APRA Scraps Home Loan Serviceability Buffer – What Does this Mean for Borrowers?

May 30, 2019 - by Fletcher Rowe - in Applications, Banking Royal Commission, First Home Owners, Home Loans, Interest, Investment, Mortgage Broker

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Fletcher Rowe | May 30 2019 Last week, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) announced a change to the serviceability buffers that all deposit-taking institutions are required to abide by when assessing a borrower’s ability to repay a home loan. The buffer, in place since 2014, is designed to ensure borrowers are able to continue

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Fighting for the Viability of the Mortgage Broking Channel

May 06, 2019 - by Fletcher Rowe - in Banking Royal Commission, Home Loans, Investment, Mortgage, Mortgage Broker, Property market

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Fletcher Rowe | May 6 2019 The Hayne Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry concluded on February 1st and was released to the public eye on February 4th. The report cast a scathing eye on the sector, noting systemic “unconscionable conduct” and an overriding culture of profit ahead of

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An Open Letter to The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP

February 06, 2019 - by IFA Mortgages - in Anthony O'Flynn, Banking Royal Commission, Mortgage, Mortgage Broker

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Dear Mr Frydenberg, I write to you in response to the findings of the Hayne Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, released to Treasury on 1st February 2019, and to the wider public and media on 4th February 2019. My response refers in particular to the findings relating to

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Australian Broking Awards 2018

May 25, 2018 - by Fletcher Rowe - in Anthony O'Flynn, Australian Broking Awards 2018, Best Residential Broker, Home Loans, Mortgage Broker

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Fletcher Rowe | May 25 2018 The IFA Mortgages & Finance team have continued their momentum into the new year, again being recognised for their outstanding service delivery and an incredible 12 months as a group. We are proud to announce that we have been included as finalists in three categories for the upcoming 2018 Australian

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The Making of A Mentor: Anthony O’Flynn

May 01, 2018 - by Fletcher Rowe - in 30 Under Thirty, Anthony O'Flynn, Best Residential Broker, Luke Harborne, Mortgage Broker, Rising Stars, Young Guns

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Fletcher Rowe | May 1 2018 It’s no secret that success within any industry, and indeed life, hinges not only on the knowledge and expertise of those around you, but the creation of a nurturing environment that allows you to thrive. To recognise a tremendous year for IFA, in which our team received numerous awards

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Lenders’ Limelight Marks Luke’s Lucky 7

February 01, 2018 - by Fletcher Rowe - in 30 Under Thirty, First Home Owners, Home Loans, Luke Harborne, Mortgage Broker, Rising Stars, Young Guns

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Fletcher Rowe | February 1 2018 The mortgage broking industry is no place for the faint-hearted. A broker is entrusted with the handling of what is usually the single largest financial transaction of any person’s lifetime, having the nous to navigate the complex and  often nonsensical world of banks and their policies. Equally burdensome can

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Better Business Awards 2018 – Best Residential Broker

December 07, 2017 - by Fletcher Rowe - in Anthony O'Flynn, Best Residential Broker, Better Business Awards 2018, Mortgage Broker

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Fletcher Rowe | December 7 2017 As 2017 nears its climax, the accolades have continued to come for the IFA Mortgages & Finance team. This time, it is Anthony with his name in lights, as we received the news this morning that he has been nominated as a finalist as the Best Residential Broker at

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