October 8, 2019 in Business Finance

What business finance options are available and how can Helix Planning assist my business?

What is a business loan and what are they for? If you’re a business owner, we don’t need to waste time explaining how essential having the right amount of funds at the right time can be to getting to your…

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Business Finance
October 8, 2019

What business finance options are available and how can Helix Planning assist my business?

What is a business loan and what are they for? If you’re a business owner, we don’t need to waste time explaining how essential having the right amount of funds at the right time can be to getting to your…
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Credit Score
September 6, 2019

Open banking and the importance of paying your debts and bills on time

Open-minded. Open-handed. ‘When one door closes, another one opens,’…the word ‘open’ is...well… pretty open to interpretation.  So what about Open Banking? What are the opportunities? Are there any risks involved? Here’s a quick rundown of what you should know: What…
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Home Loans
September 6, 2019

Getting divorced: The things to consider when it comes to finances

Divorce is something no one ever expects or wants to have to go through. Setting aside the emotions involved, the process of untangling the day-to-day bits of your life (money, caring for the kids, the home loan) from someone else’s…
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Loan
August 20, 2019

SFE Loans clears the air around five common myths in the non-major bank finance sector

When the major banks fail to provide a sense of security (cue the banking royal commission), they lose the trust of their consumers who end up looking for financial advice and partnerships elsewhere.  Big banks may resent admitting that it’s…
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Refinancing
August 20, 2019

Refinancing – The process and the benefits

There are some industries that you just don’t want to venture into without having someone you trust at your back. Finance is one that, for the uninitiated, the longer you look into it, the less clear it seems. A quick…
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Home Loans
July 5, 2019

Buy Now Pay Later – the hidden danger potentially stopping you from owning your own home

The Buy Now Pay Later sector is winning-over the youth demographic with the promise of instant gratification, but Sarah Eifermann warns that with every sugar-high comes the risk of a corresponding low. ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ providers such as AfterPay…
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Home Loans
June 27, 2019

Is one phone call really all it takes to secure lower interest rates?

With official interest rates trending downward, shrewd mortgage holders may take the opportunity to call their lender to ask for a better deal. But when even a small interest rate reduction means potential savings of thousands of dollars, is a…
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Home Loans
June 25, 2019

How to pay off your home loan faster

Reducing the life of your loan isn’t difficult; there are many simple things you can do to cut years off your mortgage. Here are some tips that will help you pay off your mortgage sooner. Small extra repayments One of…
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Buying Property
June 19, 2019

How to avoid paying too much for a home

Knowing what a property is worth is central to avoiding paying too much for it. Set a benchmark Comparing nearby properties that have sold recently is the best way to assess an acceptable price for the property you are looking…
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Home Loans
June 11, 2019

How do I know I’m getting a good deal from my lender?

With so many products offered by various lenders, it can be quite perplexing trying to figure out whether or not you’ve scored yourself a good deal on your home loan. While doing your research and comparing what’s out there in…
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Avoid home loans fees and an empty wallet
Home Loans
June 2, 2019

How to avoid extra home loan fees

Exit and early termination fees can put the brakes on plans to sell, to refinance, and to renovate or purchase an investment property. Here’s how to avoid them from the start. Fees charged for the early repayment of variable-rate loans…
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Selling Property
May 22, 2019

Selling your home? Here are the first steps to take

There is more to selling your home than putting up a ‘For Sale’ sign on your front lawn. Here are the first things you should check off your list to help you get the largest return from your investment, and…
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