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Mortgage Trailing Commission

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If you read newspapers, you’re aware that the financial advice industry struggles to manage conflicts caused by ownership, targets and remuneration. Accountants, as a profession, have generally managed to avoid these conflicts by not providing financial advice to their clients. Instead, accountants refer clients to specialist advisers and mortgage brokers.

It seems like a good strategy. Is it really?

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Get mortgage free and own your home faster

Get mortgage free and own your home faster

Bad decisions on a $400,000 home loan can easily cost you $100,000.

If you already have a mortgage, it’s not too late to fix old mistakes (or avoid making them with your next loan).

You should review your mortgage every 2 years anyway.

Why? Because less income needed to payout your mortgage means more money for other areas of your life. Your mortgage is probably the biggest financial commitment you will make in life. It is easy to get right and just as easy to get completely wrong.

Most people are surprised to find out that a low interest rate is not the most significant factor in reducing mortgage cost and paying out a loan faster.

You won’t see lenders advertising most of the tactics available to you, as it’s not in their best interests – the longer it takes to payout your loan, the more money they make. Lenders make money by lending you as much as possible, for as long as possible and with fees as high as they can get away with.

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Using a fee based broker who gives back commission will take years off your mortgage

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Failing to use a mortgage broker who will refund commission is one of the biggest mistakes people make when they choose a loan. 

Commission refunds are probably the easiest way to put $10,000’s back into your pocket over the life of your loan – reducing your loan term by years, if you use the cash to make additional payments.

It’s the strategy that’s possibly the most effective and least utilised, as not many people know about it, or how to use it properly.

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