home Buyers today? has recently conducted a report, asking 1000 of Australia’s first home buyers, home … Read More

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When you decide to purchase a property, you’ll most likely have to deal with the seller’s agent. In this article, … Read More

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We are well in the midst of the Spring school holidays now and Launch Finance thought you could use some … Read More

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With the Spring school holidays upon us again, we have put together a list of fun family activities to help … Read More

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When you purchase a property with an existing tenant, the arrangement is naturally advantageous to you. The reason being, you … Read More

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Property investment can be a great way to build your wealth. Though the thought might seem daunting at first, property … Read More

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Are you struggling to finance your next holiday? Launch Finance has just the ticket to launch you from your backyard … Read More

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The RBA has left Australia’s cash rate at a record low level of 2.5% and some lenders are passing on this … Read More

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Debt consolidation is difficult to manage by yourself, especially if you have an existing home loan that has gone into … Read More

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Buying an empty block is much easier than purchasing a home, but this does not mean that it is simple … Read More

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When you are self-employed, lenders typically see you as a high-risk borrower. This isn’t personal. The reason this occurs is … Read More

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Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are a type of superannuation fund established by up to four individuals called trustees. SMSFs offer … Read More

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When you own a business, upgrading or replacing the equipment that you use can be quite costly. With this in … Read More

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Launch Finance can help you take advantage of interest rate cuts, with five year fixed rate mortgages now available from … Read More

Don’t Let a Single Credit Default Get in the Way of Finance

Recently Launch Finance was approached by a client who was looking to purchase their first home and our brokers were … Read More

Calling All Accountants, Financial Planners, Lawyers, Insurance Brokers & Property Managers

Did you know that you can use the revenue from your existing client book to service a business loan? Did … Read More

How You Can Buy An Investment Property Using Equity From Your Home

Home equity refers to the difference between the market value of your property and the balance on your mortgage. You … Read More

Budgeting for Your New Home: The Extra Costs You Need to be Aware of

When purchasing a new home, it is important to note that your expenses will go beyond the purchase price of … Read More

Advantages to Getting Pre-Approved for a Home Loan

Buying your dream home can be exciting and daunting at the same time. There are many options available in the … Read More

4 Tips to Purchasing an Off-The-Plan Investment Property

When it comes to properties, you can either purchase an established home or buy off the plan. The latter means … Read More

The Advantages of Using a Mortgage Broker Over Going It Alone

When taking out a home loan, you can choose to conduct the search alone, or use a mortgage broker to … Read More

Pay Off ATO Debt From Equity in Your Own Home!

Have you got a large debt with the ATO? Launch Finance can help you draw down funds from your existing … Read More

When the Purchase Price Doesn’t Match The Valuation

Recently Launch Finance was approached by a client who was purchasing a property for a significantly discounted rate from his … Read More

Savings Available To Those on 457 Visa’s

If you are in Australia on a 457 Visa and are struggling to save for a 20% home deposit, Launch … Read More

Questions to Ask Yourself When Considering a Fixed Rate or Variable Home Loan

When searching for a home loan, you will be presented with a range of loan options, allowing you to pick … Read More

3 Ways to Boost Your Credit Rating

As many people already know, your credit rating is extremely important if you’re going to take out a loan. Ideally, … Read More

Is Refinancing For You?

Refinancing is often an attractive option to those with current home loans who are looking for a better deal or … Read More

Struggling to get Finance?

Launch Finance was proud to assist a client that was referred to us recently to access the necessary financing for … Read More

Interest Rates – Product Niche

Interest rates for fixed rate home loans have remained at low levels, increasing their popularity. Fixed rate home loans provide … Read More

First Home Owner Grant Changes

Vital changes to the First Home Owner Grant will come into effect on July 1 2014 and you will need … Read More

Top Finance Tips for First Time Home Buyers

For most, buying your first home will be the biggest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime, as well as the … Read More