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Getting a construction loan for your dream home

Whether you’re looking for a way onto the property ladder or downsizing for retirement, you probably have a wish-list and a certain image in your mind when you think of the perfect home. But finding a property to match isn’t easy. Every home you view will have upsides...

Could a non-bank mortgage work for you?

When most people decide to take out a mortgage, their first stop is the bank. This may be because they trust a bank to manage such a significant loan, they believe that it offers the best options and rates, or they simply lack knowledge about other options. Banks do...

Understanding Life insurance premiums

Why premiums rise as you age – and what to do about it Life insurance can be frustrating. You pay your premiums for years even though you hopefully won’t need insurance for a long while, and when it does pay out, you’re not around to see the benefit. Worse, most life...

Remortgage NZ – Another look at your home loan

Making changes to suit your life When you sign the papers for your first mortgage, it feels as if you’re committing to your lender for the next thirty – or more – years. But that’s not always the case. While many people stay with their original lender for the term of...

Sorting things out after a marriage separation

What happens to your mortgage when you split? Separating from a partner or spouse is always painful. If you own joint property and have a mortgage, it can be even more complicated. Sorting out who will stay in the family home, who will pay the mortgage, and what will...

Small Business loans? Do you really need one?

How much should you borrow? If you’re running a business and you’ve reached a barrier – a chance to grow that requires capital, or a severe dip in your profits that needs a bail-out – you may feel you need to take out a loan. Before you rush off to the bank, stop and...

Mortgage Advisor – Setting the pace

As the current OCR rates have changed and lowered to the new-found rate of 1.00 % as at 7th August 2019. What can this mean for you as a customer and your pocket? As people become more and more digitally savvy there comes a point where financial meets digital. People...

Is property still a smart investment in NZ ?

Property has always been one of the most popular forms of investment for New Zealanders. Buying a house or unit to rent out seems to appeal to Kiwis, perhaps because it’s more tangible – and easier to understand than shares or term deposits. In the last few decades,...

Let’s talk about mortgage interest rates

What’s the impact of the Reserve Bank’s capital proposal? The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) – and interest rate predictions – have been hot topics since the end of May. Public submissions on RBNZ’s capital review proposal closed May 17, sparking a lot of debate...

Fixed rate vs revolving credit

How to cut your home-loan term in half As a homeowner, you’ll know getting a mortgage isn’t a set-and-forget deal. Depending on how your home loan is structured, you’ll more than likely review it every year or two. Perhaps you’re in a position now where you’re about...

EY Judges Ajay Kumar in Entrepreneur Awards

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards also known as the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for short all started originally in Milwaukee in 1986. These awards have now extended its reach to a wide range of countries totalling more than sixty which now...

How to pay off your mortgage faster? – Global Finance

Painless ways to pay down debt faster For most people the one debt that looms largest, and longest, is a mortgage. It’s likely to be set up for 30 years, a long time in anyone’s book, and will probably be the single biggest sum debited from your account every month....

Solving the Capital Reserving Requirements

There has been a lot of press regarding the RBNZ’s proposed capital reserving requirements for the banks. In short, the big 4 may have to move from an average of 10% to 16% of their asset book and while that does not seem a lot it will mean billions of capital that...

How much can I borrow for my mortgage?

We break down the banks Before you go looking for your new home you need to know how much you have to spend, and for most of us, that starts with one question, “How much can I borrow?” We break down the detail here, including what you can expect from each of the...

New Zealand Government Rule Out Capital Gains Tax (CGT)

Many of our customers have been asking questions about capital gains tax (CGT) and its impact on them. Today the Government has announced that in New Zealand capital gains tax (CGT) will not be introduced. The Jacinda Ardern announced today that no Capital Gains Tax...

How to get into your first home (seminar/workshop)

Description Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make – so it’s important to get it right. If knowledge is power, then let us empower you with the confidence of knowing what happens at each stage of the house buying process and what to...

All Good Things Take Time!

In an ever-increasing world trend of style over substance and immediate gratification, Global Finance is proud to celebrate 20 years. We know building something that offers sustainable value does not happen overnight. It takes years and the support of many. There are...